The Face Shop's Quick & Clean Oil-free Blemish Balm...whew!what a mouthful!
This is the product description on the website:
It is a tinted-moisturizer-like balm that provides light coverage and skin-caring functions at the same time. It can replace foundation or can be worn under foundation for extra coverage.
1.It provides a light and very natural coverage with Healthy Glow.
2. Contains blemish-fighting ingredients. (Soothing + Antibacterial)
3. Oil-free type.
4. Creates veil to make skin appear smoother.
This is how the back looks like:
This is the 1st BB Cream that i had in full-sized & i just bought this through a blogsale. If you watched my slideshow, this is what i used as a face base.
It's in a tube packaging which is 35ml. It will last you a long time even if it's just 35 ml since you don't really need to use much of it.
I swatched it on my arm & also blended it out. The circled one is the area where i already blended it. As you can see, it's a bit dark when blended out. It has a grayish undertone that's why it seems like a cast. They did said that it will leave a veil-like,right?
Being a BB Cream, it's ok for you to not use a moisturizer underneath. It can act as your base instead of using a foundation.
For reference, my shade is NC20.
I went to MAC just to know my shade, the SA tested it out & it did turn out that im NC20 (doesn't look like im NC20 here,huh?)...& funny thing is, a day after she tested a part of my jaw area, a zit popped out!grrrr!!!.. so im officially declaring that i'm allergic to MAC face powder...*sigh*
Sorry for the blemishes, but i think this is way better so that you can judge for yourself what is the coverage. How it covers blemishes & redness & stuff...
This is the before photo
- open pores
- uneven skin tone
Yeah, the color is different from my neck. So make sure that when you put BB Cream, apply it on your neck too so to make sure that your facial tone jives with your neck. You don't want to look weird,do you?
This product actually provides light coverage. So for those looking for heavier one, you have to use a foundation/powder for an added coverage. What i like most about this is that it gives me a great finish!..same applies to all BB Creams i've tried.
It gives me that flawless-look but again, as what i said before BB Creams broke me out. But since i love the finish, i still used this even if i know the effect on me. It's like this is the cause of my acne, but im willing to overlook it because it gives me a flawless finish. The problems start once i remove it...hahaha! I forgot the term to use about this effect, but i know that there is a name for this kind of effect..care to help me in on this?
I used to use my hands in applying BB Cream because i feel like im wasting a lot of product when i use a brush, but the more i use my hands, the deeper i push it on my pores therefore resulting to zits. I began using a stippling brush & it gave me an even greater finish. Its just that i use more product than i used to with my hands.
I sure wish there's a way that i can make this work for me, but it seems that i can't. *sigh* The next day after the pic 2 zits popped out on my left cheek...oh my! im so tired of this unwanted stuff popping out. (-__-")
Anyway, here is a side by side comparison so that you can see for yourself.
So tell me if it did actually help cover my imperfections....you be the judge!
You can purchase this at The Face Shop for Php 525 i think (approx $13) .
- available locally
- scent is not overwhelming
- gives a great finish
- oil-free ->according to the product but i don't think so
- only has 1 shade
- doesn't have sun protection
- doesn't have any skin whitening properties
For something that claims to be oil-free, this one does have a lot of oil on it!
Sorry if the pic is blurry..but you are still able to see it,right? I put a dollop of it on an oil-film (for those who are wondering...yes, this is a Clean & Clear oil film..albeit a pink one!) & within minutes, the film began to absorb the oil from it. How can this be oil-free? No wonder it broke me out! grrrr!
Have you tried this?
What do you think about the pic? Did it actually cover my blemishes?
Let me know on the comment box.
Hope y'all have a great day,hunnies!