I was lured to order the SINN Snow Base (aka SINN BB Cream) and Powder Snow trial kit when I found my dear friend Iris posting about SINN on Rouge Deluxe. When I saw dear Yumeko's review on it I was sold and decided I needed to try this stuff myself.
SINN is an organic mineral brand which is only available in a few places in Japan if I am correctly informed. I got my sample kit from Ichibankao (per special request, not listed on the site).
The Snow Base comes in 1 color only, the Powder Snow comes in 2 colors (Pearl & Nude). I was assured that the color difference in Pearl and Nude is minimal however Pearl contains shimmer.
I settled on the trial kit in Nude and eagerly awaited its arrival.
The SINN trial kit contains:
-Snow Base 5 g (small squeeze bottle)
-Powder Snow Nude 5 g (loose powder in sifter container)
Costs 1890 Yen (around US$20)
First off I was shocked by the measly amount of BB Cream you get (5g only!). You also get 5 g of the powder which is fine for me but for the price the BB Cream really could contain a little bit more.
After all we're paying for samples here others give out for free (which - in my opinion - is the use of samples...get them free to try and then decide if you wanna buy the full sized products)
Unfortunately after testing the BB Creams for a few days I have several reasons why it doesn't work for me:
-The texture is thick (like most BB Creams) but also waxy. I don't like how it feels and it doesn't spread smoothly
-The smell is gross. I don't think I got an old tube as my kit says 2009 so it must be quite fresh...but somehow the Snow Base manages to smell sort of rancid/bad
-The main problem is the color is very off for me. It's too dark and pink for me. Even though admittedly the color melts in nicely with my skin it's still a bit wrong
-The coverage is too little for my taste. Nowadays I use the MAC 187 brush to apply any sort of liquid foundation and this improves their coverage and flawless finish tremendously. However with the BB Cream it fails, nor can I get a decent coverage when using my fingers.
So all in all I am glad I didn't dish out the cash for the full-sized bottle which only contains 19g anyways (which is less than half than most standard BB Creams).
I understand that SINN is a higher end mineral brand but I think around US$65 for 19g of product is obscene. I would pay that price if I thought the Snow Base was amazing but thankfully it isn't that great.
The Powder Snow is a bit too dry for my skin so it reacted with a tight uncomfortable and hot feeling (that happens with powder that offer too much oil control). Also the color is too dark for me and doesn't do anything special to my skin. I pretty much prefer most other powders I own.
The brush is nice and soft but I don't like those flat brushes so it's not of that much use for me.
All in all I am not thrilled and think this was my last venture into SINN. However they released a Skin Milk which looks interesting...hmmm...
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1 year ago