MUA Makeup Academy BB All In One Beauty Balm Review & Swatches
I recently hauled MUA Makeup Academy BB All In One Beauty Balm during their Facebook sale. I was quite interested in this BB Cream since reading so many reviews on it.
It’s available in six shades for £4 each however, during the sale I paid half that price. Seriously, £4 is a good deal without the added advantage of the sale. By the way, the sale is still ongoing, simply use promo code MUA40 for 40% Off your total.
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MUA Makeup Academy BB All In One Beauty Balm was inspired by Asian BB Creams and promises a full coverage foundation experience that conceals, brightens, and evens out skin tone with a range of shades that will adapt to suit your skin tone.
I got the Medium shade which in fact was the perfect shade. It starts out a tad too beige but quickly adapted to a lighter beige that suited me perfectly so perhaps the color adapting technology is working.
The formula is super creamy and rich with a hydrating feel on skin that doesn’t accentuate dry areas on my face. It blends out like a dream thanks to the smooth feel and creamy texture of the BB Cream. If you have dry skin you’re sure to adore it. The satiny finish also insures that oily skin should get on board well with it as well.
For me it does brighten which in turn eases my dullness. It also evens out my skin tone and creates a flawless finish for my makeup. It isn’t as pigmented as Asian BB Creams but it will offer sheer coverage and can be built up to semi-medium coverage. It definitely isn’t tinted moisturizer which is a common mistake many BB Creams released in the US have been making it lately. I’d say it’s a hybrid sort of formula that’s one part BB Cream, one part cream foundation.
The lack of an SPF is really what takes away from the overall BB Cream as this doesn’t have sun protection at all all sadly.
Overall, many of the multitasking functions of a good BB Cream are here as well as a creamy, rich formula that has an extended wear of at least six hours without fading or oxidizing. However, the lack of SPF is a deal breaker for some I’m sure. They would have really sealed the deal if it contained at least an SPF 30 particularly at this value price.
If you don’t mind the lack of sun protection you’ll want to try this out. It’s an excellent formula that wears very well while producing fairly flawless coverage.
Likes! Borderline Muse Approval if it had SPF!
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