Monday, August 29, 2011

Dr. Jart + Water Fuse & Premium Beauty Balms


 Count me in among the  fans of the new BB  or Beauty Balms .    Dr. Jart is one of the original BB purveyors from Asia and they  have 2 different ones here on our shores at Sephora.

Dr. Jart Water Fuse is the lighter  one  and perfect for me right now with my summer oily/sticky skin. It's  a very thin gel/cream which  made me wonder at first how it would be since  the others I had tried were thicker, but it ended up working great and I find I am using all the time.

It feels  very light on , almost invisible once it sets on skin which takes about a minute. I have had a spot or two where I needed to blend it more where it stuck a bit , but  a little extra effort was all that was needed. Overall it goes on easy , does a great job of keeping my makeup set and lasting far longer than normal  and adds just a smallest amount of moisture.

Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm  is the one I will reach for come colder weather and the one for you if you have normal to drier skin. In cooler temps my skin normalizes so I can use more moisture and products with more substance. This doesn't have a  lot of moisture mind you, it's just right, but more than the lighter one ( and all that my skin needs ). It's a thicker balm with a tint that really gets the job done . It has more coverage than Water Fuse and could  easily be used on it's own for those who like a sheer look. It smoothes, perfects ,eases makeup on and adds long wear and a more finished look with some light coverage. 

Bonus- these have very high SPFs. 45 for Premium, 25 for Water Fuse. When they say all in with BBs they mean it.

Dr. Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm is $ 32.00 and Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm is $ 39.00  at  Sephora 

2 comments:

The Beauty Feelosophy said...

Hi! Just came across your blog and really loe your theme and design.

I am still not convinced by Beauty balms really? What do you find to be the difference from a tinted moisturiser out of interest?
xx
The beauty chemist
www.beautyfeelosophy.com

The Beauty Alchemist said...

Hi beauty Feelosophy,

Thanks for your nice comment.

BBs are thicker in consistency than tinted moisturizers and while they moisturize, are less moisturizing than TMs. I also think BBs are more skin perfecting than TMs .