Sunday, May 1, 2011

Review: TheFaceShop "Quick & Clean Oil-Free Blemish Balm"

Wow, can you believe it's already May? This year has gone by so fast! Summer is coming though! I've had this for so long, and today I finally got the time to review it! Yay! This is the 2nd BB Cream I've tried, and I really like it! Probably one of my favorites! Sadly... unlike most BB Creams, it only comes in one shade. However, the shade is almost like No. 23 on most other BB Creams but it adjusts really well (possibly a little darker than that). Let's review! 
"A protective moisturizer that soothes and naturally veils blemishes" 
Rating: 9 out of 10
Skin Type: Normal skin, acne prone.
Me: My second BB Cream I've tried, but the first that I own. And I really love it! I have combination skin, and this does not make my dry-patches stand out, with is good! Thank goodness this thing blends and adjusts to my skintone, and it is oil-free. BUT! It does not have SPF in it like most BB creams would, and I really wish it did because then, it would be an almost perfect product. T_T so sad!
Repurchase: Yes, but I wanna try other ones out first!
How to: After a moisturizer, you can either wear this as foundation for a sheer coverage, or under foundation for a more coverage and flawless look. All you need is like a pea size amount for you whole face! Usually, I would put this after my moisturizer and mix it with some sunscreen for a light coverage, yet still protected. For the night if I'm going somewhere/actually wearing make-up, I would mix this with some liquid foundation or use this only and brush on a powder for a flawless look! ^_^
Price: Um... I can't quite remember... but it should be under $25? It was not that expensive, maybe around the price range of most other BB Creams.
Quality: Love it! It's a really great BB Cream to have! Oil-control is pretty good, I don't find myself blotting; but at the end of the day, my skin does look a little shiny, but not super oily. I really still wish it had SPF in it.....
Smell: All the products in the 'Quick & Clean' line have a very similar smell, including this BB Cream. It has a light fresh and floral scent. Thank goodness it does not smell like make-up! I actually enjoy the smell because it's light and sweet.
Texture: The cream itself is a lot thicker than most other BB creams out there. However, on your skin (since you only need a small amount), it is pretty light and super smooth. It stays moist but not oily.
Color: I believe this only comes in 1 shade; I think this is darker than the average No. 23 for BB creams.  However, it blends and adjusts really nicely to your skin. Sometimes, BB creams either have a really pink tone, grey, or yellow. But this one is pretty beige/nude so it should suit many skin tones.
Packaging: This is packaged according to the 'Quick & Clean' line. A small green tube that's really convenient with a aluminum green cap. It is a squeeze tube (sanitary) and the tip is circular with a flat top; the amount squeezed out can be easily controlled.
Amount: 35 ml. / 1.18 fl. oz.

Let me know if you have any questions, just comment below, and I promise to comment back!


  1. Sounds like a great BB cream! Ahh do give the Sunplay BB cream a try since you like BB creams that control the oilies. It has SPF.. low but better than nothing haha~

  2. It is, I adore it!
    Ooo, need to get some of that; I've heard a lot about Sunplay products. I'll look around for it <3
    Thank you Blair !

  3. cute post :) i am currently obsessed with the lioele beyond the solution bb cream (see my makeup blog for obsessive review hahaha), wish we had this brand in the US...