Here we go! I think every makeup brand now has a BB cream. What is a BB cream you ask? BB creams started in the Asian market as all-in-one skin perfecting creams. They act like your foundation but also have properties in them to brighten the skin and protect it with high levels of spf. I’ve tried a few of the bb creams from the Asian market in the past, but have also tried a bunch of the ones in the US market put out by our own cosmetics lines such as Nars and Smashbox. Some of these products tend to be more of a tinted moisturizer rather than a full foundation to me. That’s okay as long as that is all that you’re expecting from the product.
With the January release of new products I recently spotted a few new additions to the BB creams at my local drug store. These are just a few that I’ve seen:
Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream Review
I purchased this product at Walgreens. It was on sale for $12.99 from the regular retail price of $14.99
The packaging states that this is a skin perfecting tinted moisturizer with sunscreen.
I purchased the Light to Medium shade. My first impressions were that the shade is way too light for my skin tone and that the product’s fragrance was delightful. I applied the product with my fingers all over my face. It is very moisturizing. It completely disappeared into my skin leaving it with a nice smooth feeling. I can only use this product as a moisturizer and not a foundation. In that sense it is good. It has an spf of 15 which is not high enough for me to use it as a daily sunscreen, especially in the spring and summer in Texas. I used a mineral powder foundation over this BB cream to get better coverage on my skin.
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Would I purchase this product again?
Probably not. I will use it up but will not repurchase unless there is some miraculous skin transformation that happens after continued use, which I am doubtful of.
Have you tried the Olay BB Cream yet? If so, what did you think of it?