I’m going to try and do this kind of post more often, a bit of a quick one noting down some initial thoughts on some products that are in my “on trial” basket at home. They may get a more indepth review at a later stage, feature in a favourites or disappointing products (eep!) and hopefully empties!
L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection BB Cream RRP $24.99AUD – The Skin Perfection range is new to the L’Oreal skincare lineup, featuring magpie inducing pink packaging the range is aimed at those in their 20’s. While i’m not so much in my 20’s anymore I was drawn to the packaging and the images of Blake Lively gracing the stand (she’s gorgeous isn’t she!).
I’ve only given this one shot so far, mainly because I like to use BB creams on the weekend when I’m just hitting up the shops or running the usual domestic errands. The coverage is light (to be expected with a BB cream) and it felt hydrating enough for my skin. I did add a bit of powder to keep things in place and give a tad more coverage. So far this is a good-un but like mentioned before will mostly only be bought out on weekends when i’m doing the no makeup, makeup thing.
Face of Australia High Definition Primer RRP $13.95AUD – My love of the original FOA Face Base Primer has been well documented on my blog and youtube channel. So when this new one hit the shelves and my current tube of primer was nearing the end I thought I’d try it out. I mean HD means I should look flawless right? I’m on the fence about this one and think it needs some more trialling before I come to a decision about it. I will mention if you do try this out remember to shake the tube each time before use, I made that mistake yesterday and it was a runny mess. Also try not to use too much product, I made this mistake on my first use and my foundation balled up and looked very very average. It reminds me a lot of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (for reference, I did not get along with this primer at all). If you’re a fan of that this might be up your alley. To be continued…
It feels like BB creams are the new black, every brand is bringing out their version of these creams from skincare to makeup brands. I’ve only ever tried 2, the first being the Garnier Miracle Perfector Cream which I wasn’t a huge fan of.
I’ve never really tried any Models Prefer products so thought this might be a good product to start with.
This is what the description says – “Primes: conceals imperfections, refines pore appearance and helps control oil. Enhances: smooths and evens skin tone for a flawless finish. Protects: promotes healthy skin with UV repair system and SPF protection.
Refine pores. Evens complexion. Boosts hydration. Controls oil. SPF protection. Healthy glow. Wear alone or under foundation for more coverage. Oil free, paraben free, fragrance free, D5 Free.” (Source: http://www.priceline.com.au).
The SPF of this product isn’t noted on the packaging I have contact a PR for Models Prefer and will update this if they get back to me with an answer.
This BB Cream comes in 2 shades – Light or Medium. Being so sheer it’s not a huge deal if the shades don’t match your complexion entirely. I purchased Light and it matched my skin quite well. You will find a lot of the BB Creams are quite yellow based as well, so keep that in mind when skin matching.
The coverage on this BB Cream is definitely light/sheer. It even says on the packaging you could use it as a base for your foundation for more coverage, but personally I like this kind of product for the weekends when i’m not wanting to do a full face of makeup but want to try and hide some of my skin imperfections. I also set it with a powder to make it last a little longer and provide me with a tad more coverage. I found it covered up my redness a little bit but it was still noticeable until I put the rest of my face on. I could have used a concealer, but to be honest I couldn’t be bothered.
I find this product sinks in really nicely and provides my skin with some moisture, which is what my skin needs as it is quite dry. In terms of reducing pores I didn’t really see a difference and I’ve only been using this BB Cream for a week so can’t really comment on any long term skin advantages.
I have shown in the picture below the BB Cream in action on my face, also check out my YouTube video to see me applying it.
It’s a nice product for an affordable price. Models Prefer have another BB Cream out in their skincare line which i’m not 100% sure if it is the same product or not. The packaging is quite different but the price is the same.
You can purchase the Models Prefer All In One BB Cream from Priceline stores & Priceline Online
for RRP $12.99AUD.
It seems Australia is catching onto the BB cream bandwagon, and i’m kinda glad because I don’t think I would have ever tried them out otherwise. I was lucky when I picked this product up in Priceline it was a cheap introductory price of around $10, not that the full price is too hard on the pockets but I sometimes like to save a bit especially if i’m just trying out a product. I got it in the Light colour as well.
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector makes a lot of claims…
Discover the BB Cream secret – a new generation of skincare that combines the best of skincare with the benefits of make-up in one application! New Miracle Skin Perfector has a lightweight formula with vitamin C and mineral pigments to deliver long-lasting hydrating care with SPF15 UV filters and a light touch of make-up for instantly visible, radiant results. Quickly & perfectly it unifies, corrects, brightens, moisturises & protects! – from the Garnier website
Initially when I tried this product, i’ll be honest I hated it! I even had that dread that I was going to have to write a bad review about it, then I decided to give it another go in a different way. Okay so as a everyday cream/foundation type thing this product does not work for me as it gives me NO coverage whatsoever not even a tiny bit. How does it shine? As a primer!! Yep, put this baby on underneath your foundation and see your skin glow, especially perfect for my fellow dry skin girls out there. So thankfully this one isn’t going to see the inside of my bin.
See…no coverage 🙂
Would you like to buy it? Well it’s available at all the usual Garnier stockists for a RRP $13.95AUD