Okay, so I don't have much experience with BB creams, but I tried this on a whim, and it was straight-up terrible. The gritty texture is so WEIRD and felt irritating, like applying sandpaper to my skin. I was immediately worried it would lead to irritation. Once on, there was no coverage, no evening of skin-tone, or anything. It matched my fair, warm skin tone badly, as it was actually too pale and chalky looking. (without covering anything though!) And it lead to clogged pores and breakouts too. One tiny thing I will give it though, is that I was matte all day. Although it emphasized my dry spots too!
At a loss at this point, I tried using this as eyeshadow primer. I know, that was silly! But I didn't want to have wasted this. Well, it didn't work, AND it gave me a zit next to my eye. -_-
I'm actually irritated that L'oreal thinks it's okay to sell such a dreadful product to people. I mean, not everything is going to work for everyone, and no product is perfect, but this had no redeeming qualities. It could be so much nicer, I feel like L'Oreal could do much better.
It gives terrible coverage and feels strange on my skin, I seriously doubt I would ever buy this again, it doesn't look nearly as natural as I expected and does nothing except moisturize.
This was the most terrible bb cream I have ever had in my life. It blocked my pores, broke me out, and caked my face. It was hard to apply since it had micro beads and was terrible to blend.
Okay, honestly.. I don't really like this BB Cream. It gave me this fake look, it didn't look natural. It's a bummer that they don't have it for several other skin colors. Okay, It moisturizes your skin and it gives protection, however, the color was lighter than my skin and the darker degree from it is dark on my skin.. So, bummer, it isn't made for me.
Just make sure it's your skin color before purchasing it.
Okay so let me just straight away say I would not classify this as a BB Cream for the record.
As a lot of other reviewers have stated it's very different to the Asian BB Creams and this is one of the first Western BB creams however after trying Garnier's, Olay's, Rimmel's and a whole bunch of other awful bottles of gloop this is by far the best of the lot in this category of ""BB Cream"".
I would recommend using it if you were going to the beach and theres maybe someone you want to impress, wearing it alone it isn't visible like foundation but will even your skin tone and cover any minor blemishes.
But realistically I would suggest doing what I do and just using it mixed with foundation that you use every day as it does make your foundation apply that little bit better for whatever reason.
I would recommend it but not as a BB cream and definitely catch it in the sales because it is over priced.
I use this as a "primer" or mixed in with my other foundations and it makes my foundation look flawless, no matter what I use. It helps keep my oily skin matte during the day too. I do not ever use it alone because it offers little to no coverage, but used my way its fantastic. The way I have been using it for the last few weeks is mixed with my Tarte smooth operator TM and I top it with my MAC MSFN and my skin looks amazing for at least 6/7 hours. I suggest giving this a try :)
So what exactly does this so called BB cream claim to offer?
- Sun protection
- 24 hour hydration
- Flaw free complexion
- A nude look
What it actually offers:
- A measly SPF 12 (which might be okay if you lived in a closet)
- No hydration
- A nude look (offers little to no coverage, so I guess they got something right)
- A really bad fake tan
This is one of the first western BB creams I have ever tried and I have to say it's probably the last I will try too. After using asian BB creams for quite a few years now (banila co, brtc, skin79 etc) this was a huge step back for me skincare wise. It does nothing a real BB cream should do, and it's extremely over priced for what it's worth. The Korean BB creams I use are cheaper and offer more skincare and make-up benefits than this. Huge disappointment, and a huge waste of money.
Im not a fan of BB creams because I like the flawless look, but this is definitely the best BB cream I have come across! It didnt give coverage but it gave my skin a nice even colour.. The sad news is.. Its too dark! I still sometimes use it.
+ Doesn't make me oily
+ Gives a nice colour
+ Quite cheap
+ Good for a drugstore BB cream!
+ Didn't make me break out
- No coverage
- Showed my blemishes:(
- Bad range of colours just like most BB creams.. WAY TOO DARK
- The packaging. When Im applying it and I leave it open on my vanity so I can get more it goes everyyywhere! :(
Worst BB Cream I have ever tried. I purchased the color in Light. My sister kept laughing at me because the BB cream oxidized on my skin and made me look orange. :(
I REALLY wanted to like this product! It makes my skin look amazing - it evened out my skin tone, controlled oil and covered redness. But sadly it completely dried out my skin, leaving me with raw, patchy-looking bits! I think this would be fine for occasional use, but it's too harsh for daily use.