Review: Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 ★★★★★
Price: $60
Size: 40ml
About: BB cream (a combination of moisturiser, skin treatment and foundation with broad spectrum sun protection, all-in-one). Available in 5 shades, suitable for all skin types. Packaged in a plastic squeeze tube with twist lid.
Review: I am so happy with the overall efficacy of Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 because it is so compatible with my oily skin and has proven capable of lasting the distance during the hottest of days. I am in love with the results and would gladly shout out and tell the world just how good it is. It hasn’t caused congested pores or breakouts and after adopting this healing beauty balm for the past month, I can honestly say my skin is noticeably smoother, clearer and more uniform, with an improved texture. I was originally a bit discouraged when I saw the price of this product, but in reality, it actually costs less than my favourite dual-purpose primer, which boasts similar features and is almost half the size! I know there are many cheaper BB creams on the market, but the price is justified, considering its effective skin-regenerating properties and the convenience, versatility, performance and longevity. The biggest draw card is that it’s like I’m not even wearing any makeup, yet instantly my skin looks and feels gorgeous! I’m certain I’ve found myself a new day-to-day winner with the Bobbi Brown BB Cream. The multi-purpose, do-it-all skin treat, meets both my daily skincare and first base makeup needs perfectly. I would recommend it to any busy woman, especially those with oily, combination, or breakout-prone skin – finally we have a BB Cream that isn’t too rich and heavy!

It’s ideal if you want a fuss-free, comfortable-wearing, anti-ageing beauty aide, with beneficial ingredients such as botanical extracts, caffeine, peptides, vitamins and minerals that provide the ultimate moisturising, protecting, correcting skin care-makeup to optimally transform your skin from the inside out and enhance your complexion, so it’s bright, healthy and sporting a flawless, natural-looking glow. Claiming to be fragrance-free, this beauty balm gives off a delicate, yet very subtle fragrance, which I am grateful, smells nothing like a sunscreen. Whilst rather thick in consistency, the super weightless, emollient formula is smooth and creamy, spreading easily and virtually melting into my skin. The pigmentation is worth raving about; unlike the usual tinted sunscreens/moisturisers I’ve ever used, it has a light-to-medium coverage that irons out my flaws, just like a foundation.  I have the Medium to Dark shade that noticeably lends to more of a yellow-undertone, typical of Bobbi Brown foundations, but even though it initially appears a bit dark, it blends into my own skin tone harmoniously. The soft, silky finish is natural and dewy, however it doesn’t cause my oily complexion to get greasy or the colour to fade, slide or become blotchy at all throughout the day. In fact, I can vouch that my skin remains as fresh at the end of a humid, summer day as it was after the morning application. Due to the bonus skin care functions of this superior do-everything product, when completing my morning cleansing ritual, I can now scrap my routine skincare/makeup preparations, since this one cream covers all bases, and undoubtedly takes significantly less time.  Meanwhile, it’s ultra hydrating and delivers ongoing nourishment, so a separate moisturiser isn’t necessary. Nor is an additional sunscreen, primer or foundation; this BB Cream really does it all – and does it very well too.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 disguises minor imperfections, corrects my uneven skin tone, absorbs excess oil and keeps shine at bay, all while safeguarding against damaging UV rays and other external pollutants. I can hardly believe there is any sunscreen in this formulation, as it leaves no white cast or other side effects I usually suffer from when using SPF products. Fortunately, I’ve not been burned when wearing it either, so I’m confident it’s working. I normally opt for a foundation brush when applying liquid foundation, but I’ve just been using my fingers and it blends spotlessly, with no visible steaks or lines. I personally prefer a light dusting of translucent powder to set the look and to give me more of a matte finish, but those who like a warm, radiant-looking complexion, need not bother. Presented in the distinguished, sleek and classy Bobbi Brown-style packaging, this product epitomises the professional quality, high-end brand to perfection.  The 40ml squeezable tube is jet black, adorned with basic white text and is housed inside a cardboard box of the same design. The screw-top lid also serves as the base, to allow for upright storage. Finally, I have now experienced the true hype behind BB Creams, which is the first instant beautifier to change my previously ‘not overly convinced’ mind that BB Creams really are ‘all that’.  I would absolutely repurchase this deluxe product and am awarding it with a five-star rating, simply because I found it to be 100% faultless!
Purchased: No.