The balm side ascends/descends by twisting the tube. The gloss side screws off and reveals a doe foot wand for easy application.
I didn’t have any problems reapplying after eating or drinking. The Black Radiance website says it has a “delicious berry flavor”, but I smelled it more than I tasted it. That isn’t a big deal to me though. I think this is a good product for when you’re doing the bare minimum but still want a bit color. You can use the products together or separately to create the look you want. With it being two products in one you might be able to get out the door with less in your bag. Hooray for multitasking!
When it comes to eyeshadow primers some are cult-faves for a reason. They move from being a splurge to being a necessity in spite of price. However, we don’t all want to pay that price and lucky for us budget friendly alternatives to those cult-faves exist.
I snagged this from my local Wal-Mart Wednesday morning and it works. It made my eyeshadow more intense. It didn’t crease. It didn’t fade. It also absorbed into my lid rather than just sit on top.
I used the Ulta eyeshadow in Galaxy to test the product. I figured if it can work with a cheaper shadow then the more expensive ones should be fine. One eye was primed while the other one wasn’t. After about four hours the eyeshadow that wasn’t primed started to fade while the other eyeshadow was still intact.
I kept it on for another hour and had to take it off because I didn’t want to pick up my children sporting unblended and fading eyeshadow. The non-primed eye wiped away easily with a make-up wipe. My primed eye took a little bit more effort so I know that eyeshadow was sticking to the primer.
Overall I’m happy with the purchase. As much I love the expensive products finding something works for a fraction of the price is still great.
Will you give Black Radiance Perfecting Eye Shadow Primer a go? What’s your go-to eyeshadow primer?
Black Radiance Perfecting Eye Shadow Primer is available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and whereever Black Radiance products are sold.
There’s a lot of talk about BB creams in the beauty world. As a consumer I was curious about them because they’re a recent beauty development here in the United States, but discouraged to try them because there weren’t any for my complexion. However, beauty companies are beginning to make BB creams for women of color, which is great. So let me introduce to you the Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream.
This BB cream is SPF 15 and comes in 5 shades. I happened to only get Coffee Glaze. I feel pretty lucky that I was able to get a shade that worked with my skintone because there weren’t any testers out so I was basically guessing.
I don’t think this product is going to replace my foundation. This product is not going to give the kind of coverage I want when I’m doing a full face. However, I think this is a happy medium between a completely bare face and full face of makeup. And that’s a great option. Putting on mascara, brow powder and the Black Radiance BB Cream and feeling together is pretty awesome.
So are you a big fan of BB creams? If you have darker skin will you be trying this product out? And if you have tried it let me know what you think.
Black Radiance True Complexion BB Creams retails for $5.99 and can be found where Black Radiance products are sold.