If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I have been looking into BB (Blemish Balm
) creams lately. I’ve avoided them until now, fearful that they’re only over-glorified tinted moisturizers. A few days ago I decided to buy a sample of Lioele Beyond the Solution from Pretty & Cute
for $5.00. I used coupon lovelioele
for 10% off plus $2.14 shipping which gave me a grand total $6.64. It shipped almost immediately and I got the parcel within two days of buying!
It turns out that the tube is really small! I would have bought the 30 mL bottle, which was 6 times larger for only double the price… I didn’t buy it because I didn’t want to get stuck with something I might hate or worse – was allergic to. I regret my decision now because my skin rather likes this cream.
The packaging is adorable – but there was barely anything in this little fella.
Luckily, freebies came with purchase! Super BB Cream sample and False Lashes.
This only comes in one shade. Why do Asian manufacturers insist on making things in only one size or one color?
The color was lighter and greyish when initially applied, but it darkened and adapted once oxidized. I used it as a concealer and it worked too!
Some eye makeup here. Spots are covered nicely using just Lioele BB Cream!
Overall, I am rather impressed with Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream. It is not moisturizing, but has very good coverage. It is not a light foundation, but still gives me a natural radiance. I love that I can use it as a concealer on top of using it as foundation. This particular cream does not have SPF, so I had to use it over a Murad base.
I’ve had a good first impression. I think I will venture out and try all the other types and brands before repurchasing. I might buy those sets with several different miniature BB creams.