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Origins A Perfect World BB Cream

Origins A Perfect World BB Cream

So wait…

Is it a tinted moisturizer or is it a BB Cream?

Origins A Perfect World throws around BB Cream and tinted moisturizer very loosely with this new product launch so obviously they don’t know the difference between the two products….

Hmm tsk tsk!

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L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream

LOreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream

Garnier cornered the drugstore BB Cream market here in the US and currently dominates it. As one of the first and ONLY BB Creams available at the drugstore, Garnier has something to crow about (even if the formula stinks).

But I’ve speculated before that it won’t be very long before BB Creams starting popping up more and more in US Drugstores. It’s already starting to happen in the UK and throughout Europe.

L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream completes with the likes of Dr Brandt with a new color transforming BB Cream available now in the UK, I suspect it won’t be long before we see it here in the US, perhaps Fall 2012?

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Shiseido Anessa Face Sunscreen BB SPF 50+ PA+++ Review & Swatches

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Shiseido Anessa Face Sunscreen BB SPF 50+ PA+++ is a very welcome addition to the Anessa Sunscreen Collection in my opinion. Being such a big fan of Shiseido Anessa for Summer protection, I was very excited they decided to release a high level protection sunscreen with a tint.

This hybrid formula offers a whooping SPF 50 as well as coverage.

Let’s take a look!

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Dr. Jart + Most Moist Water-Full Hydrogel Mask Review

Dr. Jart + Most Moist Water Full Hydrogel Mask 1

When I first heard about the new Dr. Jart + Most Moist Water-Full Hydrogel Mask I was a little iffy on the price. $9 for a single mask is a highly unusual price for an Asian Sheet Mask. They are typically that for a box of five or more!

Let’s take a look see if they are worth it!

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Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream Review & Swatches

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Having been a long time user and fan of Korean BB Creams I’ve very pleased they have finally entered the US market. Actually, technically, I’m both pleased and disappointed.

The formula has under gone some vast changes in the transition from the Eastern to Western market. It is understandable though on some levels. There is room for adjustment in the formula as well since our market isn’t as interested in the whitening abilities of skincare products as a dominate Asia market would be.

Unfortunately, one of the things that is unforgivable is that formulas introduced have morphed and become so far removed from the original intent of a BB Cream that really, the only thing we are seeing at this point is a BB that acts more as a tinted moisturizer more than anything else.

Needless to say they have originally started out as one product but ended up adjusting to suit many different needs. Formulas in Asia tend to cover a wide spectrum of skin concerns such as concealing, producing flawless skin, whitening, brightening, anti-aging, and more….

Versus a lighter, sheerer formula here in the US that promises very few of the things listed above.

Dr. Brandt Felxitone BB Cream attempts to replicate the traditional Asia BB Cream. I had some interesting results with it. Here are my thoughts!

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