I was really hoping that this would be a dupe for the Healthy Wear tinted moisturizer (HG for me) - which seems to be in the process of being discontinued where I live - but it's not.
Color match is pretty good - PF is notorious for not having light/fair colors available and it's sheer enough to blend out into my jawline and not be a noticeable color mismatch.
It's nice and thick, which I like. I'd say it moisturizes medium-well, as my face doesn't get oily but doesn't look dewy either.
Sheer coverage, and I wear it as an additional layer under foundation for some added sunscreen (I use regular sunscreen, too) in the morning and reapply after work for my commute home.
It's not clogged me or broken me out, and I have very, very sensitive skin and was acne-prone until I started using coconut oil as a cleanser.
I bought this at Kmart. I never looked at reviews or researched further prior to buying it. I took a risk and got it for $12.99..I've been using this for 3 weeks now and I like it. Nice coverage. It seems you don't need to moisturize b4 putting it on, but I have not tried applying it w/o moisturizer. It has SPF 30 so I use a setting powder. The only bad thing about this BB is that there's not much of a shade selection. there's only 3 to be exact. other than that I would buy this again.
First Review EVER!!!! But I had to share with others about this miracle find. I have found my HG bb cream and It is great for sensitive (everything makes me red), Acne prone (everything breaks me out) and dry/oily combination (some spots dry & some spots oily) problematic skin. I apply with my angled/flat top brush (bare minerals precision brush) and blends well. I live in Miami and it doesnt melt off plus has suncreens. It last All day and rinse off very easily. Note: My skin feels softer after using this and feels smooth after I rinse this off, this never happened with Jane Iredale dream tint. I used to use Jane Iredale's makeup line and now I can save my money. I bought the powder and concealer and it woks better than my Jane Iredale makeup. I love this stuff. continued >>
Not for fair skinned people. Again. This is like the 6 or 7th bb I've tried. It *will* work for oilier skinned people and has pretty good coverage. Love the feel of the stuff, actually. But, it oxidized kind of orange right away AND was too dark to begin with. I find myself buying the second to lightest foundation colors of whatever kind I buy, and that usually matches very well. BB creams, on the other hand, I need the lightest shade offered. The lightest shade isn't quite light enough. So far, rimmel has been the only inexpensive BB that has worked even a little for me. Other than that, I have to spend 40 bucks or more a tube, which is just too much to spend on BB cream in my opinion. Smashbox is my HG bb, but just too expensive.
I was pleased to find that this lived up to its reviews! I was previously using Neutrogena's tinted moisturizer with very good results, but was looking for something with more coverage. One of my jobs keeps me outside and I need something with SPF that will stay in place, through sweat and the occasional rain shower, for 12 hours or more. I've used this product for a few days and took it on a real test run- last night to an outdoor concert in very humid pre-thunderstorm air, and today at work.
This BB cream has excellent coverage. The light/medium color works very well on my tanned but fair skin and I anticipate it will continue to work throughout the summer. I was able to forego under-eye concealer today- a very big deal since my dark circles look like someone socked me in the eye! It goes on well, but feels faintly tacky to the touch up to about half an hour after. I found it to have a fairly matte finish, but I did have a little shine on my T-zone last night that I touched up with powder- no problem.
It has excellent "stickability" and stayed on my face through humidity last night and sweat and rain today, but removed easily with cleanser. Thus far, I've had no problems with clogged pores (and I am prone to them!) but have instead found that the cream leaves my skin feeling soft and well moisturized by the time I take it off.
The one negative I have to report is that I don't find it particularly blendable; I have problems with this anyway, since I don't tan evenly, but while the color was a good match to the skin on my face, there was apparently a pretty obvious orange line under my jaw (as per my sister, as diplomatically as possible... not!) despite blending as I would have usually. I'm willing to find a way around that since I like the rest of the product so much. It does exactly what I want it to do- SPF, moisturizer, and great longer-term coverage.
I seriously can't believe I liked this stuff. I am still in shock. I bought it because it was $6 off at CVS and I thought I'd put in one last ditch effort to find an inexpensive BB cream since I'm sick of the sunscreen and foundation routine. My skin is super picky. It is oily and very breakout prone. This did everything that I have wanted a BB cream to do, but none ever did: It covered well, didn't make me shiny, hasn't broken me out, and actually stayed put all day on my oily skin! In addition, it has titanium and zinc blockers instead of the yucky chemicals that make me break out. Wow. What a find!
This is a conversation I had with my boyfriend while wearing physicians formula super BB cream light/medium:
Me: Can you get me a make up removing wipe?
Him: Do you even have on make up?
Me: Yes, its bb cream. Basically suppose to blurr my pimples
Him: That is exactly what it does. I can't see them unless I get really close to your face.
Out of all the BB creams i've tried, so far this is my favorite.
It applies easily and it just looks so clean on my skin. It doesn't even feel thick or greasy. The coverage is good and it lasts all day. It was great on my oily skin coz' it didn't made me look shiny. A little powder retouch is all you need within the day.
I really like this stuff!
I purchased this BB cream due to its ingredients. I have sensitive skin (rosacea) and turn red instantly if my skin does not agree with what I put on it. I bought the light-medium. It blended nicely into the skin, and had a light to medium coverage with a satin-like finish. My only concern was that it was darker than I anticipated. I lightly dusted my face with BE mineral veil and it lightened my face. I worked an 11 hour day and when I got home from work, my make up was still in place! I could not believe it. I live in sub-tropical climate. When I washed my face, it was not red at all. Amazing. Great purchase for me...recommended.
LOVE! i have lt/med asian skin tone super finicky and sensitive reacts to almost everything evn most natural formulas. glowing but not in a bad chunky unnatural way like the garner versions. also not greasy like the garner original or dry stingy and irritating like the oi free one. the only draw bak is the best shade for me is to mix equal parts of the l/t med with the med/dark but i got them at kmart 40% off so two 4 one practically. when i want a little less color i mix 2 to one ratio and when i want a more matte effect i mix half a pump of cover girl outlast in med beige with it ( which waswayyyy too drying ,flat and not pretty on its own,) use the dark on its own as a liquid bronzer top of forehead nose chin etc and now my face looks pretty much awesome everyday I'm so happy. foundations and bb creams are supposed to make ur skin look better not worse so up until now thats how i felt about everything i used! this with the flower beauty cream blush in rose a dren drone has made my routine uber quick ez and my skin looks glowy and near flawless ( I'm 42 so this is a blessing!)try it and don't give up because of the shade selection custom mixing is the way to go ...i got some tiny jars so i can always mix up fresh batches and stir it with a qtip with the end cut off super ez :}