Review Dermalogica: Clean Start Brighten Up SPF15

What is Clean Start Brighten Up SPF15?

It is a multi-tasking lotion that offers a natural tint and protection against harmful UV rays. This lightweight lotion containing mica and natural mineral oxide pigments provide natural coverage and a touch of shimmer for a daily glow. Allenton in the formula ensures moisture that soothes the skin without leaving a greasy look or feel.

Price: PHP1,050 approx USD24                  Size: 60ML

Clean Start Brighten Up SPF15 Promises
Hydrate and be bright! This multi-tasking lotion contains a natural tint and shimmer to keep skin looking even and fresh for an all-day glow.

How It Works?
Extracts help refine, purify, and clear congestion for your best-looking skin. Light coverage is ideal for a natural day look or glamorous effect. Skin-smoothing, non-greasy, streak-free formula. Sunscreens provide critical defense against UV rays without a chalky, heavy, or greasy.

How to Use?
After cleansing and toning, apply over entire face and neck.

Active Ingredients
Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (3.0%), Oxybenzone (2.0%).

Other Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 60, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Disodium EDTA, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019).

My Reviews after using for a week long:
Note: I have a dehydrated sensitive acne prone skin

The Likes:
1)      Extremely lightweight doesn’t feel heavy at all
2)      Provides a sheer coverage and makes skin look smooth and flawless
3)      Does NOT clog pores, cause breakouts or experience any irritation
4)      Evens out skin tones (in my case, it conceal the purple/green veins showing in my skin)
5)      Not greasy or oily, totally suitable for oily/combo skin
6)      Paraben Free
7)      Contains shimmery that could brighten up skintone (Note: NOT exaggerated shimmers instead skin will look naturally glowy)
8)      Contain SPF
9)      Provide adequate amount of moisture and hydration (in my case; would last around  8-10hrs)

The DisLikes:
1)      Pricey (might be a little expensive for just a tinted moisturizer)
2)      Only one Shade Available(Medium Beige; suitable for NC15-20)
3)      Available only at Dermalogica Store/Counters

My Verdict:
I really love this Tinted Moisturizer as it contains very subtle shimmery that would add natural glow to skin and the natural tint which even out my skintone. I’m using Dermalogica’s TreatmentFoundation before but now I’ve switched to just applying Clean Start Brighten Up SPF15. I prefer this one because besides having a natural coverage, it is also a treatment moisturizer with SPF that could protect your skin.

Recommend: YES!
Rate it: 4/5

Review on Bare Naturals: Face Perfector Concealer

Bare Naturals: Face Perfector Concealer
Size: 4gms   Price: PHP158 approx USD3.6

What is Bare Naturals?
To know more info about the brand Bare Naturals, you can visit: MyBareNaturals site.

What is Face Perfector Concealer?
- A very convenient, handy, hygienic pimple blemish stick that heals, and covers dark undereyes, acne and acne scars.
- It has tea tree oil , a known antibacterial essential oil that may help dry up pimples fast.

Available in 2 Shades:
1) Bisque Camouflage
- Suitable for light to Light medium

2) Honey Bisque Camouflage:
- Suitable for light medium to medium

Natural Ingredients:
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Triglyceride, Carnauba wax, Stearyl Palmitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Mica, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Silica Microspheres, Titanium Dioxide, L-Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol-SA, Monolaurin, NO PARABEN.

I can’t determine which shade is suitable for me thus I just get both shades instead. (Since its an online site so its really hard to choose the right shade)


My Reviews:

Note: I have Dehydrated sensitive acne prone skin

The Likes:
1)      Affordable (compare to other drugstore concealer)
2)      Able to conceal redness and acnes
3)      No weird/annoying scent and Paraben Free
4)      Ingredients are all natural thus I have NOT experience any irritation or breakouts
5)      Suitable for all skin types including sensitive

The DisLikes:
1)      Hard to find; Available only  through Online/Bare Naturals Resellers
2)      Limited shades available
3)      Though the consistency is not that thick but it is so creamy makes it kinda difficult to spread it out
4)      Packaging is not that appealing, labels comes off easily

Will I Recommend it? Maybe.
Buy Again:  No

My Rate: 3/5

Etude House Review: V Line Slim Maker, Nude Lip Concealer and BB Cream

    1)      Aloha V Line Slim Maker (12g)
Price: PHP645       Approx USD15

To make chin line visible such as creating a luminous V shaped line. Contour face to more slimmer look.

Available Shades:
01 Sun Gold- Wood Brown (bought this one, swatch below) and 02 Sun Pink- Cherry Brown

How to Apply:

My Review:
I bought the 01 Sun Gold-Wood Brown shade because I think the “Wood Brown” would look better in terms of contouring the face line. I ran out of the Golden Ratio-Contour Maker already thus I decided to buy this as replacement.

It pretty much works the same as per the Golden Ratio-Contour Maker but just without the cheek blusher because this V Line Slim Maker focuses mainly on Contouring face to a V Line.

The Shade “Sun Gold” is a mixture of shimmery warm sun-kissed color with beige undertone. The shade is kinda opaque so it is very natural and ideal for highlighting even for daytime.
Tip: Gently swipe on Nose Bridge, Forehead and Chin to enhance the face to look more symmetrical.

While the shade “Wood Brown” is a mixture of maroon brownish color. The color might seem a bit dark but once applied it turns out very natural as the shade is kinda opaque. Since the “Sun Gold” has shimmers already thus they eliminate the shimmers on the “Wood Brown”.
Tip: Use a slanted brush and gently swipe around the jaw line to create a V Line shaped.

I like this product so much! As it instantly make my face look slimmer without dieting! (haha) I have chubby round face and to make it even worst I’m always BLOATED but thanks to V Line Slim Maker it makes my face look less bloated and slimmer instantly!

Will you recommend it: YES!!YES!!YES!!YES!!!
RATE IT: 5/5

2) Color Me Nude Lip Concealer
Price: PHP495       Approx USD11

Natural skin tone colored makeup conceals lip blemishes with smooth textured foundation that raises lipstick or gloss presentation and durability. Formulated with silicone coating powder supplies a moist adhesive layer that holds lip color cleanly. Formulated with vitamin E derivative and mango butter for lip lubrication and nourishment.

My Review:
Smooth and creamy consistency makes it easy to glides on lips provided only if you have moist lips. Able to conceal the color of your lips entirely nude. I have dry lips thus I always apply balm first before using this orelse it might turn powdery and flaky. I could very much achieve the same nude lips simply my applying balm then patting on face powder.

Will you recommend it: Maybe
RATE IT: 3/5

2)      BB Magic Balm SPF30/PA+++ 25G
Price: PHP817      Approx USD19

Skin protection from environmental and UV damage, BB Magic Balm promotes natural    
looking coverage that nourishes, soothes and corrects skin tone. Includes brush for clean and convenient application that delivers pore safe oil control and porcelain smooth complexion.
Formulated for Sensitive Skin; Sparkling Clear Complexion; Skin Clarifying Formula

My Review:
Thinking that this is formulated for Sensitive Skin so I assume this BB cream is safe for all skin types (maybe!)

1) Texture is cream based; very easy to apply as it glides smoothly and was able to blend into skin.
2) Able to even out Skintone
3) So far DID NOT encounter any irritation/ breakouts (*cross-fingers*)
4)  Consistency is not heavy or oily, but light and breathable
5) Smooth finishing (NOT CAKEY)
6) With SPF 30+++

1)      Available only in one Shade and at Etude Shop
2)      Might be a little expensive
3)      Not able to conceal acnes/scars completely (concealer is still needed)
4)      Package in Jar makes it not that convenient and unhygienic
5)      I would prefer to use Sponge or fingers to apply as the provided brush is in poor quality

Will you recommend it: Maybe
RATE IT: 3/5

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