jane iredale GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM swatch

 

 

jane iredale GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM swatch BB3, BB5

Hi! This is a quicky post about the Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream. It has garnered a cult following among green beauty lovers and for those with sensitive skin or dry skin.

Here I have trialled complimentary of JI, 2 shades – shade BB3 and BB5. I received small testers of these and have swatched them for you below here:

The BB3 is more pink toned – cooler – this is swatched on the right side (closest to thumb side). Looked a bit dull on me.

The BB 5 is more peach toned – warmer – this is swatched on the left side (outer palm side). This was better but probably just a touch too warm/orange.

This BB cream is a FULL COVERAGE cream.  You can see the creaminess in the images above. It is like a full coverage foundation, which I’m not used to since I wear more sheer coverage. But I can see this will be great for events, functions or when you might be doing photography (eg. headshots or formal photos etc).

Thick creamy consistency which dries down to a powdery finish – so there is no need to powder finish. Though in saying that I found it probably a bit too powdery a finish it like a bit cakey on me.  In addition being a mineral foundation, it will develop a bit of shine throughout the day (or it did for me).

Overall, it is a good BB cream which acts like a full coverage foundation and will suit those who like full coverage but I still prefer my light coverage foundation at this moment!

I hope these swatches help for those looking to try this one out. I would recommend you try it first – maybe try and get an application done and wear it for a day and see if it works for you.

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

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Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation vs Magic Foundation

 charlotte tilbury magic foundation vs light wonder foundation
Charlotte Tilbury Magic foundation vs Light Wonder Foundation

Fans of Charlotte Tilbury will raise the question – what is the difference between the 2 and is one better than the other?

And after using her products for 4 years now, its time to review the brand again. NOTE: I have felt some CHANGES IN THEIR FORMULATION…more below…

The short answer is they will be suitable for different skin conditions.  Perhaps they both work for you but in different situations.

For those of you who follow my posts or have come across them, you will know that my HG is the LWF – mentions here and here.  In fact MOST of my make up is CT because they just work for me (I’ll put a post up soon showing ALL her products I use!).    And I still am using the LWF in Shade Fair 1, but recently I got some top ups and received a sample of the Magic Foundation in Shade 1. So time to compare!

TEXTURE & COVERAGE:

LWF is thin liquid, easy to spread, sheer to light coverage. Buildable to some extent to reach a light coverage. Any spots will definitely need a concealer to cover up.

***Note by the way, I feel their viscosity has changed. My new topup is more runnier than it was before. I contacted them and they said they had changed one ingredient in it.    I think it may be the fact it has UV now? I can’t recall but I don’t think it did when the product first launched – but please correct me if I’m wrong so I can update.  The finish is still the same, but just feels more runnier.

MAGIC is more creamier feeling, medium to full coverage. See images below

 

COLOR:

They are different shades of 1. LWF is more pink based, Magic is more yellow based.

FINISH:

LWF is a glowy finish which retains moisture on the skin – even after powdering with CT’s powder.  Easy to wash off when cleansing in the evening.

MAGIC is more matte, gave a more ‘made up look’, but at the same token was drier and my skin close up appeared powdery with dry patches.  It is a drier formulation because it dries quicker – so you need to work quickly!  However it does give the hint of the CT glow after it settles. Does feel light on, and is easy to wash off despite being a fuller coverage foundation, I found no need to use any strong makeup remover, I just used my regular Dr Gross cleanser .   I found the best way to use Magic for my skin type is to only use a thin layer. The more I put on, the cakier and drier it seems.  Putting a thinner layer helped to maintain the CT glow and even out complexion.

NOTE: ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN SUBJECTIVE OPINIONS AND MAY VARY FROM OTHERS. ALL OPINIONS ARE ALSO MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND JOURNEY WITH THOSE SPECIFIC ITEMS I USE FROM HER RANGE.

I hope this has helped anyone thinking about LWF or the MAGIC foundation. I definitely still prefer the LWF. What has your experience of Charlotte Tilbury’s foundation been like? I’d love to hear your opinons 🙂

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

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cult cleanser: Dr Dennis Gross

 

dr dennis gross All-in-One Cleanser with Toner

 

 

Dr Dennis Gross All-in-One Cleanser with Toner

Have you been searching for that cream cleanser which helps to remove makeup and does not leave a film after cleansing?

Well guys, this is it! I have tried a few cream cleansers (not all since some are oil based – ah congestion!), and this one is one that I have bought continually over the past 2 years.

I use this only at night time, and I will double cleanser with it or with other cleansers. But it is one which leaves the skin soft, cleansed and not stripped.  I think it does so with its smart formulation which includes a toner in the mix, so skin is left nice and soft after cleansing.  The texture is a non oily cream cleanser, see below:

Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps skin Vitamins A,C and E: Provide potent antioxidants that protect against free radicals Green Tea Extract: Protects against free radicals and environmental toxins Witch Hazel: Soothes the skin

It contains a whole bunch of good ingredients for the skin such as (below is excerpt from website):

Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps skin
Vitamins A,C and E: Provide potent antioxidants that protect against free radicals
Green Tea Extract: Protects against free radicals and environmental toxins
Witch Hazel: Soothes the skin

The use is so easy – following the instructions on the site, I apply directly on dry skin and massage to dissolve the days impurities and rinse off with tepid water. Dr Gross’ instructions as extracted from website is:

Apply to dry face with clean, dry hands.
Allow the product to work best for you by massaging face gently:
10 seconds – dry skin 30 seconds – oily skin
Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
For morning and night use.

I normally get the 180ml size (6oz) but if it were available in the mega 480ml (18oz) I’d get that for sure!

Have you tried this cleanser – what are your thoughts? Or have you used any other cream cleanser which doesn’t leave that filminess – I’d love to hear what you’re using!

Enjoy

All images shot on my iPhone 6 Plus

xx

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