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Review: Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream, Medium SPF 20

9 Jul

Kassi and I exchange makeup a lot.  She got this free with a purchase and decided to give to me to try.

Lumene

What it is:

Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream, Medium SPF 20 $14.99

What it does:

Discover a daily, multi-beneficial beauty product that works like skincare but acts like lightweight makeup. Lumene Vitamin C+ skin Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream not only delivers powerful SPF 20 protection but also brightens, hydrates, evens skin tone and covers blemishes, all while improving elasticity for a more youthful appearance. Available in two shades, the BB Cream can be used alone, after applying day cream or under foundation. It’s the quick and easy way to younger, perfect-looking skin. That’s the Power of Arctic Nature.

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My Review:

First of – I want to point out that on the CVS site, the directions tell you to use this as a day cream. “Use as Day Cream. Apply to cleansed skin.”

Sounds simple, yes?

Curiously, on my sample the directions told me to reapply every 2 hours.  Closer to how you are supposed to use sunscreen.

This turned me off immediately.  If I wanted sunscreen, I would use sunscreen.  And then reapply every 2 hours.

Based on that, I think this may be used best as a sunscreen.  Like at the beach.   Because I don’t know any girl who is going to continuously slather her face with sunscreen while at work.

Get real.

Pros:

Good coverage, the Medium was dark for me but I don’t think it would be dark enough for a much darker skin tone.  I was able to easily blend it in using some concealer.

It didn’t break me out

It didn’t smell

Cons:

Doesn’t seem to be an actual BB cream, but a sunscreen product with added benefits.  Which I think is great, if it was marketed correctly.

If you are looking for a BB or CC cream, find one with a non-chemical sunscreen.  This will eliminate the need for reapplication.

~Anna

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One Response to “Review: Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream, Medium SPF 20”

  1. Your Domain Name July 16, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Keep this going please, great job!

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