Sunday, April 7, 2013

Bare faced the BB way

One thing I tak boleh tahan is slathering foundation on my skin. I'm a very hill billy kinda girl. I blame my mum. But when it comes to important events/appointments, I try my best to drop that look.

The few times I did "full make up", I went for the "normal" routine a lot of you more experienced buggers should be familiar with: 

1. make up base + SPF
2. foundation 
3. concealer
4. highlighter 
5. blush
6. powder
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AND I HATED IT 

Although I purposely put just a light layer of each product, girl, there're still 6 of them.
I felt choked-face. Geddit? Geddit?

I don't either.

Ok lah, people do full make up for me I enjoy. Cuz it's therapeutic bla bla bla.  But when it comes to me doing my own make up, I'm conscious about the amount of stuff I put on my face. And that plays a psychological role too.

So the next best solution for me without having to go through that nightmare came in the form of 

BB CREAMS!

So I couldn't be happier when OnlyBeauty.com.my sponsored me Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream in Fresh :D


I need this especially with so many BIG events coming up. Usually I'm just happy with going bare faced with a dash of johnsons baby powder. But... not very glamorous lah.



First things first, 

My BB cream came in 01 Fresh, which is like KUNING LANGSAT. 

Cuz that's what it says on the bottle. Haha.

Consistency is pretty light. Easy to spread which I like.

Ok guys, my skin in really bad now cuz my cat died, my dog flew to Antartica, I had to force myself to wear black (I hate black), my hair grew an extra inch, I'm having my period.

So I'm showing a before & after picture of my hand.


Left side: bare, Right side: BB cream

As you can see, the right side is clearly brighter than the other side. It looks a bit too white now, but after a while it settles in.

When applied to my face, trust me when I say that my skin did get BRIGHTER and EVEN TONED overall.

For spots, the cream failed to cover some, but for the lighter spots, it did okay. The color blends in well cuz I got kuning langsat skin. My mom calls it the kopi manis color. Haha.

You won't get that super glossy matte finish. But you'll get a very natural finish. I don't know if it works for people with like really terrible skin, but on mine it's good enough. I have normal to combination skin.

But I don't recommend putting the cream on skin like my nose (see drawing below).


The surface of my nose is especially sensitive during that period. Which is now.

It's really in a bad condition now. 

I tried it on my nose and I don't know whether the clogging effect was significant, but I washed it off immediately after my left brain logic kicked in. I try to avoid putting anything at all on big blemishes and open pores until it heals.

Anyway, best is product for instant nose smoothness is using filters lah. Hahahahahaha.


This was after a 3-hour bus journey. And yes I was wearing the BB cream.

If you have normal to combination skin like me and you hate the heavy feeling foundations give, this is very good. It's not perfect, but it does the job well enough :) 

I'm not looking for a super perfect finish.

Just something that covers up well enough and looks natural.

I'll choose this BB cream over foundation anytime.

Retails at RM16.90


Once again, thank you OnlyBeauty for giving me the chance to review this :)

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xoxo

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