Is this BB cream the best thing since – say – Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser ? No. It’s not. However, it is a good BB cream with SPF 50 which is perfect for Dubai’s hot and sunny summers. The fact that it gives skin a nice glow whilst slightly moisturising it doesn’t hurt either. Who doesn’t like dewy skin?
This does contain fragrance though and only has one shade ( It’s supposed to go on sheer I reckon ). Luckily it worked for me but after a few hours it did make my T-zone look more than just dewy ( read: oily). So, if you’re using this and you have combo/oily skin, you’ll need a good mattifying powder/primer or just opt for another bb cream that is designed for combination to oily skin. It also comes with a highlighter that works ok but tends to get patchy on skin if you don’t blend it well + it will hold on to dry patches as if its life depends on it. I don’t usually have dry patches along my cheekbones but this highlighter managed to make even the tiniest dry area apparent. So, make sure to exfoliate and moisturise well if you’re going to use the highlighter.
That’s the jest of it. Nothing to write home about. It’s a good bb cream because of it’s high SPF and moisturising qualities that offer a nice glow. The downsides are that it comes in 1 shade that goes on sheer ( meaning : not even the tiniest bit of coverage) , it’s fragrant and its formula is not catered for those with oily/combo skin. Oh, it’s expensive too.. $50 for 1 oz. ,baby. I’ll finish the tube I have but I don’t think I’ll repurchase this . I’ll keep you updated if I find that it did something amazing for my skin over time.
Find it at Sephora . I tried to find a link to Selfridges – which is where I ordered it from – but they don’t seem to stock it anymore. Odd, it couldn’t have been sold out could it?
Which BB cream or Tinted Moisturiser is your favourite so far?