The Battle of the Samples.

So, I've seen this kind of post around and with my sister having a monthly subscription to Elle, I'm given a lot of samples! I've chosen 4 to test, 2 of which were free in different issues of Elle magazine.
 3 out if the 4 are face creams. I have a BB cream, a CC cream and a Skin Tint. I don't wear make-up often (due to sensitive skin), especially not the kind you put all over your face. So the whole 'BB' and 'CC' was new to me. 
 I did a lot of research into all the different aspects of face creams and found out lots, from SPF qualities, to where it all originated from. All found out from google and other blogs. 
 So please forgive me if I get any of this wrong.

Products used:

•L'oreal Nude Magique CC cream in Apricot
•Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint in Deep Bisque
•Diorskin Nude BB Creme in Fair 002
•Rituals Wai Wang Exfoliating Cream

L'oreal Nude Magique in Apricot
This was the first cream I tried, so I really didn't know what to expect. This product it supposed to revive tired skin, I actually washed and moisturised my skin before all of this, so I already looked 'revived' enough. For me, the shade if this CC cream was far too orange-y against my pale skin. The consistency was very watery, almost to the point where it'd run down my hand. Although, it did seem to blend quite well with the skin with a thin layer, it did just look too fake and barbie. 

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint in Deep Bisque
I couldn't help the colour of this one, it was in the darkest tone so definitely wasn't going to match my skin. I decided to put it on my cheeks because that's where my skin is at it's darkest. However, after applying, it was definitely too dark. This time, the cream was a lot thicker, I big difference from the L'Oreal one. The description in the sample told me that it was supposed to smell botanical, but personally, I thought it smelt really bad. When I tried to put this onto freckles and blemishes it didn't make a difference, even with its darker colour. Considering this was only a skin tint, it really didn't work for me. 

Diorskin Nude BB Creme in Fair 002
The last out of the skin creams and I really hoped it would pick up and be a bit more impressive. This one was. It wasn't too runny, and not to thick but really creamy. It smelt so satisfying, like sun cream almost. When I applied it, it was a perfect blend and nicely soaked in quickly. The colour was a bit too dark for me, but after doing some research it does actually come in a lighter shade. 

Rituals Wai Wang Exfoliating Cream
After applying all that make-up to my skin, it was time for a shower. So I used this to exfoliate my legs. When I hear exfoliate I think of a thick shower gel that just had loads of painful rocks thrown into it. When I come across one that I really enjoy it's lucky. This though really attracted me because it's a 'mild exfoliating cream', not too rough on the skin. When I opened the sachet, there was a distinctive creamy smell that smelt devine. As well as smelling creamy it felt creamy as well, the particles in amongst it were so fine and soft it was really a lot different than the others. I really loved this and it left my legs felling a lot smoother afterwards. 

In The Battle of the Samples, only one can win. I think it would be the obvious one for me. 
Definitely the Diorskin Nude BB Creme in Fair 002! I've looked into buying this and the price would be £30. Other bloggers would say that £20-£25 was the maximum to pay for a BB cream, so with it being such a high end brand. Is it still too much to pay? If I do end up buying this, I'll buy it in 'Light 001' because my skin is lighter than the 002. 

I'm going to make this post a tag so that whenever you find a few samples, you can join in with The Battle of the Samples. I really enjoyed doing this post and trying out the different products. It was a pleasure to write, and I hope you enjoyed it too. 



1 comment

  1. I have heard great things about this Dior product but I know what you mean, £30 is quite a commitment! I may have to hunt down some samples of my own :)

    Rosie x



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