Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Coffret D'or Fast Beauty Foundation UV BB Cream

Today is just a quick look at the Coffret D'or BB Cream. It has such a long name! Sorry no pictures of the product on my face, I'm just fitting in this post in between studying =D
I ordered this from AdamBeauty, about $34CAD (after shipping) for 30g. I was very hesitant on ordering this because I couldn't decide on the shade to purchase and whether it would clog my pores like Skinfood and Hanskin did.
I ended up getting the darkest shade, 03 Healthy Tone. At first I was worried it would be a bit too dark, but I compared the online swatches of the P&J foundations and Lunasol (that I've used before) and concluded on shade 03 because those foundations were all a touch too light for me in the summer time. Plus, my Kiehl's Tinted Moisturizer was in Medium and it's quite dark too, so the 03 shade should suit me.

I was surprised at how small it was, knowing that it was 30g. I'm thinking with regular use, I'll probably finish this in 2 months. Which isn't too bad for the price and what it does.
I'm not going to explain what BB creams are since there are a bajillion bloggers that did. This particular one comes with SPF 33PA++ and is unscented (yay!). I don't think there's a specific target for this BB Cream (like anti wrinkle or whitening).
When I first applied it to my skin, I was surprised at how yellow toned it was! But after a few minutes, it blends into my skin nicely without any sallowness.
The lasting power is quite good. I wore it on a day that I was up early to help my friend get ready for his wedding, running around, doing touch ups on people, through the rain and it still looked fresh. No creasing except a bit around my nose. Shine on my t-zone was bound to happen but it didn't look like an oily mess, just a bit of dewy-ness that I blotted.
For comparison, I used the Maybelline foundation. Although I mentioned that it appeared very yellow, it somehow changed to my skintone, I can't explain it.
Overall, I'm quite happy with this purchase. The BB cream has a light to medium finish, but a bit leaning towards medium depending on how much you apply. It has a nice creamy texture but spreads very easily without any streaks.
I think it's worth a try if you like foundations that are lightweight and convenient because it has the SPF in it. Also, you don't need to use a base prior to applying this, so even more convenient!


Lilladylife said...

ohh i did not know this brand made a bb cream!!! thanks for the heads up and great comparison with LM!

ShinyPrettyThings said...

ooooh thx for the review!! It's always so hard guessing the right shade online. the colors they provide on the websites are usually never accurate! -_-

Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for the review! This may go on Hub's shopping list for Tokyo!

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cream puff said...

Thanks for the review! However, I'm currently facing skin problems and I'm really not sure if it has something to do with the recent usage of BB cream.

It would be great if you could update in the future whether this Coffret D'or BB cream is clogging your pores or not.

MiuMiu said...

@Cream puff: it seems pretty good so far, I've been using it for a week already, although I'm starting to get a feeling that it's not very good at oil control, so i need to start adding even more powder. if your skin is reacting to it..or any products that you haven't used.. i'd probably take it off your "to use" list for a week and see if your skin gets better

MiuMiu said...

@lilladylife: thanks for the comment =D I've started to notice japanese brands making bb creams too. personally..i still feel like it's a tinted moisturizer but with heavier coverage..or liquid foundation but thicker..and not quite cream

MiuMiu said...

@shinyprettythings: omg i know eh! it took me so long to decide what color lol..but if you've tried japanese foundations..i think the shades are pretty much the same whatever the brand...just north american and european ones are a bit tougher

MiuMiu said...

@Jamilla: Hi Jamilla! omg i wish i could go to japan...haha if my bf went, he would have such a long list from me