Update: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange
It’s time for an update on Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange! It’s been 1 month of using this bb cream. I didn’t use it every day, but I used it pretty often. This is what I think about it now! Here are my results! 🙂
I have a long history with this bb cream. It was my HG for so long that I was disappointed that it stopped working all of a sudden out of the blue. But I took the chance and decided to try it out again. Did it work this time? Did I break out from it? Did it clog my pores? What happened? So the first day of using it went well. I didn’t have any issues with it in terms of breakouts. I think that’s what I was most worried about. I didn’t want to develop cystic acne or blackheads after trying it again. After using it for the first time again, I was ecstatic that I didn’t notice any breakouts. My skin looked pretty good. There were no issues that bothered me too much besides how this bb cream is highly perfumed. I just can’t get over the smell. I honestly don’t remember if it smelled this way before. Who knows! So, overall, it all went well. Much better than I expected. This time, I really thought the bb cream was working for me again, since I loved how it contains a high SPF (SPF 50+ PA+++!!). It also provided good coverage while feeling somewhat lightweight on the skin. It didn’t feel thick or heavy like other foundations I’ve used before. Also, it made my skin look flawless and just so much brighter and healthier looking! I wanted it to work, but…
Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me this time. Not anymore. 😢 I started noticing blackheads on my forehead and some pimples on other parts of my face after using it. I didn’t think it was this product but it is. I kept on getting random breakouts whenever I used it. I noticed the breakouts after removing my makeup at the end of the day. *sigh* I think this bb cream is just too heavy for my skin now even though it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. The texture and consistency feels much thicker than it is when it’s on the skin. If that makes any sense, lol. It was one of the perfect bb creams I’ve used. I mean, I’ve used it for so many years until now. The bb cream made my skin appear dry sometimes too. I noticed dead skin on my face appearing more obvious. And it leaves my skin feeling and looking chalky and ashy due to the dryness. It’s great at controlling oil but may be a little too much. Well, it looks like it didn’t work out this time. I’m not going to try it again, haha. I think it’s time to move on to something else or something new. After this, I’m pretty much over it. I still have a ton of product left too. This bb cream just isn’t the same anymore. What really happened… 🤷🏻♀️
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Review: Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange
Trying Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange Again!
Trying Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange Again!
I’m testing out my previous skin care and makeup products again after leaving veganism. I have some products I’m still curious about. You know, the ones that I’ve used for 10+ years and all of a sudden stopped working out of the blue. I wanted to see if it was caused by the health issues I developed and experienced when I was vegan. So the last product I tried was a skin care product called Benton Fermentation Essence. You can read more about my experience with this product right here:
I Used Benton Fermentation Essence Last Night. This Is What Happened.
An Update on Benton Fermentation Essence. Did It Clog My Pores??
👆🏻 To find out what happened to my skin, feel free to click on the links!
Now on to this bb cream that has been one of my HG bb creams for so many years. I’ve used it for so long that I was extremely shocked that it caused breakouts. It was such a weird reaction. Now let’s see if it still works or not. It should, right? How can something I’ve been using for so many years just stop working or change all of a sudden? The ingredients are the same as it was before! Has anyone experienced this? Anyways, so the bb cream I’m talking about today is Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm Triple Function Orange BB Cream or what I call Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange. Yes, I shortened the name of the product because the full name of the product was just way too lengthy, and I didn’t want to keep saying it over and over (if I had to). Now on to my first time experience using this bb cream for a day!
My Experience Using Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange for the First Time Again
The first day of using this bb cream felt very different and exciting. I haven’t used it in so long that I can only recall how wonderful it used to be. How it provided good coverage, gave my skin a flawless look, and how it protected my skin from the sun because it contains a high SPF. This bb cream contains SPF 50+ PA+++!! That is on the high side of the spectrum for a bb cream and makeup product. No wonder why I always chose this bb cream over the rest that I had throughout the years. It’s just that awesome. And it never broke me out. Really, it never did. I was so surprised a product like this worked on my skin since it does contain some comedogenic ingredients in it. But it worked and my skin was ok with it because it never clogged my pores. Sometimes it’s not the individual ingredients alone that matters but the overall formulation of the product that matters if it’ll work on your skin or not. Just gotta try it out to see if it works or not for yourself!
So this bb cream comes in an orange clunky pump bottle. It’s rather big, but that never bothered me because it was an affordable and effective foundation for me over the years. I liked it. The product is only 1.35 fl. oz. (40 mL), but it seems to last for a very long time from my experience. I only purchased 1 bottle per year. Sometimes it’ll last even longer than a year. The product when dispensed from the bottle is a light-medium beige color with strong yellow undertones. I wasn’t bothered by the coloring of this bb cream. I mean, it’s a little darker than my skin tone, but it’s not that big of a deal. It blends into my skin just fine and the shade adjusts to my natural skin tone as it settles into the skin. The texture of the bb cream is soft, smooth, and creamy. It glides and smooths over my skin very nicely. Blends into the skin well and provides a lot more coverage compared to what I’ve been using! I would say it’s medium coverage, but it’s buildable.
With this bb cream, it did help cover up my dark under circles, some acne marks, and smoothed out the texture of my skin. Last time I used it, I experienced skin dryness, but I didn’t experience dry skin this time. It actually helped to control excess sebum on my skin. Worked well on my oily skin! Even though it didn’t dry out my skin, it did accentuate flaky skin. Oops, I think I just needed to exfoliate before using this bb cream, lol. Otherwise, my skin looked pretty good with the coverage that it gave me. The finish of this bb cream was dewy, semi-matte, not oily. It didn’t accentuate fine lines and wrinkles like it did before. It gave my skin this flawless appearance to it. I love it! I’m very happy that my experience with this bb cream is very different this time. Also, I didn’t break out after wearing it for only a day either. But who knows, it’s only been a day. I think I’m going to keep using this bb cream and see how it goes. Everything is going well so far, except for this, which is the fragrance. It contains fragrance that smells like perfume, and it’s pretty overwhelming.
That’s my first day experience of using Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange!! A new update coming up within a week or so!
Take a peek at my previous review if you wish ~ Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Orange
My First Time Trying Andalou Naturals Vitamin C Beauty Balm Again Since Last Summer! 🌞
Here’s a beauty balm that I used last summer. It’s been sitting in my makeup bag unused. I still have ton of product left. I decided to try it again to see if it works. I didn’t like it the first time. Let’s see if it’s any different this time around. I didn’t want to let it go to waste. Either way! Let’s try it! The makeup product is Andalou Naturals Vitamin C Beauty Balm. Yep, another Andalou Naturals product. I did a bunch of reviews on this brand in the past week or so. Check them out if you haven’t yet!
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Pearl Exfoliator
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Rosewater Mask
Andalou Naturals Luminous Eye Serum
Andalou Naturals Clear Skin Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub
Here’s some info on Andalou Naturals Vitamin C Beauty Balm real quick! >>> It’s a bb cream that contains fruit stem cell complex and vitamin c. A multi-benefit balm providing broad spectrum from zinc oxide. A natural, sheer mineral tint for flawless coverage in one easy step! 98% nature derived, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.
That’s awesome! I was attracted to this bb cream because it contains vitamin c and utilizes zinc oxide to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays! I wanted a bb cream that’ll improve my complexion and also has some good SPF in it. This bb cream just looked so appealing and natural, so that’s why I purchased it in the first place. This is round 2 of using the bb cream. And, also, it’s the first day. Here are my thoughts! 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
This bb cream comes in a 2 fl. oz. (58 mL) tube with a twist cap. The product is a thick cream when dispensed from the tube. It feels soft and creamy. The shade is light-medium beige. It has a citrus smell to it. It smells really good. It makes me think of oranges. 🍊 YUM! This bb cream goes on the skin very well. It soft, blendable, and leaves the skin feeling moisturized due to how thick and rich the bb cream feels. Does it feel heavy on the skin? I would say it’s between lightweight and heavy, so in the middle. Not too light and not too heavy. It leaves a dewy finish behind. Makes the skin feel a bit sticky though. It feels very moisturizing on the skin.
As for coverage, it is a sheer tint (as it claims to be), so it doesn’t provide any coverage for dark under eye circles, blemishes, acne marks, and so on. It does help even out the skin tone a little bit and makes it appear brighter. I think that has to do with the zinc oxide in this product. If you’re worried if this bb cream leaves a white cast on the skin, I’m sorry, it does! So if you have a darker, richer complexion, this may not work for you, but you can try it out if you want. It made my skin look a little whiter. Back to the zinc oxide, I love zinc oxide, but since it contains zinc oxide, if you have dry patches or dry skin in general, it might accentuate those areas. I noticed some dry skin on my face looking more obvious after applying this bb cream. The bb cream feels moisturizing on the skin, but it makes dry patches more noticeable. Something else about this bb cream I noticed is that it moves around on the face and settles into creases easily.
The bb cream utilizes vitamin c in the form of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. This isn’t the most effective vitamin c on my skin, but I love that it still has it. I love makeup and skin care that have vitamin c. Vitamin c helps to even out the skin tone, brighten it, and fights against free radicals and aging. But, unfortunately, I haven’t noticed a difference in my complexion after using this product (today and last year). My skin didn’t look brighter, more even toned, or even better. But it’s nice to have it in the product along with my skin care. I just can’t get enough of vitamin c, lol.
This is what the bb cream looks like. It’s a light-medium beige color.
Pros & Cons
- Contains SPF 30 (20.0% Zinc Oxide)
- Contains vitamin c (magnesium ascorbyl phosphate)
- Makes the skin look brighter (visually)
- Feels sticky on the skin
- No coverage at all
- Not long-lasting during the summer months
- Not made for humid weather
- Doesn’t sit on the skin well, creases
My first time trying this bb cream wasn’t too bad. My previous experience with this bb cream was much worse. I wonder if it has to do with the change in weather (summer vs winter). So I’m glad things are turning out differently this time. I would love for this bb cream to work. I’ve been searching for one that contains vitamin c and zinc oxide to brighten my skin and protect my skin from the sun. This hits both of those points. Also, it feels moisturizing on the skin. I’ll put up with the stickiness and creasing if it works out. haha. All in all, the only thing that bothers me about this bb cream is that it settles into dry patches on the skin. I hope it stops doing that, but we’ll have to see. Stick around for a new update in a week. See you all there! 😊
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Review: MAC Blot Pressed Powder
I’m not big on makeup right now. I stopped using Purito Cica Clearing BB Cream due to it not being compatible with my skin. Don’t forget to check out my full review on this bb cream! So, today, I would like to talk about a makeup powder that I use on and off. It’s MAC Blot Pressed Powder. This pressed powder isn’t a full on pressed powder that adds a ton of color to the face. It’s a pressed powder that adds a little bit of color, offers sheer coverage, and leaves the skin matte. Some other benefits are oil-controlling, used for quick touch-ups, non-acnegenic, dermatologist-tested, and ophthalmologist-tested. So I’ve had this powder for quite some time. It’s been sitting around. Thought I’d use it again since I have it. Now here are my thoughts on it!
I used to love MAC pressed powders and thought I would try them out again, since they worked for me before. I picked up a pressed powder from MAC, which happened to be the MAC Blot Pressed Powder in Light. I think I’ve used this one before, but I’m not sure. It’s been a while. The ingredient list looks pretty short, and it looks like it could work on my skin, so I just went for it. So this pressed powder isn’t a full coverage face powder. It provides very sheer coverage as the product states. That’s what it is. Don’t expect to get more coverage by using a lot of product. It’ll just make the face look powdery and is wasteful. The color of the powder is barely noticeable when applied to the skin. The powder does help with oil control. It helped to absorb excess oil on the skin, especially during the summer. Leaves the skin looking matte. Honestly, that’s all there is to it. It’s a no-coverage (sheer, lol) face powder that helps to control oil on the skin.
What mattered to me the most was…did the powder clog my pores?? Absolutely not! That’s awesome and all, but I didn’t feel like I needed this face powder. The reason why I don’t use it too often, haha. I have a couple of oil control powders that I have that I prefer way more over the MAC Blot Pressed Powder. I thought MAC was overpriced for the results. I mean, what’s so special about this powder when I can get a powder that costs a third of this powder? By the way, MAC Blot Pressed Powder is $30. For what it does, it works. It helps to control oil and is great for touch-ups throughout the day. But, it hasn’t brought anything amazing to my makeup routine, especially for the price and results. No wonder why I still have this powder and haven’t used it up. It’s good, but there are so many other good powders out there that are less expensive…
This is what MAC Blot Pressed Powder looks like in the shade Light. It comes with a makeup sponge, but I prefer to use a makeup brush instead.
Pros & Cons
- Helps to control oil
- Feels lightweight on the skin
- Doesn’t clog pores
I’m not too impressed with MAC Blot Pressed Powder. It’s pretty expensive for a compact pressed powder. I just don’t find anything special about it. There’s so many other options nowadays that I don’t think this is worth it anymore. I’m going to use it up, but I won’t repurchase.
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Review: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Loose Setting Powder
It’s time for a makeup review. 😊 I’ve had Wet n Wild Photo Focus Loose Setting Powder for some time. I’ve used it on and off. I recently just started using it again because I wanted something that looks more natural but also helps with oil control. This seems to be the best bet when looking at the ingredients. It’s short and simple. Also, from the times that I did use it, it didn’t irritate my skin or clog my pores. We’ll see if it’s still the same as before. Here are my thoughts on this setting powder this time around…
- Silky, weightless
- Set, mattify, absorb oil, bake
- Create a soft-focus effect
- Subtly blur fine lines and imperfections
This is a soft, silky powder that feels very lightweight on the skin. The shade I have is Translucent. It’s a light beige color, but it vanishes into the skin when blended properly. This powder is truly translucent. It doesn’t provide any coverage or even out the skin tone. I use this powder after I apply my foundation, and it makes my skin look less oily. It’s very good at absorbing oil on the skin and leaves the skin matte. I don’t need to use a lot of product either. Just a little bit and I’m all set. If you have dry skin or dry patches, using this powder is not a good idea. It accentuates dry skin and dry patches of skin. I skip it on my dry skin days, since powder makeup usually make dry skin look worse. It is an absorbent product. It’ll just put more emphasis on those flaky areas.
So this powder does leave the skin looking softer, but I haven’t noticed a blur effect on fine lines or imperfections. I don’t see it after using it so many times. On my skin, anyways. To me, it’s just a lightweight powder that helps to control oil on the skin. And that’s all I really use it for. It’s a really good product for that purpose. This powder does not leave the skin looking cakey at all. I can apply layers of this product, and my skin doesn’t look caked, heavy, or made up. I tried baking with this powder, since the product claims it can be used to bake. That was a mistake but at least I tried. I honestly didn’t like it. It was too drying on my skin and accentuated fine lines and wrinkles. Made my skin look dry and chalky. Uh…no. lol. It didn’t work for me for that purpose. It’s better at controlling the oilies. That’s what I’m going to use it for.
This setting powder comes in a decent size jar (0.70 oz. / 20 g) for only $5.99. It’s very affordable.
Here’s the setting powder on my makeup brush. This powder is pretty dense. I think I went overboard though. Oops.
Here’s a swatch of the powder. It’s a light beige color. But don’t worry, it vanishes into the skin. All you need to do is blend, blend, and blend some more. This powder lives up to its name. You can apply as much powder as you want, and it’ll still be translucent. It’s also non-cakey. I tried applying the product on with many layers, and it still didn’t make my skin look blotchy and heavy. My skin still looked natural and makeup-less. YES! It looks like I’m not wearing any makeup!
Pros & Cons
- It’s truly a translucent powder.
- No breakouts
- Mattifies the skin, controls oil
- Claims to blur fine lines and imperfections, but it doesn’t (on my skin).
This is a really good, inexpensive powder that works to control oil on the skin and leaves the skin looking matte. It leaves my skin looking softer and less oily. It doesn’t look cakey. Looks natural on the skin. It also didn’t break me out either. I didn’t notice new breakouts while wearing it. Overall, I didn’t have any issues with this powder. It would be nice if it blurred fine lines and imperfections, since that’s what it says it would do. lol. If you’re looking for a powder that gives that effect, this is not for you. I’m just a tad disappointed in that. Just a little, ha. But the oil control is something I really like about this powder. It really does tame the oil in my skin. My skin is matte throughout the day, and it doesn’t take a lot of product to achieve that. Other than that, it’s a good product for the price. It’s only $5.99. It’s worth to give it a try if you’re looking for an affordable setting powder. As for me, it’s good but not great or amazing. I most likely won’t purchase it again after I finish what I have.