Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream recently launched for Spring in two shades selections of Light and Medium. At $32.50 it is one of the more mid-range BB Creams you’ll see here in the US even though it is available at drugstores and Ulta.
One thing I personally love about BB Cream is how it brightens up my skin and eases dullness. It’s two of the deciding factors for me when reviewing BB Creams, “Does it brighten my skin up?” “Does it ease dullness?” These are important issues for me so I choose BB Creams that work to address these issues.
Although Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream isn’t as creamy as Korean BB Cream it still manages to address dullness and brightens up my face which makes it solid gold brilliance. A little more SPF, a creamy texture with a little more moisture and I’d definitely feel like it was near perfect.
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ProEven is an excellent name for this BB Cream as that is exactly what it does. It evens out skin tone and perfects it creating the illusion of perfect skin.
Coverage is seamless once applied. Foundation and BB Cream products should be worn but not seen and Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream is one of those products that applies and looks seamless, second-skin-like even, so you aren’t left looking like you have anything on at all. Yet your skin will look almost airbrushed in appearance.
This eases dark spots and redness while concealing minor problem areas on skin and creating a beautiful finish on skin. With primer it’ll create a smooth appearance so both pores and fine lines are reduced. Supposedly within a four week period it refines the appearance of skin giving it a more radiant and even look but I’ve only been using it about two weeks so unsure about those claims.
Both the Light and Medium shades do run rather pale however, the Medium fit me quite well. It runs a little sheerer than a traditional BB Cream but provides medium coverage built up. I love the Medium shade as it reminds of Jadilla J’s BB Cream (Korean brand). It has an almost gray based with a pink almost lilac undertone. I’ve always found that gray BB Creams tend to brighten up skin wonderfully and indeed this shade eases my dullness and gives my skin a brighter look and appearance. I think the SPF 20 is disappointing but at least it provides some protection.
The finish is semi-matte and a tad on the dry side but doesn’t cling to drier areas. If you’re expecting a richer, creamier texture you might be disappointed. This is a thinner gel-like consistency with a semi-matte finish that oily skin users will appreciate. The wear time is excellent! Without setting powder and merely primer I can get twelve hours of wear without a touch up.
Overall, Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream proved an excellent product. It’s not quite a traditional BB Cream formula but it def comes close to one. The seamless coverage it provides is lightweight and flawless diffusing the look of dark spots, evening out my skin tone, and easing dullness easily while giving my skin a bright, flawless look. I think it’ll be a great pick IF you can find a good color match as the two shades do run a little lighter so not everyone can take advantage here.
I’d recommend checking it out.
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