The Hunt for Perfect Skin

I’ve been writing in diaries for many years, and I’ve always found it awkward composing the first entry. Do I just dive straight in? Or do I give a background on what’s been going on in my life up until this current moment? Much like with diaries, I’ve been debating how on earth I should start this blog. The verdict: dive straight in! So here I go…

For the last month or two I’ve been searching for the perfect foundation. During this time I was in my finals at uni, which meant that I was extremely stressed, and we all know what that means: breakouts. My skin was in awful shape, and I was getting breakouts every week, and I wanted to find a product that would not only cover them up, but would also help my skin to look even and healthy. During my search for “the perfect product” I stumbled across the BB cream hype for the first time and curiosity got the best of me. So, after reading many reviews I settled on trying Rimmel’s BB Cream 9-IN-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup. Lets just say I have fallen in love!

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This BB cream claims to prime, moisturize, minimize pores, conceal, cover, smooth, mattify, brighten, and helps protect. It also claims to last all day. That’s a long list to live up to, and in my opinion this product lives up to some but not all of its claims. It lasts all day with out getting too oily (even though I have combination skin), it has a pretty light coverage (which is build-able, it lightly conceals blemishes but in no way does it fully cover them, it brighten, evens out the skin and looks really natural. I like to set this BB cream with my Rimmel Stay Matte powder, and then I’m good to go for the rest of the day. Now, the consistency of the formula is quite thick and fast drying, which may be unappealing to some folks, but I don’t have an issue with it.

While studying and writing exams I still wanted to wear a little makeup, and this product was prefect for that, because it’s very light, and doesn’t require a whole lot of effort to apply. I like to apply it with my hands, but you can use a brush and that works well too. Since finishing my exams, I’ve continued to wear this BB cream every day because I really love how long it lasts and how it makes my skin look and feel. I wear the shade light, and it matches my skin perfectly! Overall this is a great product, and I would definitely recommend it if you’re wanting to go a natural fresh look

Just to clarify, this BB cream doesn’t bring my search for the perfect foundation to a halt, nor does it replace concealer. But it has been a good product to use when I haven’t wanted to go for a full coverage look.

x B

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6 thoughts on “The Hunt for Perfect Skin

  1. Barbara Simmons says:

    Hey! Great to see you’ve started a blog. I’ve been using smashbox’s bb plus their tinted moisturizer combined with Yves St. Laurent foundation. Works quite well and I custom tint. Any thoughts on smashbox?

    • Thanks for you thoughts Barb! I haven’t tried anything from Smashbox yet, but I’m always tempted when I walk by the display at Shoppers. Their products look quite wonderful! What type of YSL foundation do you use?

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