Musings of a Muse

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Jan 12, 2009

B&C Ultra Skin Makeup Base for Eyes Review

The amount of stupidity that the Muse buys into does so boggle her little mind. Take for example her love affair with B&C Ultra Skin Make Up Base which promises to clear away dull, dark circles and make the Muse fresh, awake, and gorgeous.

Well....I like to think it's working....*shrug*

B&C are those friendly people that bring you the cosmetic line Love Clover although that particular branch of B&C is more geared towards the kawaii theme of things.

B&C also makes a range of primers, concealers, and other bits and bobs that you'll run across within Japanese drugstores. Today I'll be bringing you a review of the B&C Ultra Skin Makeup Base for the Eyes which I've convinced myself is almost as important as the coming of the Messiah.

You do realize that this is one of those products that excels at doing absolutely nothing but that the Muse has absolutely, positively tricked herself into believing she's seen amazing results after use. Don't sit there and act like you don't know what I'm talking about! You've done it before too!

What is it? It's a makeup base for your eyes that basically preps the eye area with a thick yellow base in a creamy formula prior to concealer. Supposedly the base lightens up the eye area and erases certain dullness and possibly even dark circles from under your eyes. Honestly, I'm not sure if it's my imagination or not but it makes one hell of a primer for concealer. It doesn't cover dark circles but it does lighten a tad bit and it makes a very nice prep for concealer as it moistens up the eye area fairly well and considering my eyes can use all the moisture they can get that's a plus.

I'm not sure why they advertise it as being a concealer for under eye circles because if you had plans for a night out on the town using this only best forget it. Unless you're blessed with very light dark circles that are barely noticeable chances are you'll never be able to use this as your sole concealer. The product is a base after all and being deemed and labeled as such I take it for what it's worth which would be a prep treatment prior to my concealer.

Now the Muse may have just convinced herself that this does work but I honestly couldn't do without it because I generally like it as a primer and for it's slight whitening effect.

Seriously my arm looks a bit lighter right!?

I do admit that the guy on the package scares me...what the hell is he doing with his mouth wide open like that anyway? Blowing into her eye??? So scary. Who is that dude and can we replace him with some hot Japanese dude? Is Gackt to busy to advertise for B&C because I honestly wouldn't mind him blowing in my eye.

Who needs it?

  • It's cheap so the Muse thinks everyone needs it ($4-$5 USD)!
  • Those who want a bit of a moist prep prior to concealer (although don't think it fills lines because it does not)
  • Anyone who wants a tad bit of a whitening moisturizing treatment prior to applying concealer
  • Girls who buy into the frenzy of possibly stupid, useless products!

All in all I'll continue buying this each and every time I run out. I'm either a glutton for punishment or this stuff actually works. Who knows?

Tell the Muse some of your favorite, useless beauty finds!

She's listening!

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Blogger MinSun said...

oh my gosh. muse. long time no talk. i love japanese make ups. i seriously wanna go to your house and try every single japanese products that you have (which would take like a million years because you have A LOT) and i think imma buy this. ahah

January 13, 2009 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey minsun!

miss ya girl!


lol thanks :) the stash is huge to say the least :-)

Good to see you!


January 13, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Anonymous babyboo said...

omg muse!! we have the exact same problem!! with both the ultraskin AND Japanese cosmetics in general!!
i have a bottle of ultraskin too but its the bronze-y capped one. i'm on my 3rd bottle now, although i have no idea why. its not like its a holygrail or anything yet i keep managing to convince myself to stock up on it whenever it runs out! the way i use it is i mix it with my foundation. it sorta seems to work. or so i'd like to believe, just like you!
i have a hard time stopping myself from purchasing all these cute japanese cosmetics.. but its hard when you walk into a store and you have the whole big shelf of cute japanese packaging promising you the impossible, staring atcha!
Thanks for reviewing these (japanese) products as it is hard to find that on the internet.. or at least the ones that are written in english. Its cool that even though it is not easily accessible to you, you still go out your way to locate the product halfway around the world =)

January 13, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there babyboo! I use the skin one too :) LOL! I'm on like my 5th bottle because I prep with it!

Hells yes about it not being HG but I still buy it...what the hell is wrong with us LMAO!

Lord knows I wish I could walk into a store and be presented with a slew of options :) hehe! darn it I'm jealous!

You're most welcome, it's my pleasure :) I have so much I might as well get it up here for others to read about or at least enjoy the pics :)


January 13, 2009 at 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Aretha said...

hi muse,

i was wondering if you have tried the infamous 'cle de peau' concealer which is supposed to be very famous with celebrities. Also, have you managed to try any products from 'Chantecaille'? Its a beautiful french brand with beautiful products. =)


January 15, 2009 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi aretha!

I have...I'll be doing a review shortly as everyone asks me about it :)

I've tried samples from Chanetecaille but never's a bit above my price line sadly. $80 a palette is way above my head hehe!

January 19, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

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