Being late to the blemish balm cream craze, I thought I would dip my toe gently into the foray with Cosmetic Empire
's Blemish Balm. They were giving out free samples and I wasn't sure if it was something I wanted to go nuts over. Many people have already explained what BB creams are
, so I won't go into what it is here. This is just a review for reference.
The instruction slip says to apply after moisturiser and to blend in with fingertips, ensuring the creases of the nose and eyelids are blended thoroughly.
- Apply your favorite moisturiser first before applying Blemish Balm.
- Dab a small amount of Blemish Balm on cheeks, chin, nose and forehead, and blend in with fingertips.
- Ensure Blemish Balm is blended thoroughly into creases of your nose and up to the rum of your eyelash line. Include your eyelids in application. If you need a darker shade, mix a little of your own foundation with the Blemish Balm.
- Seal with translucent powder, then continue with makeup routine.
I followed the instructions and while the coverage is gorgeous, the colour after oxidisation is not a match to my skin at all and gives my complexion a greyish hue. Not flattering.
Unfortunately I have experienced some breakout (huuuuuuge zits) after repeated use, so I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if this is the wrong product for me.
A colleague picked up a bottle of Skin Food
's Peach Sake Pore BB Cream and Aloe Sun BB Cream, both in #2. A review coming up!