Friday, August 12, 2011

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream Review

An anonymous customer provided this review for Pretty&Cute for the Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream. She did not want her identity to be revealed, so we will respect that and will still share her review and she requested. Thanks for the review, "anonymous"! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about your purchase!

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream Review:

My skin:
I have combination skin that is very sensitive. The areas to the left and right of my nose and the top of my forehead are oily while the rest of my skin is dry. I suffer from mild acne and redness. I am 18 years old and do not experience wrinkles or fine lines. My main concern is finding a BB cream that covers, is moisturizing (does not emphasize dry flakes), appears natural and is lightweight enough for daily wear. Fortunately, the Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream matches my concerns perfectly.

Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream's Written Description:
"Long-lasting BB cream - soothing and keeps skin smooth without sebum secretion. Helps to create a clean and natural skin tone by being absorbed into your skin with a soft usage. This enables speedy make-up application due to the unnecessary need to apply makeup base or foundation. Ingredients such as bisaborol, licorice root acid derivatives, allantoin, etc. soothe your skin and ingredients such as jojoba oil, macadamianut oil, hyaluronic acid derivatives, vegetable collagen, etc. keep your skin moist and smooth.

How to Use:
After the final stage of skin care, apply proper amounts of product, spread it evenly on your desired part or entire face and gently tap into area."
     
Coverage:
This BB cream's coverage is medium to full. It can easily be layered and built to full. Just 3/4th of a pump is enough to cover my redness, pores, dark spots and most of my acne. If I want to completely mask my acne, I must use a concealer or the full pump of the BB cream. However, no matter how much BB cream I layer on, the coverage is always very natural even in bright sunlight. Before this BB cream, I used to use liquid foundations. To my delight, this BB cream covers as well or even better than the foundations I have tried. I mostly use this BB cream on its own without any powder or concealer added, because I find that it is pigmented enough to cover without anything additional. Because this BB cream is easily buildable, it is quite easy for me to go over certain areas again, doubling this BB cream as a concealer, making my make-up time very efficient.

Skin Recommendation:
I would recommend this BB cream for people with all skin types. This BB cream is somewhat moisturizing but not enough to make my oily parts oilier. I have eczema on my nose, meaning the skin on my nose is extremely dehydrated and sensitive. However, as long as I moisturize before this BB cream, none of the dry patches or flakes are emphasized. On my oily parts, this controls the oil quite well, I do not have to blot at all throughout the day.

Skin Sensitivity:
I have very, very sensitive skin and this BB cream did not irritate it. Fragrance is listed in the ingredients (but as the last ingredient, meaning there is very little added to the BB cream. This is preferable for those with sensitive skin). The fragrance is floral and is very slight. It dissipates once I apply it to my skin. Because the BB cream is quite lightweight on the skin, it is non-irritating and it does not clog my pores. I believe this BB cream would be great for daily wear.

Consistency:
This BB cream has a semi-thick consistency. It is not exactly a cream, but not thin and watery either. If I pump it on my hand, it will not completely run down my hand. Though it is thicker than other BB creams, it still remained very lightweight and I could not feel it on my skin at all once applied.

Application:
I love applying this BB cream with my clean fingers. It goes on and blends so effortlessly and beautifully, even on the very dry parts of my skin. This BB cream is very quick and efficient to apply - almost as quick as applying lotion as it blends so amazingly well. It is definitely a time-saver.

Wear of BB cream:
This BB cream stays on all day. I do not wear a primer underneath nor do I set it with a powder. The BB cream does not transfer at all; I even rubbed it on my black shirt and it did not come off. I use 3/4th - 1 pump of this BB cream on my face and it never appears cakey or settles into my pores. To see if it held well in extreme temperatures, I tried this BB cream on a very hot and humid day - it did not sweat off nor did it oxidize to a darker color. I also tried this in the rain without an umbrella. It did not wash off, although it does wash off easily when a cleanser is used. Two hours after having applied this BB cream, I can add extra sunscreen o top of my BB cream without my BB cream smearing or smudging. I wear this BB cream every day from 8A.M. to 1A.M. with no problem of it fading or looking any different from when I first applied it in the morning.

Shade Selection:
This BB cream only has 1 shade. It has a peachy/beige undertone that is quite light and fortuantly fits my NC20 skintone perfectly. I know that some BB creams oxidize to match the skintone of its wearer. Therefore, I tried the BB my sister who is a NC25, and it oxidized to match her perfectly as well. I dislike BB creams that are too white or have a gray cast, but this BB cream's color is very skinlike, natural and has no gray cast.

Finish:
The BB cream looks extremely natural. I have looked in harsh lighting and there was no indication that I was wearing any make-up on my skin. It leaves a slight glow on the skin without making it appear oily. It does not emphasize my pores (and I wear no primer or pore diminishing product underneath). A lot of foundations can emphasize bumpy skin texture, but this disguises the texture beautifully and covers most of my bumps. Because it has no SPF in it, when I take pictures of my face, there is no white flashback. Overall, it makes my skin appear very smooth and soft.

Ingredients:
- The main ingredients are:
Sodium Hyaluronate - Fights wrinkles. It also helps soften and moisturize the skin.
Allantoin - Increases moisture and smoothness of skin. It helps fight skin peeling. It also helps protect the skin against irritants.
Hydrolyzed Collagen - Increases moisture and smoothness of skin. The collagen helps tighten and firm the skin while the vitamin C in this ingredient helps brighten the skin.
Simmondsia Chinensis ( Jojoba ) Seed Oil - A very popular ingredient used in skincare that is derived from plants; this oil moisturizes and soothes the skin. It is also antibacterial, making it effective in fighting skin irritation.
Betaine - Protects skin against stress, environmental pollution, high temperature
- This BB cream is not oil-free, but I researched all the oils and they are non-comedegenic:
Macadamia Integrifolia seed oil. A filler that helps moisturize and smooth. It is high oxidative stability, meaning that the BB cream's color and finish should remain stable. 
Jojoba seed oil - A very popular ingredient used in skincare that is derived from plants; this oil moisturizes and soothes the skin. It is also antibacterial, making it effective in fighting skin irritation.
- There is also a non-irritating sillicone primer in this BB cream that helps smooth out the skin; therefore, a primer is not needed under this bb cream. This helps fill in pores, allows the finish of the BB cream to be smoother and helps the BB cream last longer on the skin.
- The other ingredients are:
Water, Cyclomethicone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Talc, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Disostearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Betaine, Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglutamix Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides, (CI 77499), Bisabolol, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Fragrance

Cost:
On www.prettyandcute.com, the BB cream comes in three sizes, and each size comes with its own price. The mini version of this BB cream can be purchased for $5. The 30mL version of this BB cream can be purchased for $12. The 50mL version of this BB cream can be purchased for $18. http://www.prettyandcute.com/cart.php?m=search_results&search=Lioele+Beyond+the+Solution

Packaging:
There are some pros and cons with the packaging of this BB cream. First of all, it is ultra hygenic and portable in a tube with a pump. The pump is very easy to control as I can dispense as much of the product I want. I can push lightly and dispense a bit of the product, push harder to dispense more, or push it completely to get one good sized pump. Lots of pumps I have come across do not have this feature and they deliver one full pump no matter how gently they are pressed, wasting product. Luckily with the Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream, the pump is very manipulable. The only gripe I have about the packaging is the cap. Although the cap helps keep the BB cream clean, it is positioned too closely to the mouth of the pump. If there is any leftover residue on the pump, it will be wiped on the cap, making the cap easily dirty. It would be preferable if the mouth of the pump was smaller so that the leftover residue can be used later instead of smearing on the cap. However, as long as the mouth of the pump is wiped clean, this can easily be avoided.

Conclusion:
I give this BB cream an A+ and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a lightweight BB cream with great coverage.

 

4 comments:

  1. I'd really like to try this, are samples available?

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  2. This is a very very complete review! Thank you!

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  3. Thank you for this ! I was actually thinking whether to buy this or Missha's Perfect Cover BB Cream. I previously had Skin79's Hot Pink and it ran out just today D: Thanks to you I might be buying this one next :-------)

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