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15 Days 5 BB Creams: Too Cool For School Blending Cream BB Review

It took me a while to get this post up because I was busy moving Scatterbraintures over to WordPress. Finally.

As of this writing, I already tried out all  the 5 BB creams.  I’ll probably write about the 15-day experience in a separate post. For now, I’ll talk about Too Cool For School’s Blending Cream BB.

Please note that I only have a sample packet and I’ve only used the product for 3 consecutive days. In each time, I applied it right after toweling my face without a primer underneath.

Too Cool For School Blending BB Cream

I haven’t seen any other swirly bb cream before. I also haven’t seen any other bb cream that doesn’t have SPF. When I checked the website, titanium dioxide was high up on the ingredients list. But there was no mention of how much the SPF rating is.

Here’s a photo of a full-size bottle taken from the website:

Too Cool For School Blending Cream BB

And here’s the first few ingredients listed:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Neopentyl Glycol, Dimethicone, etc.

Too Cool For School Blending BB Cream

This bb cream tugs on the skin as it is blended in. At first, it looks white and then it dissipates into a transparent cream. From ghostly, my face will look moisturized and my pores will look diffused. It doesn’t have a grey tinge which is great but it doesn’t have enough coverage to conceal overall face redness, as I said, it becomes somewhat transparent.

Too Cool For School Blending BB Cream

Oil control left much to be desired. I don’t believe in oil “control” in general coz I think oil control in makeup parlance means something that has enough oil absorbers to make you look presentable after a number of hours… or something that can still make you look presentable even after oiling up. Using this required me to go on several trips to the ladies room to blot my face.

Too Cool For School Blending BB Cream

If I have relatively clear skin, save for huge pores, this would’ve been an ok moisturizer. But if I factor in the lack of ‘oil control’ and the absence of assurance for any sun protection — no, thank you.

Resolution:
– I am now a bb cream convert.
– Still not jumping on the bb cream bandwagon.

Intro: 15 Days 5 BB Creams
Previous BB Cream: Avon Skin Goodness BB Cream
Next BB Cream: Surprise!

12 Comment

  1. Congratulations Ms. Rae! You’re now on WP. ^^

    Anyway, regarding the bb cream, I’m having a problem also because of the climate/humidity here in the Philippines. I think you’re right! BB cream is for colder climates ‘coz when I used my bb cream (Encara bb cream) when I was in Japan, it did worked out well!

  2. Yes, finally. Still having problems though. Can’t access my site when I type www. Any tips?

    I’ll review lunchbox next :D

    Sent via mobile.

  3. Did you just move to wp??? or you’ve I just noticed it today? Anyway, Congrats! Finally! You’re in WP!!! Yey! ^_^

    As for the BB Cream I think yes, it’s for cool climate. I remember when Bianca Valerio told us that in Korea, they wear BB Cream alone , no need to add powder on top and you can go with it the whole day. For me, I prefer BB Cream over Foundation because I love that I can still see my skin peeking through my makeup and it doesn’t feel heavy. If only I have super clear skin, I would’ve just use concealer. Or kung pde lang wag na mag makeup haha.

    Thanks for this review Rae! I think I’ll give this product a pass. Try their BB Foundation lunch box from TCFS, it’s my most fave so far. works as a foundation with the benefits of BB cream :)

  4. I’m starting to theorize that BB creams are for cooler climates. Since it comes mostly waxy, it melts and ends up looking oily.

  5. Oil control is a huge problem for bb creams. Even me with my dry skin, I can go a whole day and not oil up. With bb creams, my best one has me oily in 5 hours. But I kinda feel like there are a lot of fakes and posers. I just want the real deal!

  6. Yeah, I don’t understand why they can’t make more shades for bb creams. I’ve know bb creams to exist since 7 years ago.

  7. i feel like the most common prob of BB / CC creams is the oil control part and having a good variety of colors. someone gave me one from tony moly but it is to light on my skin ^^

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