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Win It: MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm Giveaway

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As you know MAC has introduced its BB Cream to the US market recently. If you aren’t up on the BB Cream trend at the moment please see my What’s a BB Cream? post and my BB Cream versus Tinted Moisturizer one. I hope both will help you through your adventures in BB Cream land.

Early next week I’ll be comparing the Asian and US releases of the new MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm as I already reviewed the Asian version. I doubt there is any difference in the formula but I am curious to see if there any major or minor differences.

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For now here’s your chance to win your own tube of MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm!

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Do BB Creams Improve Skin? Do BB Creams Get Rid of Acne?

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Do BB Creams Improve Skin? Do BB Creams get rid of acne, redness, or other skin problems? Do BB Creams prevent aging?

I get this question alot in the old mail bag. At least every other day someone is asking me if my skin has improved any since I started using BB Creams.

Here are my thoughts on the topic!

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Smashbox Camera Ready 5-in-1 Beauty Balm SPF 35 Smashbox BB Cream

Smashbox Camera Ready 5 in 1 Beauty Balm SPF 35 Smashbox BB Cream

With BB Creams successfully entering the Western Market all our favorite brands want their chance in the spotlight!

Early this June, you can grab the new Smashbox Camera Ready 5-in-1 Beauty Balm SPF 35 from QVC.

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Boscia BB Cream Review, Swatches, Photos

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As you know Boscia has a brand new BB Cream available. Boscia BB Cream SPF 27 PA++ is a skin perfecting Blemish Balm to create a more flawless finish with a moisturizing formula that hydrates, firms, and soothes skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and pores plus added SPF 27 for sun protection.

So far we have four major BB Cream releases in the US, one from Boscia, two from Dr. Jart, and one from MAC. Early June, you’ll see another from Smashbox. Obviously, the BB Cream craze that has swept Korea and Asia for the past few years is finally capturing the apple of America’s eye.

If you aren’t familiar with BB Creams I do urge you to check out my What is a BB Cream? post and also to brush up on your knowledge of how they are different from tinted moisturizers in my BB Cream versus Tinted Moisturizer post. Both posts will aid you in discovering BB Creams, understanding them, and give you a slew of various facts about the product.

My main complaint with BB Creams I’ve tried that have released here in the US is the lack of pigment. They aren’t typical BB Cream fare that I’ve come to know and love from Asia however props to getting the word of BB Creams to the Western market, finally.

Boscia BB Cream SPF 27 PA++ is the first self adjusting BB Cream thus far. Since BB Creams normally come in one shade they adjust to fit many shades…of course, this doesn’t always work well but I’ve had great success with many Asian brands who do support this “technology”. Boscia actually gets this down quite well in my opinion where as versions from both MAC and Dr. Jart did not successfully adjust (in the case of Dr. Jart they didn’t really promise it would in their defense).

Let’s take a look at Boscia’s offering.

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MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35

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I’ve been waiting to tell you about the new MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35 since earlier this week but the press release just ended up in my inbox today!

W00t!

The product was originally available at select Travel Retail locations throughout Asia. I believe mine was purchased in Japan via a Duty Free shop at the airport. I’ve had it for a while now but didn’t review since it was so difficult to locate in the US however I’ll be reviewing mine tomorrow and I think I’ll indulge in the US version as well to see if the formula is the same or different from the Asian release. I suspect it’ll be the same overall though.

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