You all know that budget beauty is near and dear to my heart. Mainly because I'm living the post college mid 20's awkward "I make a salary but i'm still broke" lifestyle. But I digress.
I know y'all ain't gonna listen to little ol' Lush, but today, i'm here to tell you about this BSS make up brand we've all been sleeping on. Me included.
There has not been 1 day that has gone by that I haven't picked up a product from this brand, and their latest addition to my faves list - The Perfection BB Cream - has solidified their forever place in my makeup bag.
Read below for my review of the BB cream, as well as their other Nicka K noteworthy products thats won't let you down!
Nicka K Perfection BB Cream
For some strange reason, BB creams for black girls is an anomaly that has yet to be solved.
BB Creams, AKA Beauty balms, are supposed to be moisturizers with added lightweight foundation coverage. It's supposed to be something you can throw on quickly, with your fingers even, that provides smoothness, evenness and moisture. Basically, if they ever made a good one.. every one would buy it.
For some reason, it has been terribly hard for companies to pinpoint a good formula and even harder to pinpoint a reasonable color range.
This is why I was incredibly surprised to find this gem hanging around the Bss for $2.99 (and have the audacity to be in my color - there are only 4 colors but they are for colored girls)!
This BB cream provides lightweight ultra moisturizing coverage. The consistency is similar to baby lotion - and it actually carries that light scent as well. The coverage of this BB cream is buildable - as you can see in these photos I have built it up to full coverage. While I wouldn't suggest doing this normally, the layers meshed effortlessly and did not look thick or take away from the skin like finish of the product.
The only cons I could name for this product is perhaps the size (I mean I really lathered it on - but thats on me lol, and its literally on $2-4). Also, if you have oily skin, you defintely want to use a mattifying priming agent under this BB cream and it can be super moisturizing, but its definitely work-with-able for the price.
All in all, this, along side Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream, is the only BB cream I can trust. For me, this creamy formula is definitely better suited for my dry skin vs. that of black Radiance.
A few of my other faves..
All of the below products i've used without incident. I would defintely rate them 8+ in their ability to function as intended. The colors are fairly brilliant, no strange chemical smells, and for affordable products I find myself reaching for 1 or more of them daily!
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