OK here's the thing this is NOT made for tan skin ONLY for Asian fair skin, so you can imagine how pissed I was when I looked like a grey ghost when I first applied it. But considering it's high price I couldn't just throw it so I used it under my MUFE powder foundation and it looked amazing! It made my skin look matte yet covered some flawed areas, it made it also very vibrant so bottom line is if you don't hav fair skin use it under a foundation or powder that's your color it will look great and a huge plus is that it's SPF 50 which is great for really hot places like Dubai, I would honestly save up and repurchase however I am yet to see that it actually correct your skin flaws if it does I'll update maybe
I have been a skeptic of BB creams for such a long time. I have tried several and this is one of those that I've tried that I would regard with a positive note as "highly satisfactory". Its SPF 50 did not fail in protecting my skin especially when I have to walk out for lunch from outside my building. Shade #1 suits my skintone quite well so it did its job in covering up as well as saving my time from applying and blending foundation during early morning rush. One problem I have with it is that it can get pretty oily on the T zone since I've got combination-oily skin, so oil control film is a MUST by around late afternoon when you use this product. Despite the minor setback, I would still continue using this product and recommend this for the time-conscious working girl!
Thankfully I did not purchase this but received a travel size BB cream from one of Lancome's events. This product is not that bad on the overall, just that it wasn't suitable for me? I have combo skin but this was way too oily and shiny for my face. It's not like I experienced this much later during the day but when I first step out of the house? My sister asked if I put oil on my face, lol...Also the colour is a lil pale looking, not suitable for all skin shades I believe. On the plus side, it's SPF 50.
I am happy with this product. It has good UV protection which I need as I live in a very harsh climate. The texture is very light and I don't find it at all greasy.
There seem to be 2 colour options and I think that by mistake I bought the slightly darker one. But it doesn't seem to matter as it blends very well.
To date, ive treid the following bb creams:
1. Misha BB Cream
2. BioEssence BB Cream
3. Biotherm BB Cream
4. Lancome BB Cream
Final verdict- Lancome wins hands down!
Excellent product. Very mildly scented. Smooth texture. Blends well into the skin- Only trick is to allow it to "settle" into our skin before appying any further pressed powder/ foundations.
Cons? Well, just like most of Lancome products, the primary issue is the price. But genereally worth the price that u paid for.
When I look for base makeup I only want one thing: for it to leave my skin like it was before I applied it. Lancome BB complete does not irritate skin, and is light enough for a natural, glowing coverage. powerful SPF 50 guards against UVA and UVB. It is a tad on the sheer side, but if you have already good skin it can enhance your natural glow. It is expensive for a BB, but my skin can breathe while looking dewy with this.
I got this in Asia while I was there, seems to be an Asian-exclusive since it has *whitening* properties etc. For the most part it's a good BB cream, a legit one at that, since it only comes in one color and has nutrients for your skin, whitening, moisture, SPF, all that jazz. It smells inoffensive, like something I can live with. I don't particularly like scents, and while I love Chanel products for instance, I hate the way they smell. Lancome however, I can deal with easily. It is dewy, and I have dry skin, so it's good for my skin type, but I can't speak to oil control since I'm on the other side of the skin spectrum. I like having high, high, high, broad spectrum SPF however, so I'm grateful this product fulfills that, but my one gripe is that it is very grey. I have a tan currently so I'm out of the 20-area for most brands and perhaps even slightly over the 30's. This is definitely visible on my skin. I don't know, if you're into whitening and would like to appear paler, this definitely helps but I'm not about that and want to embrace my current tanness, however involuntary and unwanted. If they make a different batch for tanner skins I'd say this was quite a winner if you like BB creams.