I always mean to wear more BB Cream. I don't like to wear a full make up look to work, usually because no matter how early I get up to do it I usually end up running behind and leaving the house late. As my husband takes me to work that also means I make him late too, which isn't very cool. Instead I've put together a minimal routine that focuses on skincare, but also enhances one to two natural features so I don't feel so self conscious. I have a pen I use to fill my eyebrows – it's not as pigmented as a pencil which I like because I can define my eyebrows without feeling the need to rev up my makeup to match them. I also curl my eyelashes and apply a natural look mascara, and I use a tinted lip balm. Introducing a BB cream into the routine will help me obtain a better complexion, and I think it will really improve my overall look. I'm very much looking forward to trying this BB Cream from Augusts Look Fantastic.
The Look Fantastic Booklet Says:
"Originating from Korea, this BB Cream will become your new beauty best friend. An all-in-one product that combines Korean technology with a powerful SPF to protect your skin from sun damage, it's the only product you need for a flawless complexion."
This is a 7g sample of the BB Cream in pink. Full size the cream sells in 40g packages, and the best price I could find for this variety is £23.20 + £3.28 p&p to the UK from avenuecosmetics.com. Based on this price the BB Cream is 58p/g, or £4.06 for my sample. There are several varieties of the cream available, each with specific benefits, below are some described from egarden.asia:
"Pink – Combination/Oily Skin – A lightweight formula that absorbs excess oil whilst locking in hydration and providing coverage.
Gold – Dry/Combination Skin – Thick BB Cream provides medium coverage with satiny finish. Can use with moisturiser for more hydration.
Orange – Acne Scars/Marks – Covers obvious flaws and redness as well as reducing the appearance for large pores."
I don't know if I've mentioned before but I'm a huge fan of pink, I love this packaging. The cream is packaged in a hot pink box. The front of the box has the brand in grey/silver writing, and contains the product name in white writing.
Turning the box clockwise, I can't understand the writing in the next face of the box.
The back of the box states that it is dermatologically tested, has the company contact details and says that it is made in Korea.
The final side of the box has the most information in English. It says:
"BB Cream that melts into the skin with lightweight formula provides clear coverage and non-greasy skin."
The cream is packaged in a shiny metallic pink coloured plastic tube with a pink plastic lid. The brand and product are written on the front of the cream.
The back of the tube has the same colour scheme, but isn't written in English so I don't know what it says.
Spread proper amount over the entire face.
I squeeze out just a little bit of BB Cream on the back of my hand. It doesn't really smell of anything, and it's a little paler and more pigmented than I thought it would be. The tube has a precision nozzle, and although the formula is thin enough to squeeze through it it's also thick enough to hold its shape once dispensed.
Using my finger I start to swirl the little dot of BB Cream along the skin on the back of my hand. I only used a tiny dot of cream but I found it very easy to spread it around the back of my hand. I also notice a colour difference on the skin of my hand where the cream is located.
I apply dots of cream to my face, and use my fingers to spread it around my face. The cream wasn't the easiest to spread, but then again if I wasn't concentrating on holding my phone it would probably have been a lot easier. There is a video of me trying this on Instagram @fayesbox. The cream doesn't make me look paler, which I thought it would based on my little swatch, but instead helps to calm some of my red areas giving me the look of a more even skin tone. Something that I didn't notice straight away, but noticed a few hours later in work was how much better my pores looked. Having greasy skin I have quite large pores that are hard to hide but this cream helped to conceal them.
The only drawback about the BB cream is that it didn't stick everywhere on my face all day. It's the drawback of having oily skin, makeup just slides off throughout the day. Most of it lasted all day, but I did have to dab a few areas to break up the collection of colour that was forming in the afternoon. Saying that, if I'd have been good and gone to the gym at lunchtime I'd have reapplied the BB Cream and I wouldn't have noticed.
Overall I really like this cream, and not just because it's in fantastic pink packaging. It's a really quick and easy way to improve skin appearance without wearing a lot of makeup, and I am really happy with the results. The only drawback is that it doesn't quite last me all day, and whilst I'm used to that with most skin makeup I would prefer one for long term use that is completely prefect. I'll keep using this BB Cream, but I'll hold out buying one until I find one that can do it all.