Sunday, July 29, 2012
Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35
BB creams are all the rage right now, and Bobbi Brown has released her version in a variety of shades including one for darker skin! Bobbi's BB cream delivers as a true all in one product that moisturizes, treats, protects and covers imperfections! I have been using this product every day for the past week and find it to be the perfect, quick, no fuss makeup base.
Bobbi's formula is very hydrating, and I think normal to oily skins will be able to use this product straight on bare skin. My skin tends to be on the drier side, so I do apply this on top of my regular moisturizer. In my opinion the SPF level of 35 is great, and probably enough for most days when I just go to work and am inside all day. If I am planning on being outdoors, I will use my regular SPF 50 underneath for added protection. The product provides a nice medium coverage, much more than a tinted moisturizer but not as heavy as a foundation. It will even out skin tone nicely, but won't cover scarring or other noticeable flaws on the skin. For comparison, I find this to have much more coverage than the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, and the Chantecaille Just Skin. The finish is natural, and on the dewy side which is perfect for a healthy look! I do not set with powder, and find no oil production through out the day (this may be different for oiler skins). The lasting power is good, about 8-10 hours on a regular day. I could probably increase the longevity of this BB cream if I set with powder, but I love the natural finish. I do feel that it brightens up my skin! I use this in the shade Medium-Dark, which suits about an NC 40 skin.
In terms of skin care benefits, I have not been using this long enough to comment. It is supposed to reduce discoloration and redness, pores, and fine lines. While I love a product that "does it all" and feel good putting something on my skin which benefits it, I'm not about to abandon my usual skin care routine in favor of this.
Bobbi's BB Cream is a fantastic all in one product that has great coverage and a natural finish! It has a lightweight feel and is perfect for everyday. I am definitely enjoying this and happy to have it in my collection. I have completely abandoned my foundations since buying this! If I had this product before my vacation it would have been all that I brought with me!
The Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 is available in 5 shades from Extra Light to Medium-Dark. See Bobbi's blog for decent swatches (according to her blog additional shades will be available in the future). It is currently a Nordstrom exclusive, and retails for $42 for 1.3 oz. It will be available at Bobbi Brown counters and on her website in early August.