The Body shop vitamin E
Cool BB cream
The market is still awash with BB creams so I'm now trying my second (my first the maybelline dream fresh BB cream http://kaysbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/dream-fresh-bb-cream-another-fresh.html) . My latest product crush is The Body Shop so i thought id try their new vitamin E cool BB cream.
'Meet our skincare hero,vitamin E cool BB cream. Our new take on BB cream illuminates,evens tone and protects with moisture for 12 hours'
Much like all BB creams it promises a lot....but will it stand the test of time..... The packaging is beautiful,in a girly pale pink tube with very clear title, and instructions on the back. I have not used any of the body shop facial products so far but have heard a lot of great reviews about them. At £10 this BB cream doesn't break the bank and you have the satisfaction of knowing that no animals have been tested on and by The Body Shops strict ruling the ingredients are sourced responsibly.
When you first decant the BB cream it is quite a thick consistency,a thick cream foundation kind of consistency with a very solid colour. When applied to the face the BB cream glides on easily and covers very well with the colour blending very well and evenly. After a very busy few weeks i have become a little run down and have accumulated a few blemishes...three tiny very red ones in particular on my nose, my skin has been looking a little dull and washed out. After applying the BB cream my skin looked amazing,a fresh dewy glow and an even complexion with out being shiny or overly obvious that you have a tinted cream on. Now it didn't cover my red blemishes so a little concealer was needed....but this is a BB cream and not a foundation so its not likely to cover everything and doesn't claim to cover every thing.
The BB cream comes in one 'cool' shade which for my slightly olivey skin was great. I do think though if you have a very dark skin or very pale skin that you should try a little from a tester in store on the jaw line to make sure it blends with your skin...as we all no one size doesn't fit all. I applied the BB cream over the top of my daily moisturiser, If you have an oilier skin type i think you could get away with using this as your day cream,for a dryer skin i would definitely recommend using your day cream underneath as the thickness and high colour of the BB cream will cling to drier patches.
It gave great coverage which lasted all day, although later on in the day before i went out i thought i would redo my make up and applied a little more BB cream and found that putting extra on does result in the product balling and peeling. Also due to the thickness and the strength of the colour you need to be careful if you have nails and scratch your face....as the BB cream comes off!
I have to say this BB cream lives up to all expectations and the down points really do not outweigh the good points,id most definitely recommend the Vitamin Es newest family member if you need a little pick me up or a base for full on face of make up.....this will be a staple in my make up bag for some time to come.
STAR RATING OUT OF FIVE
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For more info on The Body Shop ranges visit http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk/make-up/face/vitamin-e-cool-bb-cream.aspx
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