Ah, BB creams! Aren't they truly amazing? I got hooked on BB creams about a year and a half ago, and I have not looked back ever since. It is notable that western brands are now releasing their own BB creams, which honestly do not even begin to compare to Asian BB creams. In the spirit of celebrating the awesomeness that is BB creams, I want to share my thoughts on this recently aquiredone, the Lioele Super Gold Snail BB cream!
I am not even going to pretend that I know what the whole "snail bb cream" thing is all about, but I've seen a lot of Asian brands come out with "snail this-or-that" products. It is the new craze in the BB cream world, and it is quite frankly really intriguing and just a little gross.
The gist of it is that this BB cream contains snail secretion filtrate, which is supposed to be very moisturizing and act as a protective layer on the skin to retain moisture. Whether it actually does that, I can't really say just yet.
The first thing that I noticed with this BB cream is the packaging. Comparing it to other Lioele products, I quite like this one. It isn't the color, but the design of the bottle that I really like. It is sleek and practical. I did have a little bit of an issue with the pump when I first opened it. It took a couple of minutes to get the pump to work properly.
I expected it to have a weird smell because of the snail secretion filament thing, but it doesn't. It does have a smell, but it is subtle and more herbal scented than snail scented xD
I have the color 01 Natural Beige, and like the name suggests, it is definitely more beige than yellow. I didn't find that to be a problem with my skin since I have a rather neutral skin tone. Unless your skin is very, very yellow, or very, very pink, then I think you should be okay with this undertone. For reference, I would use MAC NC20/25, and for most other high end brands, I tend to wear the second lightest shade in the range. In drugstore foundations, I usually use the lightest shade available. If you are slightly lighter or slightly darker than me, you should be able to wear this color.
The texture of this is like a mix between a foundation and tinted moisturizer. If you have never used a BB cream before, then the texture might be weird to you. It feels like a very moisturizing face cream and it blends in beautifully! From wearing it once, I would recommend it to people who have dry-combo skin. If on the other hand you have oily skin, I think it would be best to stay away from this one or to use it with powder. If you do have oily skin, this might be a good option for winter time since your skin might be drier during the cold months.
I wore this all day today without powder and I did get a little shiny around my nose (mostly due to the fact that it was about 90 degrees F!) but aside from that, it looked really fantastic! The Lioele Triple the Solution BB cream has slightly better coverage and a longer wear, but I think this BB cream looks so much better on my skin. It just makes my skin glow! I don't know if this is because my skin has been doing a lot better recently, but this BB cream just looks really great!
I want you to compare the following two photos so you can reach your own conclusion. In the first, I am wearing the YSL Teint Resist; it was taken yesterday. The one below that I am wearing the Lioele Super Gold Snail BB cream and the photo was taken today. Both were taken in the same lighting, at the same time in the afternoon. I am not wearing concealer or powder in either of them. So, what do you think? I personally think that the BB cream is much more flattering and just looks so much better!
|YSL Teint Resist|
|Lioele Super Gold Snail BB Cream|
This was a terribly long first impressions~! Of course, I will keep using this and compare it more to my other BB creams and foundations :) Hope you enjoyed and see you next time!
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*Product mentioned in this post was proving for review. All opinions stated are my own.