We have a very special post today as my friend Pocholo Sandejas has kindly agreed to test a product for me. Men were the first ones to wear makeup and the stigma about men wearing makeup is so 60’s. Today, I’ll be reviewing Nowie Mac Beauty BB Cream in Ivory with the help of my friend.
Women should not be the only ones privileged to cover their imperfections.
BB Cream is a great innovation as it’s a makeup and skin care in one.
However, it cannot go onto a full coverage like a foundation so it’s best used for daily chores i.e. work, work out, buying groceries, sugar-daddy hunting, home-making, and etc.
Let’s talk about a locally made product and see how it fares with other brands.
Nowie Mac Beauty BB Cream in Ivory
I got this as a gift from a friend and I’ve searched it on Instagram.
The cost of one BB Cream is 279 PHP and contains 30ml of product.
I like how the packaging comes with a pump which easily and hygienically dispenses the product.
I invited my friend Pocholo Sandejas to try the product and promised to make him a Mango Smoothie in return.
The reason why I want others to test products for me is because I have dry and sensitive skin which is quite hard to please.
My friend Pocholo has a dominantly Normal Skin Type (Check your Skin Type for FREE) with the exception on his brow area that has seborrhoeic dermatitis (which is very common to men).
He has very good skin which isn’t acne prone and has a good amount of moisture (He swears by L’Oreal Revitalift).
He is 34 years old and takes great care of his skin hence he was able to keep his baby face on point.
I’ll be making an article about Men Skin Care and feature his regimen so watch out for that if you want your boyfriend to look like a snack.
Moving on to the product.
Aqua (Water), Triticum Spelta Seed Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Lauryl Laurate, Simmondsia (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Iris Germanica Root, Parfum (Fragrance), Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Bisabolol, Ayena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Sodium Phytate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis, Leaf Juice Powder, Hlianthus Annuus Seed Oil
Though he has great skin, he wants to cover some acne scars for a more polished look on special occasions.
I asked him what he thinks of the packaging and he said it’s mediocre and I agree.
It’s only 279 PHP, at least they were generous enough to include a pump.
We also hated the scent, it’s quite unpleasant and reminiscent of Mena Cream.
I watched him apply it the way he usually applies BB Creams (with his fingers) and he said that it’s easy to apply.
He doesn’t like the sticky feeling (maybe because it contains SPF 30) and the coverage was barely there.
The Nowie Mac Beauty BB Cream gave a glowing effect but did not really cover the scarring which is what he’s looking for.
I know that BB Cream is not a foundation but it should at least manifest a tiny amount of coverage.
Their BB Cream is more of a skin care product (tinted sunscreen) rather than a functional BB Cream.
We don’t like the Nowie Mac Beauty BB Cream (sorry).
I’m going to show you photos of before and after with the product so you can judge for yourself.
The Nowie Mac Beauty BB Cream not only didn’t do anything coverage-wise, it also emphasized the dry patches and seborrhoeic dermatitis near his eyes.
You’ll also notice that I played around a little with his eyebrows and filled-in the sparse areas with a black eyeliner.
I’m sorry Nowie Mac Beauty but we just can’t find any redeeming factor with your BB Cream.
Don’t rule out the brand just yet as they also have other products available.
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