Physicians Formula • Super BB Cream • BB Cream
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I bought this at Kmart. I never looked at reviews or researched further prior to buying it. I took a risk and got it for $12.99..I've been using this for 3 weeks now and I like it. Nice coverage. It seems you don't need to moisturize b4 putting it on, but I have not tried applying it w/o moisturizer. It has SPF 30 so I use a setting powder. The only bad thing about this BB is that there's not much of a shade selection. there's only 3 to be exact. other than that I would buy this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
First Review EVER!!!! But I had to share with others about this miracle find. I have found my HG bb cream and It is great for sensitive (everything makes me red), Acne prone (everything breaks me out) and dry/oily combination (some spots dry & some spots oily) problematic skin. I apply with my angled/flat top brush (bare minerals precision brush) and blends well. I live in Miami and it doesnt melt off plus has suncreens. It last All day and rinse off very easily. Note: My skin feels softer after using this and feels smooth after I rinse this off, this never happened with Jane Iredale dream tint. I used to use Jane Iredale's makeup line and now I can save my money. I bought the powder and concealer and it woks better than my Jane Iredale makeup. I love this stuff.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Not for fair skinned people. Again. This is like the 6 or 7th bb I've tried. It *will* work for oilier skinned people and has pretty good coverage. Love the feel of the stuff, actually. But, it oxidized kind of orange right away AND was too dark to begin with. I find myself buying the second to lightest foundation colors of whatever kind I buy, and that usually matches very well. BB creams, on the other hand, I need the lightest shade offered. The lightest shade isn't quite light enough. So far, rimmel has been the only inexpensive BB that has worked even a little for me. Other than that, I have to spend 40 bucks or more a tube, which is just too much to spend on BB cream in my opinion. Smashbox is my HG bb, but just too expensive.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was pleased to find that this lived up to its reviews! I was previously using Neutrogena's tinted moisturizer with very good results, but was looking for something with more coverage. One of my jobs keeps me outside and I need something with SPF that will stay in place, through sweat and the occasional rain shower, for 12 hours or more. I've used this product for a few days and took it on a real test run- last night to an outdoor concert in very humid pre-thunderstorm air, and today at work.
This BB cream has excellent coverage. The light/medium color works very well on my tanned but fair skin and I anticipate it will continue to work throughout the summer. I was able to forego under-eye concealer today- a very big deal since my dark circles look like someone socked me in the eye! It goes on well, but feels faintly tacky to the touch up to about half an hour after. I found it to have a fairly matte finish, but I did have a little shine on my T-zone last night that I touched up with powder- no problem.
It has excellent "stickability" and stayed on my face through humidity last night and sweat and rain today, but removed easily with cleanser. Thus far, I've had no problems with clogged pores (and I am prone to them!) but have instead found that the cream leaves my skin feeling soft and well moisturized by the time I take it off.
The one negative I have to report is that I don't find it particularly blendable; I have problems with this anyway, since I don't tan evenly, but while the color was a good match to the skin on my face, there was apparently a pretty obvious orange line under my jaw (as per my sister, as diplomatically as possible... not!) despite blending as I would have usually. I'm willing to find a way around that since I like the rest of the product so much. It does exactly what I want it to do- SPF, moisturizer, and great longer-term coverage.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I seriously can't believe I liked this stuff. I am still in shock. I bought it because it was $6 off at CVS and I thought I'd put in one last ditch effort to find an inexpensive BB cream since I'm sick of the sunscreen and foundation routine. My skin is super picky. It is oily and very breakout prone. This did everything that I have wanted a BB cream to do, but none ever did: It covered well, didn't make me shiny, hasn't broken me out, and actually stayed put all day on my oily skin! In addition, it has titanium and zinc blockers instead of the yucky chemicals that make me break out. Wow. What a find!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is a conversation I had with my boyfriend while wearing physicians formula super BB cream light/medium:
Me: Can you get me a make up removing wipe?
Him: Do you even have on make up?
Me: Yes, its bb cream. Basically suppose to blurr my pimples
Him: That is exactly what it does. I can't see them unless I get really close to your face.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Out of all the BB creams i've tried, so far this is my favorite.
It applies easily and it just looks so clean on my skin. It doesn't even feel thick or greasy. The coverage is good and it lasts all day. It was great on my oily skin coz' it didn't made me look shiny. A little powder retouch is all you need within the day.
I really like this stuff!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I purchased this BB cream due to its ingredients. I have sensitive skin (rosacea) and turn red instantly if my skin does not agree with what I put on it. I bought the light-medium. It blended nicely into the skin, and had a light to medium coverage with a satin-like finish. My only concern was that it was darker than I anticipated. I lightly dusted my face with BE mineral veil and it lightened my face. I worked an 11 hour day and when I got home from work, my make up was still in place! I could not believe it. I live in sub-tropical climate. When I washed my face, it was not red at all. Amazing. Great purchase for me...recommended.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
LOVE! i have lt/med asian skin tone super finicky and sensitive reacts to almost everything evn most natural formulas. glowing but not in a bad chunky unnatural way like the garner versions. also not greasy like the garner original or dry stingy and irritating like the oi free one. the only draw bak is the best shade for me is to mix equal parts of the l/t med with the med/dark but i got them at kmart 40% off so two 4 one practically. when i want a little less color i mix 2 to one ratio and when i want a more matte effect i mix half a pump of cover girl outlast in med beige with it ( which waswayyyy too drying ,flat and not pretty on its own,) use the dark on its own as a liquid bronzer top of forehead nose chin etc and now my face looks pretty much awesome everyday I'm so happy. foundations and bb creams are supposed to make ur skin look better not worse so up until now thats how i felt about everything i used! this with the flower beauty cream blush in rose a dren drone has made my routine uber quick ez and my skin looks glowy and near flawless ( I'm 42 so this is a blessing!)try it and don't give up because of the shade selection custom mixing is the way to go ...i got some tiny jars so i can always mix up fresh batches and stir it with a qtip with the end cut off super ez :}
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Love this stuff. Great coverage for a BB Cream, as a comparison, I was using Revlon ColorStay daily, after finding this stuff & loving it, It has become my HG for daytime, now will only use colorstay at night.
Didn't break me out like Maybelline or Garnier.
Medium coverage, makes my skin look even & poreless !!! Love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
with summer being right around the corner, i have been on a quest to find a perfect bb cream which is affordable, readily available and gives a decent amount of coverage.
having said that, i recently picked up the physician's formula super bb cream based on youtube & mua reviews. recently, it seems like a lot of drugstore brands have been releasing "bb creams" - which imo, are more like tinted moisturizers. the korean bb creams tend to act more as a skincare agent in helping your skin in different aspects (i.e. whitening). however, with that said, i don't feel as though the drugstore brand bb creams do much other than provide you with light coverage and sometimes provide spf.
but even with all of that in mind, my goal was to find a drugstore brand bb cream that would indeed provide a decent amount of coverage. plus, i needed something more affordable considering korean bb creams tend to be fairly expensive and often ends up costing more than a high-end foundation. plus, they are not readily available where i live so i have to order them online (plus pay for shipping).
anyways, on to the review! the super bb cream, to me, is just like a tinted moisturizer. though i will give it some credit for giving a good amount of coverage (light-medium, buildable). however, it did not completely cover up any blemishes or redness so i did have to use concealer. also, after application, it does feel slightly sticky (moreso a tacky feeling) on the skin which gives a dewy finish. most people with oily skin may or may not like this aspect of the bb cream. but for me, having very dry skin, i don't mind it. for those with oily skin, you may want to apply a light hand of setting powder over it.
i believe there are only 2 shades available and i purchased the light-medium. i am in between NC30-35 currently and the shade worked fine on me. if you are a definite NC35, it might be a little light. but i did notice that it blended into my skin well once it set for a few hours. lastly, lasting power is normal and i don't feel like it's a long-wearing bb cream. if anything, you may need to retouch later in the day. but for me, it held up a full work day of 8 hours. beyond that, you probably will want to reapply it.
overall, the super bb cream is probably one of the most bb creams out in the drugstore brand market now. it's a great, affordable bb cream that provides a good amount of coverage without feeling greasy. the price is on the higher side for a drugstore brand, but i think it's worth the money if you are in search of a decent drugstore brand bb cream. i think bb creams work best on people who have fairly normal skin with few problem areas because they aren't good in providing a lot of coverage. but they do work well for people with normal skin who just need a tad bit of coverage.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I really, really like this BB cream. It took me a couple of times to use just the right amount around my jawline (I could see the line the first couple of times I wore it) but I just lightened up a bit on the amount and now I am really happy. I have oily skin but this is def better than others I have used as far as not getting a greasy look after a few hours. I rate it the best of the ones I have used.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Hazel
So let us all remember that not everything works for everyone, thats why when you see a great review then a horrible one the next line down is because no one is the same and so we all don't end up with the same make-up.
I bought this a few weeks back on a trip with my bf, I'm seriously in love with it. I wouldn't replace your moisuturizer at night with this but if you skip morning face lotoin it's fine. And I read that some people had trouble with oxidatoin in the tube I have yet to see that, although I shake mine everyday before putting it on my face.
Thick and creamy, high pigment, buildable, lasts for a long time
Creases around the eye and lid. Started to get shiny after a few hours(still longer last than most things I've used) Is tacky for awhile after putting it on, and if you put too much on then use powder it will make your face look chalky.
I will purchase again, (even though I really don't believe this is doing anything for my skin)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've been using this BB cream for a couple of weeks now and I really like it. The consistency is emollient and has a nice thickness to it that makes it easy to apply and blend. The product can separate so make sure you shake it before each application. This provides light-medium coverage and imparts a really dewy finish. I can't imagine anyone skipping powder with this. The coverage is enough that if I don't have the time or not in the mood I can skip the concealer and be okay with it. I'm 29 and it doesn't settle into my lines. I'm NC 35ish and the lightest color offering, Light/Medium, is just a little bit too light. The only other shade is Medium/Deep and while I haven't tried it, it does not appear to be that much darker. I estimate that shade is more for NC 40/42. I can easily see myself graduating to that shade by the end of June. I'm actually testing PF's BB powder that complements this BB cream and elected to get the Medium/Deep and together with the Light/Medium cream I get a perfect match. This BB cream stays on for the whole day for me but I do have to blot fairly often. More often than I have to with Maybelline's BB cream or most tinted moisturizers I've used. Having to blot often is worth it because my skin looks beautiful, refreshed and natural. I'm allergic to many chemical sunscreens so the the physical based SPF 30 is wonderful and on some days my skin is in good enough condition to skip the moisturizer so this BB cream really can be a time saver. I'm curious if this will work for me in the humid summer but I will definitely repurchase and use for the other 3 seasons of the year. I imagine this is too greasy for the oily skinned or for those looking for no-fuss makeup that doesn't have to be touched up often. This retails for around $15 which is a fair price.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This BB cream was okay, i mean i have oily and acne prone skin. So using BB creams for me is difficult, but FOR THOSE OILY PEOPLE OUT THERE BB creams in the winter are amazing, because it doesnt melt off my face like it does in the summer.
only things i dont like are :
too thick - i wish it was more of a lighter consistency, its a little heavy
makes me look orange on some places of my face - so i am medium toned, and this make my jaw line and neck look orange, just due to the fact, that i guess they are a little more fair then to my face.
but anyways this bb cream isnt bad,however i havent worn it in 2 days because when ever i hug my boyfriend, it rubs on off his shirt and its a little embarising. so ive been wearing a lot less face makeup, but if i were to wear it again i would definately choose super BB cream just do the fact that the coverage is pretty good, and it makes my face look natural a bit.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
This is not my holy grail BB cream, but it's pretty close. My Holy Grail BB cream is by Tarte, but that runs me about $30 a tube so I've been looking at drugstore brands.
Generally speaking, stuff like Maybelline/L'Oreal/Garnier get awful reviews so I didn't even bother. Physician's Formula was getting decent reviews, so I thought I'd give it a try.
The coverage isn't bad. I wouldn't call it a full coverage cream. I need more concealer with this brand than I do with my Tarte stuff, especially in the under-eye region.
Rather, it seems to be in the sheer-to-medium range. It has a bit of coverage that is improved by power. I use a pressed medium/translucent powder and that seems to have worked just fine. It goes on a bit shiny, but again I use it with powder which also seems to help it set a bit.
I have fairly medium-toned skin and bought medium-light, which is a decent match.
I don't really care about the packaging, which is nice enough with a see-through window so you can see the ACTUAL color of it and has some pretty holographic foiling on it. However, the tube doesn't leave my bathroom so it's a bit of a non-issue.
One thing I think you should keep in mind is this. The see-through window not only lets you see the color of the product but the texture as well...which seemed a bit sludgy in the store. I ended up shaking it a bit before I opened it and that helped. It comes out of the tube looking quite nicely so don't be put off if it looks weird when you see it in the store.
All in all, I would say this is a pretty decent day-to-day BB cream, especially good for when you don't want to go out bare-faced, but at the same time don't want to waste your more expensive cosmetics.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I recently purchased this and I was super excited to try it because of all the great reviews on MUA and Youtube. I bought this in the shade light I am roughly in NC35 in mac foundation. But unfortunately this BB cream didn't work for me.
It has a great consistency ( really thick)
can be built from medium to full coverage.
it oxidized in the tube to an orange shade
It felt greasy and never truly set even with powder
the finish is really really dewy ( at least for me I have really oily skin)
I think this BB cream would be great for someone with normal to dry skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i got this because i read multiple times it was the best drug store bb cream so i got it because im going on vacation and it has 30 spf and im soo happy with it! it goes on soo smoothe, it looks very natural and has like light-medium coverage, not a lot of coverage but i want to try the bb concelar but this product moisterizes, makes me glow and have a naturally flawless complextion i love it soo much and i didnt really like bb creams at first and it feel like im not even wearing makeup only problem is the color range i have tan skin so medium-deep fit me its a little darker but i like it
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I did so much research on bb creams and had this one in my hand and put it back purchased Garnier bb cream went home tried it and went back to get this one soooo glad I did I love the coverage and I hate wearing makeup because I break out so much! Have not broken out yet with this bb cream but have had alot of success with PF in the past this is the best purchase thus far from PF!!! I also purchased the bb cream powder the very next day its great for a get up and go I did find it a little cakey in the beginning so Im gonna try it with some primer underneath I have 3 kids 4 and under so I like anything that takes NO time just quick and easy this did work but again gonna try the primer underneath the powder
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I had a $10 coupon from Shopko so I decided to buy this product. My skin is very fair and the shade I bought (fair/med). The first time I used it, it was a bit too dark for me. The second time I used it, I read the instructions (LOL) and it said to shake before using. The product looked so much better. I also use a buffing brush after applying and I believe that made a big difference. I love the way it looks and makes my skin feel. I use it over Oil of Olays Total Effects and it makes my skin extremely soft and smooth with no breakouts. I will definitely buy this again.