FLOWER Beauty • BB Cream • BB Cream
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This is my HG bb cream. This is the only BB creme that gives me the coverage i need without making my face look too shiny. Ive tried aveeno's bb cream, which made me look like edward cullen in sunshine, and covergirl's bb cream- which did nothing for me but act as a tinted moisturizer. This bb cream actually gave me a healthy glow that wasnt overpowering, and covered all the acne and redness in my face. I also dont have to set it with a powder, which is a HUGE plus.
the only thing negative i have to say about this bb cream is that you can feel it on your skin.
If you apply too much, it will feel like you have a mask on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I felt I had to say something positive about this stuff after my experience today.
I've had it in my stash a while. It's surprisingly good coverage as others have mentioned. I'm guilty of having quite a few bb creams/foundations I rotate within, so it had been a while since I had shown Flower BB Cream some love. I did a fairly quick job doing my face in the morning:
Smashbox photo finish primer in light, applied with fingertips
Flower BB Creme applied with fingertips
Light dust of MAC Studio Careblends powder to set
Bronze and blush as usual (Too Faced Chocolate Soliel and misc MAC blush color)
WOW. after a long day I'm thinking 7-8 hours I came home and caught a look in the mirror and thought, damn! My face isn't oily! It looks awesome!
I'm going to credit the primer for allowing the thick BB Creme to have more slip, therefore applying a thinner layer.
I usually have to blot, with this combination I did not. Looked excellent.
So! If you're having trouble with the thick consistency I just thought I'd drop the tip of the primer I used cause I think it made all the difference. I will wear this with confidence on my long days at school!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
-Amazing color match. I'm fair-medium Asian and the yellow undertones have perfectly matched me and also blondes who typically tan well. All other foundations i have tried are more pink-undertoned.
-High, high coverage. This is definitely a foundation not a bb cream.
-Covers better than my concealers and other foundations. Flawless finish.
-no spf so no white flashback in flash photography
-you can FEEL IT and SEE IT on your face. It definitely looks cakey as if you're wearing thick make-up. You can feel it on your face; it feels oily.
-Brings out oil. Initially it goes on matte but after a couple hours, very very very oily and slick on your face. You just feel like washing your face with it on.
-Not a bb-cream. Way high coverage. No other benefits
- DEEPLY sets into any wrinkles or creases. I'm 21. It sets into tiny creases and dry spots and accentuates them. Again, SUPER CAKEY.
Overall, not sure if i love it..I love the color and full coverage, but not that you can see it being cakey and oily.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I really like this bb cream. It is matte and evens out my skin tone but the coverage is still on the lighter side. It took a little more effort to apply this one compared with some others is tried but it feels comfortable and stays better than some other bb creams I've tried. Thumbs up. I can't give it 5 stars since I do think it makes me look a little washed out but other than that its awesome.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was pleasantly surprised by this base. I liked it for the light coverage but still a matte finish, and the yellow tones.
I picked this up at my local Walmart after I ran out of my Givenchy Photo Perfexion and I think I will stick to this foundation for the summer. Givenchy has more of a satin finish while this is more of a light matte. It does not make my skin flake (i have dry to normal skin) but I do exfoliate, apply moisturizer and prime before wearing this. I dont know if I recommend this for someone with oily skin because around 4 hours after wearing i can see a little bit of shine around my nose and cheeks (which i dont mind, i'll take any shine i can get since my skin can look dull and dry).
So I recommended this for someone with few skin problems. Oh and also, using my Sigma F82 because it sheers it out beautifully for me. Do work with it quickly though because it is a little thick. Overall, a good base but I would not call it a BB.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The shade I chose was BB2, and I was very pleased to see it was yellow-based since my skin has a very strong warm undertone. It applied very well, and the coverage was great, not like a tinted moisturizer or other drugstore "bb" creams, but more like an actual foundation. I only needed one layer, and most of my flaws were covered. I did have oil break through after about 3 hours of wear, but not any more or less than usual, as I do have very oily skin. I tested it out about 3 times, and after each time, I woke up the next day with small red bumps on my face. So I didn't use it for about a week, and the bumps went away. I decided to try it out again, this time only on my forehead, to see if this in fact was the cause of the bumps. Once again, I woke up the next day with angry little red bumps on my forehead where I had applied it. Since my skin is very sensitive and reactive, it wasn't a big surprise to me, but I was pretty disappointed my skin didn't take well to this. If you have sensitive skin and want to give this a try, I recommend testing it out on a small patch of skin first to make sure your skin won't react to it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
-One of the few drugstore lines with actual yellow undertones, doesn't make me look like a pinky face!
-Great packaging, super travel friendly, beautiful to look at! Doesn't look like a drugstore bottle definitely
-EXCELLENT coverage, most drugstore foundations aren't too great when it comes to that, but this one can definitely be built up to heavy if needed
-Creamy, easy texture to work with
-Nice matte finish!
-no actual benefits, idk why it's got the name BB cream attached to it >.>
-No oil control, i know this stuff has a matte finish but i find that it gets oily rather fast, and it never really sets on my skin, and remains with a sticky texture even though it LOOKS matte. Really odd!
-Doesn't last or wear to well on my skin!
Overall it's a good drugstore option, would reccomend to less oily and normal skinned ladies, dry skins would hate this!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
For a very reasonable price ($12.99 for 1oz) you get a high-coverage, creamy, matte finish foundation in packaging that is chic, hygienic, and convenient. I would say this is a great dupe for Laura Mercier's Silk Creme Foundation ($43 for 1.18oz); I say this because the coverage is identical, only the Flower BB Cream has a thicker texture and slightly more matte finish.
I'm an NC15-20 in MAC and I picked up two shades: BB1 and BB2. I can wear BB1 on its own with a bit of bronzer or a darker powder. But if I'm trying to go for full coverage it's too pale and can give me a mask-face. BB2 is around NC25 and too dark for me, but I mix the two together to get a perfect match. By the way, BB1 is almost the exact same shade as LM's SIlk Creme in Soft Ivory, but BB1 has more of a yellow tone whereas LM is slightly peachier.
The texture of this product is creamy and very thick - it's very viscous and won't run. I always make sure to buff in my foundation really well, and with this I use the Sephora Precision Foundation Brush #56 because it's soft and dense. The packaging says to apply with fingertips, but I think a nice dense brush works best. Personal preference.
The coverage is medium-to-full coverage, buildable, and the finish is VERY matte. I love it because I have oily/ combo skin and this keeps my complexion looking fresh even without powder. I can't say how well this would work for girls with dry skin, but I haven't noticed it clinging to dry patches beyond the norm. It doesn't sink into pores but glides over them and minimizes their appearance. This offers the same coverage (if not a bit more) of traditional Asian BB Creams, but I wouldn't call it a BB cream per say because it doesn't tout any skincare benefits nor does it contain any SPF. It's talc-free, but a reading of the ingredients list reveals there are parabens in it. That's not a deal-breaker for me, but I find it a little surprising since the Flower Beauty line is supposed to be all about high-quality formulas and whatnot.
There's a very slight chemical scent that isn't unpleasant and isn't noticeable when you apply it. The wear time lasts throughout the entire day! At least 8 hours on me, with minimal fading. It doesn't cake up and remains natural-looking even as my oils break through. I have acne-prone skin and I haven't noticed any break-outs or skin irritation with this. However, I do tend to notice a few clogged pores after a few days of continuous wear. Just make sure you have a good makeup-removing & cleansing routine at night and that you exfoliate once or twice a week.
I really enjoy this product and the packaging is so slim and lightweight it's perfect to take along when traveling. Overall, this is a wonderful base and I would highly recommend it.
**To mix the shades I squeeze a good amount of BB1 into a small plastic sample container from Sephora, then add BB2, then mix with a little plastic spatula or a q-tip stick with the cotton bud cut off. Viola! I've got my custom-made foundation ready to use for the next 10 days or so. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
OMG this product in BB1 and BB2 has been sold out for the longest time online and in my local walmart. My skintone is about NC25 with strong yellow undertones. BB2 is a great match. Anyone with strong yellow tones will definitely love this line. Unfortunately there is only 4 shades. The packaging is adorable and I love that it is in a squeeze bottle. I love the formula, it is very liquidy but creamy! I use a blending brush to blend the product into my skin and it is superb. My skin is very oily and acne prone. It is definitely medium to full coverage! It dries to a matte finish that looks really natural. However, the oil control is okay I get oily within 6 hours even with powder. The downsides include small color range, only at walmart, no SPF (which I actually prefer, looks better in pictures) and contains parabens and etc. Not a true BB cream but more of a great foundation! I definitely recommend this product to those with yellow undertones and normal to moderately oil skin!! :D Probably wouldn't repurchase because the oil control is just mediocre.
Unfortunately, it is not worth the money and I ended up returning the product ton get store credit :///