Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Skin Shop Premium Secret BB Cream [Review]

Dear readers,

I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing.... and that's because [gulp!] my uni finals start next week [which explains my lack of posts] so if you please wish me luck 'cause I really need it >.<

Anyways ...

Earlier this year I entered a competition sponsored by The Skin Shop in collaboration with GiGs [aka Girls Inspired Group - check out their blog here, they're awesome] and I won! The prize consisted of Premium Snail Creams which I use on a daily basis [and I love], plus the Premium Secret BB cream on which this post is about.

This BB cream comes in professional looking packaging with gold detailing and it costs $44.90 (exc shipping) and you can get it from The Skin Shop website.

You get 50g.

It also comes with a pump - something which I look for in foundations / bb creams. The one that comes with this BB cream is excellent because it dispenses the right amount every time.

The Premium Secret BB Cream boasts that it is: 1) anti-wrinkling, 2) SPF37 and 3) oil controlling.

What makes me weary of sun protection in BB creams is the fact that it can give you a white cast in photos - and in fact this one slightly does, but I don't mind because it only slightly does so.

With regard to oil control - this one states that it has some kind of porous powder which helps control oiliness: I tried using it without setting it with powder and it does have oil controlling properties, but this only lasts about 1 hour on me since I have extremely oily skin - so I always set it with translucent powder when I use it. As they say, prevention is better than cure.

It offers light to medium coverage but it is certainly buildable. I also love using it instead of a base under my foundation to correct any redness etc.

This stays on for about 5-6 hours before it starts fading off.

The main problem with this BB cream is that it only comes in 1 shade which will be a tad too light for me during Summer, so most probably I will only use it in Winter.

Another thing which bugs me is that even though it says you get 50g, this tube appears to be nearly empty (which you can clearly see from the photos I took when it was still new).

I would re-purchase if it wasn't for the price, which in my opinion is a bit too expensive for a BB cream which does the same job as cheaper ones. Sorry!

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Monday, 6 May 2013

Wjcon Long Lasting Eye Liner in 'Frost' [Review]

Dear readers,

Yes, I am still alive!

Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend <3

On to my review:

I love using white eyeliner on the lower waterline to get a wide-eyed effect (or dolly one) - especially when I'm not getting much sleep.

At the moment I'm using the Wjcon Long Lasting Eye Liner in 'Frost' #06.

This cost me an affordable Euro 4.90 and you can get it from their shop in B'Kara (this applies to any Maltese readers of mine). It also comes in a myriad of other shades!

The liner comes in a standard pencil form which you need to sharpen, but it's ok - I don't mind.

At the bottom end of the eye pencil you get a hint of the colour - this way you can easily recognise which colour you want if you have loads of different eye pencils (like me).

Frost is a bright, matte white (even though at first I thought that it must be frosty because of the name) with excellent pigmentation when swatched.

It is not as bright when used on the waterline, which is why it is perfect for day wear.

Really long lasting too! After 3-5 hours it is still on my waterline.

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with flash 

Do any of use white eyeliner? Or do you prefer to use a nude or black one on your waterline?

Much love!