Friday, May 18, 2012

The Worst Review Ever.

A: Natalie Dee's new beauty blog is MY FAVORITE.

M: She's so good.

Speaking of, that Skin79 BB Cream finally came from Asia last night and I'm wearing it today. I like it a LOT, but I can tell it will be way too light to wear this summer.

A: Ooh, I wanted to ask you about that. I am tempted. What's the coverage like?

M: Better than I expected! Build-able, I'm not wearing any additional concealer. It's a pretty good sized bottle, too. I guess I could review it?

A: I think that's what you're doing right now, yo.

M: I mean with pictures, for the blog.

A: Well, if you want to get FANCY that's fine.

M: God, why are you so DIFFICULT. It's like you don't even want to HEAR about the pretty cream blush and mirror built into the BB Cream bottle.


M: Hmph

A: Did you try the cream blush?

M: Okay, fine. I did! I quite like it. It's more sheer than the NYX blush I've been using, and it's a pretty watermelon-ish color. It can go on lips, too, but I didn't like the way it tasted.

A: Oooh, I am really tempted. And, oh! Apparently Philosophy makeup has been showing up at Big Lots and Nina bought me a blush/highlighter thing:

It's sheer, but so pretty! And the packaging is really nice.

M: Oh, that's so nice! Once I get a little summer color in my face, I prefer a more sheer blush. I'm curious to see how the BB Cream adapts. It's supposed to kind of work with different skin tones, but we shall see.

A: I'm always a little suspicious of one-size-fits-all type of claims, but I'm curious. Another new thing I've been using is Amazing Cosmetics concealer. It's really quite good but I don't know if it's amazing. I need something that's fucking amazing for my under eye circles and nothing seems to be cutting it.

M: Lately I'm just saying fuck it with the circles.

A: I just can't do that. And oops, I just bought that BB cream.

M: Haaaaaa. Sucker! Except I like it, so.

A: Yeah, I just want to be you. I mean like you. That's what I meant.

M: Mmmmmhmmmm.

A: Jerk.

M: ANYWAY. I took a Pilates class during lunch and got mildly sweaty, and this stuff stayed put fairly well! I only slightly look like I've been hit by a truck.

A: "Hit by a truck" is how I usually look around mid-day, so hopefully it'll work for me.

M: I refuse to believe that.

A: It's true! Seriously, I slap on the slap in the morning and it's gone by noon. Where does it all go?

M: I really don't know. Does it just...soak in? Is that possible?

A: Ew?

M: Icky.


  1. Love your beauty posts!
    Natalie Dee's beauty blog cracks me up! So good!

    I got the Garnier BB cream and it's lacking a lot of the benefits the Asian ones have. It's okay for what it is but I'd rather get the real deal. Oh and I got a Dior Hydra Life BB Creme sample. OMG. Insanely good coverage but holy moly so expensive!

    Check out Mineralogie concealer. I got a sample from Birchbox and loved it so I got the full size. I use the lightest color U2.

    1. Thanks Lara! I will check out Mineralogie.

  2. I am also enjoying Natalie Dee's new beauty blog!

    I bought the Clinique BB Cream from Sephora a couple months ago after making them give me samples of every brand they carried. Smashbox was good too, but way more than the Clinique for not wayyyy more benefit. I have not tried any Asian ones, mainly because I have super pale skin and like to try to match stuff in person. Do you think this will work for super pale skin? Then again, some Amazon reviews say it is TOO pale, so who knows. I would also like to know when you find the holy grail of under eye concealers, because that is my #1 face-based issue and I've got Dermablend currently, which is supposed to be the best... but I'm not 100% happy.

    1. Natalie is the fairest of the fair, and she loves this stuff. I am not super pale and can tell I won't be able to wear it this summer, though it does seem to adjust well. I really like the level of coverage. My only complaint is the way the product comes out of the bottle, too much comes out at once.

  3. I hear this is excellent for undereye circles: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer. and I have been meaning to try it. reviewed it on April 24th.

  4. In too bought the Garnier BB cream but even the light was a bit too dark/orangey for my skin - i now have the Olay Complete Touch of Foundation which i love. And i also said fuck it with the circles - i was sort of forced into it as i had my nose pierced and couldn't wear foundation, so i didn't want to wear under eye concealer without foundation! Now i don't know if i'll bother going back on the undereye concealer, i am used to myself without it. Plus in our harsh summers it always sweats off onto my sunglasses innards, which i hate!!