I recently tried this out and it did everything it claimed to do while smelling great too. I haven't used it long enough to know if it will help with my acne (which won't be hard bc i have very little acne). It did even out my skin tone which is nice since my skin tone is very uneven also, it doesn't have much coverage for my skin which i didn't mind since it gives that natural look i love. It matched my shade somewhat perfectly (medium). One of the things that didn't happened to me was what most people claim "its too oily"or "it looks shiny on my face" i was so glad it didn't look shiny or oily and i didn't have to use powder. I did like the look of the of the packaging but, many people opened the bb cream and they left it open and all a mess. I believe they should put them in a different packaging and have tester in the stores so its not mess with the bb creams. Hope this helps :)
*update- I wrote this review days ago but now that I have used it long enough I can tell you it does help with your acne but it works very slowly.
Pale girls beware! The lightest shade is too dark. However, if you're able to make it work like I did.. I would say It's worth it. Today was my very first day using this BB cream; I knew it was the perfect time to test this product as I went to my niece's swim party.
First of all, I was very hesitant purchasing this because of the dream fresh BB cream which was a disaster for my oily skin. But after reading so many positive reviews, I caved and decided to give it a try.
So, after trying this out today, I'm actually very impressed! Despite being too dark, it looks SO natural! It sets very well on it's own, and this is coming from an oily-skin-girl! Although I did end up setting it with a powder since I knew I would be wearing it for a few hours and hoped to lengthen the lasting power.
It has really good buildable coverage. I have some spots, and bad acne hyperpigmentation and pitted scarring from past acne and this covered it very well without insinuating any of my flaws. I only used concealer around my eyes because of the salicylic acid in this product, (I don't like the idea of putting anything with salicylic acid around the delicate eye area) so I can't say how well it covers dark circles. Despite all of that, I highly doubt it'll actually help with acne, as every foundation/BB cream that claimed to never worked for me. But if it turns out this is the exception, awesome!
All of that aside, I spent a lot of time in the pool playing with the kids and being squirted in the face with water guns, expecting that this BB cream would have long came off by the end of my swim. Much to my surprise it didn't come off! Except for a small patch on my nose which usually happens with foundations/BB creams (pretty sure I wiped my nose on something.) Overall, I'm very, very happy with this! I only hope it doesn't have the opposite affect and irritate my existing spots. I guess in time I'll be able to tell!
I use the BB cream for oily skin in shade Fair. It's much lighter and softer to use than a foundation. I usually use it daily with MAC Studio Finish Concealer. My skin is acne prone therefore I feel less weight on my skin is necessary to avoid any breakouts. The only negative would be that it's very moisturising and leaves my skin looking quite shiny at the end of a long day. I would buy this product again as it's soft texture feels best for my acne prone skin
I use this bb cream to mix with my heavier foundations to sheer them out and when I go out for short periods of time, as on its own the lasting power and the oil control isn't great. It does nothing for acne and I didn't really expect it to, but I don't find it aggravates it either. Overall, it makes for a decent tinted moisturiser, and I will use it up but I wouldn't repurchase .
EDIT: Since my acne (yes acne, not just a few pimples here and there) has been getting a lot better and my scars are fading, I've stopped using foundation unless I have something important that I need good skin for (performances etc.). Instead, I use this BB cream, and since I've been using this on its own it's changed my opinion of it. I've been wearing it with a mattifying primer (I'm still oily at the end of the day, but I find I get less oil than when I use my revlon colourstay) and setting it with a bit more powder than I usually do. I also spray my face with a bit of water to get rid of the powdery look. I find it lasts through my school day well, even when I have gymnastics training before school and I'm sweating, the coverage is still there and it hasn't noticeably faded or gone patchy. I always blot once during the day, and the BB cream barely (if ever) transfers. The coverage can be built to say a medium coverage, but I usually only put on a thin layer all over my face with a bit of concealer on the really red patches of acne. My acne isn't completely covered, it can definitely still be seen, but it is blurred enough to a point where it's not noticeable unless someone is really close and staring at my face. The only issue I have with this BB cream now is that the colour is a bit too light and way too pink for my yellow skin tone, so my skin can look a little bit sickly when I try to build up the BB cream. But other than that, I use it daily and I actually have a back up of this that I bought months ago which I have a feeling I will finish.
I probably wouldn't repurchase again, as I still have another tube waiting to be opened and I would like to experiment with other bb creams which are more yellow toned
Overall Rating: 3 Skin Background: Sensitive, combination, beige with light yellow undertones, acne scarring and acne prone. PRICE: $9 US dollars COVERAGE: Light to Medium FINISH: GORGEOUS! It is so natural, it really just looks like skin. LASTING POWER: Not that great, but not that horrible either. About 5-6 hours at best. DID THIS BREAK ME OUT?: I am so sad to report that this does indeed break me out :( I tested it out for a good week and I kept getting large pimples all over. Such a shame. WOULD I REPURCHASE?: No, if it didn't break me out I would In a heart beat though because the finish is great!
Leaves my skin super oily and shiny. Haven't noticed a difference on my skin, in which I was expecting it to do so since it's a BB cream! Really noticed a difference on my skin with dream fresh bb cream! Will not repurchase this product!
I was pleased with this bb cream at first but after using it daily for two weeks, my opinion changed.
1. Good medium coverage. I thought this bb cream gives a nice solid medium coverage. It even gives a nice natural coverage over blemishes and dark circles. Granted, I wouldn't use this for going out but it is nice for daily routines and running around doing errands.
2. Good oil control. This is the only bb cream that stays matte all day long even without setting powder.
3. Good color match. I'm NC40 olive and Medium/Deep matches my skin tone.
1. Staying power is poor. Even though it stays matte, it will fade off in spots making my skin look very blotchy. This is the main reason why I wouldn't repurchase it.
2. Can appear too matte and flat. It does remind me of 90s makeup.
3. This actually breaks me out. After wearing this, I get a few new blemishes.
I've used this product a few times and I really like it. The coverage was a lot better than I expected. I have pretty bad acne, so I just wash and sanitize my hands, then apply this product with my fingers. For places that I have big red blemishes, I just dap it on and pat it in for better concealing. Even better coverage when applied with a beauty blender. It does show dry patches on skin, but once I powder and use a setting spray, it looks a lot better. This is a good drug store product for people with acne that want just a light makeup day. I got the shade medium and it looks good with some bronzer. I will probably need to get the shade medium-dark when I get a tan. If you have just oily skin with not a lot of dry patches, you will probably like this product. Love that is has salicylic acid in it.
I have the shade light medium and am MAC NC20 right now. My skin is dry most of the year but in the warmer weather my t zone has been getting a bit shiny so I was more interested in the matte finish of this BB cream as opposed to the dream fresh's more dewy finish. I do get a few blemishes around my chin area, but since I have been using this product I haven't seen much improvement in the blemishes, however I have been alternating BB creams/foundations and not using this every day.
Over all I like this BB cream because its easy to put on quickly if I need to go out the door fast, and its also nice for the gym when set with a light dusting of powder. I don't like to go completely barefaced to the gym when I'm weight training so this gives me a nice even complexion. It is a sheer coverage and doesn't do anything for my under eye circles and some blemishes need concealer to be completely covered because you can see the redness.
I have to say this is a nice option but it leaves kind of a wet/balmy feeling for a few minutes after application. I would never wear it without setting with powder or a light dusting of bronzer. The Garnier Fructis BB cream in the combo/oily version in light to medium is superior to this Pure BB cream. The Garnier has a nicer finish, absorbs more quickly and leaves skin feeling more fresh and clean, and the coverage is better. I wouldn't repurchase not because its a bad product, for younger teens it would be very nice, but I am curious about other BB cream options over this one.
Pretty good BB, matches my skin well (Medium shade), definately smooths my face, and gives nice coverage. I would say the foundation is perfect for summer, it is very sheer and makes skin matt. The coverage could be build up too.