Thursday, 5 July 2012

Beauty School


BEHOLD!

Today I discovered something tres magnifique!

I'm trying some new L'Oreal products - and I have got to say - I was slow on the uptake but dudes, BB cream is the shizzle!

Before I tried it, I thought 'yeah yeah, another wonder cream', and then I tried it. And then I applied it to my mum's face - I was so spellbound by its wonderous powers. BB cream for the win!

I've never tried a BB cream - but I thought this was good. If you're interested - try the L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream, seriously birds, it is good and won't leave a dent in your purse. I'm thinking it could be good for everyday use - when you just want a light coverage - and then just use foundation when I need some more serious coverage. It applies easily (although the texture has a slight grit to it), and self-adjusts to your skin colour. HELLO WHERE HAS BB CREAM BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!

I haven't used a primer for a reeeeeally long time - but I've cracked this one open and it reminded me how easy it makes applying foundation. It creates a velvety smooth surface, and the foundation is applied easily with not a heck of a lot of work.

And the Lumi Magique Stylo Touche de Lumiere is very similar to one of my all-time favourite products - YSL Touche Eclat - except L'Oreal's version is bang on the buck - and looks every bit as glam in your beauty bag. It gives a touch of light to under the eye - perfect for me when I am seriously low on the sleep, but need to freshen up my face. When I had newborns - I swore by the YSL version - however - the price killed me. This one is affordable and am sure, destined to be my BFF.  Dark bags under my eyes - begone!

This post is not sponsored. As you already know, I love trying new beauty products, and when the chance came up to learn more about L'Oreal and their ever-evolving range of products, I jumped at it. I am a beauty junkie in my own bathroom.

What's your favourite beauty potion of the moment?

7 comments:

Louisa Claire said...

I am loving the Lumi Maguique range too - the BB cream is incredible!!

Mrs Sabbatical said...

Love love love BB cream and revlon age defy illuminator. I use the Garnier BB as it gets snuck in with the grocery shopping (sabbatical budget musts!). And rimmel Scandaleyes, that seems to be all I am using and the mo..... Though looking knackered so will def try the Lumi

Averil said...

I love the Loreal Infallible foundation for those days when you need your makeup to last- it really gives great coverage and lasts all day!

mrsmooreis40 said...

Although I have BB cream (by Bobbi Brown) I had no idea BB Cream was a thing! I thought that BB was for Bobbi Brown. Cue "DERRRRR" all 'round.

Has BB cream been a thing for a while? I just looked it up online and found the WP page - says that BB creams have been mainly in Asia first (as whitening creams!! Holy shizen!) And are now being launched in western markets with "different properties" as their main claim. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BB_cream

I saw the Bobbi Brown BB creme for first time a few weeks ago at a duty free place - and got it cause it has a good sun block...

I am slightly troubled now by the skin whitening origins of BB Cream...

om said...

Well, now I HAVE to get dressed so I can leave the house and hit up priceline.

My Bearded Pigeon said...

I seriously have no idea what you are talking about. Really. Its like another language, I need do a make up for dummies book. What is BB what is lumi??

Jo-Anne Wiszniewski said...

Ego QV Intensive Body Moisturiser i'm wearing patches medication they are so itchy they leave my skin red peeling bit scarred really horrible iit's working that's all that matters.