This week to say the least was very busy for me. Between work, midterms, internships, and now my blog…I had little strength to pull myself out of bed in the morning early enough to do a full face. So, my new favorite for this week is Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm with SPF 45.
When I last visited Sephora in mid-January, I received a Color IQ of 1YO1 (pretty much the palest of the pale). I was looking for a BB Cream and was both matched and recommended to try the Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream Skintone Corrector which retails for $50.00USD. However, when I tried it on, the cream oxidized quickly to make my skin look very grey. Needless to say, my MUA came back with this Dr. Jart+ BB Cream and I fell in love.
Dr. Jart+ is a Korean cosmetic brand that has a wide array of makeup, skincare, and BB Creams spanning from Anti-Aging to Hydrating, and Detox formulas. The Premium Beauty Balm is only available in one shade and is described as a “one-step balm that perfects the appearance of skin while protecting it with the sun and environmental factors.” (taken from Sephora.com) What I find excellent about this formula is that it has an SPF of 45 and is infused with a Bio-Peptide and white gold complex that is shown to decrease fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity
I like the packaging of this product. It’s very sturdy and the pump feature is very hygienic as opposed to squeeze tubes or jars. On me, the color goes on slightly dark or orange, however oxidizes within a few minutes to a more balanced taupe color blending perfectly with my skin. Again, the only downside to the Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream is that it only comes in one shade that is recommended for “light to medium skin”. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone darker than a NC/NW20.
I also really like the consistency of the product. It’s very creamy (like a sunscreen), kind of thick, but goes on easily without too much pull and dries to a satin finish. I would suggest applying the product with just your fingers or a brush if you really wanted to, but definitely not a sponge. Since the product is thick, a sponge just kind of squishes it around without any blending. For flawless application I would use a buffer or kabuki brush to blend the edges around your jaw line and nose. I would recommend this from slightly dry, to slightly oily skin types. For those with very dry skin I would suggest a tinted moisturizer instead since this product seems like it will stick to dry patches and will cake. Personally, I have dry skin, and although it works perfect for me, I can understand if the product may emphasize flakes around the nose and chin after a long day of wear. For those of you with oily skin, I would suggest finding a light coverage matte foundation instead. Since this product is very creamy, it takes a while to set into the skin. If your skin is already very oily, it will make you feel sticky.
- Very pigmented for a BB Cream but still natural looking
- SPF 45 PA+++
- Easy application
- No wide variety for different skin types and shades
- Not cruelty free
The pump holds approximately 1.5oz of product which is much more than the average BB Cream container, and calculates to $26.00USD per ounce. For comparison purposes, the Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream Skintone Corrector is sold in 1.3oz tube packaging which retails for $50.00USD, calculating to $38.46USD per ounce. This product can be found at Sephora where it retails for $39.00USD, or on Amazon for $39.00USD.
My next scheduled post will be on Monday for Inspiration du Semaine.
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