Friday, 17 February 2012

17 BB Cream Review

First of all, apologies for my absence this week - I've had such a busy one. I've been busy every night this week and haven't had a moment to myself. To top that off I had to go to Leeds for work on Wednesday and set off at 6.30am. On my way home I drove straight past my exit on the motorway and didn't get home until 7pm. The day absolutely killed me, I don't think I've ever been so tired, I'm still recovering now.

Anyway, onto the BB Cream.

I bought this over a month ago and have used it quite a bit. I was going to write a review earlier but I wanted to get a bit more use out of it before I reviewed it. BB stands for Blemish Balm and these creams aim to provide full coverage, correct skin complaints, hide imperfections, even skin tone and protect against UV rays. They've been popular in Asia for a long time but have recently made their way into the UK.

Like a lot of BB Creams this version only comes in two shades, which I was a bit disappointed about as the light shade looked like it would be a bit too dark for my super pale winter skin. The formulation was a lot thinner than I expected though so the colour match was fine for my skin.

On first application this wasn't what I expected at all - I thought it would be a lot thicker than it is as it claims to cover imperfections. I was hoping I wouldn't have to use as much concealer as I usually do but I probably have to use a bit more. I do like the slight shimmer in this product though, it gives a kind of glowy natural look which is lovely. I originally bought this because I thought it would give more of a full coverage than the foundation I usually wear - a natural look wasn't really what I was originally after.

The cream feels really light on my skin - I've been wearing it on good skin days, where I don't feel like I need to cover up so much. I usually use MaxFactor Xperience Weightless Foundation, which I find isn't weightless at all, it feels a bit sticky on my skin. The BB Cream provides a nice break from this. I think this foundation would be great in the summer or on holiday when you don't want something heavy on your face.

The foundation on my face - sorry for the terrible image quality.

All in all I do really like this foundation, but not as a BB Cream. I've been mixing it with what I usually wear for a more glam look as the combination of the two gives me a bit of a shimmer without compromising on coverage. Unfortunately this product doesn't do what it says on the tin - it definitely doesn't provide full coverage and is much more of a good skin day foundation than an everyday foundation but I do like the way it makes my skin look. I'm not sure I'd buy it again but that's because I like experimenting with foundations - I'm still searching for something brilliant.

Speak soon. x


  1. i've always wanted to try a bb cream but was nervous because i like full coverage too- nice review xx

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  2. Been hearing a lot about BB Cream. I'm gonna try it soon. Thanks for sharing! xo


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