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MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact Review & Swatches

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact Spring 2013

I purchased my first MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact in August I believe? MAC launched the BB Beauty Balm Compact a few months ago but not many folks realized it was hanging out on the website.

It comes to the forefront this Spring 2013 as part of the general catalog. I mentioned in a few posts already that you’ll see BB Creams getting a big push for Spring so I suspect that’s why MAC is kinda bringing this forward.

Also keep in mind, it was supposed to launch with the Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm but for some reason there were some delays thus the new “relaunch” of the product.

MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm

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Ulta Renew Flawless Finish BB Cream SPF 30

Ulta Renew Flawless Finish BB Cream SPF 30

Ulta Renew Flawless Finish BB Cream SPF 30 is the newest BB Cream to grace the mainstream market. I mentioned in a prior post that Spring 2013 will bring about new and hopefully improved formulas of BB Cream. We saw some rise up in Fall 2013 with BB Cream but since January and Spring seems to be the season of skincare and makeup renewal it feels like BB Cream fits right in.

It’s interesting to see Ulta releasing their own BB Cream which makes me wonder if Sephora will also release one.

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Iman Skintone Evener BB Creme SPF 15 for Spring 2013

Iman Skintone Evener BB Creme SPF 15

Iman Skintone Evener BB Creme SPF 15 ($20) is one of the latest drugstore BB Creams to hit the market for Spring 2013. As we get closer to the Holidays end and Spring starts down its nose at us we’ll probably start to see the next generation of BB Creams hitting mid-range counters and of course, drugstore shelves. Lumene has a new BB Cream launching soon as well as Urban Decay (two to look forward too!). CC Creams will also see some development come Spring with a larger focus for Summer 2013 I’m sure.

Iman’s $20 price tag isn’t drugstore beauty budget friendly but it might just be worth checking out if you’re a deeper skin tone!

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MUA Makeup Academy Lip Boom Review & Swatches

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MUA Makeup Academy Lip Boom is a lipstick and highlighting duo to create the look of fuller, curvier, pouter lips by producing the illusion of volume.

I recently hauled this during a sale the brand was having on their International site for a mere £1.50 which is around $2.50.

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Stila Stay All Day 10-In-One HD Beauty Balm With Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for Spring 2013

Stila Stay All Day 10 In One HD Beauty Balm With Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for Spring 2013

Well done Stila! Introducing Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm with SPF 30 is a very smart move my friends. Stila Stay All Day 10-In-One HD Beauty Balm With Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is releasing for Spring 2013 with a revised, revisited formula that’s now available with SPF.

I actually love HD Beauty Balm even though it is on the sheerer side however, the biggest problem with the formula was the lack of SPF. Stila has smartly reformulated it.

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