Sunday, 10 May 2015

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

When it comes to my make up routine, BB creams always take a backseat to foundations. Normally for everyday wear, BB creams, tinted moisturisers or CC creams are the more preferable and sensible choices, but I haven't been reaching for them as much until now - I finally found my holy grail BB cream!

The Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 30+ is an all-in-one moisturiser, treatment and foundation with SPF protection. It claims to be a multitasking formula - a combination of moisturiser, treatment and broad spectrum SPF. It's formulated to cover imperfection and evens skin tone, draw moisture to the skin, brighten dullness instantly and over time, reduce the look of wrinkles and provide SPF sun protection

The packaging of this product is pretty basic. It's a glossy black plastic squeeze tube with a nozzle tip applicator containing 40ml worth of product which makes sense since it's kind of a hybrid between a foundation and a BB cream. It is packaged in a fairly slim tube which makes this a perfect travel-pal for a professional kit or in your make up bag for touch-ups. This is also available in a mini sized version ($22AUD)

The consistency of this BB cream is smooth and creamy. This product blends effortlessly with fingers and flawlessly with a sponge or a foundation brush. The formula of the Bobbi Brown BB cream is lightweight and emollient - It's very moisturising and creamy and can retexture dry flaky skin. It is pore-refining and contains light-reflective pearls which makes the skin appear dewy and radiant.

This BB cream has a light-medium, buildable coverage which instantly evens skin tone and brightens the complexion. On my skin, this product completely covers redness, scarring, uneven pigmentation and smooths out all my dry patches and faint lines. I love that this gives my dry skin a healthy and subtle dewy glow without feeling heavy or greasy and it does not catch to my dry flakes. Despite it being quite pigmented, it looks absolutely natural, like skin! This definitely does not look or feel masking at all. 

Taken under natural lighting.

The Bobbi Brown BB cream doesn't have a fragrance to it so it's great for those who are sensitive to scents or fragranced products, however, because this product does contain SPF, this is not flash photography-friendly but it is excellent for everyday wear since it helps boost hydration and protects your skin from UV exposure. If you prefer fuller coverage, this works exceptionally well as a base primer underneath other foundations. This minimises the look of pores and imperfections and gives the skin a more smoother and even texture allowing products to layer and blend on top with ease.

I find that this product wears beautifully for a full 6 hours without melting off, fading, separating or clumping. If you have oily skin this product may not work as well for you, but if you have very dry skin like me, I highly recommend trying this product out…definitely my new holy grail product. For people with normal or slightly combination skin, I suggest you set your T-zone with either a translucent setting powder. I use the Bare Minerals powder to set this and add a little extra coverage and it lasts all day! It did not cake up and it still felt very, very lightweight! The Bobbi Brown BB cream felt so comfortable to wear. It's breathable and did not transfer onto clothing or feel heavy or sticky to the touch…it just felt like skin and it looked like skin, but definitely better!

This product retails for $60 AUD online or in stores at Mecca, David Jones, Myers or direct from the Bobbi Brown Australia website. It is a very high-end product and ridiculously expensive, but definitely worth the investment. I will definitely be repurchasing this!

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