31.3.12

It's Not All BB

I often get asked about BB creams but today, I am deliberately shying away from them.


I have been using BB creams pretty much exlusively for the past 3-4 years, but recently, a few foundations and tinted moisturisers have managed to creep into my little arsenal.

I am genuinely pleased with this happy trio. All three work very well with my skin and allow it the breathing space it needs to stay healthy whilst retaining the right amount of coverage that I seek.

//BEST FOR OILY DAYS: 
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua with SPF15 in Beige Rose #BR20


Featherlight sheer coverage with a powder soft matte finish.


//BEST FOR LACKLUSTRE DAYS: 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in Beige Clair #53


This has to be the easiest foundation to apply that I have come across yet. It glides on and provides medium coverage with radiance boosting properties which impart a dewy finish. Fantastic value for money!


//BEST ALL-ROUNDER: 
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in Light2 Alaska


This is more like a BB cream than many BB creams currently on the market. Excellent at providing sheer coverage with SPF30+++ whilst still being very light on the skin and oil-free. This is my current most favoured base make-up item as I am enamoured by its hydrating, blemish disguising and radiance imparting properties. 


Nars TM ingredients list:



According to the NARS black box, The Pure Radiant TM is proven to help brighten the complexion. I must admit that I have yet to see real evidence of this on myself but I shall report back here if I do.

16 comments:

  1. ooooh i heard the nars tinted moisturizer is amazing! i need to go and try it out c:

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    1. Hello! I am glad that you saw this post! I tried to do another make up one for you x

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    2. hehe awww just for me? :D i feel honored <3

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  2. My current favorite is Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 42 Beige Rose. Been seeing really good reviews on the Bourjois foundation and wish that I could try it but it can't be found where I am. Thank you for your review and break down of when you use the various different ones.

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    1. I must look into that one! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. Beautiful recommendations. I like the Chanel one

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    1. Did the chanel CC Cream come out already?! OMG! I need to try it.

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  4. what on earth is BB cream?

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  5. I'm certain a shade for my skin doesn't exist in the foundation;-)Let me know if you spot any. xx

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  6. WBlues...I've been quite curious about the NARS tinted moisturizer but was hesitant since I've been on a BB Cream craze. I'm glad you posted this. Now I'll definitely have to give it a try. I also like that they have a lot of colors. Again. Thanks for posting dear!

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  7. I am so eager to try out the NARS tinted moisturizer! I agree, the Bourjois foundation is great and well worth the money. It beats most of the BB creams and mid-range foundations at half the price.

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  8. i have bourjois and the chanel vitalumiere but i am yet to try bars' tinted moisturizer! :) i have also been liking becca's luminous skin color.

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  9. I love my Bourjois Healthy Mix! It seriously makes it look like I was born with this oh so fabulously glowy and perfect skin. I only wish it was slightly more affordable as it sells for a whopping $36 here in Canada.
    Also realised you are 1 shade darker than me xD

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  10. Huge fan of Bourjois and thanks for the mini reviews for the Chanel and NARS...You've made me v intrigued about the NARS TM especially...will go swatch it!

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  11. LOVE the Chanel Vitalumiere - Best Tinted Mois/Foundation EVER - It gives me the most radiant complexion, and covers lill blemishes and is oh so light.
    I can't live without it

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  12. I'm intrigued by the Chanel now... I may pick it up once I'm done with my Bourjois foundation.

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