Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BB Cream Swatches

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Holika Holika Peach Girl is the darkest and most grey looking, however when applied to the face it actually really brightens skin. It has a natural looking finish, but definitely needs to be set with powder. This one doesn't last quite as long as the others and doesn't control oil as well either.

Skin Food Red Bean is a favorite of mine, the color is slightly pink and it dries to a perfect natural finish. It is one of the best BB creams I have tried for covering pores.

Skin Food Good Afternoon Peach Green Tea is rhe same color as Red Bean but dries to a totally matte finish. It doesn't quite last as long as Red Bean but is better for my oily T-zone.

Missha M Perfect Cover in 21 is a good match for my arm but too dark for my face and has pink undertones. It's almost as dark as Peach Girl when swatched heavily. 13 on the other hand is very yellow and the palest BB cream I have. It does warm up a bit after it sets but tends to make me look sallow if I wear it alone. These ones give me the best oil control and have the best lasting power.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Missha Cosmetics Sale at RoseRoseShop.com

RoseRose Shop (where I buy a lot of my BB creams) is having a 20% off sale on all in stock Missha Cosemtics items.

20 ml Missha M Perfect Cover BB creams are only $6.24!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Difference Between Western and Asian BB Creams

I have blogged a wee bit about the difference between Korean and American BB creams and how they are really very different products, but I haven't myself reviewed any American offerings or done any one on one comparisons. The reason for that is I know that I won't enjoy the American offerings and can't bring myself to purchase one just to write a negative review. I know that many enjoy them but they just don't have anything to offer me.

I'm going to provide some links to better explain how these products differ...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream Review

I have two tubes of Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream that I purchased with my own money for the purpose of trying this product. I have in the smaller 20 ml travel sized tube, shade 21. In the larger 50 ml full sized tube is shade 13.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Divorce

For many years I have been completely devoted to Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It kept my eyeshadow looking flawless from morning to night no matter how hot and sweaty I got in the dead heat of summer. Until now that is.

I know many people complain about this product separating but I never had an issue with it. Sometimes I would get a tiny bit of separation, like maybe 0.005 ml of liquid before the product came out, not enough to be a concern or effect performance.

Well, now Too Faced Shadow Insurance has completely separated and I am filing for divorce. It has let me down completely and left me with creased, faded and smudged makeup for the last time. This last tube is so separated it has become useless, no amount of kneading seems to work so I'm done.

I have replaced it with Lorac Behind the Scenes. At .53 oz for $21 compared to Too Faced with .35 oz for $20 it's a better buy (note, the Sephora website lists the Lorac primer as .47 oz, my tube which I just purchased from Sephora.com a few weeks ago is .53 oz).

So far, everything is going just fine with Lorac Behind the Scenes. My eyeshadow applies so much easier, no creasing, no separation, no problems. Even MAC Deep Truth (the only MAC eyeshadow I still have around) that frustrates me with its patchy application and tendency to fade a mere 2 hours after being applied, lasts all day with this primer. It applies almost like it's butter at room temperature which is remarkable for a shadow that has the hard yet crumbly texture of cheap chalk.

A formal review is coming when I get around to taking pictures.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wet n Wild Coverall Cream Foundation Review

Wet n Wild Coverall Cream promises all day wear, medium-to-full coverage, light weight satin-matte finish and claims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles with their trademarked VisiBright complex.

Does it live up to its claims?

I purchased this product in shade 815 Fair with my own money for the purpose of this review.