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Vanbelle

Member Since 21 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Nov 04 2014 10:25 AM

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No Sugar Group!

15 September 2013 - 10:49 AM

Updating first post soon with progress. 


Review Bb Creams!

10 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

I wanted to start a thread listing the BB creams you tried and how you found them. Can others chime in? How much coverage, spread, finish (mattte/shiny), and what skin tone it suits. AND---do you think it's lead to any breakouts!

 

 

BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream

 

Works for very pale skin with pink undertones, full coverage and spreads nicely. Slightly shiny finish.

 

BRTC Perfect Recover Balm

 

Still works for very pale skin, slightly darker than Jasmine water. Spreads nicely, still good coverage. Somewhat matte finish. Smells like tee trea oil. 

 

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream

 

Worst one so far. Spreads thin, too dark for paler skin with yellow undertones. Have to mess with it to get an even tone. Matte Finish. Medium coverage. Others have said it can make your skin look flaky!

 

Dr. Jart+ Renewalist BB Beauty Balm

 

Works for pale skin, has neutral undertones (not too pink or too yellow). Spreads okay, thinner than BRTC. Better coverage than Smashbox. Somewhat matte finish. 

 

 

 

I just ordered BRTC's Whitening BB Cream. It's supposed to be the palest of the BB cream's BRTC has to offer, so I'm excited. I wanted to try their Gold Caviar but it seems too dark for me. 

 


How Much Does Your Look Cost?

07 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

Hey guys, 

 

As I'm getting older I'm becoming much more aware of money. As in, I used to understand my products were expensive, but now that I'm in control of my expenses, I literally cannot sustain it all. 

 

So, how about you? What does your routine cost, from bed to out the door? Let's keep it strictly to face. 

 

I'll start off.

 

Skincare

Cleanser - $30, 2 months

Serum - $40, 1 month or much less

Moisturizer - $20, 6 months (used sparingly!)

SPF - $20, 6 months (used sparingly!)

 

Makeup

BB cream - $20, 2 months

powder - $60, 1 month (!!!!)

blush - $30, probably years

eye shadow - $8, years

Makeup brushes - $100 in all, will last forever!

Lip balm - $5, 6 months

Lip stick - $10, forever!

 

 

 

From looking at this, my big ticket items are my cleanser, powder, serum, and BB cream. I definitely should switch powders. I'm looking for a cheaper one currently. And I would like a new cheaper cleanser!