lunedì 24 marzo 2014

Beauty Review: Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin

We can't count how many BB creams are in the market right now! Every single brand has one and I can say I tried almost the 90% of them. The only one that impressed me is the Garnier BB Cream for oily/combination skin. Maybe because I have oily/combination skin and Garnier is one of the few brands that has a specific BB cream for specific skin types. I really appreciate that. Secondly, this is a very affordable brand and this BB cream is as good as the most expensive ones, but with a nice price!
You can choose between 2 shades: light and medium. Don't really know if there's a darker shade, at least in Italy there isn't one. 
The best way to apply it, I think, it's with your fingers. I tried brushes, duo fiber brushes, sponges but fingers do really work best! Just use a small amount of product (you can build it up later, if you need) and gently press it on to your skin. Use your fingers like a beauty blender sponge, dab the product until it is all blended. 
I follow this step with dabbing some powder product to avoid shining skin and it lasts longer than the BB cream only. 
The coverage is light, but you can build it a little: if you have some redness just put another thin layer. 
If you have oily skin, always put some powder after that, it helps a lot! And take the powder with you if you need to retouch later. 
One of the best BB creams I ever tried. I would recommed it to those who have oily skin and want some coverage without stressing your skin with silicone primers or foundations. And it's so affordable, you definitely have to give it a try.
Hope you enjoy my review and possibly been useful to you all!

venerdì 21 marzo 2014

Beauty Review: Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water

I always heard about micellar water but never really tried one, until I bought this one by Bioderma, the Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution. As always I read lots of reviews before purchasing one and this is quite the most recommended micellar water in the web. And now I know why!
But what is it  and how it works a micellar solution
It's a cleanser that helps removing make up in a very gentle way because of its ingredients: it contains micelles that are a type of molecule cluster. One end of each molecule loves water (hydrophilic) the other hates it (hydrophobic). In a water solution, they group to form a spherical shape with a water-loving exterior and a water-hating interior. When gently applied to the surface of the skin the micelle spheres split open against the surface. When the application pressure lifts, the molecule cluster closes up again and, in the process, grabs whatever isn't water from the surface. 
In a simple way: it grabs make up and impurities from the skin, leaving it fresh and clean and ready to moisturize. No rinsing required. It removes waterproof eye makeup too!
This Bioderma Sensibio is highly recommended for those who have very sensitive skin and for anyone that wants a product that speeds up the cleansing routine.
I find that my cleansing routine is much easier and no matter how much make up I am wearing, this product just cleans it all with no effort at all.
I really can't wait to remove my make up with this product before going to sleep! I hated this part, because it used to take lot of time (especially with waterproof mascara) and I had gone to sleep with make up on sometimes (I have to admit it!). But now it's a pleasure to remove my make up. Soak one or two cotton pads with Sensibio, clean your skin and remove make up. Repeat until the cotton pad remains clean. And you're done!

Hope this review will be useful to all of you!
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