July 24, 2013

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi Targeted BB Cream

The new Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream ($32) recently released in three shade selections. Elizabeth Arden BB Cream is a first for the brand and marries the benefits of skincare and foundation into a single product packed with a hydrating formula and plenty of skin loving ingredients that are sure to please.

I absolutely loved this BB Cream but had a minor issue with it…

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream

There are ismuch to love about Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream but colors do run a little dark but more on that later. Like any good BB Cream this comes in a squeeze tube with a formula that helps to brighten skin as it primes, protects, hydrates, and offers coverage.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream is supposed to be suitable for all skin types but I do think it would be best suited for drier more mature skin. This has an incredibly creamy, hydrating formula. So hydrating in fact I am comfortable recommending you skip moisturizer prior to application. It is quite rare I say that as I have drier skin and I’m always craving more moisture. However, this BB Cream formula is extra moisturizing and provides a dewy to the touch finish that give dry skin a soft, supple feel and finish. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid which not only provides moisture but aids skin in retaining it. It also contains a Vitamin C Derivative as well as licorice extract that helps fight free radicals and keep skin bright and healthy looking. An SPF 30 provides broad spectrum protection.

The texture is that of a richer, creamier gel that absorbs easily into skin and doesn’t accentuate drier areas or pores. It has a soft, even finish that lays on skin naturally and weightlessly. I’d liken the texture to Clarins BB Cream which I adored.

Although they promote Shade 1 for fair complexions with pink undertones I must say it ran quite dark. This was the disappointing aspect for me because I tried both Shade 1 and Shade 2 but neither fit my tone very well, both being simply too dark. I think they intentionally made them darker as they feel you’ll make more use of this in the Summer months and your skin might be a bit tanner during that time. I have duller skin though and using a shade this dark just emphasizes that dullness and makes me look tired and stressed. One thing to look for is the fact that it adjusts a little bit upon contact with skin so although it appears quite beige and dark in the tube or even swatches once applied it does go lighter.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi Targeted BB Cream Swatches

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream Swatches

Shade 1 and Shade 2

The texture really is something to rave here as it applies like a dream. It has a cool refreshing feel on skin with a pleasant cucumber-like subtle scent. It’s very no nonsense to apply and blend out, no rocket scientist degree required. It wears for a shorter time than your average BB Cream simply because it is extra hydrating which means it has a knack for fading. So you’re looking at around four to five hours of wear before some minor fading into hour five and completely disappearing by hour six. I typically can go morning to night with BB Cream but the more hydrating texture here does prevent a longer wear for me. It does not oxidize thankfully.

If you liked Clarins BB Cream or even Shiseido Perfect Hydrating BB Cream I think you’ll adore Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Multi-Targeted BB Cream. I wish the shades were a smidge lighter but otherwise the formula is incredible here plus if you’re having a hard time locating a BB Cream for your tan or darker skin tone this is an excellent way to experience a BB Cream in a selection of darker shades.

It’s available now on counter as well as online at elizabetharden.com

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Ashley

    This product sounds promising; I like how you mention the cooling effect and how its for drier skin, and a cucumber scent. It sounds like something worth a shot. The only thing that worries me is the shade 1 being too dark, as I’m usually the lightest shade in all brands.

    The only thing I’ve tired from Elizabeth Arden is the Green Tea perfume which I love and the legendary 8 hour cream- which is amazing and the ceramide capsules.

    A month ago Allure had a blemish stick listed as their weekly favorites and I tired to find it online and was unable to find it.

    Next time I’m out I want to get a sample of this! I’ve read good reviews on the lip balm Elizabeth Arden makes too.