I was loving this bb cream because it provides good coverage and it wears well on my combo skin. This is also the first liquid face product I've been able to find where the lighter shades are YELLOW instead of pink or a ruddy color. Unfortunately it started breaking me out big time. I'm really upset about this because the formula and the color match is perfect. I'm going to retry this in a month or so just to make sure the breakouts weren't a fluke because I've never found a product that matched my skin perfectly like this one.
As for the packaging, I think it would travel well without spilling or breaking and it's easy to squeeze out the exact amount you need. The only downfall I can foresee is that you won't be able to get all of the product out unless you store it standing up. Honestly I think the pros outweigh the cons. If you're worried about using every last drop, I don't think it would be difficult to cut open the container.
I'm a mac nc 42 and I bought the shade BB3, when I first apply it the product appears to be lighter than my skintone, however it does adjust to my skintone. I really like this product because it has amazing coverage. The coverage is on par with a foundation (for example revlon color stay whipped). I have dark circles and it did a decent job covering those up but I still prefer to wear a concealer when using this BB cream.
This is only the 2nd BB cream I've tried (the other was the urban decay and to me that felt like a primer and had no coverage). Unfortunately this does not have spf and if it did I wouldn't hesitate to repurchase. I'm not really sure if this has any skin benefits but it does have a lot of postives
--adjusts to my skintone
--very natural finish, it looks like my skin--score!
--I don't get oily. I might need a powder after several hours.
--feels weightless on your skin
--limited shade range
--not really a bb cream, and not a tinted moisturizer, its a very good foundation though
overall I love this low maintenance product (I apply with my fingers). For the summer I will be layering it over revlon bb cream and an spf moisturizer for sun protection
This BB creme says it does 4 things: eliminates dullness over time, covers imperfections, softens and smoothes and eliminates shine. I have been using this for a week now and the first thing I noticed is that it is NOT for people with overly dry skin. I have super oily skin and so this works for me to control it. This cream dries quickly on the skin so yes, it can make applying it a touch hard. I also notice that if you apply too much, it sits on top of your skin in a weird way by the end of the day, so a little goes a long way which is great...you wont blow through it within a month.
I really like this BB cream since other's I have tried didn't really do much but spread over my skin and mix with the oil my pores pump out after awhile and darken, which wasn't ideal since most BB creams dont offer a shade light enough to work for me in the first place. THIS BB cream DOES come in a lighter shade, so throughout the day, what little oil is left on my skin that its not able to control, doesn't darken it. This remains true to color on my face all day long and THAT is something I haven't been able to acheive with any other product yet....so I will continue to use this.
I bought this and the Revlon bb cream at the same time and for my slightly oily skin this came out the winner. Its not a perfect product, but it is by far the longest lasting bb cream that I have tried and even lasts better than my foundation. Coverage is very good (a little too much, actually, for me as I like a sheer product). That said, I was able to apply it over a moisturizer and blend a small amount quickly and end up with a very nice result. I used the second lightest shade. Other than the thickness of the product my other gripes are that there is no spf (which I would like, as long as it didn't break me out) and that its NOT A PARABEN FREE PRODUCTt. That said, it blends into skin with the work mentioned above didn't oxidize on me (which is often a problem) and is long lasting so I plan on repurchasing. UPDATE: I am really loving this now. This product stays put and nice looking on my somewhat oily skin all day, which is incredible. Using small amounts has helped it blend into my skin and look really natural and I now appreciate the lack of sunscreen since the Revlon BB product has it and made me break out. Hope they never change this formula unless they find a way to remove the parabens.
I'm a little torn on this product. I bought it (along with the FLOWER foundation) about 2 months ago. I was absolutely thrilled to see a new line of cosmetics at Wal Mart, that it contained a BB Cream, and that it actually had a super fair, yellow-toned shade! So I just had to get it. First off, this is by no means a "true" BB Cream. It really doesn't offer ANY of the features that a true BB Cream does - there's no SPF, no skincare or skin improving ingredients, and no whitening ingredients. It's amazing what we're calling BB Creams these days. Anyway, I will start with the positives. First, this product (shade BB1) DOES match my NC10-15/NARS Siberia or Gobi skin. That is a miracle in itself. Second, this product gives AMAZING coverage. Seriously. It makes my pores disapper (again, fairly miraculous) and gives a flawless finish. It applies smoothly but does dry a bit quickly so I have to work fast. It has impressive lasting power - it still looks pretty great at the end of the day before I wash my face before bed. It's also very affordable and the packing is very pretty and functional.
The ONLY negative thing about this product for me is that it seems drying on my skin. Which is strange because as I'm applying it, it feels rather light and moisturizing. I wore it for a few days after I first got it, then stopped because of the dryness it was causing. I recently switched my cleanser and moisturizer and felt like my skin was in much better shape so I thought I'd give the BB Cream another try yesterday. It was better, but still a bit... chalky. I didn't even set it with powder (and I set EVERYTHING with powder) because it set to such a matte, slightly chalky finish. It's so weird because it *looks* so radiant and luminous from a distance, but if I look up-close I can see that it looks a bit dry. I'm going to keep working with it and see if I can find a solution to that problem. If I can, I could see this becoming an HG product for me in the winter! I might get a darker shade in the summer to try since dryness wouldn't be an issue then, and it's got great oil/shine control! Overall I think it's a pretty amazing product, but if you have dry skin, be careful! (I will update my review at a later time.)
I suppose I had my first Walmart "haul" when I stumbled upon the Flower display. Sadly I have had to return most of the items because the colors did not work for me. That said, I find this product kind of odd and troublesome. It isn't a real BB cream (I lived in Japan for 10 years; all the balms there have sun protection, and usually some ingredient to help lighten dark spots of pigmentation). I'm not really sure what to call this except a dry-finish foundation with not nearly enough shades.
I like the tube fine. The product is very thick so there is not threat of leaking out unless the formula should separate. I got the shade 1, which was VERY light, yellow-based (which is good for me) and very difficult to blend out. It has more coverage than the foundation (which I also had to return due to the "glow" factor) which was quite a shock. I had to put my beloved Paula's Choice moisture gel over my whole face in order to get enough slip to blend the cream into my skin. There is a touch of a satin finish--not as noticeable as in the foundation--which I suppose looks nice. I just don't want to have to struggle with the dry texture of this product. I suppose if I mixed it with my sunscreen, it could be workable, but any BB cream worth the name should already have a reliable broad spectrum sunscreen. Otherwise, it's just a tinted moisturizer going by another, for the time being trendier name.
I LOVE this stuff. I never bothered buying an American drug store BB because I don't want a tinted moisturizer with the letters "BB" on it. I've sampled enough to know the score. I'm really glad I read up on Flower to see Drew proclaim her BB cream to be "real." I had to try it.
It has no SPF, which is fine by me, because I like using my own sunscreen since I know it won't break me out.
It applies kind of dry and looks semi-matte; it seemed to soak up any excess oil on my face. The coverage is a big part of what separates it from the fakey BBs in American drug stores right now. I have some acne scarring and regularly wear a detectable amount of foundation. My boyfriend, mom, etc. thought my scars faded away because I wore this instead. I wasn't even wearing a lot of it.
It's cruelty-free and has no mineral oil in it. The tube isn't very large, and it cost 12 or 13 bucks, but I was spending that for good Korean BB creams that I didn't like as much as I like this.
I have only used this once, and will update if anything changes, but so far this is doing exactly what I wanted it to - long lasting, it gives a very natural look but a more "finished" appearance than other BB creams I have used. I used the BB1 and was afraid it would be too light, but it blended beautifully (the BB2 looked way too orange-y). I paired this with the cream blush in Forget-me-not and it is a great match for my fair skin.
I love this product very much. Keep in mind that this is NOT the typical Asian BB cream, meaning it does not have the same properties as the real Asian BB creams have (it doesn't whiten the skin, it doesn't heal blemishes, it doesn't protect from the sun damage, etc).
I do like the consistency though. It's very thick and the shades tend to go more yellow which matches my skin very well (I am NC 20, olive undertone).
I got this in a shade BB2 and it appears a tad darker but I think it'll be perfect for the summer. So what I do now is I mix it with my Skin79 Diamond BB cream (which is actually too pink for me, but it was a gift and I couldn't return it). So the Asian BB cream mixed with this one creates a perfect match for my skin tone.
I would of given this product 5 stars, however the lack of SPF and a small tube size for the price is not very good in my opinion.
This BB cream has sooooo much coverage it's hard to believe its a BB cream! I look for coverage the most in BB creams and drugstore BB cream lacks in that category, NOT this one. It sucks that there are only 4 shades of BB cream but I do match close with one of the shades so I'm not complaining.