Saturday, May 3, 2014

B. Spotlight

Today I wanted to spotlight B., a brand that I’ve been enjoying recently.  This brand is only available in Superdrug and is a Leaping Bunny/BUAV brand company.  B. states all their products are suitable for vegans, but I haven’t emailed the company asking about the particulars of this.  I wanted to get this post out soon because, as of writing this, everything is 50% off so if you’re interested you should head to Superdrug! 

Overall, I’m really enjoying this collection.  However like most other brands, they don’t have any BB creams or concealers light enough for my skin tone.  This is disappointing but not surprising.  Most of their products are also very shimmery so if this isn’t your style perhaps check them out in store before purchasing.  Superdrug has samples out for almost all of these products.

B. Pure Micellar Water
            I’d never heard of Micellar water before, but this product is amazing.  Since moving to London, I’ve been breaking out much more often, and I’m still not sure why.  I got a sample of this with my first B. purchase and had to buy the full size bottle after trying it.  I use this as a toner after I’ve cleansed my face.  It has helped heal my existing blemishes and stopped any new ones popping up in a matter of days.  It is brilliant!  Read about Micellar water here and here. [Link]

B. Stunning Vibrant Eye Shimmer in 192 Lizzie
            This is the first cream eye shadow I have ever owned, and I’m enjoying it.  Like all other cream eye shadows you need to use a thin layer, but even when this does crease on me, it isn’t bad at all.  It is very shimmery without the chunky glitter vibe, and I love how it adds some light to my eyes.  The Superdrug I was in offered a decent selection of colours as well. [Link]

B. Cheeky Blusher in 096 Rosy Brown
            I’m not much of a blush person as my cheeks can get embarrassingly red on their own.    However, that means when they aren’t red I’m lacking any colour there.  I just picked this up as it is an easy to wear colour for me.  Plus is it buildable so I can alter how much I apply depending on how my cheeks are. [Link]

B. Smokey Soft, blendable Kohl Eyeliner in 100 Black
            For the past few years, I’ve used eye shadow to line my eyes rather than eyeliner.  However, I picked this up as I’ve been thinking of getting back into the eyeliner game.  This is a seriously soft kohl so I need to be careful to use only a small amount.  Even then, I need to clean up afterwards as there is a lot of transfer and smudging.  That being said, this would be wonderful for a smokey eye, but for everyday, it’s a bit too all over the place and hard to use for tight lining without a lot of transfer.  I’ve been using this lightly under my eye shadow liner for some added definition. [Link]


        I also got a little box of samples for a penny with my first purchase.  I don’t think Superdrug is giving these out anymore, but it was a nice surprise.  Inside was the Micellar Water discussed above, B. Active Day Cream (which I have not tried yet), B. Radiant Rejuvenating Serum, B. Stunning Vibrant Eye Shimmer in 057 Copper, and a lipstick in 054 Eton Mess.  Oh and an expired coupon.  Everything is very shimmery including the serum.  The serum felt nice on, but there was only enough for one application so I can’t speak to its effectiveness.  The lipstick was nice and moisturizing as well although the colour and levels of shimmer aren’t my personal preference.