I dove into the world of BB Cream via this one, and it was definitely not ideal.
- Light, minimal coverage
- Tinted ORANGE!
- Feels makeuppy
I've used Skin79's BB Cream and a few other Asian brand BB Creams. I've also given a few American-based brands' BB Creams a chance. Honestly, the American BB Creams just don't live up to the hype about BB Creams. The texture is always off, the color is off, and the benefits are never as good as the Asian ones. This Boscia cream is a poor excuse for a BB Cream. One review on Sephora even said to dab water on your face before putting this on...? Why would I want to go through all that extra trouble for an overpriced BB Cream anyway? I'm going to stick with the Asian brand BB Creams which have far better benefits such as anti-aging, better oil control, better COVERAGE, SPF, lightening effects (helps with my redness), better texture, and just one swipe one and they're done. Sorry, Boscia. Nice try.
I think it really depends on your chemistry to know if this product will work for you. I have very oily skin, NC15/Bobbi Brown Porcelain and this worked very well on me. It is gray-pink on application, but blending it in makes it seep in and match my skin tone. It absorbs into my skin instead of sitting on top of it.I haven't experienced any breakouts yet, although I'm not discounting it.
I bought it with the Boscia travel sized skin regimen. I think as a step within that team products, this works very well and I'm happy with it. It's perfect for summer and for travel.
I have Celtic porcelain skin with rosacea. I use a moisturizer on my skin after cleansing and then I put on this BB cream. I absolutely love the smooth finish I get from it. I have not seen any orange oxidation, glitter, or chalky blobs (sorry to be rude). I just love the texture and protection that this Boscia BB cream gives me. I am going to Central Europe in a couple of weeks and will take this cream with me to wear during the long days of touring. Edit****This product broke me out and made my face burn like like a sunburn. I deducted lippies and will never buy again.
When I got this sample from Sephora I was excited to try it. I had only used Garniers Bb cream and wanted to try others. I sampled it on my hand first and wasn't impressed. The amount of shimmer was very noticeable and made me a little nervous to put it on my face. It also looked really dark and grey in tone to me. Another thing was that it felt tight on my skin when I rubbed it in. I decided to try it out anyway. I chose a day that I would be out in the sun because it has a high SPF and I don't typically like wearing foundations with high SPF's. I applied it with a Siigma Sigmax round top Kabuki sprayed slightly with some of MAC's fix plus. It was difficult to apply this way but as I buffed it in with the brush it looked better and better. The consistency of this product is very weird, like a mousse? I'm not sure. I used concealer over it under my eyes and on some blemishes and it blended well. I then powdered my face with Tarte's finishing powder and it looked nice. It wore well throughout the day and didn't oxidize like others have said. Not sure I f I would buy this again or if I would buy another brand. It did not break me out which is a plus.
Got this as a sample from sephora. I was really excited to try out BB creams, since im new to them, and am already in love with tinted moiturizers. My BB cream didnt have a horrible consistency, but i did apply moisturizer first, bc i have really dry skin. It spread ok, being like a thick moussey gel. It didnt moisturize AT ALL. My forehead and cheeks felt a little tight, as if I had nothing under. The color was a perfect match to my skin however, and left me radiant and glowing. I checked back 10 minutes later to check it, and though still a little tacky, it looked fine. An hour and a half later however, I was in the car on the way to a friends, and checked myself in the visor mirror, and to my horror I was as orange as an oompa loompa! Im normally a NC25-30, so im not excessively pale or cool toned, so im not sure what the heck happened. That is horrible oxidation. I tried it again over the weekend to seeif it still came out orange over time, and it did, after about 40 minutes. So terrible color, and it doesnt even moisturize like it promises! Terrible product, I am so glad I didnt have to pay for this, and if I had, Id return it for a refund!
Scary orange streaks on my face 20 minutes after application! I jumped when I saw my reflection in the mirror.
I purchased this despite bad reviews because I thought it would be an easy all-in-one for vacations and possibly honeymoon. WRONG.
The consistency is strange - it feels watery and smooth to blend at first, but the color is deposited in grayish clumps that don't seem to move. I really had to tug rigorously at my hairline and jawline to blend this in.
Returning to Sephora asap.
This product is a great alternative to foundation for daily wear. It has benefits of skin care products, while diffusing imperfections. I like it for M-F 9-5 and will probably also wear it a lot during the summer because it is a no makeup look and sweat won't make it run like a regular foundation.
As for the shimmer people are mentioning...I do not find it to be an issue. As for the ghostly palor I have heard mentioned, I believe that this is not a product meant for photography and is not intended to work well with a flash like most foundations do.
This is for people who want to have a great no makeup look, protect thier skin and get some minimal coverage....not for people who want a photogenic makeup look.
The color happens to work on my skintone (nw25) but I imagine that it would be too dark or light for some people. You just have to try it.
I said I would not be purchasing again because I am going to buy the clinique version next
I have to laugh at everyone complaining about the "glitter" in this product-- that "luminous glow" is definitely the in thing right now in makeup. These reviewers obviously haven't tried Jouer or Laura Mercier because this has almost no "glitter" compared to those well-known brands.
As someone who prefers medium-to-full coverage foundation, this was a scary step for me to pick a more sheer makeup. It covers just enough to look natural (but only coveres redness a little bit), and definitely a bit more than a tinted moisturizer. (This Boscia BB Cream, by the way, doesn't really seem moisturizing at all.)
I'm NW22, and the color works pretty well for me. It seems most people complaining of the color are NC, so maybe avoid if you're a pale NC?
It did give me a nice glow BUT it's full of glitter and the color is too orange and dark for me. I've only had a sample from Sephora...