March 7, 2013

NP Set BB Cream Review & Swatches

NP Set BB Cream

BB Cream lovers take a glance around your local Target next trip as NP Set BB Cream is popping into stores just in time for Spring.

This BB Cream contains antioxidants like ginseng root extra and vitamins A and E with an SPF 30 to protect skin.

Take a peek!

NP Set BB Cream 2

This is a lovely gel formula with a hydrating formula that’s water based. Those familiar with Japanese BB Creams will recognize the creamy gel texture. It absorbs easily into skin and leaves behind sheerer coverage that evens out skin tone and conceals minor redness while perfecting skin for a more flawless finish. I found the gel texture delightful and rather refreshing although it mimics more of a foundation formula than that of a BB Cream. The coverage is very disappointing as it acts more as a tinted moisturizer however, I liked how it looked on my skin as it evened out my complexion and created a nice, brighter appearance.

Sadly, it’s only available in a single shade selection which should be suitable for more of a NC30-40. It’s a beige with peachy undertones but considering how sheer it is you might be able to get on board even if you are lighter.

NP Set BB Cream Swatches

NP Set BB Cream Swatch

Wear time varies but it seems to fade within a three to four hour period after application on my drier skin.

The kicker here is that it’s a whooping $29 for a single 1 oz tube.


I thought the formula nice enough but it isn’t a traditional BB Cream and the price is cringe-worthy.

Nice gel texture here but the lack of shades, price, and sheerer coverage doesn’t make me terribly happy.


Oh well!

It’s available this Spring at Target stores.

Anyone try it?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

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  • Daemonswolf

    Out of curiosity what are the two active ingredients?

    I’ve noticed that because FDA regulations prevent Tinted SPF protection from being combined with acne fighting ingredients that most of the BB Creams out there have the two active ingredients in Sunscreen.

  • Lauren

    I agree about that price tag! That has to be the most expensive foundation at Target now!

  • Simone

    Ugh, $30? Thanks for letting us know!
    Is feel crazy walking out of target with one item and thirty dollars less!

  • Christi

    Why is it that the only thing Western companies got right about Asian bb creams is the one bad thing about them, which is the lack of shade selection?? God.

  • kimkats

    Target’s “high end” line of makeup is way overpriced, at least for Target. If this were at, say, sephora, for some reason I wouldn’t cringe nearly so badly at the price, but $30 for an item sold at Target just doesn’t make it for me….. Kinda senseless and stupid, but there ya have it…

    That being said, the new pixi eyeliner in copperglow is supposed to be at target before the end of the month, so I can use my $5 off coupon for it…. I will be haunting the damn stores til it shows up, I can tell you that! 😀 Were it not for the coupon, I doubt Iwould blow $15 on an eyepencil from Target.

  • Danii

    $30 and it can break me out?! OH HELL NAW. I hate a LOT of SPF products because they use titanium dioxide for the SPF. Well, I’m allergic to titanium! I had the Physician’s Formula Heathy Wear TM, caused giant pimples (not kidding). I don’t have really regular break outs that are big, but this was big pimples and in clusters. >:(

  • Isabelle

    The funny thing is I only bought this product BECAUSE it was so expensive – and it’s awful.
    I’m used to paying $90 for Dior SkinSculpt foundation and I wanted to try something new in a more moisturising range so when I saw the price, I was convinced that it had to be worth trying.
    Boy was I wrong! The NP Set BB Cream was sticky and tacky on my skin and after applying a mineral setting powder on top of it the cream cracked and scaled the skin on my face.
    I will never buy this product again and I’m now using it as a cream for my neck as it’s high SPF.
    It’s an outrageous about of money to spend on 30ml of what feels like an athletic zinc!