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Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Julep DD Crème and Concealer

julepDD creme and concealerJulep introduces DD Crème and Concealer. The DD Crème, available in four shades (light, medium, medium-dark and dark), goes way beyond any BB cream to prime, moisturize, perfect, and protect your skin instantly and over time. The DD Crème has:

  • SPF 25 (Octocrylene 2.7%, Avobenzone 3.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Homosalate 2.5%. )
  • Two patented ingredients that will decrease pore size, fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Humectants such as olive leaf and hibiscus flower.

The best thing about this DD Crème is that the coverage is buildable, unlike BB creams or CC creams. I noticed right when I put it on that it instantly covered more than any of those creams other ones that I had ever used. I placed small dots on each cheek, one on my chin and one on my forehead. Then I blended it in with my hands and voila, perfect coverage. It is almost like a foundation. The fair is just a tad dark for my winter complexion (as you can see from the photograph below), so I blended it with a lighter primer. The Julep DD Crème retails for $36.00 but the Maven price is $28.80. (Maven pricing refers to a club that you can join and receive products monthly.)

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(Left: DD Crème Right: DD concealer)

The DD Concealer is a multifunctional concealer that hides and diminishes dark circles, redness and blemishes. It comes in three shades: light, medium and dark. The wonderful features of this concealer are:

  • it brightens and evens skin tone
  • erases imperfections
  • has anti-oxidants to protect and reduce lines and wrinkles
  • light diffusing formula reduces, pores, lines and wrinkles
  • comes in a highly concentrated formula

The first thing about this concealer that I noticed is that it was so concentrated. If you look at the photograph above you can see how thick the coverage is. The color does look fairly yellow, I think both of the samples I received are medium (they didn’t say), but once spread out into my skin it looked pretty good. I only needed a small amount to cover under my eyes and the coverage is superb. The DD Concealer has such a great formula that it covers redness very well with just a tiny dab. I have only seen this in a couple of other concealers. It also wears very well if set with powder. The tube is fairly large, so it will last a long time. Julep DD Concealer retails for $32.00 and the Maven price is $25.60).

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In the first photograph above you can see how well the Julep DD Crème covers. I have a lot of freckling, from the sun and you can barely see it. In the second photograph you can see how well the Julep DD Concealer covers under my eyes. These are so much better than the BB creams and CC creams I have ever used! Right now the Julep DD Crème and DD Concealer are available for pre-order. These items start shipping June 2013. Julep may be ordered at www.julep.com

(These products were sent for consideration)

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