Sunday, 25 May 2014

Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB Beauty Balm

As I've mentioned, recently the hot (ish) British weather has had me undressing my face as fast as it's had me unzipping my coat. So it's been goodbye to heavy foundation and hello to cool coverage. 

After lusting after the Dr Jart + Water Fuse BB Cream since last summer, I finally took the plunge after finding it on offer for £9.00 in Boots. Bargain.

Promising to provide flawless skin instantly this BB claims to moisturise, protect and correct and boy does it deliver! Infused with Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice to help slow the loss of water from the skin, it instantly provides a fresh slick of moisture that keeps my (dry) skin feeling hydrated and dewy all day whilst still managing to stay put. Plus the inbuilt SPF helps protect skin from harmful rays. 

Whilst much stronger at moisturising and protecting, this little BB works hard at correcting and contains Portulaca Oleracea Extract to soothe, calm and provide anti-redness. It looks beautiful on clear skin that only needs a little coverage to even out skin tones, and seamlessly provides that I-woke-up-looking-flawless look. But for those of us with a few blemishes here and there *puts hand up* it falls a little short coverage-wise (despite being a thicker consistency than say No.7's Triple Protection Tinted Moisturiser mentioned here.) But don't let this deter you. Teamed with some tactically placed concealer, I soon managed to recapture that natural fresh-faced feeling. My main problem area is my chin, whilst the rest of my face is fairly clear. So though my chin needed some extra help, my cheeks and forehead looked naturally glowy - a look I love.

With a one-shade-fits-all approach, the formula can look strangely greyish at a first glance, but once blended it warms into a beautifully natural shade. It has a lovely fresh scent and lasts ages as a little goes a long way.

Though Water Fuse is aimed at those aged between 20 and 35 with "a soft application which gives natural, fresh looking skin and controls sebum production." Dr Jart+ comes armed with a whole batallion of BB's, ready for any skin care emergency. Their Premium BB provides a high SPF (of 40) with anti-oxidents. Aimed at those over 30, it describes itself as a slightly glossy, low coverage cream which helps fight anti ageing. For higher coverage but light application the moisturising Platinum BB is the best way to go. And for the strongest coverage, the Regenerating BB covers redness and spots without rubbing off as easily as "traditional cosmetics". And claims to be suitable for problem and sensitive skin and those aged between 20 and 35 (hmmm may be trying this one next!)

But for glowing, natural looking skin, I think I've found my BB.

*this post was written last summer but for some reason I found it lurking in my drafts, but I thought it was a suitable post for the recent weather and it's one of my fave BB's so it deserves a mention!

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