This literally landed on my doorstep this morning but I couldn’t wait to let you lovely folk have a look. Now there isn’t many areas of beauty I feel I’m an expert on, but if there was one, it would probably be BB Cream. You may be aware of my obsession with Korean BB Creams and their ability to make my dry skin looks pretty and dewy, so while I’ve been disappointed in the past with many European BB offerings, I’m always ready to sample another.
Clarins have been producing some incredible collections over the past year so I had high hopes for this one and, for the first time ever with a European BB, I’m actually pleasantly surprised. Immediately when I swatched this I knew it was more akin to it’s Korean counterparts, even though the formulation was thinner than I’m used to as the coverage was very good. It differs in that it feels a tiny bit drier than BB Creams I’m used to so I was a little hesitant trying it on my dry skin but again, there was a smile on my face. I tried this on bare skin (shade o2 medium which as you can see is too dark for me personally) and it went on easily, blended without trouble and didn’t cling to any dry spots. The coverage was very decent and it set very prettily with powder. You can get an idea of the finish below but be aware the shade doesn’t match and I didn’t use any other products like I normally would with it (primer, concealer etc.) so it’s a very bare impression! The third photo is set with powder to show you how the finish looks.
Girls we may have a new contender for the best BB Cream we can get on our shores here. I’ll keep trialing it as these are my first impressions and will update the post accordingly, but this one is good, especially if you have found European BB Cream’s too greasy for oily skin. There’s three shades in the range, all with a much welcomed SPF 25 and will retail at €33.50 when they hit Clarins stands next month.