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When it comes to foundations and the coverage they provide, women these days are wanting something more. They’re looking for products to give them that flawless coverage without looking like they’ve plastered the foundation on. With summer on the way, I can think of nothing worse than lying on the beach in sweltering heat and my foundation running down my face quicker than a Comrades Marathon runner hurtling towards the finish line. These days its the BB and CC creams that are on the minds of everyone, but do they all work? and do they deliver what they promise? Well, there’s two products that have just launched that not only deliver but they tick every single box that women want.

 

Kiehl’s have just launched their Micro Blur Skin Perfector and their Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream range of 5 shades. I’ve been using them for the past few weeks and can now tell you exactly what I think about them - and yes, it’s all good news.

 

 

 

 

Let’s start with the Micro Blur. We all hate pores. Come on guys, it makes no difference if they’re the size of a tic tac or the grand canyon, they leave us feeling the same - miserable and dejected. So the geniuses at Kiehl’s have spent years creating a product that instantly blurs away your imperfections, smoothes skin and when used continuously, reduces the appearance of your pores over time. 

 

Most blurring products have this white silicone base and colour to it, and it feels almost gluey, but I was so thrilled when I opened this one up and applied some to the back of my hand, I found that is a flesh toned liquid base. The Micro Blur formula contains light reflectors to visibly transform skin to create a flawless base to work with. Your makeup will apply better, last longer and look perfect. The Micro Blur also contains Lipo Hydroxy Acid (LHA) which is an ingredient known to provide gentle exfoliation and will leave your skin radiant and smoother. It also contains lentil extract to nourish your skin, and tighten pores. It also feel incredibly lightweight on skin. 

 

 

 

AFTER APPLYING THE MICRO BLUR MY SKIN WAS INSTANTLY SMOOTHED OUT AND PORES AND FINE LINE DIMINISHED. OVERALL TEXTURE FELT GREAT.

 

I apply this product every morning and you only need a pea size amount. Due to the fact that it is liquid based, it blends and absorbs into the skin quickly. I apply a dot to my cheeks and my chin and I massage it into my skin with my hands. Your hands have the ability to generate heat which ensures that the product soaks right up effortlessly and gently.

 

 

 

 

Onto my thoughts of theActively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream. I tested out two shades - Natural, and Medium and I am obsessed with them. Here’s why. It’s incredible to find a BB cream with the same coverage as a foundation but one that is lightweight on the skin, and has actually got skincare benefits attached to the use of it. The Kiehl’s BB Cream instantly conceals flaws and blemishes while providing a natural, nude finish. 

 

Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s Product Development Consulting Dermatologist is proud of the fact that “Kiehl’s have introduced a formula based on the original skin treatment spirit of BB creams, but with a razor-sharp focus on efficacy for not only instant coverage but also long-term correction.”

  

The miracle ingredient in this BB Cream? Vitamin C! The challenge for Kiehl’s was to include Vitamin C into a BB Cream and to add a high SPF sunscreen into the mix. 

After 2 years of development, including numerous trials of different formulas and more than 4,000 applications of product, they were successful 

 

 

 

 

THE ABOVE THREE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN AFTER APPLYING THE BB CREAM AND SETTING POWDER.

 

I love using this as part of my every day skincare routine. I use the Natural shade when I’m paler, and the Medium shade when I’m more tanned. It also works well to mix the shades to give your skin a healthy looking ‘I’ve been sitting in the sun’ look. To apply this BB Cream I do exactly the same as the Blur product. I apply dots of the product to my cheeks, chin and forehead. The texture and consistency of the BB Cream is little bit thicker than the Micro Blur but blends exactly the same way. To apply this one, I use a flat top kabuki brush and blend, blend, blend. If I was going to the beach I would add a few coats of mascara and would be out the door, but for daily use I love to set this with MAC’s skin finish powder, mascara and a gloss. 

 

 

 

 

THESE THREE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN IN NATURAL LIGHT 5 HOURS AFTER APPLYING THE BB CREAM. INSANE STAYING POWER!!

 

One thing - don’t be put off my by the BB Cream’s strong scent. It initially smells like very strong sunscreen, but you don’t smell it at all once its applied to your face.

This BB Cream is a winner in our books. It leaves my skin looking naturally glowy, hides fine lines and doesn’t feel greasy. The BB Cream doesn’t  cake up and definitely allows you leeway in building up to the coverage you want. I found it lasted a good 10 hours with me, only having to touch up my powder around my nose and chin area. All three shades are: Fragrance-free, paraben-free, and mineral oil-free; Dermatologist and allergy tested for sensitive skin; Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores). 

 

ACTIVELY CORRECTING AND BEAUTIFYING BB CREAM R525.00 - Available in 5 shades suited to SOUTH AFRICAN skin tones  - light, natural, medium, medium/deep and deep / SPF 50

MICRO BLUR SKIN PERFECTOR R510.00 

 

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