Hello girls, I know I had been away this time for slightly longer than usual but it was because I was unwell and now that I am all up and about, I promise my posts will be definitely more regular. Anyways, what’s been up with you all this while and what did I miss?
You must be aware about my recent trip to Singapore and various products that I picked up from there. If not, you can check it out here So, now for coming few days, couple of posts will be a few reviews of the new stuff that I have tried till now and probably liked. Today, I will be talking about a basic necessity of a wonder product called as BB cream. I have tried the Loreal NUDE Magique BB Cream.
It claims to give 24hr hydration along with SPF 12 and a perfect bare skin. I have a normal to combination skin during summers and in this melting heat, just CANNOT wear a foundation each time I go out. Hence, this comes to my rescue. It does contain some SPF (12)but if I have to go in real bad heat, I top it up further with some more SPF. If you can make out in the picture, it comes out slightly whitish in color, which transform into foundation-color within probably 2-3 seconds while applying the product on the face.
It does give a light weight coverage as it claims and I am sure its buildable, though these days, my skin is behaving well so I don’t really have to build up too much.
One thing which I am not sure about is- When I was buying this, the SA told me the “medium” shade will automatically become my shade. Even if I was slightly lighter or darker, it would have magically transformed to my shade. Now this “magical” stuff Is something unbelievable sorts. I mean, I am happy with the shade but not sure if you are slightly darker or lighter than my skin tone, will it really suit that well to you. This can be only tired at the counter.
Shades- It comes in 2 shades- “Medium” skin tone and “light” skin tone. The SA told me “light” skin tone is for non-Asian people (If that makes sense )
Staying power- I am happy with the amount of time it holds on to my skin- about 5-6 hours, which I think is pretty well in this crazy 40+ degrees heat. A really good part about it is- IT DOESN’T OXIDISE. Yes, you read it right. I have been having this weird issue during summers about my foundation/ BB cream oxidising and making me look darker, but this 1 didn’t oxidise, even after 6 hours. How cool is that.
Finish- Though it says it will give Dewy finish but it gives me a pretty matte look, though not powder matte. Although I like a bit more dewy look but since its not sooo matte, so its fine.
Packaging- Simple and great for travelling as well as for daily use. The opening is through a nozzle, which is good to control the quantity of the product , BUT the cream is really runny so do take care while taking the product out.
Availability/Cost- Its NOT available in India yet :( I picked it up from the Delhi Airport. Costed me USD 12
Do give it a try if you are looking for a drugstore BB cream, can get your shade and don’t mind the slightly matte finish. I will be back with another review of another product real soon
Till then, Ciao.
Stay pink, stay pretty