So as you will see below, I wrote a pretty nasty review on this product, and while I still think it's not that great, some of my opinions HAVE changed, so I felt like it was only proper to do an updated review.
I have found that this "BB cream" is basically just a tinted moisturizer, but I have layered it before to achieve a pretty natural looking coverage and it actually looks pretty decent. I don't do this often though as I have acne and need good coverage.
The way I layer this on is by using clean fingers and smoothing it all over my face for the first layer, then patting on my layers where I need more coverage. Smoothing this on the face feels pretty nice, HOWEVER, patting it on IS LIKE STICKING YOUR FACE INTO A TUB OF HAMBURGER GREASE IT IS SO FLIPPING DISGUSTING. But I can stand it, oddly enough.
While some of my opinions have in fact changed, it doesn't change the fact that this "BB cream" is the king of all lies, has a name that is an unbearable lie, has claims that are blatant lies, AND JUST BASICALLY SITS ON A THRONE OF LIES.
This updated review is not to recommend this product really, just to let you know that if you own it, you might be able to put it to some use rather than throwing it away, and letting you know how I put it to use.
Now please stay tuned for my previous review. Also look in the photos for a beautiful picture of me with this product. You'll know it when you see it. *hint* it's unattractive
Dear makeup guru on YouTube who advised me to buy this,
YOU ARE A FILTHY ROTTEN LIAR MA'AM.
PRODUCT CLAIMS VS. REALITY:
*natural looking radiance/yeah maybe, if you have flawless skin and don't need any coverage
*sheer color/if by "sheer color" you mean "absolutely no color" than YES. IT MOST DEFINITELY DOES PROVIDE SHEER COLOR.
*All day hydration/I don't think the word "hydration" means what CoverGirl thinks it means. My skin was not hydrated. It was a complete oil slick.
*Improves skin elasticity/I have no idea how CG thinks they can do this. Just stop.
*SPF 15/I'll give them this. It does have spf. Along with every BB cream/foundation out there. Nothing special.
*Blends effortlessly/yes it does blend effortlessly. BECAUSE IT'S BASICALLY JUST A MOISTURIZER WITH NO COLOR WHATSOEVER.
*Lightweight/This provides no coverage at all, you're just putting lotion on your face. So yes, it is indeed lightweight.
*Helps skin feel smooth/YES BECAUSE IT'S JUST A MOISTURIZER.
*Covers to help instantly improve skins appearance/NO. I'M DONE. I'M DONE WITH COVERGIRL AND THEIR BLATANT LIES.
For reference I am the lightest shade 805. In the foundations, I get this shade, and it is just awful, it oxidizes a shade darker. However, with this product, it's the complete opposite. It's absolutely awful because it doesn't cover up ANYTHING AT ALL. I basically wasted my money, because all it does for me is moisturize, and I could get a way better moisturizer than this for way less.
This may be a godsend for ladies who get a darker shade than me, because it may provide more coverage, but for me, it didn't even cover areas that had just slight redness.
If you a lighter skin tone, with any sort of redness whatsoever, just don't waste your money ladies, it's definitely not worth it.
This BB cream is AWFUL!!!! It looked orange!!! it also left my face EXTREMELY shiny even with a powder, and my natually oily skin didnt help! dont get this!! waste of your money! It also made me break out along my jawline! I have yet to find a good drugstore BB cream...:( stila is the way to go for bb creams, or smashbox!
I purchased this because I heard it was the same as their tinted moisturizer that had disappeared - and according to my mom in law - it is the same! Wish I had tried it sooner! Less than $10.00 a tube and fabulous. I have waited 3 weeks to review this and I have only good things to say. No scent, not sticky, doesn't oxidize on my skin or clog my pores. Feels lightweight and comfy on, never greasy. Applies smoothly. I get just the right amount of coverage. For light scars or healing scars - it blends and almost completely covers them. Even that redness that seems to always be around the edges of my outer nose - blends it in with my skin tone.
I noticed a review that mentions a scent and stickiness? I don't get that at all - no scent or stickiness. Just smooth application and the perfect amount of moisture and coverage. I NEVER powder over top. This is important as my age 50 skin cannot take that powder mineral makeup at all anymore (Bare Escentuals - my former love - I'm talking to you!). This CG product leaves my skin with the perfect glow and makes me feel more comfortable in my skin.
Application: I read through the reviews and took the suggestions to heart. I apply my favorite moisturizer first as I do have dry skin. Then I apply this BB cream (really a tinted moisturizer) with a dabbing/tapping motion to the areas where the sun would hit (if I allowed it to). This gives me a natural look and helps to just blend dark shadows away. Then I come back and put a bit more on the apples of my cheeks - but with that same dabbing/tapping method. It gives my cheeks a pop of warmth without using blush and I love the effect.
I chose the dark to medium shade for my light to medium skin. I chose it because it is a light coverage cream and I desired more color. This shade still works with my skin. I do not apply it all over as I would a lotion - just where I explained above. When I add the additional product to the apples of my cheeks it deepens the shade and gives me a sunny glow.
Love this SO much that I bought 2 backup tubes. The medium to dark shade is always sold out in the store. I ordered my first tube from Drugstore.com. LOVE THIS!
I've tried a couple of different BB Creams, and have generally found that I prefer them over traditional foundation. CoverGirl is one of my favorite drugstore brands, and I'm a big fan of their tinted moisturizer, so I jumped at the chance to give the CG brand BB Cream a shot. Unfortunately, it just isn't a great product. Basically, this gives the same coverage as the CG Tinted Moisturizer, but feels much less pleasant on the skin. It feels oily and perhaps a bit sticky at first, as well. All in all, I'd say as far as BB Creams go, I'd recommend any other brand. Swing and a miss, CoverGirl. :(
Does not compare to Garnier. The product is too thick and too scented. The finish is kind of chalky. Sticking with the other brand.
This was my first bb cream ever. I didnt know how a bb cream should be but this one matched my skin tone perfectly! It doesnt offer much coverage for acne but ive been using it during the whole summer and late spring to give my skin a break from foundation. Its very hydrating and creamy and smooth for easy application. i used concealer and a powder to set this. I recommend to someone if your using a very heavy concealer or someone with not a lot of acne because it is quite sheer. Im going to try a different bb cream next time but this is something i would reccommend!
As BB creams started becoming more popular, I decided to try one out for myself and chose this covergirl "BB cream". I am rather disappointed that Covergirl chose to name it a BB cream rather than a tinted moisturizer, because that is all it really is. It doesn't offer great coverage as I do have a small amount of scarring, and it goes on very slick and watery. It feels like it takes a while to officially dry on my skin, but thankfully it doesn't break me out. I have combination skin and my t-zone will become a little oily after a couple of hours. If you are looking for something that offers heavier coverage, I suggest a different BB cream or even foundation. This is nice for summer or on days spent by the pool or beach, but I would not recommend it for everyday use. I wouldn't buy this product again.
I bought this bb cream recently as my first ever bb cream. (I'm usually a covergirl fan and i buy alot of thier products), so i thought this one would be really good! Unfortunetley when i tried this one out i found some good and bad things about it. I was super dissapointed because i thought it would be amazing and it wasn't.
One thing that really irked me was the fact that covergirl basically renamed thier now discontinued tinnted moisturizer to the now "BB cream". i dont get how they are fooling anyone, it is the EXACT SAME product! Even though this is my first bb cream, i know for a fact that this is not how a bb cream should be. it has very sheer coverage so if you have acne or red spots this will not cover it up (You still need the powder and concealer) so if youre lookin for coverage this is not for you.
On a positive note, what i LIKED about this product is that it moisturises my skin very well since i have drier skin (Again, it is a tinted moistuizer!!). It does stand true to all the claims listed on the back, so that was good. It matched my skin amazingly and although did nothing to cover up much, it did even out my skin tone and fade some redness. This product is perfect for care free days where you don't feel like packing on much bc it gives a very natural look and feel.
Overall this product was Ok (Not Good, Not terrible). i would buy this again because some day i do want that natural look but on days where i get redness or i just want more coverage, this is not it. xx
I actually quite like this product... except for the fact that it makes me break out after 2-3 days of use. I tried it a few times, and each time I got lots of small whiteheads after a few days' usage, which had me using my usual foundation until it healed up, then back to the beginning with the BB cream again. I'm disappointed, because it matched my fair skin well (no orange-ness!), didn't leave me greasy-feeling, blended easily, and felt nice on my face overall. Not much coverage, but I'd consider it a souped-up tinted moisturizer... I was only using it (+ a little concealer) when I didn't need much coverage. I'd use it all the time if it didn't make me break out. :(
This is alright if you already have clear skin. However, it is not very good at covering blemishes. I also don't find it to be too long lasting, but I wasn't really expecting that when I purchased it. It does go on smooth, but that's not enough to make me want to buy it again.