What? Bobbi Brown has a BB Cream?
Word. Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 PA +++ was released a while back ago in Asia (about May 2010 or so?). I suspect this Summer Bobbi might release it stateside.
Crossing my toes, legs, fingers..etc…etc…!
Interestingly enough both Bobbi’s Tinted Moisturizer and MAC’s Beauty Balm have very similiar ingredients with a few changes here and there.
How two products with such similiar ingredients work in completely different ways fascinates me but facts is facts they do.
One thing that deserves mentioning is I believe Bobbi’s BB Cream was originally released in Japan not Korea. I always find Japanese BB Creams very different from Korean ones and that reflects in the Bobbi Brown BB Cream formula. They just prove less creamier and pigmented.
I got this particular version from Malaysia but you can rest assured the formula pretty much remains standard throughout Asia and and probably within the US as well upon release here.
It comes in three shades which are extra light, light, and fair. Hopefully the release in the US includes some sort of medium color however I find the product runs sheerer and adjusts well so you might just be able to find a match here. The light color is a creamy beige with yellow undertone. The color fit my skin perfectly.
The main properties of the product are brightening dull skin, moisturizing, reducing dark spots and discolorations, boosting collagen, preventing fine lines and wrinkles, and reducing redness while protecting skin with an SPF 35.
A quick glance at the box doesn’t display a ton of anti-aging ingredients but there are a good deal of plant extracts that are good for your skin.
The formula is a medium thickness that’s not too creamy and not too thin. The creamy texture has a soft buttery texture that blends into skin easily without looking greasy or oily. It offers a very nice hydrating finish thanks to the water base of the product. I find it wears like a second skin without fading or oxidizing. It’s so incredibly comfortable and luxurious feeling, like a drink of water for my skin.
Coverage is sheerer but manages to ease dullness incredibly well, conceal smaller problems, and create a smooth, flawless, healthy complexion. I love how my skin just glows when I have this on.
Overall, Bobbi Brown’s BB Cream isn’t a traditional Korean BB Cream by any means but it takes things to a very new and exciting level in the BB Cream category. The water base has such a smooth, creamy feel that melds so beautifully well with skin creating a healthy, flawless look that’s very natural and oh so fresh. It surprises me that MAC’s version was such a terrible fail yet Bobbi Brown’s version with many of the same ingredients proves a huge success for me. How odd!
It’s funny as when I originally tried this I disliked it immensely but as I used it daily I loved it more and more…so don’t write it off should you purchase. Continue using it, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how it sneaks into your daily regime!
I look forward to its release here in the US.
Very Muse Approved for purchase.
I paid RM150 which is about mmm $48 bucks USD? I imagine it’ll be about the same price once it reaches counters here.
This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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