Flower by Drew Barrymore is a newly launched cosmetic line available exclusively at Walmart. Of course, the Flower BB Cream was one of the first things that caught my eye in this extensive new makeup line.
With BB Creams all the rage in the US market at the moment I definitely wanted to see how the Flower BB Cream stood up against the wave of drugstore BB Creams.
Considering the Flower line already has a range of Tinted Moisturizers perhaps they did indeed get BB Cream down right?
Take a look!
Flower BB Cream is sadly lacking SPF. This is one point against it but aside from that it’s actually a very nice product especially at this price point ($12.98) (1 oz).
They call it a four in one multifunction BB Cream that eliminates dullness while covering imperfections, smoothing, softening, and eliminating unwanted shine.
It isn’t a traditional Asian BB Cream but it does have some similiar characteristics as one. It’s available in four shade selections, I purchased the second shade which is a lighter beige with yellow undertones. It seemed a tad too yellow for me but seemed to adjust not too badly and appeared natural on my skin.
The formula is a lot less creamier than an Asian BB Cream but still has a dense, creamy texture that’s very pleasant. I wouldn’t call it hydrating as it has a semi-matte finish that goes powdery on my skin. This isn’t a bad thing thankfully as it applies quite well even though it lacks moisture and creates a smooth almost satin-y feel in my skin. Oily skin will love it as it mattifies quite well where as dry skin should prep very well prior to application.
It perfects beautifully and creates a solid working canvas for makeup with a color pay off that ranges from sheer to medium when built up. I wouldn’t call it full coverage but there’s enough pigment here that it will cover redness, problem areas, imperfections, and darkness very easily. The coverage eases my dullness and gives the appearance of beautiful, flawless skin.
According to the tube it’ll last for up to 12 hours. On a cooler day (haven’t tried it on a hot day) it lasts for eight hours on my skin without fading or oxidizing. Around hour nine I see minor wear and hour ten shows the signs of completely disappearing.
Overall, Flower BB Cream has the strong wear of an Asian BB Cream and the pigment of one. The lack of SPF is disappointing and a little more moisture would be great but on a whole I’d say this was quite a nice base product that produced flawless, long lasting results.
Not exactly a BB Cream but a very good base product for a nice budget price.
I tore the label off the bottle a little bit so I’m unsure if the ingredients below are complete. I BELIEVE they are but there may or may not be a missing ingredient or two.