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I like the idea of BB cream; all-in-one and good for skin. Can anyone recommend a particular brand as they all seem to have one at the moment? I have the no7 one but I dont think it's great for my skin as I get spots.
I have just got the L'Oreal Nude Magique one and it's very nice - much nicer than the Garnier one which was a bit orange and shiny. The L'Oreal one looks really weird cos it's a bluey coloured thin liquid with little flecks of blue but it goes on really well ad makes my skin nice and matt.
Not Clinique. I got a free sample after being accosted by a Clinique consultant in Boots the other day. It makes me look like I have talc on my face. I don't like the consistency either. I much prefer tinted moisturiser.
I have tried the Garnier and L'oreal BB creams recently as I also like the idea of them - but I've just switched back to my good old Olay touch of foundation tinted moisturiser. I have a sneaking suspicion the BB creams have not been good for my skin - it might be coincidence but I've noticed a lot more spots since I started using them.
The Garnier one was quite good and smelled nice and slightly citrusy, and I like the weirdness of the blue tinted Nude Magique - but now I've gone back to Olay I much prefer its coverage and consistency.
I've tried garnier and l'oreal and not much in it but I prefer the garnier one. I just use a little around middle of face area to even out colour then dust with powder. Don't think I'm orange. Def got a few spots when strayed using but now skin clearer than has been for years.
I have the Estée Lauder one, like it a lot. I don't find it cakey at all... But I use a small amount on moisturised skin. I have some of the Korean ones, v good value on eBay. Skin79 (in bright pink bottle) is a good one
The Bobbi Brown one is very good but not cheap at £28 for a smallish tube - although you only need a tiny bit, as it's quite thick (which makes me a bit about any sun protection claims). Everything else I've tried has ended up too orange and shiny for my pale skin.
Maybelline! Believe it or not. It's much more sheer than other BB creams I tried - less thick and greasy. It gives a really nice finish and light coverage. Just evens things out rather than hiding them.
re: sun protection, I don't believe at all that the Maybelline offers SPF 30. It's too sheer. I wear a sun block underneath (so in fact just treat it as a tinted moisturiser. Over my normal moisturiser. Hmm. Actually I just use it as a very light foundation, don't I)
I've used the Garnier version and it's not great to be honest with you! Makes my skin feel greasy, doesn't have great coverage and if you're pale, i'd stay way clear! Even the lightest colour is orange!