Every makeup brand out there has now created their own version of a BB cream, even MUA, the ever so affordable makeup brand found in Superdrug or on the MUA store website. If you still aren't sure what the whole BB cream/balm craze is all about, they're an all in one product, that started off in Asia, that is supposed to work wonders to prime, protect, conceal and even out skin tones, a more effective version of a regular tinted moisturiser.
The beauty balm is available in 3 shades, light, medium and dark and comes in the 'traditional' MUA professional packaging colours, black and silver. I'm quite a fan of MUA's packaging, since the products are so cheap, they make them look more expensive. The tube is fairly easy to get your product out, though at times the air inside causes it to spit. The product doesn't leak and stands up fine on my vanity. Ingredients are clearly stated on the back with a brief product description and will fit in your handbag perfectly.
The shade I've been using is actually medium. Seeing how dark the product is compared to my skin was slightly daunting. However, once blended in, it looks fine and I certainly don't look orange. I'm normally the lightest or second to lightest shade in foundation. The formula is thicker than I expected, but with extra buffing to the skin, I actually get a natural look. I had about 6-8 hours wear.
Now I'm not normally one for a 'lighter' coverage, I'm normally hiding all the freckles I can, but I've been wearing this out and feeling great. Despite being thick it's light on the skin. It covers my freckles fairly well, a little powder over the top or some extra concealer and I'm good to go. As I get redness, it's dealt with it okay, it hasn't concealed it completely, but it's certainly the better of the BB creams I've tried. There's only one catch, having dry skin, I have to be having a good skin day, other wise I find that the product does in fact cling to the small dry areas around my nose. However apart from that, it does give me a smooth, fairly evened out finish.
I'd still pick foundation over BB creams 8/10 times.
I'd love to know if anyone else has tried this BB balm yet?
Would you recommend this?
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