I have to admit. I’m not a fan of BB Cream. Whenever someone told me that she only use nothing but BB Cream, I gave them a yuck look. It’s funny when I think of it. It’s the Korean that first came out with BB Cream and it was also the product that was made famous by the Korean. Somehow I feel that Korean BB Cream just doesn’t work well on me. I do have a favourite Korean BB Cream mind you but I would prefer Western version of BB Cream anytime.
It is not a secret that I’m a fan of the brand Guerlain. Back in April 2013 I posted up a sneak peek on Guerlain’s upcoming BB Cream release – Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster. It’s about time I share with you what I think after using the BB Cream for a good few months. Can this Western BB Cream change my mind on BB Cream overall? Will this Western BB Cream be any better than Korean BB Cream? We’ll see 😀
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster packing is really luxe. The tube is tall, slim, and comes with well-made cap and dispensing nozzle. I like that the Beauty Booster comes with a pump nozzle, not screw-cap type of packaging. With the pump nozzle I can control the amount I needed to pump out so there is no wastage here and I can even pump out bit by bit to top up as needed during application. So convenient 😀
This Beauty Booster comes in just two shades – 01 Light and 03 Medium. I wonder what happen to 02 eh? Below swatch is for Light which is perfect for my skin tone. I believe this is leaning more towards yellow undertone as the swatch is quite obviously shown that it is more beige and also the fact that it doesn’t have any pink tone to it. However the shade suits all skin tone so don’t worry about it :D. The trick here is to have the Beauty Booster on but looks like you are not wearing any.
The secret to flawless skin with Beauty Booster lies in the Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, an unprecedented combination of smoothing and shaping stretch fibres and natural linen and silk fibres in complete affinity with the skin. However I do still feel that I had something on my face and not feeling that the Beauty Booster is the second skin because it’s a tad bit tacky after application. The consistency is certainly thick, almost like a liquid foundation. There is a distinctive floral scent in the Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster. It’s not very nose clogging to me as I don’t really mind that my skin care and makeup are scented. The scent doesn’t linger on but if you do mind on the scent, do take a sniff over the counter prior before purchasing.
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster comes with a combination of five actions – protection, hydration, radiance, color correction and even skin tone. I do agree on the protection, hydration and even skin tone claim but that depends on the way I apply my Beauty Booster. Whenever I had more skin care on and apply this Beauty Booster with fingers, the coverage is more sheer and it’s more oilier. By this way it is also easier to spread but the downside would be that I will have oiler face after just two hours. And if I put on lesser skin care and apply this Beauty Booster with either fingers or brush, the coverage is more thicker and slightly matte at the same time. Matte means it’s harder to spread the product out but definitely no issue for me as I would prefer a matte coverage. The downside is the mattifying effect only lasted 2-3 hours. The coverage is buildable and quite easy to do so. I don’t have a serious case of eyebags and Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster still are unable to cover the imperfection properly. On the first few days I have smeared makeup on my chin especially if I smile or laugh a lot. What happen to me was “breakage” of base makeup. It’s definitely one ugly scene lol. Remember to take note of your finishing powder :). I usually apply this Beauty Booster with a brush, blot with a laid-flat tissue to lift away the excess oil on the surface and perfected the application with fingers. This Beauty Booster will be much better with buffing in the product. A Sigma F80 or Real Technique brush will do the trick.
It contains Titanium Dioxide 3.55%, chemical Oxybenzone 1.00% and Octinoxate 3.74% in the ingredient which helps to prevent skin from sunburn. The SPF30 PA+++ is a plus point but still, you will need to apply a separate sunscreen. Reason being is that your SPF15 in skin care will not add up to Beauty Booster’s SPF30 aight?
And here’s the final look after all makeup is done. I finished it off with RMK Pressed Powder N which explains the healthy glow on my face. I wouldn’t recommend this pressed powder as finishing powder because oily skin user will have oilier face in no time with this Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster. This would be THE PERFECT BB Cream for normal to dry skin user but oily skin user might need to figure out how to mattify the skin better. If you must get this, just layer on lesser skin care prior before applying this Beauty Booster or apply any oil-free skin care and smoothing makeup base on to prolong the makeup.
Was there any oxidisation? Surprisingly it don’t oxidise on my oily skin at all.
Here are the ingredient list 😀
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster proved to me once again that Western BB Cream are way better than Korean BB Cream and it definitely suits my skin better in so many ways. BB Cream usually doesn’t come in more than one shade. This Guerlain one comes in two shades which makes shade matching much more easier.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.