Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream Review + Swatch + Price
Here's a review on Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream.
FROM: Free (Press sample)
OTHER LOCATIONS: Available in select SM Department stores
I am officially a Pink Sugar database now. Haha! I have reviewed nearly each and every single Pink Sugar product and the latest one is It's Awesome BB Cream; one more to go: HD Lipstick line.
So, it's BB Cream season once more and inasmuch as it is lightweight, soothing, and has SPF, its formula just runs off in the heat and can make you look like an oil slick. Pink Sugar saw that problem and formulated their BB Cream, It's Awesome, to persist under warm conditions. Awesooooomeee!
PINK SUGAR IT'S AWESOME BB CREAM IN DETAIL
Moisturizes, corrects, smooths, and protects; apparently yields full, lasting coverage; comes in 4 shades.
Product comes in a classic tube, but my problem is the hole is pretty big that the liquid automatically comes out upon opening; stain hazard! Also, the tube doesn't have a shade label so you won't know which shade is which in case you have more than one and when you discard the box. Pink Sugar, kindly label the upcoming tubes, please. :)
These are all the shades. The shades tend to lean on the warmer side, which is good news for Morenas; finally! A BB Cream that prioritizes warm skin in a tropical country; makes sense! The shades look random and don't necessarily follow each other, and come in varying undertones; however, shade selection is small and I don't think it can cater to all, but at least good enough to accommodate a variety of Filipina complexions.
Consistency is a semi-thick cream, but feels magically weightless on the skin; coverage is medium to heavy and locally, it's the BB Cream with the most decent coverage in my opinion. Now before you say "Ay, heavy coverage", let me remind you that BB Cream was originally developed to conceal surgical scars, ergo they should yield full coverage; this is probably one of the BB Creams that stay true to its purpose. I know, I know, we're all conditioned to think that BB Cream should be lightweight; fret not when I say that this yields medium to heavy coverage because Pink Sugar was able to keep it light and fresh despite its medium to high concealing prowess. BB Cream has a very light floral scent.
PINK SUGAR IT'S AWESOME BB CREAM IN ACTION
Two layers of the BB Cream + L'Oreal True Match Crayon Concealer
I switch between Beige and Light Medium, depending on the color of my skin tone each season; since summer time is here and I have an upcoming beach trip, I'll be wearing Light Medium more often.
In this photo, I'm wearing Beige, which is my usual shade; it's a bit light for my skin tone, but it's no biggie and there's nothing that a contouring powder can't fix. As you can see, it provides a smoothing finish, makes skin look dewy and healthy, and conceals light to moderate discolorations; I'm loving its even finish and lightweight feel!
One concern is the consistency is 'squeaky' and doesn't spread as smoothly as most of its counterparts; this feature helps the product stay on longer IMO, but I understand that not a lot will find this pretty. Sharing my techniques on how to counteract this; you can use any on Pink Sugar's BB Cream;
1. Spray water on the BB Cream to give its coverage some slip; don't use too much water. Otherwise, product will become watery!
2. Use a kabuki brush to even out the product easily.
3. Use a damp sponge to apply and blend the product on your skin.
I'd also like to say that your face may feel a bit sticky when the BB Cream is still in its wet state, but it will immediately go away once you set it with powder.
This BB Cream is a bit better than most BB Creams, but isn't quite like foundation; it's in between the two and I think that's what most Filipinas need: a base that's as light as a BB Cream and covers like foundation. Staying power is good: it gradually fades, but combination normal/oily and oily skin will need to retouch during wear. It's great for daily wear, but I don't think it will hold up if you swim or exercise; it's just good enough to keep your face looking polished on a regular or hectic day.
Pink Sugar It's Awesome BB Cream is pretty good and I appreciate that it gave more coverage than most BB Creams; I'm a coverage gal and this is so right up my alley; this product just has a learning curve, but once you get over that, you'll appreciate the nice effect, coverage, and staying power of this product.
PINK SUGAR IT'S AWESOME BB CREAM RATING
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