I am still trying to find the BB cream (blemish balm) that works for me. I have found most of them are too greasy for my skin, or are far too light for my NC35 skintone.
I picked up the Etude House Top 10 BB cream for about £8 including shipping from eBay.
Because this is a so called “Tan” range, I figured it might match my skintone for once. It also has SPF 27 and is kind of like an all in one product – concealing, moisturising, suncreen.
Here is the product:
BB is a funny abbreviation. Things that come to mind for me -
1. Bobbi Brown
2. Big Boobs
3. Big Brother
5. B & B
Very very very briefly, a BB cream is a cosmeceutical product – it is both a base with coverage and a treatment cream. Its said to treat the skin and fade scars etc. and it has lots of different benefits like the sunscreen element, some are waterproof, some are whitening etc. etc.
Here is this product:
The shade is great. The chance of this being dark enough is the reason I bought it because they are normally far too light – they are made for the Asian market and a lot of the ladies have light skin.
This does match my skintone. Hurrah!
This is the best BB cream I have used so far – no rashes like I got with some others I tested and the colour matches. There is also good coverage and a nice texture.
However – It doesn’t last long enough on my combination skin for my liking – my mid-day it has slid off and redness was poking through.
Its still a good quick alternative in the morning, and I would know I can get quite a lot of uses out of one product however – its still not perfect. Something about it is not perfect. It doesn’t make me want to give up primer, liquid foundation and powder.
Nevertheless its a good little thing for girls with warmer skintones like me. You can find it on eBay for around £8 with shipping.