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.
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:
And here’s the first few ingredients listed:
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Neopentyl Glycol, Dimethicone, etc.
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.
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.
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.
– I am now a bb cream convert.
– Still not jumping on the bb cream bandwagon.