Although expensive and on the sheer side, I have to admit my all time favorite BB Cream is Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal BB Creme SPF 50 PA+++.
It’s not only successfully perfects and creates beautifully flawless skin but it’s a foolproof BB Cream that whitens, brightens, and offers a high level of SPF.
This is what BB Cream should be about.
Originally launched in Japan, Dior Diorsnow UV Shield White Reveal BB Creme SPF 50 PA+++ was something I didn’t particularly like at first use but the more I used it the more I loved it and now here I am on bottle three and still going strong.
This water based BB Cream has a creamy, rich texture that evens out the complexion and gives skin a brighter appearance. Dior uses their own complex for brightening and whitening skin over time in the form of TEC, Transparency Enhancing Complex. I’ve tried tons of BB Creams and most offer brightening and whitening results during wear but not after. I find White Reveal BB Creme actually treats skin so you’ll notice duller skin looking brighter with constant use. Suffering from dull skin is one of my biggest burdens so anything that gives me back some sort of glow or sign of healthiness to my skin is a score and this indeed brings back that brightness associated with youth and good health (not that I’m not healthy but sometimes my skin doesn’t want to corporate and looks dehydrated and blah).
For once I’m going to say the joy here is the sheerness of the formula. Although sheer it manages to effectively create a radiant complexion by evening out my skin tone, adding moisture, smoothness, and plumpness plus easing dullness. Skin just looks flawless and radiant after application. The wear time is excellent as well without oxidizing issues and a finish that doesn’t fade for at least six to seven hours in so my makeup remains fresher for longer.
It is available in a single shade however I find the medium beige color is universally flattering in most cases (I tried it on a few different friends) and adjusts accordingly. I’m not an expert on the MAC range of shades but anyone up to a NC 30-35 should be able to easily use this.
Dior successfully taps into the BB Cream formula with White Reveal and tackles many of the properties we know and love about BB Creams like a high level SPF 50, moisturizing properties, shade adjusting, firming and plumping aging skin, creating a flawless finish, and most importantly allowing skin to breath easily with a lightweight formula.
It’s a little expensive at $50 but worth every single penny in my opinion. This is the US version as I’ve used up my tube from Japan a while back ago however the formula isn’t different at all in my opinion but I did take note that it seems the Asian version was a bit pinker and had a little bit more whitening power. But I think the medium beige formula works a treat for our market and avoids being too “white” for those who aren’t keen on whitening benefits.
This one deserves my full Muse Approval.
I do suggest heading to a Dior counter and just dabbing a little on your hand or go all out and ask a rep to apply some. I think you’ll love it as much as I do.
Available at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com