This is really thick with great coverage, which is phenomenal if you can find a shade match. All of these tend to look orangey, especially on my pale olive toned skin (I tried BB2- 2 dark 2 orange). It also clogged me up after 10 hours of wear. The coverage is really amazing if it agrees with your face... rivals a foundation in my opinion.
I love this bb cream. I have shade bb4. It's matte not greasy and feels good on my mature skin. Only thing, a little goes a long way. I would definitely buy again.
I enjoy this line, except that it's only at Walmart. The packaging is lovely. I bought BB in the second lightest shade. At first I had a little trouble working with this and I finally realized it goes on more like a matte foundation than a BB cream. The key is to use less than a traditional BB cream and at least for me I mix a tiny bit of moisturizer with my pea sized dab of this to increase the slip so that it is easier to apply as that was my biggest problem. Now that I have this work around I like the finish which is quit matte, the undertone which leans yellow, and the price and the amount is a great value. It lasts well, although I don't tend to run oily. I put it on over smash box primer, set with hourglass ambient light powder and it lasts 10 hours on my normal skin.
I bought this is 2 colours - BB1 and BB2.
BB1 is a few shades too light for me right now but I may use it when winter sets in and my skin gets lighter.
BB2 is a medium shade that matches my NC25-30 skin perfectly. It has nice neutral yellow undertones so you don't look like a ghost or too pink. I wouldn't actually call this a BB because it has no skincare benefits but it does look good for a foundation.
The pros are:
- really good coverage (light-medium) for an American BB cream, similiar to Dr Jart in consistency making it easy to blend
- can just use this, usually no need for concealer if you use a second layer over problem areas
- all the shades are natural looking, no weird peachy or pink tones
- no discernible scent or irritating ingredients
- squeeze tube packaging is convenient if you take it with you
The cons are:
- no actual skincare benefits, this is your basic foundation (which doesn't bother me because almost none of the BB's have any benefits and I still use my normal skincare underneath)
- only carried at WalMart or online (at least in my area)
- can creep into fine lines
Overall, I think this is good foundation/base option for any skin
type - I have combo skin and it doesn't get patch-y over dry areas and doesn't look greasy on oily areas. This sets to a semi-matte finish. Not greasy/glow-y like a lot of BB that make me look like an oil spill.
I'm not sure if I would repurchase simply because this isn't amazing or outstanding in any way, it can easily be replaced by any foundation I already own. I like using it and I think it looks nice but it's not something I'm obsessed with.
This is my HG bb cream. This is the only BB creme that gives me the coverage i need without making my face look too shiny. Ive tried aveeno's bb cream, which made me look like edward cullen in sunshine, and covergirl's bb cream- which did nothing for me but act as a tinted moisturizer. This bb cream actually gave me a healthy glow that wasnt overpowering, and covered all the acne and redness in my face. I also dont have to set it with a powder, which is a HUGE plus.
the only thing negative i have to say about this bb cream is that you can feel it on your skin.
If you apply too much, it will feel like you have a mask on.
I felt I had to say something positive about this stuff after my experience today.
I've had it in my stash a while. It's surprisingly good coverage as others have mentioned. I'm guilty of having quite a few bb creams/foundations I rotate within, so it had been a while since I had shown Flower BB Cream some love. I did a fairly quick job doing my face in the morning:
Smashbox photo finish primer in light, applied with fingertips
Flower BB Creme applied with fingertips
Light dust of MAC Studio Careblends powder to set
Bronze and blush as usual (Too Faced Chocolate Soliel and misc MAC blush color)
WOW. after a long day I'm thinking 7-8 hours I came home and caught a look in the mirror and thought, damn! My face isn't oily! It looks awesome!
I'm going to credit the primer for allowing the thick BB Creme to have more slip, therefore applying a thinner layer.
I usually have to blot, with this combination I did not. Looked excellent.
So! If you're having trouble with the thick consistency I just thought I'd drop the tip of the primer I used cause I think it made all the difference. I will wear this with confidence on my long days at school!
-Amazing color match. I'm fair-medium Asian and the yellow undertones have perfectly matched me and also blondes who typically tan well. All other foundations i have tried are more pink-undertoned.
-High, high coverage. This is definitely a foundation not a bb cream.
-Covers better than my concealers and other foundations. Flawless finish.
-no spf so no white flashback in flash photography
-you can FEEL IT and SEE IT on your face. It definitely looks cakey as if you're wearing thick make-up. You can feel it on your face; it feels oily.
-Brings out oil. Initially it goes on matte but after a couple hours, very very very oily and slick on your face. You just feel like washing your face with it on.
-Not a bb-cream. Way high coverage. No other benefits
- DEEPLY sets into any wrinkles or creases. I'm 21. It sets into tiny creases and dry spots and accentuates them. Again, SUPER CAKEY.
Overall, not sure if i love it..I love the color and full coverage, but not that you can see it being cakey and oily.
I really like this bb cream. It is matte and evens out my skin tone but the coverage is still on the lighter side. It took a little more effort to apply this one compared with some others is tried but it feels comfortable and stays better than some other bb creams I've tried. Thumbs up. I can't give it 5 stars since I do think it makes me look a little washed out but other than that its awesome.
I was pleasantly surprised by this base. I liked it for the light coverage but still a matte finish, and the yellow tones.
I picked this up at my local Walmart after I ran out of my Givenchy Photo Perfexion and I think I will stick to this foundation for the summer. Givenchy has more of a satin finish while this is more of a light matte. It does not make my skin flake (i have dry to normal skin) but I do exfoliate, apply moisturizer and prime before wearing this. I dont know if I recommend this for someone with oily skin because around 4 hours after wearing i can see a little bit of shine around my nose and cheeks (which i dont mind, i'll take any shine i can get since my skin can look dull and dry).
So I recommended this for someone with few skin problems. Oh and also, using my Sigma F82 because it sheers it out beautifully for me. Do work with it quickly though because it is a little thick. Overall, a good base but I would not call it a BB.
The shade I chose was BB2, and I was very pleased to see it was yellow-based since my skin has a very strong warm undertone. It applied very well, and the coverage was great, not like a tinted moisturizer or other drugstore "bb" creams, but more like an actual foundation. I only needed one layer, and most of my flaws were covered. I did have oil break through after about 3 hours of wear, but not any more or less than usual, as I do have very oily skin. I tested it out about 3 times, and after each time, I woke up the next day with small red bumps on my face. So I didn't use it for about a week, and the bumps went away. I decided to try it out again, this time only on my forehead, to see if this in fact was the cause of the bumps. Once again, I woke up the next day with angry little red bumps on my forehead where I had applied it. Since my skin is very sensitive and reactive, it wasn't a big surprise to me, but I was pretty disappointed my skin didn't take well to this. If you have sensitive skin and want to give this a try, I recommend testing it out on a small patch of skin first to make sure your skin won't react to it.