Monday, 7 November 2011

Sana Pore Putty BB Cream

Last week, I picked up the Sana Pore Putty BB Cream at Sasa as there was a 20% discount on Sana products. It looked promising with the high SPF50 PA+++ and collagen and silicone gel powder-infused formula which promised to conceal pores and uneven skin texture. It costs around S$19 for 30g after the 20% discount, which is just slightly cheaper than the normal retail price of 1260yen in Japan.

Like most BB creams, the Pore Putty BB Cream promises a multitude of functions: it acts as a primer, foundation, concealer, beauty essence and sunblock while also providing coverage of pores with its unique "3D-fit" formula. It comes in a convenient squeeze tube that makes it easy to control the amount of product dispensed.




It has a light cream texture that glides easily onto the skin. I applied it right after using my Lancome Tonique Eclat Clarifying Exfoliating Lotion, which has a rather astringent effect on my skin. Even without using a moisturiser to prep my skin, the Pore Putty BB Cream blends easily to a seamless, satin finish without any telltale streaks or balling.


The pic below shows the BB cream blended out.

Sadly, it did not magically vanquish my pores into oblivion, but it did help to minimise the appearance of the pores on my T-zone. The larger pores and scars on my cheeks were still visible. In terms of oil control, I needed to blot every two to three hours, which is normal for me.

Overall, the Pore Putty BB Cream was not a love for me as the cream texture felt slightly heavy on my skin and the shade made my skin look a tad yellow. I prefer my foundation/BB creams to have a weightless feel and greater brightening effect. As it contains cyclopentasiloxane, it has a slightly slippery feel typical of silicone-based products. Lotus Palace has also reviewed this BB cream.

For this look, I also used Addiction eyeshadows in Deep Forest, Blue Moon and Horizon over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Addiction Lipgloss in Dear Liar, Ettusais Bitaba mascara, Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Electric, RMK Super Basic Concealer EX-01 and Za Ever Brows BR21.

The Too Faced Shadow Insurance worked much better with the Addiction eyeshadows than the TF Shadow Insurance in Candlelight. I applied Deep Forest along the upper lashline and outer half of the lower lashline, Blue Moon in the middle of the upper eyelid and along the lower lashline, and Horizon over the browbone area. Although I'm still not a fan of the silver glitter bits in Horizon, it does have a lovely gentle twinkling effect that catches the light beautifully.

14 comments:

Jamilla Camel said...

Sorry about the Pore Putty, but the Addiction shades are breathtaking!

Moni said...

agreeing here, the addiction cold shades are stunning :) the stila liner goes also so well with them :D

too bad the Pore Putty didn't work so well, you seemed very pleased with the buy ;(

Anonymous said...

the addiction blue moon is so gorgeous ^^

astrorainfall @ beauty box said...

The eyeshadow combo is really lovely...yeah, I don't get the impression that Sana's pore putty bb cream is gd...I swatched it at my local drugstore and it felt kinda drying and not as smooth as other bb creams...

Kas said...

Love the Addiction eyelook! I like Deep Forest and Blue Moon too! I was telling Mag, the first time I used Horizon, I lost all the sparkles; then I tried it over BB Cream Shadow in Pink Oyster and it remained more glimmery, shimmery :D I'll experiment more (and also hunt for a Deep Forest-eque shade in my stash!)

Anonymous said...

Hi, can I ask whether are coastal scents brushes good to use? And what about MAC 129SH brush? I'm actually looking for loose/pressed powder brush which is not too high ended. Any recommendations?

saltvinegar said...

I've always felt BB creams to be heavy and breaks me out more than the regular foundation. But i do want the added benefits of uv protection, anti- wrimkle etc. Have you found a lightweight BB cream?

Haru said...

Hi saltvinegar,
The Ettusais BB cream has a very light texture and has SPF30. For anti-aging, I think it is better to rely on skincare products rather than a BB cream.

Haru said...

hi,
I haven't tried Coastal Scents brushes before so I'm afraid I can't give any recommendation on them. The MAC 129 brush is a good basic face powder brush but don't buy their brush sets as those are of lower quality than the regular ones that are sold individually. The regular ones cost more but they last longer and are much softer. I like the Body Shop's brushes as they are soft, cruelty-free and quite affordable, with the Body Shop's regular promotions.

spletniza said...

wow! such a great look! love it!

milktea said...

A bit late in commenting but the Addiction eye shadows are too beautiful! :-)

Tracy said...

I love this look you have on! Beautiful!

Hannah said...

Love your eye look here! Your eyes look so beautiful! So tempted to get the new colours! But are they sheer? Is it difficult to get the colours and their shimmers to show up?

Haru said...

hi Hannah,
The Addiction eyeshadows are on the sheer side but as they are inspired by the aurora lights, so they have a translucent quality. It's easier to get them to show up with a good primer like Too Faced Shadow Insurance. The level of shimmer varies depending on the individual shade, for example Horizon has silver glitter bits whereas Deep Forest and Blue Moon have a smooth shimmery finish without chunky glitter.