Monday, October 15, 2012

About Face!

I haven't done a post in awhile about personal style, and I discovered something that for me is a game changer. I was going through my issue of InStyle when I came across a make-up sample. I don't often use those because my skin is so white, they are never even close to my correct color. But this one made me so curious, I tried it even though it made me look like an I had rolled my face in Doritos, just to see how well it covered and how it went on.

So, have any of you seen the commercials for BB make-up yet? It stands for Beauty Balm and lots of make-up companies are adding it to their arsenal. I kept hearing about how great this stuff was, but hadn't tried it. That is what the sample was for, so like I said...even though I knew I would look like I worked for Willy Wonka, I tried it.


I swear the heavens opened, and a light came down on my orange face. The sample I got was for the Loreal Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. (In the case of the Loreal they say their B.B. stands for the Beautifying Beads that are in there B.B. cream.) It felt like silk, it went on so easy, and the coverage was great without looking like I had caked on a ton of make-up. I went out the next day and bought some, but in my correct color of course (for me that's FAIR), and I LOVE IT!! I don't think I could ever go back to regular concealer ever again. Besides the way it makes my skin look when I first put it on, I noticed after wearing it all day that it kept my skin better covered much longer. My skin can be oily, especially on my chin. I can have a shiny chin after only minutes of putting on regular concealer and power. This was not the case with the BB cream. My skin stayed matte for hours. And because it goes on matte, I didn't need to use as much powder to set it.

Anyways, I know not every product works for every person, but this worked so well for me I felt I had to share the information with you. Don't run out and buy it just on my account, but maybe write and ask Loreal for a sample, or look for one in your next beauty magazine. I am so glad I tried it.


Kim and Ender said...

I was all set to try Barre Essentials but I have read a couple of things about BB so now I'm not sure. Grrr! How much did the Loreal brand cost? I'll have to look at both again and decide.

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Kristy Lou said...

The Loreal cost about $8 at Walmart. It was over ten at Walgreens, so I would stick with Walmart if you are trying to keep it in the cheap. If you want to wait until Christmas you can try out mine...but I know that's a long time to wait. Maybaline makes one too, but it's about the same price, so I went with the Loreal one because I had tried it and knew how it worked already.