Flawless Finish: Shiseido BB Cream

Every time I visit Shiseido, I discover something wonderful that makes me wonder what kept me away for so long. This time, I came across their take on the BB Cream.
This BB cream had me at hello. The reason is in the shimmer. It has a ‘luminosity’ to it that I haven’t seen with any of the other standard versions. It gives the skin a glow without looking greasy, and claims to do all of the same things as other BB creams, including high SPF and color correction and what not.
My color is Dark (naturally). I found that even though the color appears lighter in the tube, it self adjusts. Observe…
I really like it. I found that although it’s light on coverage, it’s luminous enough to distract the eye from any imperfections. I’ve worn it a few times with light blotting, and it held up well. So far, so good.
You can find out more about Shiseido BB Cream HERE.

Flawless Finish: Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Happy 2013 everyone! No, I haven’t forgotten about the LORAC giveaway or to make resolutions (which we’ll just turn into affirmations for 2013). Little Charlie has been a bit of a handful as he gets used to his new digs. He kind of wants to do things his way (like play in the front yard instead of the backyard), and he gets a little annoyed when he can’t get what he wants. We’re getting there… little by little.

Meanwhile, I thought we’d start the New Year with a lovely thing from Bobbi Brown. The company released a BB cream that turns out to be quite worth the hype.

 I was skeptical about hopping on the BB Cream bandwagon. I find that most BB Creams are glorified tinted moisturizers. And most of them don’t run in any shade darker than, say, beige. So I approached this formula from Bobbi Brown with a bit of caution.
Mine is the shade in Medium Dark, which is more Medium than Dark. I was worried that it would be too light, but what’s interesting about this formula is that it kind of ‘merges’ into your own skin color and adjusts accordingly.

I love the way it feels on my skin. I have to say, I’m impressed with what it’s doing so far. You can find out more about Bobbi Brown BB Cream HERE.