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.
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!
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.
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!
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. This did not alter my view of the product in anyway.
The lovely darlings over at Ralo Cosmetics have given us a few goodies to give away. Yesterday we featured the products on a small review, which you can see here.
So if you would like to get your hands on 3 gorgeous nail polishes…and 3 gorgeous lipsticks…AND 3 gorgeous lip glosses
Full hamper details –
Ralo Professional Nail Polish Code 94 in Orange Crush
Ralo Professional Nail Polish Code 93 in Strawberry
Ralo Professional Nail Polish Code 92 in Sugar Pink
Ralo Diam Lipstick Code 60 Diam Sunset Boulevard
Ralo Diam Lipstick Code 62 in Peppermint Pink
Ralo Diam Lipstick Code 64 in Vixen
Ralo Lip Gloss Code 20 in Dusty Pink
Ralo Lip Gloss Code 18 in Cocktail Burst
Ralo Lip Gloss Code 17 in Pink Paradise
Follow these three easy steps!
1. Like Ralo Cosmetics on Facebook (if you don’t do so already!).
2. Like Pout Perfection on Facebook (if you don’t do so already!).
3. Fill in the contact form (if it does not appear that means that the competition is closed.
1. Competition is only open to residents of South Africa.
2. The competition closes on Friday 28 February at 10am and the winners will be notified via email to get full details for postage of their prize and then will be announced via blog post later that day.
Good luck and remember the entries closes on Friday 28 February. We will announce the winners once chosen.
UPDATE 28/02/2014 11:00AM – The competition is now closed. A winner will be selected shortly.
competition winner has been chosen and notified via email
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A few weeks ago I was given some Ralo products to try out and to share my experiences with you. Prior to learning about Ralo Cosmetics from the lovely Simone and Shajar, I was a bit in the dark with regards to who they are and what they offer.
The brand is cheaper than most larger cosmetic competitors, and it easily rivals some of the more drugstore-type brands. Don’t let the packaging deceive you as the products work as they say they will; not to mention the staff are super helpful and friendly (unlike some major cosmetic brands!) which all in all means that they are not a bad stop for anyone that is possibly not sure of what they want or is on a tight budget.
The nail polish I’m wearing is Ralo Professional Nail Polish in 75 and retails for R39.50. It’s a matte-metallic pink. You can browse all the colours in this range here.
The bottle is plain, nothing fancy my only complaint was that the brush itself is quite short and unfortunately my brushs brissles were bent and sadly there is no name but just a number.
The polish itself is highly pigmented and with one coat my nail was completely covered, I did however put a second coat on top just because I’m OCD like that 😉
It took 4 days for my polish to start chipping, which in retrospect is not bad but it is certainly not along the likes of the higher salon brands where I can get two weeks wear before a chip – but then again in price Ralo beats them hands down.
You can find a Ralo Cosmetics in a major shopping centre near you or you can shop online to view their entire product range and offering.
You follow them on Twitter @RaloCosmetics and like them on Facebook too.
Disclaimer – This product was given to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of these products.