Tuesday, April 14, 2009
First Review: L'egere White Multi BB Cream
For my first make up review, I decided to talk about the L'egere White Multi BB Cream. I actually heard about BB creams through a friend, and while looking up reviews online I came across Fuz's blog. She gave such rave reviews about the L'egere that I decided to try it out myself. I bought it from the ebay user Japanese Products Lover (who now has her own site!) for about $27 and received it within a few days. BB cream aka blemish balm is popular in Asia, especially Korea. It is a bit like tinted moisturizer, but with better coverage. It's supposed to be an all in one facial cream that was originally developed as a treatment for patients who had just undergone laser surgery. Soon after celebrities began to follow the trend and then it became popular with the general public...I know my review is a little late compared to others, but I've only recently began to realize how much I love my L'egere bb cream!
The L'egere claims to be a "sun protect + make up," "base + skin cover + foundations for 24 hrs," and have "multi herbal extracts" to maintain "skin White, Transparent, Moisture and Elastic."The description on the back reads:
"White Multi BB Cream acts effectively on irritated skin, concealing dermal blemishes and helps skin rejuvenation with innovative active ingredients. Blocking the penetration of UV rays and other harmful factors. This silicon-based formula defines a natural, long-lasting complexion, with gentle calming effects of natural, plant-derived soothing particles not only on oily and sensitive skin, but also on irritated skin following peel care."
It is good for: "Skin that needs protection, irritated skin by peeling and laser procedures, sensitive and troubled skin."
Directions: "After following the daily skin routine, apply generously on face & sensitive area. For skin protection and natural-looking coverage, lightly pat a small amount of product over entire face in the final stage of basic skin toning."
The color of the cream when it comes out of the tube
Spread out onto the back of my hand...as you can see it blends in quite nicely with my skin tone. I'm pretty pale, so I'm not sure if this particular brand is good for those with tan skin (although I have seen and heard of this cream working for darker skin tones because it supposedly oxidizes to match your color). I do find that L'egere sometimes looks gray on me, though, so I counter that by priming with Make Up Forever HD Primer in #2 which is mauve. The mauve color really helps brighten up my skin and balance out the gray-ness.
Me looking very haggard in the morning. This is after I have cleansed, toned, and moisturized.
You actually need even less than this amount to cover your whole face!
After I have primed and added a thin layer of the L'egere White Multi BB Cream...see how flawless it looks? And my bags and redness are virtually gone! I still added a little more concealer for my bags, but definitely not as much as I would have had to without the bb cream
Liner, mascara, brows, and lip balm...
Today's blush is Paul & Joe's Bambi blush from the Disney Collection....love!
Finished! That's pretty much my everyday make up routine. Nothing fancy. I like to keep it really simple with a clean bright face, eyeliner (or not if I'm feeling lazy), lovely lashes (a must for me), groomed brows, a little blush, and lip balm. I'll usually add on some lip gloss or lipstick later on in the day if I remember to, and sometimes if I'm particularly adventurous I'll do a nice silver/white/champagne-colored shadow on my browbones and inner corners of my eyes to look more awake.
Later on in the day...approximately 4-6 hours later....still looking quite fresh and not very much--if any--shine at all! The oil control and coverage remained as good as when I first applied the cream. I actually like the cream a lot more after it's been given some time to sink in and oxidize. I feel like it looks even more natural. It feels very light and smooth and continues to be so after hours of being out and about. It is very low-maintenance and can be spread on with your fingers or a make up sponge. Overall, a good investment, considering its capabilities and reasonable price. The bb cream hype is definitely justified :)