The newest BB cream to hit the American market comes courtesy of our beloved Bobbi Brown. BB creams are true multi-taskers! They prime, treat, conceal, hydrate and protect in one fell swoop and can shave precious minutes off your morning makeup routine.
This BB cream provides sheer to medium coverage that’s so lightweight you almost forget you have it on. It also leaves skin with a nice luminescent glow. The cream has a thinner texture than some of the other BB creams on the market but that’s part of what makes it so much easier to blend. Of course there is also UVA/UVB ray protection in the form of SPF 35. It’s a nice healthy dose of SPF, don’t you think?
It is packed with ingredients that are good for your skin. With continued use over time, you’ll really see the benefits. It includes:
- Scutellaria extract to help reduce discoloration and dark spots
- Argireline to boost collagen production and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Caffeine and Sucrose to help prevent redness
- Sodium Hyaluronate to attract moisture to the skin
- Light reflective pearls to brighten skin and leave it glowing
We tested Bobbi’s BB cream and so far, we love almost everything about it. I tend to wear this BB cream without any moisturizer (I usually apply a lightweight moisturizer beforehand with others) and I’ve found I get enough hydration from it. At first, I expected my skin to rebel and produce a humongous oil slick but I was happily proven wrong. My skin keeps its dewy look, even throughout a somewhat cool but humid Seattle summer.
The first time I wore it, I was in awe when I realized it was on my skin for at least 8 hours and I only had a hint of shine. In my book, that is amazing, especially without prepping my skin like I normally do. I’ve told you before, my skin is super oily and my norm is touching up after 4 hours or so… not with this BB cream!
Another thing? It looks like the skin I’ve always wanted; it looks natural and evens out my patches of redness. I have never really worn BB cream on a regular basis, since I tend to favor powder foundation over a liquid. But, with this BB cream I’ve been won over.
It took a while for Bobbi Brown to bring us this BB cream — I like to think that she took her time and care in the lab to really get this one right before releasing it to us. Bobbi Brown’s BB cream comes in 5 shades: Extra Light, Light, Fair, Medium and Medium to Dark. It retails for $42 and you can find it now in stores at Nordstrom or online at Nordstrom.com.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Nordstrom but all of the opinions here are my own.