BB cream - I don't get the hype

(41 Posts)
freddiefrog Sun 21-Apr-13 19:40:12

Am I doing it wrong?

All my friends are raving about it, but I just don't get it.

I don't like thick foundation so it was recommended to me as the best thing since sliced bread

I had a No 7 voucher so I thought I'd give it a go, but I end up with such a shiny face - I do have slightly oily skin in patches (and bought the one for oily skin) but my whole face looks awful with this stuff. I never get a shiny face with foundation. It also makes my face feel odd, kind of sticky

Is it just the No7 is a bit crap? Do I need to persevere with different brands? I just don't see that it's any better than tinted moisturiser or light foundation. I don't get it

Any recommendations for a non-shiny brand

valiumredhead Wed 24-Apr-13 12:52:23

Ooooooo I have just bought Max Factor CC cream - love it so far! On offer in Boots as a Buy One Get One Half Price Deal.

Olay Total Effects do a nice one aswell. Just reordered it with my Tesco online Groceries because there's a fiver off it atm.

I can't afford some of the others.

weblette Tue 23-Apr-13 22:25:56

Anyone tried the Clinique CC cream? I'm happy with the Garnier BB but the SPF 30 with the Clinique is an attraction

RevoltingPeasant Tue 23-Apr-13 22:09:06

valium - the Maybelline one in light/ shade no 2 is not orange.

I have dyed red hair and light/ freckled skin, blue eyes, so I cannot be doing with orange as it looks ridiculous on me. The Maybelline one looks like my skin but smoother and younger.

RevoltingPeasant Tue 23-Apr-13 22:07:57

Agree re: the Maybelline. I picked mine up in Morrison's on a whim as it was reduced to £5 and it's great.

Am tempted to try the Garnier one next.

I had been using No 7 tinted moisturiser but it's heavier than BB cream and definitely makes me shiny.

valiumredhead Tue 23-Apr-13 21:51:37

I have tried loads and they are all orange ime!

ShebaQueen Tue 23-Apr-13 21:49:44

I have the Max Factor CC cream and I am so impressed with it. It really evens out my skintone but looks really natural.

QueenMaeve Tue 23-Apr-13 21:24:42

The things I learn on here. Definitely buying this tomorrow

dontyouwantmebaby Tue 23-Apr-13 15:41:25

I recently started using Maybelline BB cream in light. I thought it would give too little coverage for me but am quite happy with it. It gives a nice, fresh look & far less 'made-up' than when using foundation.

In my experience, tinted moisturisers NEVER, EVER worked for me so am pleasantly surprised by the BB cream tbh.

Think its something I'd rather have for daytime use than a night out though.

(CC cream is colour correction, think Bobbi Brown or maybe Mac are doing a new range for all different shades of skin).

freddiefrog Tue 23-Apr-13 15:19:52
freddiefrog Tue 23-Apr-13 15:19:30

BB cream http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BB_cream

No idea about CC cream though

Absy Tue 23-Apr-13 15:07:53

So what's a CC cream then? What is all of this?

HollyMadison Tue 23-Apr-13 14:29:45

If you're in a humid place it might not work well. I live in Singapore and a make up counter woman told me that BB creams aren't great here due to the heat and humidity. Guess that might be relevant in the uk if you're in a nightclub....

freddiefrog Tue 23-Apr-13 14:17:01

Well, I've given in a go for the last couple of days and am happy to admit I was wrong.

I've been keeping on top of the shinyness with translucent pressed powder and I really like it

Really natural looking and let's my freckles show through, but just enough coverage. I think I look quite a bit younger and have a sort of healthy sun kissed glow iyswim.

Once the No7 has run out I'll try some of the others to see if they're less shiny-making

Trillz Mon 22-Apr-13 16:32:57

Its a tinted moisturiser. A quite nice modern tinted moisturiser. If that's all you expect, you won't be disappointed.

Librarina Mon 22-Apr-13 16:29:05

I use the Bobbi Brown one - I put it on with a brush, I don't know if that helps? But it evens out my blotchy skin without looking caked and you can still see my freckles.

Best thing (which I only discovered last night) is that if you fall asleep with it on, you still look nice the next morning.

noddyholder Mon 22-Apr-13 16:21:43

I have the boots no 7 one I was sceptical but its great over moisturiser for a natural flawless look. I use such a small amount it will last forever.

ariane5 Mon 22-Apr-13 16:20:39

I have the garnier sensitive skin bb cream. It looks lovely on but I do still get the odd greasy looking patches (nose, forehead) by mid afternoon. I prefer the feel of it to foundation as I don't really like wearing make up but I look hideous with none on.

mumblechum1 Mon 22-Apr-13 16:09:31

I use the L0real Nude Magique and love it. I never wear foundation as I always look orange or white, but the Nude Magique just kind of blends in to my natural skin tone, but blends out any freckles, brown spots etc.

Hazelbrowneyes Mon 22-Apr-13 16:06:23

I use Pure BB cream... £1.99 in savers and it's fab. I put a little bit on my fingertips and then just smooth it over my face to take away all of the blemishes. I then blot it if it looks too heavy.

I prefer it to foundation. It doesn't go shiny and it lasts all day plus it doesn't look too heavy.

QuinnFabray Mon 22-Apr-13 16:01:12

If you're finding the No. 7 one a bit oily, you might like the Garnier one for oily/combination skin. NOT the one for normal/dry skin, they are very different! It's very good, and less than a tenner.

Just like foundation, there are good and bad BB creams, and ones which suit different skins.

freddiefrog Mon 22-Apr-13 13:14:17

Well, I've given it another go today

I love it when I first put it on, it takes about 10 years off me, you can still see my freckles so it gives me a sort of sun kissed look.

But an hour later and I'm shiny

Am carrying round a pot of powder which I'm slapping on with gay abandon

YoniRanger Sun 21-Apr-13 22:48:55

My freckles show through the skin79 ones so it still looks like my skin but just better. They are Korean so made for v pale skin.

flumperoo Sun 21-Apr-13 22:46:00

I only discovered BB cream yesterday; I'd never heard of it before. I'm wondering what the difference is between BB cream and tinted moisturiser?

lilypaige Sun 21-Apr-13 22:27:49

I have tried a few and found l'oreal the best, leaves a nice finish and not shiny at all

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