Wednesday, 29 February 2012

B for Bullshit?

Estee Lauder are one of the many, many brands to launch their own version of the infamous BB Cream (Blemish Balm). Latest in Beauty are currently offering their subscribers a 5ml sample of the cream for just £1.50 which I think is great - I've never got the whole 'BB' thing but I thought this would be the perfect chance to try one!   
(For those who don't know what Latest in Beauty is, have a read of this post:

Bearing in mind that Latest in Beauty is a 'try before you buy' website that recommends products specifically aimed to your personal preferences (which are first recorded when you join the website) I was a  bit pissed off that I received the BB cream in the shade: light! Do they expect everyone to have fair skin ? I know there are only two shades but surely they could have given us the option to choose?

What Estee Lauder claim about their BB Creme: 
- Moisturises, protects and gives flawless perfection. 
- Instant even-toned healthy looking skin.
- Powerful protection with Super Anti-Oxidant Complex and SPF35
- Oil-free hydration. 
- Helps to control excess surface oil. 
- Available in 2 shades to suit a wide range of skintones.  
How to use the BB Creme: 
- Apply as a last step in your skincare regimen. 
- Wear alone or under foundation. 
The Formula Facts:  
- Oil-free
- Dermatologist-tested.
- Non-acnegenic. 

The Verdict:
For the purpose of this review I did give the BB Creme ago despite the shade being totally WRONG! I dared not go out in public with it on though, therefore I can't give my opinions on the durability and ability of the BB cream lasting a full day's work etc. The cucumber scent was a bit off putting - I normally associate this scent with cleansing type products however had the product been outstanding I would have got passed this. 
The consistency is quite light, although I found it hard to blend in. If your looking for a full coverage look this product may not be for you - its a very sheer coverage however if your just looking for an extra something, something for your skin its worth getting a sample to try. You would definitely need concealer to cover up any problem areas such as scaring or under eye circles and a setting powder is a must! It didn't even out my skintone but this may be due to the colour and overall I wasn't impressed with this product. Like I said I couldn't give you guys a full review due to the shading issue, but its hasn't given me the urge to go and try any other BB creams so I won't be rushing out to the shops for one just yet!
Don't waste your pennies on this one!!!

Has anyone tried this BB cream ? If so, what are your views on it? Any recommendations on good BB Creams?x


  1. I think this is a huge reason why I haven't signed up to the LIB Box. When I was filling out the personal section there were questions that weren't really suitable for people with darker skin - things like fake tanning for example, and I wasn't given any option to skip.

    It really put me off so I didn't complete the questionnaire or buy any samples. Although I did just purchase their red carpet box! :)


    1. I've kind of stopped ordering samples from LIB - not been impressed x

  2. i have tried countless foundations, both high end and drugstore and i've never been satisfied. I bought the LUSH colour supplement this week and its the best thing i've ever used! Deffo grab a sample if you can :) Im not sure about BB creams because i prefer full coverage, i want to try the estee lauder skin illuminator thingy bob that claims to even out your complexion, but not willing to spend the money...

    1. Thank you for the recommendation. I got a sample, tried it and ran back to Lush for the ful size. Its amazing for the price x

  3. I've been wanting to try this out for quite some time but i'm still not sure! Shame that it's hard to blend in, and that there's only 2 colours!

    1. There are probably better BB Creams out there xx

  4. I tried this out in store and absolutely loved it! Its silly of them to have given you the wrong colour but I think it gave brilliant coverage and totally evened out my skin tone and just made my skin look gorgeous (if I do say so myself..hehe)

    xoxox - for beauty reviews, hauls and health posts

    1. I've never got the hype with BB Creams but I guess with all products they don't work for everyone xx

  5. i want to try this

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