BB Creams

Shiseido Anessa Face Sunscreen BB Cream

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Shiseido Anessa is one my absolute favorite products for Summer fun in the sun. It offers great protection at SPF 50 and wears quite well under extreme conditions such as a day at the beach or the pool.

I’m delighted that they have a brand new BB Cream that recently launched in Japan. This is available in two shade and offers an SPF 50 as well.

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I’m quite eager to get my hands on it so expect a review soon. I’m having a friend who lives Tokyo grab me one up but keep your eyes on Adambeauty.com as I’m sure he’ll get it shortly at a very reasonable price.

Visit www.shiseido.co.jp if you’d like to explore the Anessa Collection.

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Dior Hydra Life BB Creme SPF 30 PA +++

Dior Hydra Life BB Creme SPF 30 PA +++

Dior recently brought their White Reveal BB Cream over to the US. It’s available now at Nordstrom and other fine retailers for $50. This was originally introduced in Asia so it’s great to see it finally here in our market.

Another exciting release is the new Dior Hydra Life BB Creme SPF 30 PA +++ (although White Reveal has the longer/better protection with an SPF 50). HydraLife BB Creme provides complexion-enhancing and even-toning properties of a foundation.

This single step BB Cream acts as a primer, foundation, SPF, and base all in one.

This one is a little more costly at $56 (White Reveal is $50) but knowing Dior it’ll be worth it.

Available now at Sephora and Dior counters.

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Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Shade 3 Swatches

Clinique Age Dense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Shade 3 Swatches 3

BB Cream has finally stepped into the spotlight here in the US. In Korea, where BB Cream first became popular, girls and women use this product after their skincare in place of sunscreen and foundation to perfect, protect, and create flawless skin.

Now that BB Cream has reached the US, we’ve adapted our own uses for the BB Cream that’s used in a variety of ways from priming, protecting, to using in place of foundation and controlling oil. BB Cream is a hybrid product that acts as skincare, makeup, and sun protection all in one.

Although BB Cream formulas and the some of ideas of the product has changed slightly to make it more marketable here in the US for the most part the concept remains the same, flawless skin achieved using a single product for easily achieving flawless skin.

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream is probably my favorite so far from the releases here in the US. What originally started out as a light and medium shade selection has now been extended to include another shade selection.

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Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal BB Creme SPF 50 PA+++ Now Available in the US

Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal BB Creme SPF 50 PA+++

Dior’s BB Cream has been around for a while in Asia however it joins the US Diorsnow Collection this Spring here in the US.

This is an exciting release since I don’t think Dior mucked with the formula. What you get in the Eastern market looks about the same as you would here in the Western one.

This is a lightweight formula that not only brightens skin and promises a reduction of dark spots but also sports a whooping amount of SPF, SPF 50 to be exact.

The price is also a little friendlier here in the US at $50.

It’s available now at Dior counters as well as fine retailers such as Nordstrom.

Which BB Creams have you tried here in the US that you thought were great?

Do share!

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Stila Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm Review & Swatches

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If you’re unfamiliar with BB Creams I do suggest reading this post prior to reading my review of the new Stila Stay All Day 10 in 1 HD Beauty Balm. Hopefully it’ll enlighten you to what a BB Cream is.

With Summer here, we’ll be seeing more and more BB Creams popping up but these products aren’t new by any means as they have been popular in Korea for a very long time and just over the last year or two Japan and the rest of Asia.

BB Creams are a cool product in the fact they offer flawless, long wearing coverage with the added benefit of anti-aging, whitening, and SPF ingredients to keep skin looking its very best. There are SO many brands of BB Creams in Korea in a variety of formulas to try but lucky enough we are a bit more limited here in the US. I say lucky because sometimes it does get overwhelming and finding just the right BB Cream for your skin tone and issues comes down to trying many products before finally finding just the right one for your tone, skin type, and issues. Believe me, I’ve tried hundreds!

Not many Western brands have succeeded in capturing the idea, concept, and formula of an Asian BB Cream but the attempts and tries so far are interesting.

Stila Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm will essentially be a disappointment if you’ve tried Asian BB Creams before however it might just prove a win for those who haven’t been initiated into the world of Asian BB Creams.

Let’s take a look!

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