Next up in my series reviewing UK high street BB creams is a pretty weird version from L’Oreal. First up does it meet my BB cream criteria? Well it has SPF12 which I suppose is better than nothing. Ialso claims to have up to 24 hour hydration and ‘all the benefits of skin care with the perfecting properties of makeup’. Sounds like a BB cream to me!
I say weird because when it comes out of the tube it looks, well, weird. See for yourself.
This apparently contains ‘smart pigment’ capsules which are those little grey beads suspended in a very runny white lotion. As you rub it into the skin, and you do need to rub it in, the capsules burst releasing the pigment. It’s a bit gimmicky and it looks cool but I do not like it. They feel slightly rough on the skin and if I have any dry flaky patches the rubbing action combined with the beads seems to make the flakies worse. Yum.
Here it is blended in. You can see it has quite a sheen to it.
Very quickly it changes from a white fluid with grey bits into a rather orange toned tinted moisturiser style coverage. I have this in the lightest shade Fair skin Tone but it is definitely too dark and too orange for me. It’s actually pretty good when I have a bit of fake tan on but I look distinctly Oompa Loompa when I wear it over my natural skin tone. It seems to keep getting darker for a few minutes after I apply it.
As for the finish it does look like bare skin as it promises, just a slightly more evened out (and orange) version of bare skin. This is probably the lightest coverage of the BB creams I’ve tried thus far. It is quite hydrating although dry skins may want an extra moisturiser underneath and the finish is really quite dewy. I really do need to powder over it. This doesn’t last particularly long on me at all but the fading isn’t overly noticeable just because the coverage is so light.
In short this isn’t one that I would recommend although it does seem to have quite good reviews on the Boots website so maybe I’m alone in this. It costs £9.99 and comes in two shades x
*Bought by me*