Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream Skin Perfecting Tinted Moisturizer with Sunscreen…PHEW what a mouthful! Say it fast three times. Olay covers all bases here, BB Cream, Tinted Moisturizer…so they market it as both which automatically sets off warning bells in my head.
BB Cream is NOT a tinted moisturizer. The US has not caught on to this fact as of yet and has gone ahead and decided that marketing BB Creams as a tinted moisturizer is A SUPER idea….and everyone should be happy about it.
Ok, I won’t rant anymore.
But facts is facts combing BB Cream and Tinted Moisturizer into the name is confusing for consumers. If you’ve never tried BB Cream before and proceed to purchase Olay Fresh Effects you’ll automatically assume this is what a BB Cream is and that’s just not what this is.
Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream is a multi-function BB Cream that recently launched at CVS. It has an SPF 20 with a formula that promises to brighten, hydrate, even out skin tone, and improves elasticity for a more youthful appearance.
Suitable for all skin types it comes in a light and medium shade selection.
I was quite excited to give this a test run and eagerly purchased both shades to swatch.
Today I’d love to tell you that Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Cream ($14.95) is an amazing new product. That finally we have a good, solid BB Cream available in the US.
But sadly, my testing didn’t go so great with this one.
As you know Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm launched late last week. Urban Decay’s first ever BB Cream leaves a little to be desired in the pigmentation department and acts more as a tinted moisturizer than a BB Cream. This alone had me worried whether I’d rant or rave it, love it or hate it.
However, after trying it out for the past several days I can honestly say it took me by surprise.
Rimmel’s new BB Cream Beauty Balm has launched in the US. I found displays at Harmons for this new Spring 2013 launch. So far I’ve seen it in four total shades however, the launch in the UK included only two.
Colors include Fair, Light, Light/Medium, and Dark I believe but don’t quote me as some displays were stripped bare.
I hauled both the Light and Medium shades in the hopes one would be a match.
Take a look!