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20 April 2018

BLK Cosmetics BB + CC Cream Foundation Stick Review in Light Beige

BLK Cosmetics BB CC Cream Stick Foundation Review Swatch Light Beige

Another product that I picked up a few weeks ago was this BLK Cosmetics BB + CC Cream Stick.I usually test out products for a long time, minimum of 3 to 4 weeks, but I feel like I've worn this BB + CC Cream enough already to give you my full thoughts about them.

If you have blemished skin like me, here's what to expect...

BLK Cosmetics BB CC Cream Stick Foundation Review Swatch Light Beige

So the BLK Cosmetics BB + CC Cream Stick comes in three shades. Upon swatching them, the shades didn't really go from lightest to darkest. I feel like it was more based upon undertone. The first shade I tried was too pink and the other shade was too warm for me, so I got this yellow undertone one which surprisingly matched me well.

BLK Cosmetics BB CC Cream Stick Foundation Review Swatch Light Beige

One end of this stick is for foundation and the other end holds a mini-brush.

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The brush was soft but too packed-in.

BLK Cosmetics BB CC Cream Stick Foundation Review Swatch Light Beige

Not sure which product is inside, but I think the BB cream is the one outside and the middle one is the CC cream.

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BLK Cosmetics BB CC Cream Stick Foundation Review Swatch Light Beige
Coverage test L-R: Bare and with BLK Cosmetics BB + CC Cream Stick in Light Beige.

BLK Cosmetics BB CC Cream Stick Foundation Review Swatch Light Beige

BLK Cosmetics BB + CC Cream Stick Review
Alright, first up, the packaging... This foundation stick comes in a plastic packaging and I am loving the designs. The box is super cute and I'm really liking the color blue in it. This stick has two different ends -- one end holds the foundation and the other end holds the brush. It has 6 grams of product and it's a little chubbier compared to other stick foundations I've tried. 

For the brush, I'm kind of on the fence on whether I like it or not. Don't get me wrong, it's super soft and dense, but I just feel like it's not applying the foundation as well as my normal sized-brushes do. I feel like instead of buffing and building the coverage up, it just kind of spreads the product out. Maybe it's too small? I'm not sure. But it's just totally better to use a different brush or your fingers for application.

As for the foundation stick, I'm surprised that it doesn't feel thick and tacky at all. In fact, it feels so thin, so smooth, and it's very light on the skin. It's just so easy to spread and blend and it's probably because of the CC cream's moisturizing properties. No matter how much I put on my skin, it just feels so lightweight. This honestly feels like I applied a lightweight cream rather than a BB cream on my face.

Since we're talking about BB creams, I know that they're kind of unpredictable when it comes to shades. They either give me a pink-greyish cast or they look too white... So, I'm very thankful that BLK Cosmetics had this shade with a yellow undertone. I feel like it did truly adjust to my skin tone. I didn't have to worry if my face looked too light or too pink compared to my neck. It just adjusted and matched perfectly.

Coverage-wise, it doesn't really do much for my blemishes and redness. I really, really tried to layer and build it up, but the foundation just really wasn't able to cover the red bumps. Good thing that this product is lightweight, because I do still need to color correct and add concealer to my blemishes. 

And when it comes to keeping oiliness at bay, I'd like to say it depends on where you are. When I'm in a colder area or an air-conditioned room for the whole day, it would take me about 4 to 5 hours before I would need to blot and powder up. And when I'm out and about in this summer heat, I usually powder my T-zone at around hour 3 or 4. I have oily-combination skin and my cheeks are usually dry throughout the whole day.

I just wish that this BLK Cosmetics BB + CC Cream Stick was released during the colder months, mainly December to January. My skin just tends to be super dull, dry, and flaky during those months and I feel like this product would be a perfect match. It's very travel-friendly, easy to use, and it feels amazing on skin. The formula is just so lightweight that I forget that I applied anything on. 

Although this product doesn't claim to have oil-control, it does promise to give me a glow and a luminous look... which I definitely agree with. It doesn't look to dewy on skin, but it does give me a natural glow which I like. If you have dry and dull skin, I'd recommend you give this a go. If you have oily skin like me, make sure to use a primer and always set it with powder. And if you have acne-prone skin, just use concealer on the spots, and you're good to go.

I'll definitely be keeping this product since I love the glow that it gives me. It reminds me so much of my Banila Co It Radiant CC Cream, but this one's more subtle.

This retails for PHP 495 and is available at BLK Cosmetics counters near you.

What's your summer foundation? Would love to hear what you're using!



9 comments :

  1. The only BLK product that i've tried is the eyebrow pencil. Ang saklap nga lang, nawala! Eh halos kakabili palang at bihira ko lang magamit. This summer, ang lagi ko lang ginagamit either IWhite BBholic o Ponds Flawless White BB. Siguro ako, kung nabili ko yan, finger ipapang blend ko i instead of the brush.

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  2. joan rafunzel medinaApril 21, 2018 3:44 pm

    This is perfect for me kasi ang dami ko sa mukha. Nakakawala ng confidence kaya gumagamit talaga ako ng mga panlagay sa mukha para kahit papano hindi siya mahalata. "Hi Maj, I'm joining your April 2018 giveaway"

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  3. Ruby Anne De OcampoApril 21, 2018 9:24 pm

    Iwhite BBholic lang sis hehe. Perfect nga yung mga ganyang foundation stick sa malamig na panahon ska sa mga dry skin. 😊

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  4. Mas tumatagal nagiging innovative na talaga ang mga products. ^_^

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  5. Ay ito pala yung sinasabi mong brow pencil! :) Sige, try ko nga uli yung Ponds ko. Naghahanap kasi ako yung pang saglitan na alis lang, tipong mag grogrocery lang... Bibili ng dog food. Haha :P

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  6. Ooh. Ako for me, kulang yung coverage niya. Need concealer padin.

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  7. Kaya ng BBholic yung summer heat sayo? Parang sakin hindi kaya. Sobrang oily ng skin ko ngayon grabe.

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  8. Yup. Sana December to lumabas! Malamang pang everyday ko to pag malamig!

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  9. Perfect pala yan sa June. Malamig kasi maulan!

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