I know I said no more BB creams, but I didn’t actually buy this one? So that makes it ok right? XD
I was browsing in Sephora, as I often do, and ran across this BB cream while I was looking at the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (which BTW I did not like on my face), and out of curiosity, I asked the sales for a sample of this. The reason? Well, for one, I like trying out new things, hence why I have SOOOO many BB creams that I will probably never finish in my life time. And two, I’ve only ever tried Asian BB creams (Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean), so I thought why not give this European turned American brand a try. Well, obviously, they don’t know the meaning of BB creams.
Colour: There are two colours for this BB, light and medium, obviously I got the light, the medium was quit dark. And even for my skin ,which is considered tanned for Caucasian folks but pale for Asians, the light was still too dark. When I first apply it, the colour is not far off my natural skin colour. But after a bit of time, it turns a bit more yellowy than I would have liked.
Texture: This BB cream is actually quite thick, and I feel like it’s got a lot of oil in it. It feels fairly slick on the skin, feels like it can slide off my face at any time. It kind of just sits on top of my skin, and has a very thick feel to it. It doesn’t blend well into the skin.
Coverage: I don’t know if it’s the oxidation of the colour or something, but it doesn’t feel like it covers much. On the contrary, it makes my skin look yellowy and sickly. It also seems to magnify my pores. For a BB cream to be thick but without coverage is like buying $200 flipflops, it just doesn’t make sense.
Scent: I don’t know how to describe the scent . It’s almost medicinal, and I don’t enjoy it very much, and it doesn’t disperse very quickly either, lingers there for a while before it’s gone.
Sun Protection: SPF 35, no PAs, cause that’s an Asian thing.
Properties: it’s suppose to be anti-ageing, because it’s got all these anti-oxidants in it. I don’t know if that holds true, I won’t be using this to notice the difference. Estee Lauder website also states that it’s “oil-free hydration for all skin types,” I find this hard to believe, especially considering how oily it feels on my skin.
Price: Well of all things, this is probably the biggest difference there is between this BB and my other BBs. $45CND for 30ml (or $39USD in USA). The most expensive BB creams I’ve ever gotten was $20, and that’s for a 50ml tube.
I don’t have the bottle, but I am going to guess this is made in USA, as most Estee Lauder products now are.
Overall rating: well you just know I won’t give this a high rating. There’s pretty much nothing I like about this BB cream, and it sure as hell is over-priced. 1/5. The 1 for the possible anti-ageing properties that I will never know about.
Here it is with flash.
If you want to read more on the other BB creams I’ve done reviews on, here are a few links:
MOAR BB Creams! (4 different BBs)
All About the BB Creams (6 different BBs)