When I applied the BB cream on my skin, it looked like it was going to be far too light for my skintone. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to blend in, and it didn't make me look like I've seen a ghost (see swatches below). Not only does this BB cream provide a healthy glow, it also contains Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5%) and Titanium Dioxide (15%)... i.e. it has sunscreen! The BB cream does smell like sunscreen but it also smells quite florally.
Unfortunately, I found that this BB cream (like most BB creams) was too "dewy" for my liking. My skin felt a tat oily after an hour, and I had to blot before powdering my face (I did not use a powder in the selfie above). There wasn't much coverage as well (which seems to be a normal BB cream thing), but that is what concealers are for, right?
The ELES Mineral Sheer Bronzer is amazing. I love that it is sheer, as I am quite heavy handed when it comes to bronzers and blushes. This bronzer is perfect for achieving a sun-kissed look without baking in the sun and getting skin cancer. It does not look too orange or muddy on my skin, and does not contain any shimmers, which I like because I tend to look like I've tripped and fallen into a pool of glitter when I use bronzers with shimmers (I told you... I'm heavy handed when it comes to these things!)
|L-R: ELES BB Cream 30; Sheer Bronzer - Rio De Janeiro; Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Mocha|
The swatch of the sheer bronzer is quite a heavy one, as I wanted to make sure it will show up in my pictures.
The Micro Mocha lipstick swatch may look scary for those of you who aren't into dramatic, bold lips (they scare me too), but they look quite natural on my lips.
|L-R: Half blended ELES BB Cream 30; Sheer Bronzer - Rio De Janeiro; Micro Bubble Lipstick in Micro Mocha|
As you can see, the ELES BB cream blended surprisingly well. Although there are two other BB Cream shades - Deep and Medium, they should work for a large range of skin tones as they blend so ridiculously well.
|ELES Signature Shadow Quad in Naturalist|
Have you tried any ELES Cosmetics products? What are your thoughts?
To purchase the products I used to create the Earth Goddess look, here are the direct links to each product and their prices:
- ELES Age Defying BB Cream 30 - $49.50*
- ELES Mineral Sheer Bronzer - Rio De Janeiro - $77
- ELES Micro Bubble Lipstick - $39.50
- ELES Signature Quad - $99
- ELES Mineral Blush Compact - $39.50
These products were kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.