I finally got some new BB cream! I ran out of my previous BB love, Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream, a few months ago, and I have been sucking it up and using my plain ol’ Revlon PhotoReady foundation I usually save for runways or shoots. What I don’t like about foundation? It’s a pain to apply, for starters – it feels more like spackle than lotion, so I have to use a brush to literally ‘paint’ my face. For another, it ‘blanks me out’ – yes, it balances the color in my skin, but it make my skin one flat color. Not only that, I have the hunch my skin hasn’t been as healthy since I quit the BB. (Not sure what BB cream is all about? Check out my article, “What is BB Cream?”!)
I took me a while to decide on a new one to try, but I heard Lovely Girl shows very pale and neutral-toned. And I admit, I totally pick them on who has the cutest bottle, too. Pink, hearts, and butterflies? Yes!
Here it is with some other BB cream samples for color comparison. I always look for these when picking a new BB! The Oriental Pearl Gold is very shimmery and warm-toned and light-weight; the Pink Super BB Cream and Gold Super BB Cream are fairly similar but for color tone, and they’re very thick and give a lot of coverage.
Feel: This BB cream honestly feels like I’m not wearing anything. I lot of girls come to me claiming they don’t like how makeup ‘feels’ on their skin. Some BB creams can feel kind of sticky or damp due to heavy moisturizing properties, and some foundations can feel cake-y. With this BB cream, my skin feels satin-smooth to the touch and wears as if I’m bare-faced.
Look: Lovely Girl has a pale, neutral tone that looks slightly grayish before applying. Once applied, this blended in and matched my skin exactly. Often I found some BB creams are too dark or too orange on me; if you, like me, are wicked pale and cool to neutral toned, this BB will work well for you.
Properties: Lovely Girl is marked as bother moisturizing and oil-control. My skin doesn’t get very oily, but it does get dry. So far, this BB cream doesn’t dry me out and has stayed matte (non-shiny) all day.
Coverage: Lovely Girl has light, build-able coverage. I would rate it about medium – not nearly as heavy as foundation, but not as light as tinted moisturizer. It smooths your skin tone while still looking natural, and it great for daily wear to school or work.
Lovely Girl also claims to handle redness and irritation well. It’s formulated for girls aged 17 – 22 (it says… I’m 23, but fluff the rules, right?) so I assume that along with the oil control, it’s meant for girls with acne or damaged skin. I rarely get acne anymore, but I do have some old facial scars, so I’m hoping that with continued use it will fade some of my dark spots.
I also got a handful of free samples! I love these, it’s so easy to test several BB creams at once. The other sample I got…?
Snail intensive repair cream! Snail slime (“It is not slime! It is mucus!”) is the new crazy ingredient Korean makeup buffs are liking. That, and, uh, human placenta. It’s supposed to make your skin… soft? Supple? Do I dare try the snail cream? This might be way beyond weird for me. I think I’ll stick to my rose petal and rice milk ingredients.
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