Some weeks ago, I got a lovely present from Myra. It was a personalized brush set and two tubes of Myra Vitaglow BB Cream. Yes, this is officially BB Cream review no. 25!
Here they are… Ivory (on top) and Beige (at the bottom). Looking at the swatches on my hand, you’d think Beige would match my skin more.
But I’ve had far too much experience with all sorts of BBs to know that yellow-toned ones are best for my face, hence I decided to use Ivory.
My face is naturally pinkish so Ivory’s yellow tones would theoretically be better in evening everything out.
So here’s my face before and after application. Not much difference, except that my face is a tad more yellow-toned after application.
Here is a before and after shot with the works — eyebrows, eyeliner, mascara, lip and cheek tint. I like it better than my bare face because I don’t look so pink.
Here is a shot of my face right after application and a shot seven hours after. The brightness seems to have rubbed off a bit (well, I sweated some and blotted my face so some of the product had been rubbed off). My face is noticeably more pink several hours after.
I forgot to take a photo under natural light after application, so this is a photo under natural light 7 hours after application.
What I like about Myra Vitaglow BB Cream:
- It’s cheap at P99 for a 20ml tube.
- It lives up to its hypoallergenic label as it did not cause irritation and it did not make my face break out.
- It feels light on the face so you can forget about it after application.
- It brightens your face after use.
- It has SPF 15 to protect your face from the sun’s harmful rays.
- It’s available practically everywhere — drugstores, supermarkets, and department stores nationwide.
Downside? There is very little to no coverage. It’s not buildable too. I don’t even consider this as BB Cream, I’d call it tinted facial sunscreen. It can brighten your face a bit but that’s about it. Speaking of brightening, there are are sparkly shimmery silvery specks when you spread it onto the skin. Since I picked the lighter shade and I’m rather fair, it’s not that obvious. I also noticed (see last photo) that if you perspire and blot your face, it has a tendency to get patchy.
I say, if you want a tinted daily sunscreen, this can work. But if you’re looking for a BB cream which you can use daily in place of foundation, look elsewhere. It’s just not a makeup-level product… skin care maybe. Personally, I can live with this because I don’t really need coverage in my daily routine and I usually go bare-faced.
Anyhow here’s a YouTube video tutorial by Philippine makeup guru Ana Victorino for Myra Vitaglow BB Cream. Her application technique might work better than mine, lol.
Myra Vitaglow BB Cream is available for P99 per tube at leading drugstores, supermarkets, and department stores nationwide.
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