Review: Fairy Drops Candy Bar BB Cream in Ochre
Here's a review on Fairy Drops Candy Bar BB Cream in Ochre
PRICE: Around P1,550.00
BOUGHT FROM: Free
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in all Beauty Bar boutiques
I just came from Dr. Batungbacal, the country’s only eye specialist for humans and animals, for Denver's eye check-up. A week ago, he diagnosed Denver with Glaucoma, which is the culprit behind the swelling of his left eye. In Denver's first check- up, the pressure on his left eye was pretty bad at 10/22. Today, his eye pressure drastically went down to 10/4 and Dr. Batungbacal said that he would recover with just the help of medicines—no need for a surgical operation! He even said that Denver is a miraculous case because in his experience, he’s the only dog who responded well to his medicines despite the fact that his left eye was pretty bad when he first checked it. I guess Denver is just a very positive mutt, and his willingness to recover has helped him a lot! Right now, I’m blogging at Starbucks The Fort High Street and Denver is just chillin’ on the floor, watching people pass by and entertaining those who would give him a pat on the head.
Anyway, Fairy Drops is finally in Manila! Basically, we have everything from the famed mascaras, Jelly gloss, mineral powder, and BB cream.
I wore Fairy Drops Candy Bar BB Cream today so I thought of reviewing it for everyone. A little info about this product: Together with the rest of the Fairy Drops products, Candy Bar BB Cream was developed by a Japanese newscaster named Aya Yasuda, who longed for a product that would keep up with her work and make her look naturally flawless in front of the camera, and this BB Cream was born. Candy Bar BB Cream is infused with Micro Gold Particles that hide scars and freckles, and micro powders that give skin a soft focus finish. Formula is oil- proof, waterproof, and sweat- proof. Other than that, it is also infused with 5 essences that help moisturize and protect skin. The big come on of this product is its SPF- Free content because Yasuda didn’t like how SPF- laden face products would give her a white cast in photos and in front of the camera.
The 5 types of essences contained in this BB Cream are the following: Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Squalene, Jojoba Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol
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This BB Cream can be applied in two ways:
The product is in a squeeze- type bottle: Remove the cap and sponge applicator, and dispense the product on your palm if you want a concentrated coverage, or if you want to use a stippling or foundation brush.
If you want light or medium coverage, apply the product using the sponge: Just squeeze the bottle lightly and the liquid will be dispensed through the mini hole on the sponge. Buff the sponge lightly onto your skin to blend the product.
I prefer using it with the sponge because it’s faster to use, and I also like its smooth and non-absorbent texture. However, my problem with the sponge is it does not allow me to see if I’m dispensing more than what I need.
CAUTION: DO NOT--I repeat--DO NOT pull out the sponge because it's glued onto the cover or else, you'll tear it up. Unscrew the cap if you don't want to use the sponge.
Here’s the product: This BB Cream only comes in 2 shades, unfortunately. Ochre is the closest to my skin tone, but I find that it’s a little light on me. I’m an NC42 and methinks this product will fit girls with NC35-NC40 skin tones. But good thing it does not have any SPF in it because as it is, it’s already light for my skin tone! The other shade is Light Ochre, which is obviously for fair- skinned ladies.
ADDENDUM: Michelle of Mrs. Martinez Raves and Rants has pointed out a good concern here: It has Titanium Oxide and Zinc Oxide as its ingredients, which conflicts its 'No SPF' claim. Titanium Dioxide, apart from its UV-blocking capability, is also used as a thickener. Nano-scaled Titanium Dioxide particles that are coated with silicone is the type of TD used as a UV blocker in sunscreens. But we don't know which of the two statements is correct for this product so let's just say that it has a teeny bit of SPF in it--it's barely there, and it's as good as saying that there's none at all. :)
Candy Bar BB Cream when spread
Ochre is a medium beige shade with a yellow undertone. The Micro Gold Particles are invisible to the naked eye so fret not because it won't make you appear as if you've been touched by King Midas. LOL!
It has a very faint floral scent. Consistency is semi- creamy, it evens skin tone, blends well and easily, and it sets quickly onto my skin. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel that this product dries to a semi- matte finish and that is very good news for an oily- skinned gal like me!
I usually apply 1-2 layers to conceal some post- acne marks. For a sheer BB Cream, it can cover well! I also like the way it gives my face a clean, matte look that doesn't look too flat. True to its claim, it does make my skin look camera- worthy! I set it with a shade matching powder to adjust the shade to my skin tone. In this photo, I’ve used M.A.C’s Mineralized Skin Finish Powder in Medium Dark.
Staying power is very good: It practically lasts all day without fading. I just have to blot my face during wear to keep me looking fresh—no retouching needed!
This is a good everyday alternative to foundation because it is lightweight, yet it somehow works like the latter: It improves skin texture and brightens up any dull appearance. This is also photo- friendly and I recommend it to every BB Cream lover, given that you find a match from any of the two available shades. It’s good for oily- skinned people because it stays put, and for dry-skinned people because it has a very moisturizing consistency. I hope they'd come out with better shade options though. For me, this is one good BB Cream, although I think it’s a little expensive. But if you don’t mind spending on a face product that is comfortable to wear yet performs like a PRO, (and has skin care benefits to boot) consider this!
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