Dior make up is simply beautiful, everything I’ve tried has always been fantastic quality. This Dior BB Cream is loved by everyone it seems, and rightly so because it is a truly lovely face product.
Firstly, I love packaging, partly because it’s pink and partly because it has a pump so you can get a perfect amount of product with mess and waste. The texture is similar to most tinted moisturisers and BB creams, it’s not too thick and gloopy but it’s not really runny. It’s incredibly easy to blend and the coverage is light but it leaves the skin with the prettiest, healthy glow – your skin looks absolutely perfect but it is almost completely undetectable on the skin. The finish is natural, its neither too dewy not nor matte. It has pretty good staying powder, I got five hours without powder or primer and around nine with. As far as the whole is it a real BB Cream, I think the whole argument is a bit redundant because we all know the European are incomparable with the originals. It has SPF10 so it’s not the highest offering out there but you really should be using a separate SPF anyway.
The colour range is limited, there is only three shades – Light, Fair and Medium – the lightest shade kinda works for my skin, it’s not perfect but I can get away with it.
Overall, I think this is my favourite BB Cream , the coverage and the finish is perfect for the summer months when everyone wants light coverage and dewy skin. It’s £30 and is available from Dior Counters, Feel Unique and Escentuals.
I’m a massive fan of Clarins, I think they’re a really good all round brand and I’ve never been really disappointed by any of their products. BB Creams, on the other hand, I’m not a fan and I have a lengthy list of problems with BB Creams but I won’t go into that again, but when Clarins released their take on the beauty craze, I went straight to a counter to try it.
I like the concept of this one, it has broad spectrum protection and SPF25 and it’s designed to brighten the skin with light to medium coverage. The shade range is very limited, it comes in three shades Light, Medium and Dark and all of the shades are at the darker end of the spectrum. I tried Light and it wasn’t pale enough for me but I am very pale and many BB creams aren’t pale enough. The coverage is definitely light to medium, it evens out skin tone and covers very minor imperfections but it doesn’t cover severe redness or blemishes. I feel the formula is a little greasy and oily but I do have combination skin with an oily t-zone so it could just be my skin type wasn’t suited to this formula. I like the texture of this BB cream, it’s similar to a tinted moisturiser, it’s not gloopy like BB creams. In terms of longevity, it seemed to slide right off my skin because it was a little too oily.
Overall, I don’t this was suited to my skin type but go to a counter to see if it will work for you.
It’s £28 and available from Clarins counters and the website http://www.clarins.co.uk/BB-Skin-Perfecting-Cream-SPF-25-Skin-Perfecting-Action/C050101011,en_GB,pd.html
This launched during the surge of BB Creams, and I completely ignored it because I so bored of the BB Creams phase but I love Bobbi Brown, so the time came for me to try it.
I’m a bit fed up of the debate whether a western BB cream is in keeping with the Asian ones, to me a BB Cream is really just a tinted moisturiser with a bit more SPF, I really don’t think a BB Cream is going to replace my skin care in any way.
Bobbi Brown’s offering comes in five shades, Extra Light (the lightest option) isn’t the best shade for my skin tone, it slightly too dark but if I use a tiny bit and blend it well, it the colour looks ok but the finish is perfect, it settles to a velvet finish, it’s neither too matte nor too dewy, it just looks like my skin but better. I would say it has light to medium coverage, it evens out my skin tone but doesn’t completely mask my skin. It’s perfect for quick, day time makeup.
I think this is a good product, it provides everything you need for day make-up in one tube and its completely fuss free, if you’re looking for a quick make-up solution, definitely check this out.
Have you tried the Bobbi Brown BB Cream? Whats your favourite BB Cream?
If you love Revlon, like me, you’ll be pleased to know the BB Cream is now available from Boots.
I know everyone is bored with BB Creams (I am) but Revlon is great at foundation for pale skin so I know I’m going to try to find to find the palest shade. I have never found a BB Cream to suit my complexion (Bobbi Brown was the closest) and I never found one I truly loved and would wear regularly.
Revlon’s offering comes in three shades Light, Light Medium and Medium and has SPF 30 which is fantastic for Spring/Summer.
I will update once I find it in Boots.