Monday, June 21, 2010

Review: Mentholatum SunPlay Skin Aqua Moisture BB Cream SPF 27 PA++

As I thought, I received my new Sasa order on Friday. I couldn't wait to try out the newest BB cream, my first actual purchase of a BB cream. 

I actually first learned of this product from a post on Lotus Palace here:

I was so impressed when I applied this. The texture is on the thicker side and provides one of the best coverage in all of the BB creams that I have tried. Unfortunately, it comes in only one color and it is quite light for me. If it matched my skintone better, I would probably go ahead and use this alone on some days--it provides that much coverage. It is lightly scented and isn't unpleasant at all. Again, as with the other BB creams that I have tested, the scent doesn't linger.

Scary face--only prepped and primed (Using Dior primer now)

Decided to do pics w/only half of face done.
See how white it is on me.

I didn't realize it until after I saw the pictures but it does seem that this BB cream provides some glow to your skin. I like it! The finish of this is not quite matte but almost matte. Most importantly, it does provide hydration, although I do not think as much as Hanskin Caviar Gold or Lioele Beyond Solutions.

After applying my Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation in Beige 3, my face was way too white! Late Saturday night, I went to Nordstrom to get a sample of the foundation in Cool Beige 3.25 but I wasn't able to get one. The regular Bobbi Brown MUAs were not working at the time and the MUA helping me couldn't find it--nor could another MUA who came to try and help. I'll try to go there tomorrow to see if I can get that sample because I think that it'll work out a lot better with a darker foundation.

With Bobbi Brown foundation. Still nice and glowy but too white.

Face fully done with bronzer and blush

It seems that there might have been faint fading and some oxidization but then again, this was after 14 hours of wear.

This is closer to what my coloring should be.
I don't want to wait 14 hours for it to turn out right.

To be fair, I will have to retest this to see how much it does oxidize. I decided that my face was way too white so I ended up lightly applying bronzer over most of my face after I took the "just finished" pictures. The only touching up that I did was to apply powder foundation to my nose because my sinuses are acting up. I think that I might be coming down with a cold.

I will test this out more and hopefully can get the slightly darker foundation to play with.