Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream Review & Swatches
Today I’d like to introduce you to Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream which will launch in March for Spring 2013. Quite exciting if you ask me as I’m a huge BB Cream and Clarins fan.
Clarins doesn’t get enough good vibrations as I think folks commonly associate it with a more mature collection of makeup and skincare but please don’t write it off so quickly. They have very elegant makeup and quite effective skincare too.
You can imagine my delight when I heard they were introducing this product.
Let’s take a look!
They don’t technically market this as a BB Cream however, they do however, consider it both a skincare and makeup in one. It sadly does not have the texture of a typical Asian BB Cream but it did wriggle its way into my heart regardless.
This an oil free multitasking makeup that revitalizes tired skin, protects it, and evens it out. The first thing that I noticed about this product is the incredible fresh scent. The scent is positively delightful! Someone should make a fragrance out of this. It’s very fresh smelling!
The second thing I noticed was how it really does revitalize skin. It’s basically like Clarins took my very favorite Beauty Flash Balm and added some tint to it to create their new BB Skin Perfecting Cream. Mind you the texture is completely different but the results are the same. It eases dullness and tired looking skin giving it a fresh look…like I had eight hours of sleep and about 18 gallons of water. That kinda fresh look!
I selected the Medium shade but there are Dark and Light colors available as well. Shockingly the Medium is quite dark…I say shocking because typically Clarins shades run quite cooler so I might end up needing the Light shade as this is a strong beige tan.
The texture is a thinner consistency gel which is almost watery. It offers sheer coverage but will build up to medium. One of the more astounding aspects of the cream is the fact it wears VERY strongly. You can get a 10 to 12 hour day out of a single application without it fading or oxidizing. It perfects with a sheer layer, evens out, eases dullness, and has a weightless second skin finish. With a heavier layer it’ll conceal minor issues such as redness, dark areas, and smaller acne problems.
The no makeup finish is one of the things that sold me on it but in the long run I think I just love the way it looks and feels on my skin. It absorbs easily leaving behind a semi-matte finish and gives skin a fresher, radiant look.
Kiwi Extract energizes and revitalizes the skin while Katafray Bark Extract Moisturizes and comforts the skin and SPF 25 protects.
Overall, Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream is one step up from a tinted moisturizer offering medium coverage, long, strong wear, and a formula that revitalizes tired skin so if you aren’t getting your z’s and water intake in, no worries, Clarins has you covered.
Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF 25 will be available March 2013 at Clarins counters nationwide and clarins.com for $40.
Do get your hands on it.
This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
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