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Ralo’s Newly Launched : BB Cream

The darlings over at Ralo were kind enough to send me their new collection of BB creams to try out.

Firstly, Sandylashxx posted about BB cream and explained what is supposed to be over here and without copying what she said, Ralo have said that the benefits of their newly launched BB cream also include being a primer, concealer, foundation, moisturiser, to be light and non-greasy and to also protect from the sun with an added SPF. BB_Cream_Comp_01

There are 4 different tones of the Ralo BB Cream, namely light, medium, dark and deep. If one of these tones do not suit your skin tone, they suggest to blend two shades together for a perfet match. My skin tone is “light” because I’m as pale as a ghost (thank you British genes AND winter) and it is probably still ever so slightly too dark for my skin tone but if you brush a touch of bronzer on your cheeks no one notices. Just blend it into your neck/jawline well and no one knows! BB_Cream_Light

This product can be used on its own but I am a firm believer in always using a moisturiser first before applying any makeup-like product as BB cream can be described as both a cream/primer/foundation supplement – so just do it – because I said so! 😉

I have been using this product on its own over moisturiser and it easily covers blemishes and any red marks or imperfections, as most of the BB creams on the market do. I find that if i do not proceed to put a powder over the BB cream the pigment has the staying power on the face like a tinted moisturiser (it can have no pigment in an hour or so after application) which is ideal for sometimes but if you want more coverage apply a thin layer of setting powder of your choice on top and it lasts the whole day. It is not oily however with my oily skin I find it makes my skin feel oily about late afternoon (if applied early morning) and I require a powder touch up.

Using the product as a primer has not been my favourite go-to use as I feel the product provides a medium coverage and I’ve been loving light-to-medium coverage on my face recently due to good behaved skin! It does work however as a primer but I would suggest using a light-to-medium coverage foundation on top of the BB cream as the coverage will be quite heavy – suitable for a glam night time look. reverse-1252519743_top-model

All in all, this product is actually quite impressive given that it only costs R69.50 and is available from the 29 nation-wide Ralo branches or at the Ralo Online Shop.

Just on a side note, I did contact Ralo and asked them about their Cruelty Free Status and they are 100% cruelty free which gives them even more brownie points!

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. This did not alter my view of the product in anyway.

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Sorbet Have Launched Their Own BB Cream!

I am a little bit late in getting the news out to all of you lovelies but just in case you haven’t heard – Sorbet have launched their own range of BB cream. Now I haven’t heard too much about BB cream in a while, it seemed to have somewhat calmed down to a couple of months ago when it was all everyone could talk about. As one of the BB converted myself it sparked a lot of interest for me. Like most BB creams it is claimed to be in an all one in formulation but this one is created to actually replace your moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, skin treatment, concealer and foundation.

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Isn’t that a mouthful? If that is true isn’t that a hell of a lot of cupboard space automatically saved? Sorbet should include under the list of all-in-one attributes that they are also help de-cluttering bathrooms everywhere! 😉

I have yet to try this as I’m still using another brand and I will not buy another BB cream while I’m using one I’m enjoying. However, the plus side of the Sorbet BB cream is that it only costs R100! Which is very affordable!!

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Its colour range has three shades – namely light, medium or dark tone. It is available to purchase at Sorbet and Clicks.

Have you tried it? Be sure to let us know!

x flea143

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Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored review, nor am I affiliated with the following brand/company in anyway.

Hiya Poutlings

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PRODUCT REVIEW/ HOW I WORE IT

I finally gave into the hype at the beginning of the year and I bought my very own BB Cream! I have not really shut up about it since, and I feel as though I am a bit of BB cream product expert, one would think I am getting commission by the way I have been “selling” this product to people that ask me about it. My mother, aunt, cousin and best friend have all recently bought their own (not all the same brand) BB creams and they have also loved them. I have also been able to try them, so I will eventually review those for you too.

Sandylashxx wrote a post on WHAT IS BB CREAM… Check it out.

Because, I am a list person, I have broken down my Smashbox BB Cream experience to the following pros and cons:

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PROS

  • A natural finish
  • Fair selection of shades, actually pale enough for ghosts like me
  • Easy to blend
  • Portable
  • High SPF

noooot really

CONS

  • Price/ R390
  • No moisturising ingredients/ properties – NOT  moisturiser like other BB cream brands
  • Difficult to get all the product out the tube
  • Only 5 shades available – this is a huge drawback for potential customers but hopefully in time this is fixed….

This BB Cream is a good option for someone who has an even complexion, like myself, with barely any skin imperfections (I have a few, but I choose to ignore them). There is hardly any coverage to this BB cream. You would have to use a lot of product to get a sheer-medium coverage and using a lot of this expensive product in my opinion is a waste, however if you apply medium coverage foundation over it, you will acheive a sheer-medium coverage. The smoothing aspect of it, as it is a primer or pollyfiller as I like to explain to my clients that always ask what PRIMER is for, is definitely its best feature. The SPF for me, is also a huge deal. I am as pale as a ghost and needless to say, I am terrified of sun damage, automatically the higer the SPF for me, the better the product.

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The application of the Smashbox BB Cream is MUCH easier if done with your fingers, it just blends easier. When attempting with a foundation brush, beauty blender, stipple brush or foundation sponge I feel that the product itself gets wasted (again, it’s not cheap and wasting is a deadly beauty sin especially at R390 a go…) and the cream doesn’t blend as easily as it does with the added heat of your fingers. I almost died when the Smashbox consultant used her fingers on my face, but I understand now that it just works better after trying many different applications myself.

I enjoy having the look of dewy skin,  because I suffer from an oily skin, I’m used to having loads of powder on my face and having a matte finish, this BB cream helps me have dewy skin for longer. You can happily add some powder initially (if you wish) or throughout the day as you normally would with a foundation.

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My go-to makeup look for the last few weeks of summer of late has been as simple as cleanse, tone, moisturise, apply BB cream, dust a bit of bronzer on my face, Smashbox Jet Set Gel Liner to my upper eyelid, a bit of my Inglot brow gel and plenty of mascara for a fun, fresh, “no makeup” makeup look. Quick, effective, and it lasts for the whole day, even in the intense Southern hemisphere heat.

OVERALL RATING

8/10

WOULD I RECOMMEND IT?

Definitely! Try it TODAY!

Please bear in mind, this product may not be the same experience for you but chances are you will enjoy it all the same. Smashbox is available at selected Woolworths stores countrywide, so be sure to go and try it out and see for yourself.

Smashbox is also cruelty free so absolutely no fluffies are harmed in having your perfect flawless looking skin.

x missfitz

RELATED POST: Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream – Flutter and Pout

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SMOKEY EYES by Fi a request

WHY HELLO THERE POUTLINGS

Today I’m going to tell you how I do  “smokey eye” makeup.

This one is for you Hesmarie Hellfire and loyal Hesmarie fans and friends.

Please note there are hundreds of ways to approach this and Sandylashxx has agreed to also give us another post on her perspective.

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STEP ONE

Choose the colors to be used; charcoal and grays are the most popular hence “smokey” however brown, violet, or even greens may also be used to create a smokey eye. Pros generally recommend avoiding any shades of blue, because they can make it look like one has a black eye but I’m not here to lecture you on colour choice, I had a maths teacher that rawked blue eye shadow, every day of her life, I think… apart from the day she only wore her eye shadow on the one eye and forgot to do the other eye.. haha… so funny!

Really, step one, is prep your face for doing your eyes… Conceal, cover, paint, lay your foundation and powder and make your skin look flawless and matte and apply your choice of blush/bronzer lightly on your cheek bones. Once you’ve done that – FILL IN YOUR EYEBROWS BEFORE YOU PROCEED.

STEP TWO

Apply a base over the entire eyelid. This may be a primer or even a cream concealer. The idea is to give the eyeshadow a smooth, even base onto which it can be applied, and to prevent it from smudging or blending into the crease throughout the night – I say night because well, don’t wear this as day time makeup…. Gives the wrong impression and all.

STEP THREE

EYELINER… IS THE KEY. Eyeliner should generally be applied to the upper and lower lash line. Those who have larger eyes may go from nearly the inner corner of the eyes to the outer corner with the eyeliner, while those with smaller eyes will most likely want to only line the eyes from the middle of the lash line to the outer corner to prevent making the eyes appear small. Once the eyeliner has been applied, gently smudge it with an eyeliner brush or cotton swab; there should not be a severe line.

STEP FOUR

Apply a darker color of eyeshadow to the crease of the eyelid, I like to draw the shape of where i want to end lightly with an angled eyeliner brush and then blend the shadow in that area to the crease and onto the eye… The color should appear darkest around the lash line and the crease, and gradually lighten as it goes up toward the brow bone and lighten towards the inner corner of the eye; once again, it is important to blend. Apply a lighter or sheer color on the brow bone to make it pop and blend downwards towards the darker shade of eye shadow – so that the line where you have drawn shape of your smokey eyes isnt sharp but soft and fluffy but still defined. Does that make sense? A “smudged,” imperfect look is one of the keys to smokey eye makeup.

STEP FIVE

Mascara is the final step. Curl the eyelashes with an eyelash curler, and apply one or two or ten coats of dark mascara for a dramatic look. One important tip when wearing smokey eye makeup is to make the eyes the focal point of the face, and wear a neutral lipstick and or lip gloss to avoid looking way over done.

ET VOILA!

YOU HAVE SMOKEY EYES.

I used one of my black MAC eyeshadows – cant remember the name and my MAC “Shroom” eyeshadow to create this look on myself.

As well as MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW20; MAC Mineral Powder; Woolies Blush; Benefit Bad Gal Mascara; Benefit Lipgloss – cant remember the name.

Enjoy the smokey look. Try it out and send us some pictures to pouperfection[at]gmail[dot]com

*missfitzz

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Product review ~ Elizabeth Arden Intervene Radiance Boosting Moisture Cream SPF15

Hello poutlings!

So, it’s almost weekend and almost holidays for most of us. Where will you be travelling to?

Today we will discuss Elizabeth Arden Intervene Radiance Boosting Moisture Cream SPF15 which I also received in my November Rubybox

This product sells for R460 for 50ml

As you know by now I’ve recently fallen inlove with these Elizabeth Arden Intervene products.

As a great compliment to my EA 3-in-1 Cleanser, Exfoliator and primer, I couldn’t wait to start using this product, and it was all worth it.

Use the Moisture Cream in the mornings after a good cleanse.

My skin was radiant, clear and had a natural looking glow while using the product. The texture also improved and my skin felt hydrated the whole day.

It also helps to iron out those fine lines, and prevent new ones, but I don’t have lines and wrinkles yet.

I loved the sample size so much that I eventually went and bought myself a full size INTERVENE Radiance Boosting Moisture Lotion SPF 15, I just prefer lotion over cream.  It has exactly the same benefits and I dare say my skin is in a better condition now than it has ever been.

So my recommendation on this product, YOU owe it to yourself!

Have a pouty perfect day!

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