FLOWER Beauty • BB Cream • BB Cream
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I originally bought this product because my friend had told me that it's comparable to Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation. The packaging is a little bit similar in that they're both in squeeze tubes. Comparing the two, Tarte's foundation has 1.7 Fl Oz while the Flower BB Cream has 1 Fl Oz. The Tarte foundation is approximately $40, while at Walmart, the Flower BB Cream is approximately $13.
I would say that the term "BB cream" shouldn't be used for this product. It almost has the thin consistency of a BB cream, but it's actually quite thick. It has no benefits of a BB cream (smoothing out your skin, SPF, enriched ingredients) and the pigmentation is more like that of a foundation. There's not many shades in the entire shade range, but I chose BB2. If you're in the shade Light Medium Sand in Tarte's foundation, this shade would be perfect for you. In my opinion, the shades are fairly similar besides that the BB cream has a more yellow pigmentation than Tarte.
The wear time on this product is probably around 4-6 hours for me. Though it goes on as a matte finish, I get EXTREMELY oily with this product and I have combination/oily skin. The BB cream doesn't claim to be long wearing, so I wasn't surprised that it wore off by the end of the day. The reason that I took off lippies for this product is because it's hard to blend out. Although the texture of the foundation feels easy to blend out, it takes a while for it to work on your skin. When I first applied it with a brush, it sat on my skin and I had to keep blending to really work it in. I also tried to apply it using a beauty blender, but again, it was patchy and difficult to blend into my skin opposed to other foundations that typically go on smooth. However, after using the RT EFB, the Sigma F80, and the beauty blender, I liked the finish from the beauty blender the most.
I would repurchase this product just because the color match is better for me than any other foundation I've tried. I'll wear this in the winter probably when it's less sunny out and I'm not looking for a super long-wearing foundation. I wouldn't necessarily recommend this to people with dry skin, but it's worth a shot if you want a full coverage foundation because I didn't find it to catch onto any of my dry patches.
I would definitely not compare this to longer wearing foundations however, (Revlon CS, Tarte's Amazonian, ELDW) because it doesn't match up. If you want something more long wearing, it would be better to invest in one of those.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have a lot of acne scars on my face because I break out every time I'm stressed out because of school or because of my period. So, I tend to have acne scars on my face that take months to disappear. This BB cream does amazing wonders! It makes my face look matted and the tone blends with my natural, yellow undertone, skin color so well. It honestly doesn't even look like I put anything on. It covers my acne scars well and I can even use it as a concealer, but I normally don't because my skin tends to get oily throughout the day, I have to blot it (TRICK! Toilet seat covers). I use BareEssentials concealer and apply the bb cream on top. The BB cream seems to fade throughout the day, so reapplication could be needed, but I don't just because I don't see any point in it when it really fades when my day is almost over. Overall, good product, but of course the only down side is that it fades throughout the day, probably because I blot my face 1-3 times throughout the day.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. Like others have said, this is more of an actual foundation than a BB cream.
It is one of the only drugstore products that matches my yellow undertone skin. In the cooler months I use this in BB2, in the warmer months (currently) I use BB3. PERFECT match!!!
I apply this with a damp beauty blender over a primer and top with a bit of pressed powder.
It's on the pricier side of drugstore, but worth it for me since the shade match is so spot on.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This BB cream is amazing! I can never find the perfect shade to match my Native American skin until now! This cream lasts and lasts. I work 12 hours and it weather's the storm! Only negative I have to share is that if you have very oily skin, this cream doesn't protect against the oil spills! Although it doesn't come off even with the oiliness so that's a plus. Just use an oil blotter! Great product and will be my staple in my morning routine!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Although it lasts a long time, its drying and cakey (after moisturizing first obv) so it's not worth it to me. Plus the only color light enough for me was pasty and yellow. It has great coverage for a western bb cream, but none of the benefits of a true bb cream.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Ultimately, this broke me out and so I had to give up trying to like it just after a few days. This does have great coverage, especially for a bb cream, let alone most drugstore foundations and shade selection seems to cater to yellow undertones as many drugstore brands do not. But it clogged my skin and had little bumps and pimples when my skin is normally clear. I found the finish too powdery and flat, matte for my older skin. It sank into my pores and was quite visible and cakes. I tend to fall on the drier side of skin though, this might be totally different looking on a younger more oily skintype. I did find this applies easier with a moisturizer or primer right before application, little difficult to blend without that adding slip.
Hope it works for you, sadly it didn't for me :-(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is really thick with great coverage, which is phenomenal if you can find a shade match. All of these tend to look orangey, especially on my pale olive toned skin (I tried BB2- 2 dark 2 orange). It also clogged me up after 10 hours of wear. The coverage is really amazing if it agrees with your face... rivals a foundation in my opinion.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I love this bb cream. I have shade bb4. It's matte not greasy and feels good on my mature skin. Only thing, a little goes a long way. I would definitely buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I enjoy this line, except that it's only at Walmart. The packaging is lovely. I bought BB in the second lightest shade. At first I had a little trouble working with this and I finally realized it goes on more like a matte foundation than a BB cream. The key is to use less than a traditional BB cream and at least for me I mix a tiny bit of moisturizer with my pea sized dab of this to increase the slip so that it is easier to apply as that was my biggest problem. Now that I have this work around I like the finish which is quit matte, the undertone which leans yellow, and the price and the amount is a great value. It lasts well, although I don't tend to run oily. I put it on over smash box primer, set with hourglass ambient light powder and it lasts 10 hours on my normal skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this is 2 colours - BB1 and BB2.
BB1 is a few shades too light for me right now but I may use it when winter sets in and my skin gets lighter.
BB2 is a medium shade that matches my NC25-30 skin perfectly. It has nice neutral yellow undertones so you don't look like a ghost or too pink. I wouldn't actually call this a BB because it has no skincare benefits but it does look good for a foundation.
The pros are:
- really good coverage (light-medium) for an American BB cream, similiar to Dr Jart in consistency making it easy to blend
- can just use this, usually no need for concealer if you use a second layer over problem areas
- all the shades are natural looking, no weird peachy or pink tones
- no discernible scent or irritating ingredients
- squeeze tube packaging is convenient if you take it with you
The cons are:
- no actual skincare benefits, this is your basic foundation (which doesn't bother me because almost none of the BB's have any benefits and I still use my normal skincare underneath)
- only carried at WalMart or online (at least in my area)
- can creep into fine lines
Overall, I think this is good foundation/base option for any skin
type - I have combo skin and it doesn't get patch-y over dry areas and doesn't look greasy on oily areas. This sets to a semi-matte finish. Not greasy/glow-y like a lot of BB that make me look like an oil spill.
I'm not sure if I would repurchase simply because this isn't amazing or outstanding in any way, it can easily be replaced by any foundation I already own. I like using it and I think it looks nice but it's not something I'm obsessed with.