Thursday, 7 May 2009

Contest and Swatches: 2 BB Creams and DHC Primer

Beauty for a Living is hosting a give-away and I was really excited to see the very generous prizes! I had to join in for fun and also blog about it to promote her site. :D I bought alot of bases and BB creams recently, particularly from my trip, so I wanted to show you some of them as I go along. Oh and Korea Tourism Board should sponsor my next trip to Korea! Seems like I'm helping them promote shopping in Korea and many people are keen to go there now! LOL.
Since, I received many samples during my trip, I used them first (not sure why I'm doing that though, cause I think I should be giving them away or saving them for travel purposes). So far I've used them according to my mood. And I've used them several times. Each sample sachet seems to provide me alot of cream! I can use them for multiple times. I was telling Pinky that I've bought too much stuff and need to stop buying already or else I think I can't finish using them all! Now that I've seen how little BB cream I actually need each day, I think I have purchased enough BB cream to last me for a year or two at least! Not to mention the other stuff that I still have yet to use! LOL. But I'm still lemming for alot of stuff, eg. more Mac Dazzleglass, Chanel Glossimer, I regret not picking up the Hello Kitty powder with the blingbling case, etc. But I think I need to be virtuous and restrain myself from more spending!
OK, on to the swatches. I'm just showing you 3 today, that I've used this week. Although I'm showing you a photo of sample sachets for the BB Cream, I actually did buy a tube of each BB Cream. The DHC Primer is the full bottle size (it's rather small). blog 006copy Hanskin Caviar Gold BB Cream is numbered 1 in the swatch. Banila Co. Let Me Bebe (Nude), numbered 2 DHC Q10 Rose Beauty (beige), numbered 3 (a sort of primer) blog 004copy blog 005copy I squeezed out a bit too much, hence the thickness in the 2nd pic, but it helps you see how the colours look. The consistency of both BB Creams are quite thick and can be hard to blend, but I overcome that by moisturising well. Coverage is excellent. It also looks like they aren't good matches for my skin tone, but somehow, it doesn't seem obvious when I wear it on my face. Maybe it's because I don't use a thick layer. I did realise it was good to fly with BB cream instead of bare skin. The BB cream seem to protect the facial skin from the dry air in the airplane.
Consistency of the DHC Primer is runny. It's the best match for my skin tone. I just noticed that even though it's called beige, it has a more pinkish tone. It's moisturising and provides a shimmery finish for me, but not very obvious. I foresee it's possible for me to use just this base and a powder for a lightweight finish. Fuz reviewed this and she didn't like the one she bought in pink. For me, this one in beige actually does provide a light dewy coverage. Maybe my face is slightly drier than hers so this primer doesn't feel too oily for me. © Copyright. All rights reserved.

14 comments:

val_chante said...

Nice reviews^^
The DHC one sounds nice for a day with light makeup~

Beauty Snap said...

Good reviews! :D
The DHC packaging is really cute but it's not available in the US yet. DHC is really weird.. they have so much cool stuff in Japan but the US DHC doesn't have many of the new products and it takes yrs for them to come to US market.

ning * star said...

DHC seems to be better and easier to blend

-Yu- said...

Hanskin is so light in colour! Quite a difference from banila. thank you for showing this!

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

I took a before photo of my lashes *kekeke* Let's see how it goes in 2 weeks. I'll be interested to hear abt the DHC too!

fuzkittie said...

Those BB creams do look really thick! You probably do have drier skin than I do.. the beige color looks almost the same as the pink one, hahaha.

izumi said...

i really like the DHC sample case xD haha! that's probably why i would go get some. thanks for the review! i'm still debating on what to get after i run out of my mushroom bb :\

Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for the review! The Banila seems to be the right color for my complexion (I am really yellow!).

The DHC looks like a great consistency, and I totally agree with you on using BB creams for flying..they reallly keep the skin hydrated.

Yumeko said...

i really like that banila one!
after i tried the sample ipromptly bought tons at the shop XD

Blair said...

The packaging for the DHC primer is so cute! I'm glad that it's working well for you

kuri said...

hrm... I'll have to go try Hanskin. Look forward to reading your other reviews!

miRaCLe said...

wow.. the banila one looks great...
too bad singapore don't have banila :/

MiuMiu said...

thanks for the comparisons. i'm surprised to see that the bb creams look so different in terms of shade color. i haven't used my banila bb cream sample yet.

The Beauty Writer said...

Thanks for joining my giveaway. My new blog got a ton of traffic! Good luck! Winners announced tonight!