Monday, 30 May 2011
MAC BB Beauty Balm SPF30++
Following on from my post yesterday about staple beauty products, I think I could do with a primer to help my foundation go on. I had a smidge of MAC Prep and Prime Skin as a sample, so I've used that today. I sort of remembered why I don't like it much! I do use Prep and Prime Protect SPF50 in the summer to keep the tan at bay, and I like it but not really under make up.
MAC are bring out a new primer based on Asian Beauty Balms (BBs), which I'm really curious to try. BBs are supposed to heal and even the skin tone out, and are designed to be used alone as well as underneath foundation. The rumour is that this isn't a true BB but MAC's take on it, but seeing as the only Beauty Balm I've ever used is the Boots Botanics one (which incidentally they still make and I'm really tempted to try again) I'm not really sure what they are supposed to be like.
The MAC BB is currently available in Asia and online in the USA, but it is allegedly going to be available at counters and in stores in the UK and Europe shortly, although I've not been able to find a definitive release date. It could well be this week. I will be keeping my eyes peeled and if I can get my mitts on some I'll post a review!