It made my skin feel very dry and pasty. It didn't stay on well, either. It rolled off my skin (this is after I cleansed, toned and moisturized my skin. I applied an hour after cleansing my face). It felt like a mask. Also, I didn't like how it felt to apply....very gritty. It goes on white and once blended onto my face, it didn't make any difference. Poor coverage. Made me look pale.
I was disheartened because it got such great reviews :(
I am so shocked at the bas reviews of this product! Simply because I love it!
I have oily combination skin, this BB cream keeps my skin matte. Its very lightweight. It goes on a whiteish colour and blends into your skintone. I wear the lightest one ( Im NW22-NC30 in Mac) and it makes my face look naturally radiant. If you have acne scarring, you'll need to apply a little more on just those marks. Witg that being said, its not a full coverage foundation...but it looks SO NATURAL! Its like second skin, but prettiee skin. I have had no troubles witg the product, no break outs thank God. One of the.best things is...I put this on at 10am and its still on at 10pm....! 90% foundations don't even do that.
As someone who loves the flawless foundation look, Im now trying to wear less make up (ladies, it will damage yourskn in the long run :() So now everyday I wear the BB cream over a light primer and thats it. I recommend a light primer to help melt and love the product. Take a picture of yourself with no make up on, and then with this BB cream on...I guaeantee a massive difference. Its a daily skin boost in a bottle, makes you look as if you were born with good skin! Love it!
I usually check MUA before buying any new product, I'm glad I haven't done it before buying l'oreal mbb cream because I would definitely not buy this product after reading all those bad reviews. I really like it. My skin is not great but on the good day I can just wear it on its own otherwise I use it as primer helps my make up last longer and look flawless. I always use moisturiser underneath as my skin is dry. I have only try Garnier and rimmel bb cream before and hated both.
The light shade is more like medium to me that's why rated 4
On its own - pretty terrible. Mixed in to foundation - amazing!
After years of experimenting with foundation, I have discovered that using a combination of of Kevyn Aucoin's sensual skin enhancer, Estee Lauder's double wear & the L'oreal BB cream, gives me THEE most flawless skin that stays on all day/night and is great in flash photography.
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 :)