I'm not going to lie, I hated this stuff at first. The lightest shade is a bit chalky so I then went with light/medium. I will probably mix the two as I get paler in the winter months. Very liquidy and light to medium coverage, though more on the medium side. This needs to be applied over dry skin with preferably no primer or moisturizer although if you do use moisturizer first, let it dry COMPLETELY before applying this. I have no problem applying it over metrocream once it has completely soaked in. That's how I avoid getting patchy areas and streaks. It IS very dewy but I like that. What I REALLY like is how nice my face feels after I take this stuff off. I swear my skin's condition is improving - I still have rosacea but my skin looks really nice in the non-rosacea areas. I'm going to keep using it to see if I'm not dreaming and I'll update my review.
Tia is my first BB Cream. Sam Chapman used it on Pixiwoo for a primer. I used Dior Skin Nude and both these products have the same top two or one ingredient. I tried the Avon BB cream and it had to dry. About 10 minutes. It's very dewy. I set it with MAC prep and prime then used NC20 pressed powder for touch ups. It worked fine. Very simple but you have to let this dry adequately. Don't put powder on before it dries. Caused it to have uneven coverage for me. I'm going to try a few higher end formulas but I think you can get away with a $9 or $10 BB product. Regardless, winter is here and BB creams probably won't sell as well as the summer so look for sales and deals in all the usual places.
When I need a light product with medium coverage, perfect color match and natural finish I reach for this BB cream.
I have very oily skin so I use a light gel moisturizer and Guerlain Meteorites Primer which is water based and doesn't add moist to my skin. The finish is natural but because I have very oily skin I use a blot sheet to remove all the oils and then set the cream with Guerlain Perles du Dragon Meteorites.
I won't lie to you, I get oily within the first hour, specially on my nose but I have come to terms with this situation because honestly I haven't found a product that holds more than an hour on my nose. The positive thing is that I can blot and resolve the problem as this product doesn't break with the oils of my face, if I can I add Rimmel's Matte pressed powder but if I'm out I still look presentable and my makeup looks tidy.
I like the packaging, is hygienic and allows to squeeze the right amount of product; also, is very pigmented so a little goes a long way and it's buildable if you add a dot of the cream on the zones that need more coverage.
I'm positively surprised with this product, to be in a good range price it holds very well. I'm sure this suits normal skin types better but I can't help myself, I like the velvety finish this delivers and I find that the pigment stays on my face despite of being very oily. And before I forget to mention, I'm very oily and still need a moisturizer underneath, I have tried with no moisturizer and this doesn't look good.
Best for dry skin... Leaves a natural finish that stays all day. Pat powder over it and you're fone!
I got this last summer. It has some pros, for example it comes in a light enough color for very pale people like myself. It had light to medium coverage. the spf is nice. But I couldn't get over the fact that it was sticky and oily feeling all day, even when I set it with a powder. I had to return it. It could've been worse because it was summer and it was hot all the time but what better time for BB cream than in the summer? I was a little disappointed with this but it might be ok for you if you have very dry skin. I wish I could give this two and a half lippies but alas I had to go with three!
An creamy feeling, light-medium coverage mineral foundation with a mineral-based, SPF 15 sunblock (5.4% Titanium Dioxide). Contains alot of pink sparkly shimmers that might annoy some people as they end up all over the skin and clothes, as well as glimmer strongly under some lighting. On me this BB cream made my skin look even and fresh from a distance, but close up it looked really lined, tired and old. Similar to the effect I had from Everyday MInerals. Being mineral-based the finish tends to highlights ANY skin texture, i.e. wrinkles, crepiness, pores, scars, or oily skin. After only 3 or so hours it began to break down and look very oily and had oxidised somewhat so I don't think it wears long. It slides into my eyes and stings if I use it on my eyelids like a regular foundation, or if I don't powder my forehead after. The sparkles end up all over my arms and clothes.
I have very fair skin and the shade Shell had a flat yellow-grey undertone that looked a bit dull and unhealthy on me despite all the shimmer. At my age I want a youthful glow not cheap shimmer and dullness. This did not give me a healthy glow that I get from my plain old olive oil. The only positive things I can think of is how easily it rubs in, that it is un-scented, and it does not irritate my usually sensitive skin. I've tried 3 times but this is not working for me.
I don't wear foundation but I really like this. my skin just looks airbrushed. the price is great . I don't find it sparkly, or oily at all, I like the medium color. I work all day and go to the gym it's fine all day. you don't need very much at all to make it work . just a bit works great. maybe the other reviewers are slathering it on.
Awesome, for such a small price, comparatively. Light coverage that can be built, a luminous but not shiny finish with SPF.
I have this in Light. Great color match for me. It's neutral and fair. This blends easily and has great coverage for a bb. It's a nice light coverage. Doesn't disappear as soon as I put it on. This doesn't make me greasy. Works well with my oily skin. Which is a plus for a product with sunscreen. Usually products with sunscreen makes me way oily.
I have a sample of this in a white jar. Plenty to do my face 4-5 times. What I didn't notice even in the clear jar and when I opened it and looked at it, there is glittery shimmer in this. I noticed it after I blended it in a little and then scooted closer to my mirror to blend more. Then I saw it. It is worse than the glitter in the Revlon Photoready foundation. It is very noticable. I wore this out all day once and in the sunlight it is even worse. With powder over the top it is a little better but I don't want to wear powder with bb cream. I want a bb that is natural and fresh on it's own. IMO powder does not help my face look natural. Powder only makes my foundations look cakey. Rant over.
The point: mostly a great product. Avon, PLEASE lose the glitter!
I really don't understand the negative reviews (except for the allergy issues). This is not a true foundation! If it was it would be called foundation rather than a BB cream. I have this in medium and vary between an NC30 and NW25, and this is perfect for me. I use it primarily on the weekends when I don't want to wear full makeup. This is perfect for making your skin look better and has sunscreen, perfect for running errands. I'm already going to get a back-up.