I have to share this amazing foundation/BB cream

(163 Posts)
Mosschops30 Sun 25-Aug-13 23:27:22

It's actually BB cream but as I'm old fashioned and don't really know what that is I'm just calling it foundation.

Found it by accident mooching round boots.

It's the botanics radiant youth BB cream. God it's truly amazing, makes my skin look dewy and youthful, I'm pale but think the medium looks better. I'm amazed that at 10pm at night it looks as great as at 10am in themorning.

After years of buying YSL and more recently that Estée Lauder shite that makes me look like a corpse I am over the moon to find one like this an £8 for 50ml gringrin

bunnymother Mon 26-Aug-13 21:22:46

Should we be using BB or CC? I am a bit lazy and confused. Like, I want to do research on what I should buy, and need to, but can't be bothered.

Rexy Mon 26-Aug-13 22:01:56

I'm just trying out Smashbox which has a SPF of 35 for my combination skin.

PoppyWearer Mon 26-Aug-13 22:06:14

I'm currently using the Kiehl's one and it's fab, but yes, I need something cheaper!

Fancies40Winks Mon 26-Aug-13 22:07:41

Good article about bb, cc, and yes dd creams from Metro.

Theimpossiblegirl Tue 27-Aug-13 00:16:21

DD cream? Might rub it on my boobs.
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mirai Tue 27-Aug-13 00:24:02

What's the difference between a BB cream and a regular tinted moisturiser?

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 27-Aug-13 00:39:08

The boots ones are all orange and claggy. Only someone with a vested interest would praise them.

SundaySimmons Tue 27-Aug-13 01:32:08

Do you know if any of them give a matte finish? I've decided dewy=shiny and doesn't suit me.

Damnautocorrect Tue 27-Aug-13 09:11:26

I'm a big fan of sanctuary bb cream, not orange either

DfanjoUnchained Tue 27-Aug-13 09:17:50

The garnier oil free for combination skin is great, doesn't clog up my pores and doesn't look too matte.

onlysettleforbutterflies Tue 27-Aug-13 13:37:13

Just bought it on your recommendation - thanks

Mosschops30 Tue 27-Aug-13 21:08:33

smile Hope you like it

OPeaches Tue 27-Aug-13 21:25:25

I'm confused. Or possibly stupid. Do you use moisturiser + bb cream + foundation?

BB cream is moisturiser & light foundation all in one, so you shouldn't need to use moisturiser and foundation as well.

bunnymother Tue 27-Aug-13 22:29:10

And CC takes it that bit further? I realised today that I am now too old and sun damaged to go out bare faced every day and need just a bit of coverage. While I use my hard core glycolic acid stuff nightly this winter to try and restore my face a bit. Its only getting grimmer and grimmer.

mirai Wed 28-Aug-13 06:33:42

So a BB cream is just a tinted moisturiser then? Hmm, I prefer a little more coverage.

Mosschops30 Wed 28-Aug-13 12:40:29

It says you can use moisturiser or use it alone.
I use both.
It also means you don't need primer

LifeofPo Wed 28-Aug-13 12:43:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ubud Wed 28-Aug-13 12:57:21

I am feeling very left out as I do not have a BB or a CC cream. I do however have 1 half used Bobby Brown tinted moisturiser and a Bobby Brown foundation that I need to use up before I can justify buying any more stuff.

Feeling neglected and behind the times sad

MovingForward0719 Thu 29-Aug-13 01:25:41

It's 5.99 in Boots today. Thanks for sharing, it's really nice

valiumredhead Thu 29-Aug-13 09:01:07

I'm going to get some today will report back later!

Tigerstripes Thu 29-Aug-13 11:22:19

I find BB cream has more coverage than tinted moisturiser but is much less heavy than foundation. I use garnier but may try botanics next.

valiumredhead Thu 29-Aug-13 11:53:33

I've got some! I liked it so far, just tried some on in the cargrin good coverage and good colour. Jury is out as to whether dewy looks ok on me....

I use the Garnier BB cream & love it (the one in the tube - the red jar is SHITE though, slides on and slides off in the same moment!). It has really good coverage which I've found is a problem with some of the rest (can't remember which other ones I've tried but there were one or two)

Have just bought the Botanics one, will report back....

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