Beauty Abroad

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

Although expensive and on the sheer side, I have to admit my all time favorite BB Cream is Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal BB Creme SPF 50 PA+++.

It’s not only successfully perfects and creates beautifully flawless skin but it’s a foolproof BB Cream that whitens, brightens, and offers a high level of SPF.

This is what BB Cream should be about.

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Dr. Jart Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm & Dr. Jart Renewalist BB Beauty Balm Debuts at Sephora

Some new skincare products as well as two new BB Creams from Dr. Jart will be popping up at Sephora shortly. Dr. Jart Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm & Dr. Jart Renewalist BB Beauty Balm are the two newest BB Creams that will be available shortly.

Korean brand, Dr. Jart, has a cult following in Asia with great BB Cream options as well as skincare ones so I’m happy to see some of those options stemming out to the US market.

Let’s take a look at the newest offerings.

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Soap & Glory Cheekmate Cheek & Lip Stain Review & Swatches

Soap & Glory Cheekmate is a cheek and lipstain the brand introduced a few months ago. Soap & Glory roamed deeper into the cosmetic world with this release as they never really did color cosmetics.

I’m a little sad we haven’t yet seen the cosmetic line here in the US but I look forward to the release.

Let’s take a look!

Cheek stain lovers will want a look at this one.

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L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream Review & Swatches



L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream
launched a few short months ago in the UK. I purchased mine from England within weeks because I was so terribly curious about a drugstore BB Cream. Since Garnier was one of the only drugstore BB Creams within the US at the time of this release I was terribly curious how brands like Maybelline, L’Oreal, etc….would do with the formula.

Again, we face a rather odd conundrum with a BB Cream formula that, well, isn’t really a BB Cream. With Nude Magique, L’Oreal has simply created something completely outside of the realms of a traditional BB Cream. It’s not even CLOSE to anything you’d find in a BB Cream from Korea and in some cases it’s actually entertaining they think it’s ok to call it one.

Let’s take a look at L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream.

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Lavshuca Pure Blossoming Eyes Set Review and Swatches

I was vaguely curious about the new Lavshuca Pure Blossoming Eyes Limited Edition Set released for Summer 2012 in Japan.

Lavshuca favors these little sets lately and hasn’t really updated with a major release in a while. I haven’t been following the brand lately since they release so many repetitive shades just in a new stylish way. It’s easy enough to get excited about a new design and packaging but sometimes I have to remind myself that the shades aren’t unique at all.

The Pure Blossoming Eyes Set is an example of repetitive shades however it did contain Clear Stay Eye Base which intrigued me so I ended up heading in for a purchase.

Here’s some thoughts!

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