Beauty Blender Bounce foundation and primer review
Hello peeps, this post is long overdue, so I have to apologize for that. As some of you might know, Beauty Blender has now diversified into makeup, and their first product is foundation! And it makes perfect sense because what do you use a beauty blender for? With foundation of course! The new Bounce foundation is designed to be used with the beauty blender specifically.
The foundation comes in soooooo many shades, so you will definitely find a shade that suit your skin. I really appreciate how brands are now catering to a more diverse skintone so no one is left out. I salute the company for that.
Ok let’s take a look at the brand’s description:
A matte that still looks like skin
A weightless, full-coverage foundation in 40 shades that easily blends for a flawless finish and a revolutionary bare-skin feel. The whipped liquid glides and bounces easily so it never looks cakey or fake- no matter how little or how much you layer on. Never chalky or lifeless, the velveteen matte finish has a multidimensional effect, like naturally gorgeous, healthy skin. The lightweight, buildable formula addresses not just tone but also skin texture so your complexion looks smooth and even. Skin looks picture perfect- IRL and on-screen for up to 24 hours. 90% of testers in a consumer study agreed that they would replace their current foundation with Bounce.
I received a PR sample set with a foundation in shade 1.30C. along with a mini beauty blender sponge.
So what you do is pump out the foundation onto the egg shaped basin on the front of the foundation bottle.
And then you use it as a palette to blend the foundation.
And then you apply it to your skin like a normal foundation. Don’t forget to clean the basin after use!
My shade blends perfectly with my skin, and leaves a semi matte finish. I have to say is looks VERY natural. It’s medium coverage but still manages to make my skin look very healthy, not too matte, not too dull. I really love the formula of this. I have been wearing it for a few weeks, and I am satisfied. It lasts till about mid-afternoon (in humid Bangkok weather). So I think it lasts longer in dryer places.
Overall, I really like this foundation and would recommend anyone who’s interested to give it a try.
The next item that I got to try was the Opal Essence Primer.
Brand’s description: Capture that golden hour glow with this hydrating serum primer which delivers the perfect dose of dewiness. The nourishing transformative texture creates a hydrating base so foundation glides over skin without clinging to any dry patches or lines while keeping skin from looking dull or too greasy. A powerful blend of fermented botanical extracts help soothe and brighten so skin looks better instantly and over time. Recommended for normal to dry skin.
To me, this is another primer which preps skin before foundation, but it doesn’t really make a difference to me that much. What I mean is that it doesn’t really stand out from other primers I’ve tried that much. It’s nice, but not wow-ing. Because I have oily skin, this doesn’t really suit me either.
However, I like the skincare benefits though.
The holo effect isn’t noticeable once blended. My skin does feel soft though.
So that’s it for the items that I got! Next, I will also swatch other primers that were also launched (but I swatched them at Sephora).
There were 4 primers launched, the Opal Essence that I got, 2 shades of the Leveler, and a Dry Oil primer.
First up are two shades of the Leverler.
Here’s the brand’s description: This skin smoothing primer contains niacinamide to help blur the appearance of redness, large pores and uneven texture. High-performance silicones glide over skin and create a humidity proof barrier to minimize shine and lock makeup in place for all day (or all night) wear. Unlike other mattifying primers, the lightweight texture never feels suffocating on skin and all your favorite formulas can be layered on without pilling.
These are a good pore minimizer primer, which I will say is comparable to Benefit Presfessional, but with a tint, so it looks more natural on the skin.
It disappears completely once swatched.
I have not tried this o my face, so I can’t comment on the performance.
The photos below are closeups of shades Light and Tan.
And lastly, the Selfie Dry Oil
Brand’s description: Finally, an SPF that actually works with makeup, this completely invisible quick-absorbing broad spectrum SPF 38 primer helps both protect and prep skin for makeup. The ultra-light dry oil sinks in and blends with no greasiness or chalky cast, no matter your skin tone. The feel-good formula offers multi-spectrum protection from UVA, UVB and HEV (high energy visible) light to help fend off damage from both the sun and your devices. This multitasking blend also includes antioxidants vitamin C and E, which help further protect, neutralize pollutants and brighten skin so you’re covered whether you’re in the sun or on your cell.
This completely clear oil works on EVERY skin tone - no ashy cast or greasiness, for real.
Can’t really comment on the formula, because I haven’t tried it on my skin. But I don’t think I will like this very much, since I don’t really like using oils under my makeup. And this primer is pretty oily and slippery.