The new Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream ($32) recently released in three shade selections. Elizabeth Arden BB Cream is a first for the brand and marries the benefits of skincare and foundation into a single product packed with a hydrating formula and plenty of skin loving ingredients that are sure to please.
I absolutely loved this BB Cream but had a minor issue with it…
There are ismuch to love about Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream but colors do run a little dark but more on that later. Like any good BB Cream this comes in a squeeze tube with a formula that helps to brighten skin as it primes, protects, hydrates, and offers coverage.
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream is supposed to be suitable for all skin types but I do think it would be best suited for drier more mature skin. This has an incredibly creamy, hydrating formula. So hydrating in fact I am comfortable recommending you skip moisturizer prior to application. It is quite rare I say that as I have drier skin and I’m always craving more moisture. However, this BB Cream formula is extra moisturizing and provides a dewy to the touch finish that give dry skin a soft, supple feel and finish. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid which not only provides moisture but aids skin in retaining it. It also contains a Vitamin C Derivative as well as licorice extract that helps fight free radicals and keep skin bright and healthy looking. An SPF 30 provides broad spectrum protection.
The texture is that of a richer, creamier gel that absorbs easily into skin and doesn’t accentuate drier areas or pores. It has a soft, even finish that lays on skin naturally and weightlessly. I’d liken the texture to Clarins BB Cream which I adored.
Although they promote Shade 1 for fair complexions with pink undertones I must say it ran quite dark. This was the disappointing aspect for me because I tried both Shade 1 and Shade 2 but neither fit my tone very well, both being simply too dark. I think they intentionally made them darker as they feel you’ll make more use of this in the Summer months and your skin might be a bit tanner during that time. I have duller skin though and using a shade this dark just emphasizes that dullness and makes me look tired and stressed. One thing to look for is the fact that it adjusts a little bit upon contact with skin so although it appears quite beige and dark in the tube or even swatches once applied it does go lighter.
Shade 1 and Shade 2
The texture really is something to rave here as it applies like a dream. It has a cool refreshing feel on skin with a pleasant cucumber-like subtle scent. It’s very no nonsense to apply and blend out, no rocket scientist degree required. It wears for a shorter time than your average BB Cream simply because it is extra hydrating which means it has a knack for fading. So you’re looking at around four to five hours of wear before some minor fading into hour five and completely disappearing by hour six. I typically can go morning to night with BB Cream but the more hydrating texture here does prevent a longer wear for me. It does not oxidize thankfully.
If you liked Clarins BB Cream or even Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream I think you’ll adore Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream. I wish the shades were a smidge lighter but otherwise the formula is incredible here plus if you’re having a hard time locating a BB Cream for your tan or darker skin tone this is an excellent way to experience a BB Cream in a selection of darker shades.
It’s available now on counter as well as online at elizabetharden.com