I am a self-professed (and seconded, by my husband) makeup whore. I've seen the term BB cream ALL over Sephora for awhile and was definitely curious. Being more into makeup than skincare products, it didn't really catch on my radar. I tend to not screw around with my skincare regime unless it stops working for me, as I have really dry and really sensitive skin and the majority of my allergic reactions are due to skincare stuff.
I use a lot of moisturizing for my dry skin and I have a pretty decent complexion. I only use concealer and a light finishing powder. I recently fell for a powder based foundation that promised "airbrushed" looks ... yeah, bullshit. It was way too heavy, even with a very light hand, and it made me feel like my concealer wouldn't "set." I don't even know why I bothered. I don't think I'd be happy with any foundation because it just seems so heavy. Hence the reason I haven't caved into the BB creams. I totally need undereye concealer (can't get away without it, but not willing to put even more goop on my face), so I don't think BB creams would do much to wow me. I'm still trying to understand the explosion of eyeshadow primer!! I never had to use that before (just put undereye concealer on my lids!) and now I have to use it or I'm obsessing about creases in my eyeshadow. Bleah!!
So I was in Seattle last week and picked up some Clinique BB Cream since it won't be in my place for a while still. They gave me a Shade 2 which was bizarre as there's only 3 shades apparently, and I'm fair skinned. Weird.
Anyways I thought it'd be a lot like tinted moisturizer and it is to a point, but it stays in place. It doesn't seem to fade away/run off like moisturizer will eventually, and I've actually been really impressed with it. I have used it both just on its own and once with a bit of powder on top. Haven't had to touch up or anything. So far, I'm sold on it and will be stoked when it's availabe here.
I'm so slow at making decisions sometimes!
Thank you for all your help with this though, I think that my skin will really benefit from it. I made 1 application of retin A last week & saw an improvement so just need to be more regular with my skin care stuff. I think my face is very red but 2 beauticians (independently of each other) told me I have a great completion... Go figure!
OMFG Novice please be careful with Retin-A, it made my rosacea go apeshit. The first month is not bad but then...rargh, it's like hell rains down upon your face and it is not the kind of thing that will go away, it gets worse. Rosacea skin hates retin-a.
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Oooh interesting. I'd be worried about the chemicals in the Korean BB creams? They do often have the most well applied make-up though so I'm really tempted to find some.
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I don't wear foundation but if I did I don't know if I would try this. I read about it in Allure, but it seems like it would make me very oily.
One cheek Dr. Jart (only comes in one color - a greyish pink)
One cheek in Clinique BB cream # 2. I asked a salesperson to pick a cheek, which looked best.....she said the Clinique.
I tend to get overly excited about a product that works but this really surprised me. It had the nicest texture, creamy smooth, not greasy, not dry, like creamy whipped and it evened out my discolorations like I was flawless. I have some redness on my chin and a little discoloration on either side of my nose. It feels like velvet.
If you're in Sephora just try some. I was never a tinted moisturizer lover because they never did much for me.
I didn't see any colors for dark olive or dark complexions.
chalet - good to know about clinique. i really want to try it.
i saw this one in a magazine:
BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream SPF 30+ ($28, brtcstore.com)
anyone know about it? i'm interested because the magazine said it was a best seller in korea.
can't post pics because my computer's broken and i'm stupid
I've used about half a tube of L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB in "Light". It's one of those tinted moisturizers that adapts to your skin tone. I really like this stuff! It's not heavy at all (I found the Clinique stuff to be too masky looking on me), and it adjusts to my skintone. It's also inexpensive and available in drug stores.
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ETA- maybe it was to do with the color? I'm pink/cool toned if that helps?
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