I’m seeing quite a few cleansing waters released at the moment. They aren’t a hugely popular product in the US but they do decently well in the Asian market. One in particular that’s cult favorite is Mandom Cleansing Water. I reviewed this quite a few years ago on Musings and its kinda my lazy girl makeup remover for when I’m really not up for the huge nightly regime to get my makeup off.
Cleansing waters are fairly nice because they are not only simple and to the point for makeup removal but most do a damn good job tackling waterproof makeup while still remaining gentle enough not to strip skin or dry it out. Of course, this is from my experience using Asian ones, I haven’t really used any in the US.
Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water happened across my desk a few weeks ago and I’m happy to say I’m enjoying it immensely.
BB Creams 2.0, as I like to refer them, are on the scene for Spring. We saw a bit of the BB Cream trend hit the market several months ago here in the US but now that Spring is upcoming we are seeing more and more brands releasing their version of the popular Korean foundation product.
Clueless about BB Creams? Do check out my posts here and here to get you up to speed on what exactly a BB Cream is, what it does, and how it differs from a tinted moisturizer, etc..
So far, BB Creams in the US aren’t quite up to the speed of Korean ones in my opinion particularly in terms of coverage as they seem to lean more towards being a tinted moisturizer here in the US. How they got translated to such a formula is beyond me but that be the case in my experience thus far. I think I like Clinique’s version best to date from the US releases which seemed to offer the most coverage and the most natural.
As you know Too Faced recently introduced their own BB Cream to the scene with their Spring 2012 Collection and I immediately went about getting my hands on one.
Here’s my thoughts!
I’ve reviewed Estee Lauder Cyber White Extra Intensive BB Cream in a prior post. This was introduced in Japan about a year or so ago. We won’t be getting the Cyber White version but Estee Lauder is releasing a BB Cream.
Available in two shades this lightweight BB Cream promises moisture, protection (SPF 35), and an antioxidant rich formula that controls excess oil.
It’s $38 and is available now at Nordstrom.
I know I posted about this yesterday but just wanted to update you on the new Stila Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm aka Stila BB Cream. It looks like Ulta is claiming it as an exclusive but I suspect by Summer it’ll be available everywhere but don’t quote me there.
I still don’t have a ton of info but here’s some updated details I do have.
It’s $38, available in one shade, and claims to be the typical all-in-one BB Cream that reduces fines lines while perfecting skin and brightening it.
I think the fact that it comes in one shade definitely bodes well for the product as most traditional Asian BB Creams are available in one to two shades at most.
I already ordered it so expect a review soon.
Available now at Ulta.com
I’m definitely curious about this one and as I suspected BB Creams are a prominent part of Spring 2012.
So, wait, it is true. Stila has a BB Cream?
A reader tweeted me asking about Stila Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm and I proceeded to tell her “huh”? Never heard of it.
But it’s true.
It’s not online yet but this one will be at Ulta first and is displayed in their latest calender.
I don’t have a ton of details yet but I’ll keep you up to date as details become available!