Belleme Shimmer Base – Review & swatches

Belleme Shimmer Base – Review & swatches

Friday, September 13, 2013 Sara Hassan , 14 Comments

For myself, I like having a glowy makeup on instead of looking dead matte and dull. Despite being a fan of matte foundations, I never forget to highlight my face.

Shimmer Base
Step up hydrated, healthy looking skin with Belleme's new Shimmer Base!
  • Light, spreadable formula can be applied under your BB cream or foundation, or mixed with your shaded product for one-step makeup base application
  • Acts as a primer to create a perfect surface that will hold your makeup in place all day long
  • Fills in pores and fine lines for the smoothest tone and texture
  • Pearl sheen diffuses light across the skin's surface to give you a subtle, elegant 'glow from within'
  • Balances moisture and oil levels and brightens skin tone to a clean, dewy finish
Belleme Shimmer Base
Belleme Shimmer Base
Belleme Shimmer Base - Swatch
Belleme Shimmer Base - Before & After Application
My thoughts
The shimmer base comes in a 30g tube. I love how it’s packed – it’s utterly adorable, isn’t it? The consistency of the product is thin but not runny so it won’t spill; it spreads and blends easily. Besides, the formula is hydrating, feels light and does not cling to dry areas on my face which is nice. I haven’t noticed any scent on it so basically, it’s fragrance-free.

Thankfully, it has no scary shimmer in it. The delicate shimmer only shows up as pink pearly sheen  which looks absolutely natural on my face. You could either apply this all over your face before your foundation or you could simply apply on top of your blush for targeted highlighting.

The product claims to act as a primer and pore-minimizer. Though it does provide a smooth base for makeup to spread on but I fail to agree with its pore diminishing pledge. It does not minimize my pores whatsoever or hold my makeup longer like other primers do. As a matter of fact, it makes my T-zone shiny after a couple of hours. If you happen to have combination/oily skin type, you might not enjoy it as much as ladies with dry/normal skins.

Overall, I like this. I know I would be reaching for this a lot when the weather is cold and dry out here.

You might like it if…
  • You like dewy makeup
  • You expect it to hydrate your skin
  • It provides a smooth base for makeup
  • It appears very natural-looking
  • You have dry/normal skin type
  • You are using this in a cold, dry weather
You might not it if…
  • It doesn’t minimizes pores for you
  • It doesn’t hold makeup for long
  • You have combination/oily skin
  • You are using it in a hot and sticky weather conditions
My rating
3.5/5

Belleme Shimmer Base is priced at PKR 1530. The good news is, it's available on a discounted price of PKR 1120 on Lush Grooming Bargains -- the official retailer of Abbamart's Makeup line Belleme Cosmetics in Pakistan. Folks abroad can check out Abbamart.com.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it?


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14 comments :

  1. Sigh - I need something without the silvery pink shimmer. It looks grey on me after a while

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  2. I love the cute packaging! It looks really fresh dewy. Quite nice!
    Hareem x

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  3. Interesting...if I could mix something like this with a matte foundation so I would have a sheen but have a matte finish I think I would do that. I'm so afraid of getting a shiny face but a glow would be nice!

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  4. great review. But i wont be buying ! didn't impress me much .

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  5. I love the name and pack ageing of it ! It seems to give you such a nice glow

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  6. The packaging!! Its soo adorable. The shimmer looks very iridescent

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  7. I am loving its name :)bt wont suit my oily skin :(

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  8. wow its such a great product ^_^ looks very very pretty on you.Too bad it might not work for very oily skin.

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  9. Jeez this looks so beautiful Sara! I love dewy skin, all year round. xx

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  10. This is so cute and dewy. I loved it. After reading this review... Im definetly gonna but it soon :) great post! X

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