27 January 2015


Today I would like to put focus on a relatively new Australian Brand, BOE Professional. BOE Cosmetics has been around for a while, selling makeup at the variety store Big W for a meagre $2 – and well recently, the company launched a more up-market range, called BOE Professional*, here are my thoughts;


BOE Professional Base Primer


 With combination skin I rely on a good primer when I want my makeup to last. The BOE Professional Base Primer has white creamy texture, and containing squalene, sweet almond oil and aloe vera, it hydrates and conditions the skin at the same time as it helps make your makeup stay looking nicer for longer. It is very lightweight and leaves a nice feel on the skin. Worn after moisturiser but before foundation, the Primer helps to absorb any excess oil in the skin, while also blurring the appearance of blemishes and imperfections so that your makeup applies not only more easily, but you also end up with a more even and flawless. RRP: $9.95 (25ml) – Available from Big W

BOE Professional BB Cream and Concealer

This is a true multi-tasking product, as a BB Cream with a built-in Concealer in the cap, and it even has a small mirror too! Absolutely brilliant! The BB Cream contains among others aloe vera, vitamin E, shea butter and vitamin E and helps hydrate and condition the skin. It gives the skin a medium coverage, while still leaving the skin with a nice natural finish and a lovely glow.

And while you can still build up the coverage by adding a touch more, I still feel that it is not fully covering larger areas of redness, pigmentation, blemishes or bags under my eyes, and that’s where the in-build concealer comes in handy. The Concealer is very creamy , and has a great coverage, picking up where the BB Cream stopped. Both lasts well on the skin throughout the day, although my skin does get a bit shiny by midday, but that’s where the Finishing Powder comes to the rescue! RRP: $12.95 (35ml)/ (1.2g) – Available from Big W

BOE Professional High Definition Finishing Powder


Having combination skin I always struggle to get my makeup to stay put, and in particularly during summer, so I love transparent setting powders. This powder is super-fine and finishes your makeup, mattifying your skin and absorbing surface oil, and hence extending the life of your makeup, making your skin look shine-free for longer – and instead leaves you with a nice demi-matte look. And as the powder is translucent it doesn’t add any extra coverage, so it is perfect to use on top of all types of foundation from tinted moisturisers, BB creams and even full coverage foundations, or even on bare skin! It comes in a clear plastic jar with a black lid, and is best applied with a large powder brush. RRP: $9.95 (15g) – Available from Big W


BOE Professional Radiant Face Illuminator 

With a teething toddler I rarely get a good nights sleep these days, and that’s where using a highlighter can make all the difference. The Radiant Face Illuminator has a creamy texture and the beige-white pearlescent tint gives dull skin a nice luminous and radiant glow, without making it too over the top shimmery. You can use it on its own, or you can mix it into your usual foundation, and apply too your cheekbones, cupids bow and anywhere else you’d like to highlight. It is very concentrated, so you only need to use a little, so the tube will last you forever. RRP: $9.95 (25ml) – Available from Big W

BOE Professional Big Kiss Lip Gloss


Big Kiss Lipgloss in shades Manhattan and Crystelle

This lip gloss has a larger than normal wand applicator, that you at first think surely is too big, but it makes it surprisingly easy to apply the gloss to your lips. The lipgloss has a nice consistency and adds intense colour to the lips with a nice shine, and it has a reasonable wear of a few hours, although you do have to reapply after eating.

Big Kiss Lipgloss in shades Manhattan and Crystelle

The lipgloss feels so lovely and moisturising on the lips thanks to containing vitamin E and jojoba oil, and even after the lipgloss has worn off, your lips are left feeling nourished and soft. Available in four shades. . RRP: $6.95 (15ml) – Available from Big W

BOE Professional Perfect Pout Lip Cream 


Perfect Pout Lip Cream in shade Divine

The lip cream is almost like a lipstick in a tube form, that also comes with a foot doe applicator. It is soft and creamy, and leaves a nice colour on the lips, which you can both build up or apply more sheer, depending on preference, all while leaving your lips with a semi-matte finish. The lip cream lasts fairly well on the lips, (although now as well as the Big Kiss Lipgloss) and it contains vitamin E, so again, it feels lovely and moisturising on the lips. Available in four shades. RRP: $6.95 (15ml) – Available from Big W


Overall, I really like these products from BOE Professional, and I am surprised at their high quality considering their affordable prices. Of the products I tried, the stand-outs were the definitely the Finishing Powder, the BB Cream and Concealer and the Big Kiss Lipgloss, although I would not hesitate to repurchase any of the products again – as well as I plan to check out the rest of the range when I am next near a Big W store, I especially got my eyes on the Eye Bright Pen, the Blush Duo, the Full Coverage Concealer, and the Eyeshadow Quads..

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 

Have you tried any of the products from the BOE Professional range? What did you think of the products?

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1 comment

  1. Never heard of this brand before thanks for sharing :)


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