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Week of BB Cream

on November 7, 2013

I’m a makeup junkie. Certifiably. I find shopping at Sephora completely therapeutic and get complete joy out of opening my monthly Birchbox.

To set the stage, I’m a very pale brunette who has sensitive, combination skin. I’m a devoted user of MAC and Bobbi Brown user, but always have room to incorporate something new.

With that being said, I decided to do some reviews of several BB creams/foundations – such a hot topic right now:

– Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm – Birchbox sent a very generous sample several months back. I really liked the clean, silver and black tube. I gave this product several tries, but it ultimately left me feeling greasy and constantly wanting to re-powder. This might be a good option for someone who has a dryer skin type. To find out more go here: http://www.birchbox.com/shop/stila-beauty-balm

– Dr. Jart Water Fuse SPF 25 BB Creaam – another Birchbox sample. This was definitely better than the Stila for my particular skin type. It was nice and light with great coverage. I would give it a B.

This week I have been doing a side by side comparison of the following 4 products:

– Dr. Jart Black Label Detox Beauty Balm – WOW. The coverage is sheer with so much dimension. I don’t feel as though I need to layer color back over the base to look natural. I want this product to use every day. LInk:  http://www.birchbox.com/shop/dr-jart-black-label-detox-bb-cream

– MAC Studio Moisture Tint Light – I stopped using MAC foundation several years ago because, um, even the NC15 was too dark. Yes, I’m that fair. My friendly MAC guy at Nordstrom hooked me up with a generous sample of the Light Tint to try at home. This makes me want to go back to their foundation. This is a great lightweight texture that provides great coverage and still lets my freckles shine through. This didn’t have the depth of the Black Label, but a really fantastic product. Here is the link: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/158/1695/Products/Face/Foundation/Studio-Moisture-Tint-SPF-15/index.tmpl

– Bobbi Brown SPF 35 BB Cream in Extra Light – yes, Extra Light. I thought this was a great product, but is so similar to the tinted moisturizer. I was looking to find a product with a little more coverage. But, yes, Extra Light was the perfect shade… Link: http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/2336/21694/Makeup/Face/Foundation/BB-Cream-SPF-35/index.tmpl

My winner for this round – Dr. Jart Black Label.


3 responses to “Week of BB Cream

  1. Welcome to my world 🙂 Have you ever tried a Japanese BB? If not I will bring my
    Missha for you to swatch next time; I can email you my favorite video on them too. They are totally different than American BBs (which are all basically tinted moisturizers or fancy primers).

  2. […] – Dr. Jart Black Label Detox BB Cream – will definitely buy again! I reviewed it briefly here. […]

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