BB Cream -Skinfood - Platinum Grape Cell Essential BB Cream SPF45 PA+++
BurntOrange 2/5/2013 3:11:00 AM
I got this as a sample and quickly decided it wasn't for me, but I think it might be a nice product for some people. Pros: - Goes on really easily, blends well and feels comfortable - Was a little ashen at first, but adjusted after a short time to a reasonable match (I got the No.1 - I am pretty fair but still have a little bit of colour left over from the summer. I think I'm about an NC20) - dewy, but not too shiny - no flakiness, even on my drier areas - I found it's longevity to be reasonable Cons: - It sunk into all my pores and accentuated them - It didn't even out my skin tone very much - It seemed to also accentuate the one blemish I had on my face at the time. Even though I put concealer on top, it was still very visible even though it wasn't very big I think this may be more suitable for somebody that has very good, though a tad dry, skin. My skin isn't even that bad, but it did seem to accentuate the bad spots (pores, minor blemishes). It was, however, good on drier areas. Do try a sample first!
Liquid -Bourjois - Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
BurntOrange 1/23/2013 8:40:00 AM
I love wearing this foundation when I fancy looking all youthful and glowy. I have combo skin and what's great about this foundation is that even though it has a dewey finish, I find it not too shiny or sparkly. I do tend to powder my t-zone, though. More out of habit than necessity. My skin is also a bit sensitive and is prone to the odd breakout. I've had no problems with this. It's longevity is also great on me, which surprised me as it is quite dewey. It didn't slide off or oxidise at all (Clinique - I'm looking at you!). It smooths over fine lines very nicely. I think it's a really great foundation for older and/or slightly dry skin. As I said, I am combo so I just knock it back a little with powder in certain spots. I got a whole bunch of the Bourjois foundations on the recommendation of a friend. I'm a bit poor at the moment so I didn't want to splash out on my usual Lancome Photogenic and Chanel Vitalumiere. I can say that the Bourjois foundations are equally as good, and far cheaper. I also highly rate 10hr Sleep Effect and the usual Healthy Mix. If you can find a colour that matches you - go for it! Just check out which product best matches your skin type and what sort of look you want to go for.