Sunday, August 3, 2014

Review of new L'oreal Anti-Fatigue and Anti-Redness BB Creams

Hello, I just wanted to take a moment to thank anyone who has subscribed to my blog! I know it’s very new but I hope that it keeps growing, even with my hectic work and school schedule. I have ambivalent feelings of working in retail. Sometimes I have my good days and sometimes I don’t. It can be overwhelming but it’s also rewarding. Working in the skin/cosmetic section has allowed me to interact with a multitude of men and women. I am far away from a dermatologist but I do know a thing or two about skin and makeup. Hopefully blogging becomes another channel through which I can somehow help you.  Moving on to the review.

L’oreal BB cream in shade Light: I have used the “regular” L’oreal BB cream in shade light for about 7 months and am still not absolutely sure whether I love it or not. Here’s the thing, it does even out your skin tone and moisturizes your face but it doesn’t offer any actual coverage. It is labeled as a BB cream and not a primer, which is why my expectations were not fully met. If you have oily skin this might not be to your liking. If you do not shake the product before applying, it can come out of the tube as greasy. There is no way I can wear this on its own because it turns my face orange once its blended out. This might be a hit or a miss for you. If your’e looking for a BB cream skip it.

L’oreal Anti-Fatigue BB cream: This goes on orange and once its blended it remains orange. Again, the name is deceiving because you can’t use this on its own. I applied it over my face as a primer under my foundation to see if the foundation would cancel out the orange tones on my face, but was disappointed to see that my foundation looked like it had oxidized. I’m assuming the orange tones in this product are to cancel out any veins or darkness from under eye circles, so it might work well for small problem areas, but as a bb cream no way. I wouldn’t recommend this at all. The worst thing is that I had to go straight to work with this product on my face and although I tried to cancel out the orange with my foundation, I still had visible orange/pink tones. Throughout the end of the day I was very oily and my foundation looked oxidized. If you’re wondering I used my Revlon Colorstay foundation on top of this and that foundation gives exceptional coverage and keeps me relatively oil free.

L’oreal Anti-Redness BB cream: I’m not sure if I am a good candidate for this product since I don’t have a lot of redness on my face, unless I have the occasional breakout. I only used this on certain spots that were slightly red, as opposed to using it on my entire face. I didn’t want to risk looking like a gobbling lol. Once its blended as you can see on the swatches below, it looks yellow/beige. I actually like this product because I have warm undertones and this evens my complexion out quite nicely. I don’t think it will be my next Holy Grail product but I think it does what its supposed to do. Again like the other L’oreal BB creams I reviewed, I don’t think of it as a bb cream because it doesn’t offer any coverage, rather all it does is color corrects your skin. I don’t think any of these bb creams do anything to diminish the appearance of pores or lines, so I wouldn’t recommend this as a primer because there are so many other options out there.
All are swatched from left to right in Light, Anti-Fatigue, and Anti-Redness