is the name ‘bb’ overused? l’oreal paris has quite a number of bb products in the range – bb cream, bb blush and bb powder.
we’ve heard about bb creams since it’s been widely used in asia for many years before it’s finally introducted into australian market. i have the bb blush which will be reviewed later. in this post, let’s look at the bb powder.
what is it?
The 1st BB Powder contains self-adjusting intuitive transparent powder pigments that blend with skin to fit any skin tone; creating a velvet-like finish to your skin.
an initial look, it’s just a pressed powder. the texture is very fine and velvety soft.
nude magique bb powder comes in 2 colors, light and medium. i have medium and don’t have light for reference. while the color looks somewhat dark, it’s translucent when applied.
i’m not including product swatch because it’s undetectable, ie sinks perfectly into my skin.
the product is travel friendly. it comes with 2 compartments. lift the powder compartment…
there’s mirror and sponge.
however, i don’t like the sponge. whenever i used the sponge to apply or touch up, i ended up looking cakey.
i prefer to apply with big powder brush. i have dry skin and i usually just powder the t-zone area to set makeup. with l’oreal bb powder, i have no problem dusting all over my face. it sets foundation perfectly and doesn’t feel drying.
you probably have noticed that i’ve been using this nude magique bb powder almost exclusively in my recent looks. i’m loving it! works well with whatever used as base (liquid foundations or bb creams) and makes them last longer. a light dust gives a matte finish yet doesn’t make my face feel dry.
the product also says it gives ‘matte finish and airbrushed look’ when used alone. i have no problem dusting a light layer over my bare face, which gives no coverage but a nice matte finish. however if i try to build more coverage with more product, my skin looks cakey and drying. this could be due to my dry skin.
l’oreal nude magique bb powder retails at aud$26.95 and is available at major department stores and selected pharmacies and supermarkets.
product was sent for consideration.