Purlisse BB Cream Review + GIVEAWAY + Discount!

Happy Sunday! I love to review foundations, but today I also have a special announcement: for the very first time I’ve accepted a sponsor for my post! As I’ve become more serious about blogging there has been a lot of added costs (equipment, products, domain etc), so I’m very excited Oletkaunis.fi* beauty store teamed up with me for this review. Thank you! They gave me free hands to write what I want on a Purlisse product of my choice AND hold a giveaway for my readers residing in Finland! I hope you enjoy the review!

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Purlisse BB Cream Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

About Purlisse

I’ve described the brand in my previous post (previeously called Pur~lisse), but in a nutshell the founder Jennifer Yen wanted to create a brand to combine Asian wisdom and modern skincare philosophy. They have labs in Korea, France and America to create modern skincare to women (and men and everything between) everywhere. Two years ago I had some problems with the original branding and stand behind my previous posts, but looks like Purlisse has gone through a face lift and added some new products to the line - including more BB cream shades.


What I like about the brand’s new look is its inclusivity: the Purlisse BB cream* is available in 8 shades and they run from fair to medium to tan to deep. They’ve also used a male model in the shade map, which makes me both happy and excited. The Purlisse BB Creams are also made in Korea (where most of the best BB creams are manufactured, in my humble opinion). The BB Cream comes in a convenient tube packaging and retails for €21 / 40ml on Oletkaunis.fi* (FI) and several US retailers.

Wearing the Purlisse BB Cream

I have a dry skin so I wear this BB cream over my moisturizer and SPF. The finish is beautiful, light coverage and natural (above is me with and without the BB cream). Like some BB creams or cushion foundations, Purlisse isn’t prone to get too dewy during the day, but if your skin type is very combo/oily I’d set the makeup with a little powder. I personally only use a sponge or a brush to apply my foundation, but if you prefer to use your fingers this BB cream does spread quick and easily.

I’m very impressed especially by the wear: this is one of those rare foundations you can apply and forget you’re wearing it. I’ve noticed only minimal gathering or piling on my fine lines, no moving around or color oxidizing. The finish stays natural and radiant for the whole day on me with zero touch-ups. By the end of a very long day (+8h) the foundation starts to wear off naturally, but I haven’t noticed any annoying blotchiness or breaking apart.

I usually don’t analyze the makeup ingredients, but the “beneficial ingredients” haven’t been very high up in the INCI list of old Purlisse products. So if you choose to use this BB Cream I’d do it for the aesthetic reasons and because it has a good sunscreen, not because it claims to improve texture of fine lines. Reduce the appearance, maybe, but by the end of the day this is makeup and not skincare. Sunscreen alone in makeup isn’t enough to protect you, but having some is a good plus! I checked that the sunscreen filters in the Purlisse BB Cream are reef safe (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate 6.5%, Titanium Dioxide 4.24%, Zinc Oxide 3.5%). The formula is not vegan because it contains beeswax.


Purlisse BB Cream Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Fair: Fair beige with a hint of pink undertones

Light: Light neutral beige with a hint of ash

Purlisse BB Cream Swatches | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Here’s some comparison swatches. I used concealers as you can see the differences in tones better. MAC’s NC15 is more yellow/warm than Purlisse’s light. My optimal shade is somewhere between NC15-NW13 in MAC, so the Fair shade of Purlisse blends very nicely into my skin.

Below: Me with full makeup. As a base with the Purlisse BB Cream I’m wearing some under eye concealer, La Mer original loose powder (under eyes) and Hourglass finishing powder. I’m liking!

Purlisse BB Cream Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog
Purlisse BB Cream Review | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Final thoughts

Purlisse BB Cream SPF 30 took me by surprise. In my earlier posts I wasn’t crazy about the brand and their expensive shipping from US to Finland, but the Finnish prices are very reasonable. This BB cream is something I will gladly be wearing in the future. It’s not even 1/2 as expensive as some luxury foundations I wear on daily basis, but the application, wear time and finish is just as good. For ‘fancy events’ I like something with a bit more glow, but Purlisse will now be the tinted moisturizer in my routine. Perfect for carrying in your makeup or gym back to get ready quickly.

Purlisse BB Cream Review and Giveaway | Laura Loukola Beauty Blog

Giveaway and Discount code!

Oletkaunis.fi* has kindly offered a giveaway for my readers. I was allowed to pick two of my favorite products as the price: the Purlisse BB Cream* (in YOUR shade ofc!) and the new Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm*. The Watermelon Aqua Balm is a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer you can use as a light-weight hydrator or even double as a primer for the BB Cream.

Please read the rules carefully:

  • Prices: Purlisse BB Cream SPF30 (your shade) + Watermelon Energizing Aqua Balm

  • Open for Finnish residents until 4th of April (23:59 Finnish time)

  • Comment this blog post: Have you tried K-beauty? Do you have a favorite product/trend?

  • AND Leave a working email address/IG username in the comment box for contacting. If I can’t reach the winner announced here in 48h I’ll raffle a new one.

  • Voit aina vastata myös suomeksi :) Huom. jotkut kommentit pitää hyväksyä ennen kuin näkyvät, eli ei hätää jos ei heti näy!

The Giveaway is now closed and I’ve emailed the winner! THANK YOU everyone!

-15% OFF Purlisse* at Oletkaunis.fi* until 30th Apr 2019 with code:

-15% ALENNUSTA kaikista Purlisse tuotteista* verkkokaupasta Oletkaunis.fi* 30.4.2019 asti koodilla:

GIVEAWAY! Rouge Bunny Rouge Luna Palette and Miniature Set!

Hi loves! What a better way to celebrate the New Year than a small giveaway. I received a beautiful box from Rouge Bunny Rouge including their best minis for complexion (primer, foundation, mixer, etc!), but as I have most of these items already I wanted to share the love and give this exclusive box away. I am also including the gorgeous Luna eyeshadow palette in this giveaway, gifted by RBR!

Laura Loukola Beauty Blog x Rouge Bunny Rouge Giveaway

The RAW GARDEN palette in Luna is all matte selection of Rouge Bunny Rouge’s bestsellers and my must-haves for any eyeshadow look. The formula is smooth, almost creamy, non-chalky and has a beautifully buildable pigment that blends like a dream. These shadows are also available as refills. Worth of this price is 59€.

Rouge Bunny Rouge’s base products are also among the best, some of you may know my eternal love for the Milk Aquarelle Foundation (review) - with the minis kit you can try it in shade ‘Walnut Milk Parfait’. I love to mix it with the Skin Perfector ‘Serene Light’ for a flawless complexion. I’m also excited to share a mini of RBR’s famous liquid highlighter, this one is in ‘Sea of Showers’. I’d say these minis are catered for some one with a medium skin tone, but the foundation can be darkened with the Colour-Matching Concentrate in Sonnet, which is included (my swatches here). Worth of this price is 19€.

Here are the rules! Please read carefully.

  1. PRICES: Rouge Bunny Rouge Luna eyeshadow palette and Miniatures Collection Essentially Yours Set (1 person gets both!)

  2. Open for EU RESIDENTS ONLY (due to shipping reasons, I’m sorry!)

  3. COMMENT once below what’s your goal for 2019?

  4. For 1 extra entry follow me on Instagram @laurantaina

  5. For 1 extra entry follow me on Bloglovin’

    → for extra entries, make sure to enter your username in the comments!

  6. OPEN from 4th of Jan until 12th of Jan 23:59 (Finnish time, GMT+2)

Good luck!!


xx Laura

**The giveaway is unaffiliated. The prices were very kindly gifted by Rouge Bunny Rouge
and will be shipped by myself from Finland.

Finnish Beauty Blog Xmas Calendar & giveaway!

Happy holidays and season's greetings everyone! I try to resist the holiday craze, but now the Xmas is just around the corner. Even if you don't celebrate it I want to give something back to my readers and thank you for supporting me during this fun ½ year I've been blogging.

I'm giving away one of my favorite products from one of my favorite brands: the Rouge Bunny Rouge RAW GARDEN: Caliche palette! Caliche is the cool, brown-mauve toned eyeshadow quad with buttery soft pigments and insanely beautiful satin finish. The winner obviously gets a brand new unopened one, the palette depicted is mine. I've reviewed it's more neutral sister version, Antigo, here. This palette retails for 59€/$59 and the giveaway is open internationally!

The winner will be randomly chosen on December 31th 23:59 Finnish time (GMT+02:00). I will contact the winner by email and update the winner's username in this post! Please reply my message within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. To be eligible to participate please follow these simple rules:

- Comment this blog post answering the questions: Which post(s) have you enjoyed the most? Any post ideas you'd like to read about in the future? (general feedback appreciated)

- Optional two extra entries: Following me on Bloglovin' (remember to post your username in the comments)

That's it! Good luck! xx


The winner is username Henna73! Congratulations! I'll email you asap!

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This post is a part of the Finnish Beauty Blogger's Advent Calendar! Most of the blogs are in Finnish, but I highly recommend you check out yesterday's posts by the beautiful Myy of Nutturapää and the lovely Ilona of Eyeshadow and Flame. They've both created gorgeous look with Colorpop shadows! Tomorrow's post will open at The Domino Effect -blog. Banner by Elämää smykkinä.

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