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You would have to have your head in the sand on beauty beach to have not heard about BB cream. Months of bloggers raving about these new BB creams have gone by, and I am JUST giving them a try. Bad beauty blogger, bad! Well, better late than never, right? At least that’s what I’ve been telling myself.
Anywho, back to the point at hand. One day at work, I was having a conversation with a friend about how I really need to give BB creams a go. The makeup fairies at CAILYN cosmetics must have been listening, because I had an email from them waiting when I got home. What did this email say, you ask? Well, the kind folks at CAILYN cosmetics we’re offering me the chance to try out their BB cream and BB perfector. They must be psychics, mind readers or spies. Either way, it was awesome!
Having tried (and loved) their gel eyeliner before, I knew I didn’t want to pass up this opportunity. Before I jump in to what I have to say, I’ll let CAILYN speak for itself:
“What makes this BB Cream so wearable? Lightweight with velvety texture, it delivers amazing results for both men and women. Formulated for all skin types, CAILYN’s BB Cream hides imperfections, evens out skin tone, and mattifies with a non-oily, perfectly powdered finish. Simply squeeze a small amount of CAILYN’s BB Cream onto palm, apply from center of the face, and use semi circular movements pressing gently to even out the skin.
Glowing skin is the ultimate accessory, and now you can achieve a professional make-up artist finish with CAILYN’s BB Cream and BB Perfector! The CAILYN BB Cream gives skin a glowing and delicate look and provides hydration to maintain moisture on the skin to create a smooth canvas. Cover and blend your way with CAILYN’s BB Perfector, a vibrating foundation application, and instantly receive complexion perfection!”
To illustrate the coverage of the BB cream, I took a page from Gouldylox Review’s book (aka blog) – the foundation half & half.
I’ve been sporting this BB cream for weeks without fail now. While I could build the coverage with a second coat, I typically stick to just one. With one coat, my red spots magically disappear and my complexion evens out. Even in the miserable, biting cold we’ve been experiencing in Boston, the BB cream doesn’t dry out and flake by the end of the day. It stays perfectly smooth and my skin stays moisturized.
The BB perfector is such a fun and useful tool. It helps to even out the cream while keeping my hands clean. The puff is gentle and fits perfectly in all your face crevices. Face crevices – doesn’t that sound sexy? While I haven’t used it just yet, the cover on the perfector has a mirror, which is perfect for use anywhere and on-the-go.
I hear that ugly photo-taking faces happen when wearing this BB cream, but I don’t think this correlation points to causation.
I can’t say enough nice things about the CAILYN Cosmetics BB cream and perfector. All I can do to show how much I love it is share unfortunate pictures of myself on the interwebs.
Have you jumped on the BB cream bandwagon?
Photos: Kristin Bassett/beautyXposé; Disclosure