Courtesy of my cousin.
Hi again guys, sorry for the spam of posts but I'm only available this week, next week I won't be updating as much because I'm having my mock exams coming up in 2 weeks.
On to the review!
I think crazyformac did the review too but i'm just adding my 2 cents worth :)
I bought this because I thought it was a great combination : Minerals (Good for skin) + BB cream (Good for skin)
Win-win combination right?
1) It only has one shade to suit all and sadly, it is far too light for my skintone. When I put it on, you can see a clay-greyish mask even though I blended it really well. (fyi: I'm no longer an Early Tan, warm golden now)
2) Consistency is easy to blend and liquidy and has good coverage. You can use it with a sponge, brush or your fingers. I believe one of the biggest plus point is the fact that it is one of the easiest to blend among BB creams.
3) It's rather gentle, I dont break out from it.
The size of the BB cream makes it easy to carry around, easy to slip into your vanity kit. However, the colour is too far off my skintone so I dont think I will be using it very much :(
The one on the left is Skinfood Aloe BB cream in shade 02.
The one on the right is Maybelline's BB cream.
And when you blend them in a little, you can really see the stark difference.
Top most: Skinfood
See how white it is? Upon blending even more, the Maybelline BB cream will eventually be a white cast. Even though the darkest shade of the Skinfood aloe isn't an exact match of my skin, at least it is much, much closer than Maybelline's.
Since I'm on the topic of BB creams, let's go on to Skinfood.
This is actually a candid shot!
On to the review!
1) It has a to-die-for smell. The smell is soooooooooo refreshing. It's like aloe vera and cucumber blended together that it gives off this scent that makes you zen.
2) It has a slightly thicker consistency but relatively easy to blend
3) I can't say much about improving skin because I haven't actually been that religious in using it. Well the label says its nutrition for the skin so it can't be something reaaaaaally bad.
4) I have not experienced breakouts from this product and I have hypersensitive skin so that's a major plus!
5) It's much cheaper in Malaysia than in Sg, I dont know why? Exchange rate maybe? I bought it for RM39.90 if I'm not wrong. Therefore, if you happen to be in Johor, get it and try it for yourself! It's much more value for money that way!
Overall, BB creams to me is like makeup but probably less pore-clogging. Its like a tinted moisturiser with added benefit, added coverage. But it doesnt make me forget my liquid foundation. And it's not really a staple for me. I can do without it honestly, for me that is.
It really depends on how you want to use it because like many other makeup products, you can use it in different ways.
Like, you can use it just as a concealor, to cover up mild scars, redness, veins maybe?
Or you replace it as your daily moisturiser before you step out of the house, on days when you dont want to have a full face of makeup.
I would say though, that it is not a necessity,but something that is nice to have. It's not like a powder, where you absolutely need it to set your makeup, however maybe using it religiously, you might notice that your skin has benefited from it?
Edit: I've found a way to use my Maybelline up! As I'm not as tan now, I have foundations that are too dark for my skin, so I mix the Maybelline with my too-dark foundation and VOILA! Works like charm!, plus it gives my face the iridescent glow (: