Oct 22, 2013

Sheer beautifiers

This year I haven't really adjusted my makeup routine according to the seasons, which I normally do hand in hand with my skin care routine. It just struck me recently that I developed a thing for sheer bases all year round - and this coming from a girl who used to seek heavy coverage foundations means a lot. For instance I used to love Estée Lauders Double Wear, or Guerlain's Parure de Lumière but nowadys I only reach for those on special occasions or when I am going out. There are many reasons for this I guess, one of the most important being that I feel a bit more confident in my skin and don't feel the need to have an overly perfect canvas each day of the week. These BB and CC creams have been in rotation from spring until now and are the products I reach for the most often.

Clarins Skin Perfecting Cream*: As you can clearly see above, unfortunately this BB cream was sent to me in the wrong color, so I can just report on the consistency and smell - also that my darker skinned sister is happily using it. This fresh smelling cream is a multipurpose product which allows you to skip moisturizer entirely, even though it has a quite thin consistency unlike the last one above from La Roche-Posay.

L'Oréal Nude Magique CC Cream Anti Redness*: One of the most valued products for me, as this light greenish correcting cream saved me when I developed tiny red bumps on my face during summer. I didn't expect to like this one - but I love it and would definitely repurchase. I reach for this when I applied a moisturizer in the morning and find that I have some redness to even out my skin tone. The color changes from green to a rather yellowish color upon application, which seems too dark for me at first but sets to be just the right color. Magique!

L'Occitane Sublime Beauty Cream*: I haven't used it much so far as it's a tad too dark for me at the moment. Out of the lot, this seems to be the one who gives my complexion the dewiest finish - definitely nice but in my case, a dust of powder is needed to keep too much shine on my T-zone at bay.

La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream*: This cream is heavier in consistency than some of the others and I usually reach for this when I don't have the time to put on a moisturizer first which seems to be rather often the case lately. I completely trust in La Roche-Posay to take good care of my skin, giving it the hydration and subtle color it needs to look its best.

*Theses products were provided to me by the manufacturers or their PR companies for consideration on Styleseeking Zurich.


Anonymous said...

I love the l'oreal BB cream too. I love the way it changes colour as you apply it and it provides just the right amount of coverage. I recently tried Garnier's which I believe is one of the originals but I found it closer to a foundation. On another note, do you know if you can buy Rimmel anywhere in Zurich?

Styleseeking Zurich said...

Hi Tessa

I've tried one from Garnier in the past, too. Here's the review on the Miracle Skin Perfector: http://styleseekingzurich.blogspot.ch/2012/03/garnier-miracle-skin-perfector-bb-cream.html

As far as I know RIMMEL is available at Coop City (St. Annahof). Bigger Migros carry the line sometimes as well and maybe you could also check on the ground floor of Manor. Hope you'll find what you're looking for!


Anonymous said...

May I suggest also the Clinique BB cream? (and the Maybelline if you are on a budget is not too bad!)

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