I didn’t expect to “like” this.
It’s everything a ‘tinted moisturizer’ for oily-skinned people should be.
- it’s easy to blend in
- it evens out the skin tone
- it cancels out redness
- it’s matte but not overly matte (in person)
- it can seriously diffuse large pores; and
- it was able to make me appear presentable after oiling up
- it has SPF 30 from titanium dioxide; and
- it has tea tree oil.
But despite ALL that, this is the bb cream that made me dislike bb creams even more.
And you already know that it’s not because it’s bad.
It’s because this could have been a staple everyday face base if not for one non-negotiable thing: color selection.
If I wear it on its own I will look like a vampire who is hours away from dying of starvation.
Nothing in my bulleted list of likes can salvage that.
Yes, I can always ‘correct’ it with yellow powder. But then, I would have to blend in a lot of powder to make my face, neck, and chest all the same color. The amount of powdering defeats the purpose of using a bb cream as an alternative to foundation — and it ruins the demi-matte quality that I liked about it in the first place.
It doesn’t make me feel enhanced. I think I’m better off bare-faced.
Unfortunately, this is a no for me.
– I am now a bb cream convert.
– Still not jumping on the bb cream bandwagon.
P.S. I am seriously wondering why people are ditching foundation to bb creams because the latter is supposed to be ‘lighter’. I find it easier to achieve a no makeup makeup look with a lightweight foundation that comes in my shade.
Note: This review is based on 3 consecutive days of use. First in an airconditioned environment, and the last two days during a monsoon season.