BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
cclaire4 11/1/2012 8:15:00 AM
I was tossing up between a whole heap of BB creams to buy and eventually just bought this one because it was the cheapest/easiest to find. Price = fab! I was initially quite disappointed by this product actually. You know, you see the ads and they're all flawless and glowing and amazing (and airbrushed!) My first impression was that it was a bit wet, and a bit dark on my very pale skin. But the colour does settle and I find with a bit of powder (I literally cannot go a day without my Rimmel Stay Matte powder - best thing ever invented!!), my skin just GLOWS. It looks like skin but just so, so much healthier. And its SO much better for your skin than foundation! I definitely adore it now. I think people expect a bit too much from BB creams. At the end of the day they're just glorified tinted moisturisers: they're not foundations!! Of course, there are some that are specifically designed for more coverage, but for the price, this is pretty great. I wouldn't wear this on a night out, the only reason being the less coverage. But saying that, with a big of concealer on any spots (don't we anyway?) and, like I said, some powder, it does turn out really great. I would recommend people with oily skin definitely get the oil-free one because, again, this goes on quite wet and I imagine it would be a nightmare with oily skin. Seriously, don't be put off by all the negative reviews! If you know what products to wear it with this product is amazing. I understand that a lot of people are on the search for the one holy grail product that does everything perfectly, but you're going to be looking a long time, trust me! Concealer and powder exist for a reason! Spending 3 extra minutes in the morning using them is just going to make all your foundations/bb creams/tinted moisturisers look that much better! :)
I thought after my success with the stay matte powder (freaking amazing) , I'd give the foundation a go. And at a reasonable price, I thought, why not. Oh what a waste of money! Now, I'm usually not too fussy when it comes to foundations, because I always use a primer and powder, so I can usually make the worst foundations look decent. But this, I had to remove as soon as I put it on. I got the lightest shade, but it was too dark for me, and came out so orange! Not to mention, it was super blotchy, even after minutes of blending and then powdering. I looked like I'd got a terrible fake tan or something! Really disappointed because, as I said, I adore the powder in this range. You win some you lose some, I guess, and Rimmel definitely lost on this one.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
cclaire4 9/14/2012 10:46:00 AM
One word: amazing. I literally look airbrushed when I use it. If you don't have it already, go out and buy it right now!
I have normal, if not dry, skin, so I first used the dry/normal version of this foundation. I loved the results, (really good coverage, not at all cakey, long lasting) but found application really unpleasant! The product was really thick and stayed quite wet and almost oily on my skin - and if I used moisturiser underneath, well that was just one big oily mess! Ew! I use a primer and powder anyway, but I found with the dry/normal foundation I had no choice, I needed to use them to get my skin looking nice (particularly since I'm quite partial to the matte look). These were only quite minor issues, but definitely something to take into account. So this time I bought the oily/combination one. And its amazing! All my problems have been solved! Its much drier, and so its much more pleasant to apply, and doesn't need piles of powder to get a matte look. And I can wear moisturiser underneath, yay! All in all, revlon colorstay is an amazing foundation. As I said, great coverage, long lasting, not cakey, stays put. Straight to the top of my favourites list!