FLOWER Beauty BB Cream

3.9

54 reviews

64% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Sorbitan isostearate, Stearoyl Inulin, Caprylyl Dimethicone Ethoxy Glucoside, Cyclohexasiloxane, Aluminum/magnesium hydroxide stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium chloride, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isopropyl titanium triisostearate, Dimethicone, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Laureth-4, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminohydroxybutyrate


on 6/12/2015 11:52:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This really shocked me at how full the coverage was and how the formula felt luxurious for a non-department store brand. I follow a beauty blog of this amazing makeup artist who in my opinion, is a wizard at transformation. In one entry she posted, she was wearing Flower BB Cream and described it as shockingly full coverage and not the typical pink/orange. For $12 at Wal-Mart I thought doing one test couldn't hurt the wallet. OMG! I tried it on and it covered EVERYTHING and I didn't even need concealer.

I'm very picky about coverage since I have dark spots that never went away from acne. I always have to airbrush my makeup just to hide them. The best part about it is that the shade matched my skin perfectly. *BEWARE* this has a very neutral yellow tone to it so it may not work on cool or warm skin tones. It may show up too yellow on cool and it may show up ashy on warm. I'm neutral so it worked perfectly. I think it may be a better match to olive skin tones.

I was curious about the brand and why it felt like a high-end department store makeup but for so cheap so I researched online and I found out that it is Drew Barrymore's cosmetic line. Flower doesn't pay for any big advertising so Drew strictly endorses the brand on her own. Since most expensive cosmetics slap a hefty price tag on because of their advertising costs, Flower is able to use all that saved money and focus it more on using the same quality ingredients as expensive cosmetics. I was very happy to hear that.

I only have one issue with it and it's really not that big of a deal. It is very thick and full so during the day when my skin gets super oily, it will get very creamy so it can appear cakey. I fix this issue by blotting and when applying, I use a stippling brush to blend out and pick up more product. When I say thick, don't mistake it for a typical heavy, greasy type of foundation. It's actually very silky smooth but covers thick. It doesn't feel heavy like foundation. It feels more like primer and creamy foundation were mixed together. It actually reminds me of Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation and I would say it's a close dupe.

I ease off a bit on the concealer under the eyes and apply the tiniest dot for blending because the coverage alone is enough and piling on concealer may make it look too heavy on the eyes.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.



on 5/7/2015 11:13:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Who said a bb cream couldn't be full coverage? I get all day wear and a satin finish with this. I use shade BB3. If you have a med/dark skintone and find most drug store products are too orange, try this shade as it is more of an olive/green toned base. It gives an airbrush like finish. This doesn't break me out as other foundations/bb creams do.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

I think this a great product (tbh i don't consider this to be a bb cream due to the awesome full coverage). plus it lacks any spf and it provides a matte finish (these are not cons however in my book). sometimes when i want a lighter coverage i mix it in with a little moisturizer and it still provides good coverage. i love the full coverage, the staying power is pretty decent in comparison to my other matte foundations. the only thing i don't like is it does stick to my dry patches like crazy (i'm currently on retin a)--more so than some of my other foundations. and i love this for its strong yellow undertones, i'm an nc20-25 in mac and my shade is bb2.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/15/2015 10:42:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have warm, olive skin, so I struggle to find yellow-toned foundations that are yellow enough to work for me. I bought this because it looked yellow enough and I was looking for a nice, everyday bb cream to wear to school that I wouldn't have to think about. After two months of wear, it seems the search is still on.

*Price: I think it was like $13CAD. Not too bad for the drugstore.
*Packaging: I like the tube concept, because you can control how much product you get, and it has a clear panel where you can see how much product you have left.
*Product: Very thick, very pigmented, very yellow. Extremely so. I sometimes mix a few drops of this with my Mac Face and Body if I want to increase the yellowness and the coverage. The consistency reminds me of a mix between the Rimmel Stay Matte foundation and the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo foundation.
*Positives: Great coverage, caters to yellow skin tones (rare in non-Asian bb creams), and extremely matte, drying to a powder finish. So if thats what you're after, here it is. It lasts a long time on the skin, I find it hasn't faded much after 6-8 hours out.
*Negatives: On personal preference alone, it smells like death. It also oxidizes a lot darker on me. The colour selection is terrible as well, the next shade up being much, much darker than should make sense. It's heavy, I can definitely feel it on the face. Also there's no SPF or any of the other benefits that a bb cream traditionally yields.

Overall, if you're looking for a matte, full coverage, yellow FOUNDATION from the drugstore, this is it. This can't possibly be considered a bb cream. I can see this being great for people who are interested in the way it wears and performs. Personally I want a bb cream that's lighter and sheerer, with a natural/dewy finish for daily wear. Guess I'm still on the hunt!

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't know why this is called a BB cream??!! This is a long wearing med-full coverage foundation! And I love it!! It has some cons that might be pros and pros that might be cons for some people. 1. It is very yellow toned-good for me. 2. No SPF-ok for me as I always use a separate sunscreen anyway. 3. Can be a little drying- I have normal-dry skin and how I get around this is moisturize well underneath and have no problem with it clinging to dry patches, it blends well. 4. It is matte- I like a more satin or luminous finish, so I use MAC Strobe Cream underneath and it looks beautiful!! 5. Great coverage-I love a full coverage! 6. Long wearing-who doesn't love long wearing!! This is up there with ELDW! I think this is going to be phenomenal in the summer (I bought beginning of the winter). I use shade BB2, and am a NC20-25. I will buy again!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/1/2015 3:47:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have had this in my kit for quite some time; I don't use it that often as with hard water drying me out I have opted for cream formulas. I decided to give it a try again today and it looked amazing- my face is sensitive with a lot of redness, some fine lines and very dry with the exception of the t zone. Everything was covered perfectly.
Be advised this is very, very yellow based. Consistency is between that of a tinted moisturizer and a thicker type foundation; more on the foundation side. It may take some blending into the skin. I'm NC20-25 and BB2 is a good match. When I used this today I prepped my skin with sweet almond oil and Nivea, the Flower illuminating primer then the BB cream. I feel like my complexion is hydrated for the first time in a long time; I will be using this more in the future.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 1/17/2015 11:44:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I absolutely love this BB cream. Goes on easy and gives me a flawless look. It lasts all day. It doesn't look fake on me. I prefer this over foundation.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This BB Cream is awful ...
I have pale skin so I bought the lightest shade and it went on orange and patchy.
Also, this gave my a rash !!!!
I wouldn't recommend this product.


on 12/24/2014 1:32:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

PROS:
- Great coverage - medium to full
- Yellow undertones (great for me as an Asian)
- Affordable (around $12)
- Nice, clean and sanitary squeeze tube packaging
- Good for oily skin (gives a matte finish)

CONS:
- only has 4 options for colors (I have BB2 but it's too light)
- consistency is creamy, but when blended, tends to be dry and chalky (which I guess is what allows it to give a matte finish)
- due to dry chalky texture, it clung to all the dry patches of my combination skin, so definitely NOT FOR DRY SKIN
- Broke me out after the second use!!!! I started noticing small breakouts (subclinical acne) on my forehead.. I guess this product clogged my pores big time :/


Overall:
The packaging says to use fingers to apply, but like others have suggested, I think a dense brush works much better since the product is a little thick. I personally used the Sonia kashuk buffing brush and also tried it with the real techniques expet face brush and it was perfect. I would recommend trying this out for all you ladies with yellow undertones and for those of you who have oily skin. It gives a matte finish but has a chalky texture to it, so I wouldn't recommend it for dry skin. The shade for me was too light (I got BB2) and the next shade after (BB3) is wayyyyyy too dark, which is really unfortunate since everyone else seemed to have found the shades perfect for them :( ... Oh, and it broke me out. Sadly.

Anyways, this product has good coverage, good packaging and is great for those with yellow undertones and oily skin. But it just didn't work for me, so I wouldn't buy it again. Now I gotta figure out what to do with the rest of it.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 12/17/2014 12:45:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I was originally interested in this product because unlike other drugstore BB creams, this range is fairly yellow in undertone. I got the shade BB2, but probably could have opted for BB1. This was surprisingly good coverage and has a matte-natural finish. I found after a few hours it started to dry up and bunch up in odd places on my face, such as around my nose. I'm not sure if this is because my skin is drier (it's winter) or because of the product. Either way, I do not think it would work well for drier skin.

To sum:
-not long wearing
-can be patchy/dry
-good coverage
-a more yellow toned option
-has not caused breakouts

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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