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Oh BB

Oh BB

A few months ago I posted about my new Clinique BB Cream.  You may remember my review was not great.  Like I really wanted to take it back I was not pleased.  So now I’m here to say that maybe my first review was a bit harsh.  I don’t think I really gave it a chance.  I had an idea of what I thought it should be and when it turned out to be different I automatically didn’t like it.

*Hanging my head in shame as I’m sitting here wearing said BB cream*

Seriously I’ve worn it for the past few days and it’s starting to grow on me.  It does offer a little more natural coverage.  It is a little thicker than the Olay CC cream but not as heavy as a normal foundation.  I do find it seems to “shine” a little more than I’m used to but I by no means feel like an oil slick.  A healthy glow maybe?

Anyway I’m here to say my first review was a little uncalled for.  I should have given it a few days before judging so quickly.  So if you are looking for a BB cream the Clinique is not bad, though I will hold to my earlier statement that I would NOT pay full price.  I don’t think it’s the best thing out there especially for the price.

~k

Olay CC Cream

Olay CC Cream

I feel like I’ve done a lot of makeup posts lately but I keep buying new stuff.  🙂  Last weekend while Matt and I were at Costco I picked up some Olay CC Cream.  It was basically buy one get one free.

I know I’ve raved on here about the Olay Total Effects Cream but Olay is really nailing it!  The CC Cream is  basically just like the Total Effects as far as consistency goes only I got the light to medium shade which seems to suite my skin tone a little better than the fair to light I have in the Total Effects.  My plan is/was to still use the CC cream in with my Clinique Even Better foundation but yesterday I decided that since we were having a lazy day I would just apply the CC Cream.  I can’t tell you how much I LOVE this stuff.  I don’t think it’s really any different than the Total Effects but honestly I love that too.

The CC Cream offered just enough coverage to help even out my skin and then I applied a little Mineral Veil from Bare Minerals and bronzer.  Add blush and mascara and I was good to go.  This is my “quick” makeup routine. 😉

So where I really wanted to go with this post is to say that I think I like the Olay CC Cream better than the Clinique BB Cream.  As I mentioned the BB Cream still felt a little heavier than what I would want from something that’s touted as a “tinted moisturizer.”  With that said, buy the CC Cream!  Even if you have a regular foundation, I don’t think you can go wrong with the CC Cream.  It’s great to add to your foundation or for days when you don’t feel like spending a lot of time applying makeup. (I wonder if I could return the BB Cream?)

~k

BB Creams

BB Creams

Another purchase from our outlet trip was Clinique’s BB Cream. This retails for around $40.00 in the department stores and that is just a bit more than I’d like to pay for a BB Cream so I waited until we went to the outlets. I stopped in the cosmetic store and found their price to be $29.95. This is a MUCH better price so I grabbed a tube in Shade 2.

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Now from what I had heard, BB Creams are a lighter coverage makeup. Almost like a tinted moisturizer. You may remember I was mixing my Olay Total Effects with my Clinique Even Better foundation. This seemed to work well for me.

With my new BB Cream in hand, I decided to use it before going to the pool on Saturday. It contains SPF 30 and I figured it should be lightweight enough to be pool worthy. Man was I surprised. This stuff has a little more coverage than I thought it would. I’ve found myself actually mixing the BB Cream with my Olay as well. You still get a nice coverage but, to me, it appears a little more natural.

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The left dot is the Olay and the right dot is the BB Cream.

I’ve only used my new BB cream for a few days so the jury is still out as to whether I will purchase this again. I will not be purchasing it for full price, regardless. If you are near an outlet with a cosmetics store, I say def pick some up and give it a whirl. For $30.00 I think it’s a good summer foundation especially if you go to beach or pool a lot and you want a little coverage with added SPF.

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Left to right: Even Better, Olay, BB Cream  Notice all 3 are different shades. 🙂  Don’t worry, it works.

~k