L'oreal BB Cream Review

I’ve always been a fan of BB creams because when they first started being released, I fell in love with the idea that I could have coverage on my face without wearing heavy foundation. I usually only use foundation on days where I know I’ll have my makeup on for hours and really want it to last. But otherwise, I’ll just put concealer on problem areas and move along in my routine. Summer weather isn’t always foundation’s best friend, and that’s where BB creams come in. The original idea of BB creams is that they would be something to help improve your skin over time, but the ones we have in the States are basically just tinted moisturizers so to speak. Either way, they still provide some coverage without being heavy to wear on the skin.
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I’ve mentioned multiple times how L’oreal is one of my favorite drugstore brands, so when each company started releasing their own BB creams a few years ago, L’oreal was the first one I wanted to try. Theirs are a little different from the other options in that it come out of the bottle in a white lotion consistency with pigment beads. When you start to blend it in, the color begins to appear. That’s probably one of my favorite things about this product because it’s so interesting.

I have two shades of this BB cream, Light and their Anti-Redness version. They each come with 1 oz. of product and usually retail around $7-10, depending on where you purchase it. It claims to do four things for your skin: prime, correct, hydrate, and perfect. I can’t say anything about the priming aspect of it because I don’t ever put anything on top of it. I do believe that it helps to correct and perfect the skin to look more even. It does feel a little hydrating, but nothing serious and heavy.
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As you can see in the picture above, the Light shade matches well with my skin. That is something I noticed about this line is that they tend to run a little dark. This is the second to lightest shade that they offer and can almost be a little too dark for me in the winter. I do like the way it looks on the skin, but I have to be careful to not apply it very heavy because it has the slightest bit of orange tones to it in person.
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The Anti-Redness version of this BB cream comes out green and is supposed to change to a universal shade to reduce to appearance of redness. However, I don’t think this is a very universal shade. When you blend it out, you can’t see much of the green and it has a more yellow tone to it as compared to the other shade. I think this is supposed to be more of a primer, corrective treatment but I usually just use it as a foundation on it’s own.
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The above picture is the two shades swatched next to each other. The Light shade is on the left and the Anti-Redness shade is on the right. I do think these are really nice BB creams and they’re still my favorites as far as the ones that I’ve tried. It’s exciting to put it on my face and then see the color appear as I rub the beads in. It is nice for oily skin, but does need to be set with a powder. There is no SPF in it like some BB creams offer. I would say it lasts about six hours on my skin before I start to see it fading away, but it doesn’t settle into pores or fine lines. If you’ve tried this BB cream before, let me know what you thought of it or what your favorite is! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! :)
~Christina~

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