I recently reviewed Aveeno’s Tinted Moisturizer in the hopes of comparing it to the new Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream which just recently released at drugstores.
I’m almost always disappointed with drugstore BB Creams launched here in the US but I’m kinda hopeful I’ll find a gem one day.
Let’s take a look!
Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream SPF 35 ($33) is an odd animal as it just released but is only available in Medium and Dark. As an Asian brand the lack of a lighter skin tone option is a tad confusing. I tried it out in dark which was too dark for my tone unfortunately but I will be heading to counter shortly to see if Medium is a better option for me because as with most Shiseido bases this is a win!
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.
Here’s a look!
Dr. Jart Water Fuse Smart Gel BB is an interesting new BB Cream from the brand that features a bounce-y texture that just makes you want to sit around and play with it.
I was tempted to make a little video featuring it as I wanted you to see the texture in as true to life medium as possible. The thing is, the bb cream, almost has a life its own. Seriously! It’s ALIVE! You can pop a finger in it, scrap some off the top, place a brush in it, and after a few seconds to a minute it’ll “grow” over and become fresh and new again. It’s odd! We have to be careful, it might take over the universe at some point!
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!