I am 40 with generally good, normal skin. I have tried quite a few BBs, although admittedly none in the 'premium' range yet.
LOVE it, and am on my second tube. Garnier BB cream in medium was too dark for me, but 17 medium is perfect. It blends in really easily, makes me look dewy without oiliness.
Highly recommended, especially for the price. : )
I have tried so many bb creams, they seem to all be either orange or don't cover enough to justify not just getting a tinted moisturiser instead. Infact most makes of bb cream actually had NO coverage, I would put some on one side of my face, and compare it to the other trhoughout the day. I suffer with mild rosacea so any coverage would have been noticeable.
So this was my last try before I gave up completely, as I'm not a huge make up wearer I didn't want to buy any higher end ones (above £20 :P )
This product is amazing! covers beautifully! Ok when I have a spot it won't cover it fully but that's not what a bb cream is meant for :)
I have oily skin and bought the one for oily/normal, I've not had any shiny greasyness and it lasts alll day! not to mention you barely have to use any as it spreads so well.
It also takes the edge of the paleness of my face without being orange or obvious.
10000% recommend this, and if you spend more then a fiver on something in boots, they give you a £5 off voucher for no7 products!
lovelovelove looking like I have no cloggy foundation on but still having a flawless type finish :)
BBs in general in the UK have all been far too dark for my pale celtic skin. How can just two shades fit the whole population? I was surprised to find that one of the cheapest is the best for me. This has a great colour, great texture, blends well and stays good for hours one end with a dewy finish.
I also have redness, veins and spots - thanks to acne roseacea - so altho I think it would be great on it's own for someone with better skin than mine I use it as a primer and follow with a light liquid foundation on the top. It makes a great base for makeup and helps it not settle into the lines.
This is a great buy - real value for money and a must try for the fairer complexion. Try it if the more expensive ones have not worked for you.
For reference: I have very pale skin, so none of the Boots 17 foundations are actually light enough for me; even the Porcelain and Ivory shades.
My skin is dry and sensitive and keeps having rebellious phases, so I need something that corrects visible pores and any unevenness and discolouration, yet won't feel heavy and show up the dry patches and make my skin flake, like foundations can. I find the base in tinted moisturizers too yellow and, anyway, they just don't wear long enough for me to bother with. After hearing/seeing the hype about BB Creams I set out to find one light enough for me and after months of looking for a fair, non-yellow shade I've finally found a winner;
17 BB BLEMISH BALM feels a bit watery, so I wasn't expecting much. But the formula actually works in it's favour; it feels very light and silky on my skin and blending is super easy. Once blended, the results are a smooth satin finish, with surprisingly good coverage.
OK, it won't cover my hormonal breakouts, but my main problem is discolouration, which this product solves. It even reduces the appearance of my pores AND undereye circles too. I've found it to be transfer resistant, long lasting and it doesn't settle in my fine lines. Flaky skin? a thing of the past. Oh - it has a SPF of 15 too. I think the packing is very user-friendly; It's in a squeezable, slim tube, so you can squeeze all of the product out. Plus; it's a ideal size for small bags and the lid is very secure.
17 is a brand which is exclusive to Boots stores in the UK.