Friday, 16 November 2012

L'Oréal BB Cream Review

So, the other day I was just browsing the drugstore to see what was new and if there was anything interesting on the shelves, when I came across this:

L'Oréal's BB Cream. 
It's not very thick, more of a liquid than a cream and is very light. Texture wise, it has these small granules that are "Smart Pigment Capsules". These adapt to you're skin tone and match it almost exactly.

It starts out white, with the little granules visible, but as you rub it into your skin it changes to match your skin tone, and the granules disintegrate. 

I found it adapted to my skin tone very well. I chose the 'Medium' tone, as I prefer a foundation that is slightly darker than my natural skin tone in the winter months, so as not to look too washed out after my tan has faded (I normally use just a lightly tinted moisturiser in the summer to keep my skin hydrated).

I found it a little oily at first, not so much as to be uncomfortable, or make you look shiny, but by the time I had gotten even coverage it was gone. I would suggest using a translucent powder on top just to set it as I found it needed an extra minute or two to completely set/soak into your skin and not accidentally come off on clothes or rub off even on your fingers. The powder I use, that has served me well over the past year or two, is definitely NYC's Pressed Translucent Powder. It's not expensive at all but still excellent quality.

I found it applied better with my fingers than with my foundation brush. I'm not sure if this is maybe because of it's low viscosity. I'm not the biggest fan of applying foundation with my hands, so I would recommend  using a dense sponge applicator. 

It held up well during the day, lasting through my cycle to college - I sometimes have to re-apply my powder if not touch up with foundation in the 'T-Zone' especially, when I get to the college. It was also practically weightless which is relieving. 

Overall it was a good investment. I wouldn't use it everyday as it would run our fairly quick, (the tubes aren't so big). But it's definitely worth buying if you don't wear foundation everyday, or if you like a really light, textured foundation. 

It's available in most drugstores/department stores/larger supermarkets, (e.g., debenhams, boots, tesco or if you're in the US, to my knowledge, walmart stock it also). 

Or if you prefer looking online you can find it at, or!

That's al for now! Thanks for reading, and come back soon for my EcoTools Make-Up Brushes review.

Ta-ta for now!


  1. great review.. there are mix reviews for this product so i'm still iffy about buying it!

    1. Thanks for your comment Vicky!

      Yeah, I agree. In my opinion it's definitely more of a daytime foundation. Very natural looking, I think if you're looking for good solid coverage you'd have to apply it in layers.

      If you do decide to buy it, let me know! I'd love to hear your opinion on it :)

      Come back for my review on EcoTools Make-Up Brishes, coming up soon.



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