Ahh BB Creams, how had I gone so long living without them!?
I know many of ye are sick to the teeth of hearing about BB creams at this stage, but for me, they are a relatively new thing.
I have been trying out a few different BB creams now for the past 2 months or so, and honestly, my pool ol' foundations haven't really gotten much of a look in at all since my new friends appeared on the scene! (My scene that is)
One of my better loved BB creams is this beaut from La Roche-Posay (which as ye all know by now, is a brand that I'm very very fond of... ^_^ )
It's the 'Hydreane' BB Creme SPF20, which is touted as being both a skincare & makeup product in one.
I love it as it triples up as my moisturiser, my foundation & my SPF, which is perfect for days I'm in a bit of a hurry, or just can't be bothered applying a gazillion different layers!
It comes in 2 shades, light & medium. (I'm hoping they release a darker shade for deeper skintones at some stage)
I'm wearing the Light shade of course, which is a light pinky/apricot shade.
It's a thickish cream consistency which gives a light buildable coverage to the complexion.
|The 'Light' shade swatched against my whiter than white inner forearm!|
|These two pictures are stills taken from my last favourites video in which I'm wearing the La Roche-Posay BB Creme, so even though it seems a tad dark on my forearm, once blended into the skin, it's a pretty good match!|
It retails for €18.00 here in Ireland and is available from Pharmacies nationwide
It's specially formulated for sensitive skin and is packed with anti-oxidants and other yummy ingredients like Thermal Spring Water, Glycerine & Shea Butter.
I do powder lightly over the central areas of my face but on my oily T-zone, it starts to get a bit shiny after maybe 4 hours, so I have been using my MAC blotting film to absorb the excess oil once it appears.
I think it will suit all but the oiliest of skin-types and it gives a beautiful luminous healthy glow to the skin, something I'm leaning more towards as I'm getting older! :(
I do have to use a concealer on my blemishes, but that's normal apart from when using the thickest of foundation formulas.
As with the rest of the LR-P products, it's Hypollergenic, Paraben Free & Non-comedogenic.
Another product to love, making me a happy makeup (and skincare) camper :)
What are your favourite BB creams?