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Tag Archives: tinted moisturizer

Review – Coola Face SPF 30 Mineral Matte Tint Unscented

4 Apr

Coola Face SPF 30 Mineral Matte Tint Unscented surprised me.

I received this in my Birchbox in March.

I have a number of these Coola products that all seem slightly different, but the same.  And you have to read the entire package to actually figure out there are some differences.  I don’t know if it’s because they are still playing with the formula or what.  All I know is that I tried this and liked it and went to look at all my other samples and they didn’t exactly match this.  Wah!

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Why I love this~

It says matte and it means it.  There is no shine.  It’s great.

Stays more matte than most bb/tinted moisturizers.

Good wear and lasting power.

Would I buy it?

Maybe.  I like it as a tinted moisturizer.  I don’t really think it’s a real BB cream in the way of Asian BB creams. Asian BB creams are more than just a tinted moisturizer.  They are more like tinted treatments.

Are you a Coola fan?

~Anna

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Korean Skincare – Sample Stash

26 Feb

Dig on this

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What you see here is a sample of Korean BB creams! SO MANY KINDS.

The site Cosmetic Love – a Korean Beauty Shop sells and delivers to the American market.For $6.38 USD you can order a sample pack of 12 BB and CC creams.  I received mine in about 3 weeks from order.

I am slowly making my way through the stash.  Just finished my second sample.  I am able to get 2-3 uses out of each packet.

So far, love them!!!

-Anna

New purchase – L’oreal BB Cream

6 Jan

I had a $5.00 off coupon from Ulta for spending  some bucks on Ulta Christmas presents, so I got myself a BB cream from L’oreal.  It’s called Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream and it was $10.99 before coupon.

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I haven’t used much of it yet, but preliminary observations this is very matte.  It may be better suited for summer use, at least for my skin.

Have you tried this?  Did you like it?

~Anna

Review : juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream

9 Jul

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What it is~

Juice Beauty The Ultimate Color Correcting CC Cream,

12-in-1 Multitasker. Continue reading

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.

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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