Good Sunday afternoon!! It's quickly approaching 100 degrees out for the second day in a row. I really do love the heat, but it's also nice to be able to retreat back into a nicely air conditioned house, lol.
So here's another something new; a beauty product. LLPT is pretty all-encompassing as a title, and I've really been enjoying this bb cream I bought a week or so ago. I thought I'd tell you all about it, because soft, dewy skin is indeed a pretty thing, lol.
You may or may not have been seeing ads for a new product called BB cream. Originating in Asia, BB stands for Beauty Balm, or Blemish Balm, and acts as a moisturizer, primer, and foundation in one. I've been a bare minerals devotee for years, but I was enticed by the idea of a natural looking, lightweight finish for summer. L'Oreal and I have always gotten along, so I chose their formula, called Magic Skin Beautifier.
I've seen this described as a tinted moisturizer, and it is, to a certain degree. I've tried tinted moisturizers before, though, and been disappointed in their formulae, which is never as light as they claim. This stuff is different, though. It comes out a soft, white cream with grey microbeads that, when blended, break open and react with the white base to turn the cream into a fleshtone.
When fully blended in, the result is a dewy, flawless, light, soft to the touch finish that I'm absolutely in love with.
I'm not sure what I initially expected, but I do know I was surprised at this. I've never been into liquid or cream foundations, or anything resembling either, so when this BB cream started turning into a flesh color, I was immediately skeptical. It covers beautifully and fully, though, and looks refreshingly light, and can be worn comfortably without anything under it, or over. No additional product needed. It moisturizes adequately and doesn't leave my skin feeling too tight or too oily (a small miracle, since my skin tends to run pretty oily). This stuff truly is magical, lol. It holds up well in the summer heat, too.
L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifyer BB Cream comes in four shades (I'm wearing light) and can be found for around $11 on the L'Oreal website and wherever L'Oreal is sold.
So, any thoughts? Have you tried a BB cream yet? Do you plan to?
Thanks for reading!! :)