1. BB Cream
"Blemish Balm" Cream is one of Asia's hottest beauty trends right now. According to various articles, BB creams were originally made in Germany and used for healing laser skin surgery because of it's ability to regenerate the skin by protecting, soothing, and refining. It is also used for scarring, acne, blemishes, SPF, skin brightening and moisturizing. Since then, Asian women decided to use it as a daily beauty product for it's all-around skin benefits, versus using multiple products at the same time. It now has spread it's way around the world and more recently, here to the U.S.
Many popular brands have come out with their own version of BB Creams. Sephora even has their own "BB Cream Collection" page with all the brands they offer. The price generally is pretty expensive for not a ton of product, but if I were to guess, a little goes a LONG way. Not only for it's texture's spreading ability over the skin, but for all that is included in just ONE squirt!
Based on reviews I have seen by fellow beauty bloggers, I am most inclined to begin my experience using BB Cream with the Smashbox or Boscia brand. I personally am young enough (20) to not need Clinique's age defense (while on the other hand, I guess it doesn't hurt to begin using anti-aging products early?) and do not think I would want a tinted cream like Too Faced's BB Cream. Personal preferences I suppose and only a few dollars difference between them all.
*FREE MINI SMASHBOX CAMERA READY BB CREAM AT SEPHORA*
2. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation
Described by Sephora as:
"This long-wearing foundation evens out skin tone as it increases skin luminosity and clarity for a radiant glow. The rich, creamy texture glides over the skin effortlessly for perfect application and blendability. Perfect for rosacea and hard to cover pigmentation. Ideal for all skin types, and oil free."This foundation has been very highly regarded by my Favorite Beauty Gurus! When used in many of their tutorials, it simply looks flawless (not that these women aren't already so gorgeous). The one and only reason I have put off purchasing this is to force myself to finish up the foundations I already have first! Plus, at $42, this is pretty expensive for a foundation too.
3. Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
Described by Sephora as:
"Get 12 hours of flawless coverage with this long-wearing, skin-perfecting formula with UVA/UVB SPF 15. It's full coverage with a weightless texture. With a broad range of shades available and a supremely blendable and buildable formula, everyone can achieve skin that looks healthy and natural."
I absolutely love all Tarte products I have tried- from mascara to amazonian blushes to lip stains- and therefore really want to try this too! I love that it has UVA/UVB SPF 15 and do believe the long-wearing feature of the amazonian clay, as I have found it to be true of the blushes. Additionally, I always feel good about purchasing natural products that I know will be good for my sensitive, acne-prone skin.
4. Essie Nail Polish
I love the new spring collection (including a crewed interest (peach), to buy or not to buy (lavender), and tour de finance (fuschia)), as well as mint candy apple (green) and lapiz of luxury (blue). These all seem like great spring and summer shades!
Overall, not sure why I'm craving to own so many face products, but that's just the way it is for my first Wednesday wish list! Have you tried any of these products mentioned above? I'd love to know what you think of them and if they are worth purchasing!
TELL ME: What's on your Wednesday wish list? List in a comment below :)