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Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation Review

Hey Everybody! Guess what, I have found another favorite and holy grail foundation. The Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation. I’ve read good reviews about this foundation because it’s ideal for those who wants a sheer or natural coverage with a dewy look or finish. My kind of foundation, even though my skin tends to be on the oily side. But in this cold winter days, I need all the moisturization and dewiness I could get.

laura mercier candleglow soft luminous foundation review


This particular foundation is quite similar to the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Spf 20 which I’m still very much in love at. Yet this LM Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation probably has a bit more coverage but does not have any Spf, which is a sigh, but you can always add a separate Spf, or make sure that your favorite moisturizer has an added Spf. Though quite similar, this foundation is on the sheer to medium coverage, but can be quite buildable. It follows the same scent as the Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Mega Moisturizer Spf 15, but only subtly. Even though it lacks Spf, it compensates for how it makes the skin look natural, flawless and almost-perfect. It has a dewy or glowy finish but not to the extreme. The fine pearl-mica is the one responsible for this foundation’s luminous effect on the skin. Yet, the luminous-effect is very very subtle and indeed almost candle-lit.


laura mercier candleglow soft luminous foundation honey
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Honey



A lot people love this foundation, but a lot may say that it doesn’t give enough coverage and it makes the skin look oily, which isn’t really ideal for anyone with an oily skin. Well, those are true observations, but it all boils down to your skin’s current condition, and of course the weather. For my wide angle ciabatta bread face ???? , matte foundations won’t add definition to my face, no matter the amount of contouring I use. So I always opt for dewy or luminous finishes in my foundations. Sometimes, specially in the summer, I mix my dewy foundations with a few of my matte foundations, just to not get so oily after a while. So I suggest this Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation if you want a natural finish that also allows for the natural definition of your face to show through. Though buildable, it’s true that this foundation is quite sheer, but it’s enough to cover the redness of my cheeks and some other blemishes. But if your face has a lot of stuff going on, then you may have to use full-coverage foundations. Also, this foundation has emollient oils that may make the skin look very oily in the summer. I wouldn’t advise to use this in the summer, specially for those with oily skin. But from where I live, where it’s really bone-chilling right now, oh well, this didn’t make my skin look oily at all. Just dewy and I could probably get a good 4-6 hours of wear with this before I start looking for oil-blotting sheets.


laura mercier candleglow soft luminous foundation in honey shade
Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Honey – blended


There are 24 shades available in this foundation. My shade is Honey, which is a light to medium shade with a neutral undertone. However, I find that some shades like Buff, Macadamia, Dune, Golden, Butterscotch, Linen and even Vanille seem to also blend really well on my NC25-30 skin, since this foundation is quite sheer.


laura mercier candleglow soft luminous foundation review and swatches


Sans Spf, but with a natural dewy finish with added Vitamin C & E derivatives. If not perfect, this Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation is the next best thing.



FYI: Nail color is Splash of Grenadine by Essie.



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Coola Rosilliance Organic BB Cream Spf 30 Review

Spring will be here soon and Summer’s not that far away. It’s time to grab your sunscreens and sun protectors! It’s gonna be a hot and humid summer. Times like that call for a very effective sunscreen, but sometimes ordinary sunscreens may give a thin white film on the face that it just doesn’t look natural. On top of that, a lot of sunscreens feel sticky and it gets worse the moment you sweat. I haven’t found a lot of good sunscreens nowadays that won’t make you look too white and won’t feel very sticky.


coola rosilliance organic bb cream spf 30 review                    

So instead of sunscreens, I usually opt for BB creams. They not only give good coverage to blur the imperfections on the face, but they also feel lightweight, natural and has Spf. I’m a huge fan of BB Creams because they’re like this all-in-one product that you can use without a fuss. But not all BB creams are created equal, some may have very light coverage, while some may not have enough Spf. Yet there’s one BB Cream that I’ve fallen in love with. It’s the Coola Rosilliance Organic BB Cream with Spf 30. Coola not only have one of the best sunscreens but also their Rosilliance BB Cream is a very good multi-tasker.


coola rosilliance organic bb cream light medium


It has a very good coverage for a BB Cream, and it’s made of natural ingredients. It has validated rose stem cells and botanical stem cell actives that are great for anti-aging, plus Spf 30. The Rosilliance Organic BB Cream is also water resistant for 80 minutes. On my personal test, this BB cream remained water resistant even beyond 80 minutes, especially if there’s less humidity in the area. Basically, this cream stays on your skin for quite a long time. Now that’s a BB Cream.

It’s so ideal if you’re a person on the go and doesn’t have a lot of time do a complete makeup on the face, even more so applying a foundation. Also, my face didn’t have any untoward reaction with this cream, since it’s au-naturel.


coola rosilliance organic bb cream


The best thing about this BB cream is that it’s ideal for any skin type, whether oily, dry, combination or sensitive. It gives a very natural and luminous tint on the face while keeping it hydrated. I love it a lot because it makes my skin look healthy and glowy, and it can easily replace my medium-coverage foundation while still looking like I’m using one. You may even have to go easy on the contouring because this cream has very very fine shimmers that will definitely highlight the angles of your face. The texture is very lightweight and the rosy-herb scent is very pleasing. The coverage is light to medium but can be buildable.

coola rosilliance organic bb cream swatch review


With 1.5 oz for $52, you’ll get a lot of product in an easy to dispense bottle. Speaking of the bottle, the container is made of heavy glass and a sturdy pump, which I really prefer in most beauty products because it prevents any spillage.

coola organic bb cream swatches

If you’re like me who likes wearing lighter and more natural foundations and creams on the face while preferring time-saving products, then this Rosilliance Organic BB Cream by Coola will be beneficial for you. I’ve owned a lot of BB Creams, but there’s not a lot of BB Creams that can give you skincare benefits, very good Spf, hydrating, good coverage, lightweight and makes you look dewy and refreshed at the same time.


coola rosilliance organic bb cream swatch photo


I definitely can’t wait for summer!


(Disclosure: Product sample provided by Coola. The reviews, photos, and opinions herein are solely mine)


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