Beauty Abroad

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Review, Swatches, Photos

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 001

Clinique has joined the realms of BB Creams being released in North America. Thus far we’ve seen BB Creams from Smashbox, Boscia, Dr. Jart, and MAC.

I’ve noticed a few main differences with BB Creams here in the US versus the many I’ve tried here from Asia, these differences include:

  • Lower SPF (15 to 30 but no higher)
  • Lack of anti-aging ingredients
  • No whitening properties
  • No Acne, skin treatment ingredients
  • Lack of pigment

Of course, these things are to me what makes up a good Asian BB Cream however, North American standards are somewhat different particularly when addressing whitening ingredients, this is understandable and the lack of such an option in our BB Creams can be overlooked but other things such as anti-aging ingredients, lower SPF, etc…is rather disappointing.

Clinique released it’s BB Cream in Asia several months ago and most recently we are able to purchase it here in the US.

Let’s take a look at Clinique Age Defense BB Cream and see if it lives up to Asian standards.

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Jill Stuart Prism Carat Eye Review, Swatches, Photos

Jill Stuart Prism Carat Eye 001

Jill Stuart released five shades of her newest product, Prism Carat Eye, in Japan for Fall 2011 recently. I decided I absolutely needed a few of these since I happen to be a shimmer-a-holic and boy did these scream shimmer.

I started out with two but my best friend absolutely had to have one so I gifted him with it and later, after I completed this review, he ended up inheriting the other one as well as I simply didn’t end up liking the product and a club kid like him will make way better use of it than I will.

Brace yourself, you REALLY need to love shimmer to get on board with this one.

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Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek is Shaped Just Like a Macaron…

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SteamCream Ladybug, Lucy In The Sky, Liberty

Steamcream

SteamCream has a few new tins to enjoy!

If you’ve never heard of SteamCream or never tried it to check out my review here.

Jump ahead to see some of the great new designs!

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Jill Stuart Prism Carat Eye Oh So Gorgeous!

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