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Which BB cream....

(76 Posts)
MummysLittleSunbeams Tue 09-Dec-14 12:18:36

..... for a dewy & illuminated finish? I've never used one before. I've spent the last half an hour in Boots & now I'm more confused than I was before. confused

High street brands preferably please.

nannynoss Tue 09-Dec-14 13:22:17

I have used the Revlon photo ready one for ages, which I really like but I don't find it lasts all day. Really illuminating but not so much when I look in the mirror a few hours later!
I've also tried the Maybelline one which I didn't like at all, but I find all their makeup a bit heavy.
I have recently just bought the Elizabeth Arden bb cream after someone with amazing looking skin recommended it to me and so far so good. It is about £20 though (!)
I have combination skin by the way.

hettie Tue 09-Dec-14 14:28:10

Borjois cc cream...rated very highly by Lisa Eldridge and the likes...

MummysLittleSunbeams Tue 09-Dec-14 14:57:58

Thanks, will look at both tomorrow. I just found all the creams I looked at today too matt for my taste.

nannynoss Tue 09-Dec-14 15:15:34

Yeah, I'm not a fan of matte either, I would just get a powder if I was! I like the dewy look smile

Leviticus Tue 09-Dec-14 19:51:51

Botanics. Always raved about on here for very good reason. About £9 from Boots, lasts forever.

Scoopmuckdizzy Tue 09-Dec-14 19:53:11

Another Botanics fan here smile

MrsSkinnyLegs Tue 09-Dec-14 20:03:32

Laura Mercier illuminating tinted moisturiser. Not cheap but lasts ages, feels superlight and looks amazing!

Hoppinggreen Tue 09-Dec-14 21:09:22

Mil bought me the YSL one for my birthday and it's brilliant

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 10-Dec-14 06:55:29

I actually looked for that Botanics stuff yesterday after reading about it on here but couldn't find it so assumed it had been discontinued. Will look again today.

Thanks everyone! I'll come back& let you know what I bought smile

Bunbaker Wed 10-Dec-14 06:57:42

l'Oreal ticks all the right boxes for me.

Leviticus Wed 10-Dec-14 07:27:37

It's with the Botanics stuff in skincare rather than in makeup.

MummysLittleSunbeams Wed 10-Dec-14 07:49:45

Thank you Leviticus. wink

velourvoyageur Wed 10-Dec-14 08:16:29

Has anyone tried the Avène one? At least I think it's them I was wanting to try out.

burnishedsilver Wed 10-Dec-14 09:48:28

Olay CC cream is very nice.

leedy Wed 10-Dec-14 10:31:56

Bourjois CC is lovely, might give the Botanics a go.

Best thing I've found in that line is unfortunately not high street (either mail order from Sephora or get someone to buy it for you in the US), it's from a brand called Boscia and it actually does all the things that BBs claim to do. If you look at it very closely when you squirt it out it seems to have little sparkles in it but when it's on you can't see them, just a sort of healthy glow.

nottheOP Wed 10-Dec-14 13:42:21

Dr Jart

Parka Wed 10-Dec-14 13:46:18

I've tried a few but Clinique CC cream is the only one I've bought more than once - good coverage and not too matt.

po1nsettia Wed 10-Dec-14 15:11:25

I've been using the Superdrug B range one, BB Cream in Light for a while. It is really dewy and I've been very impressed with it! Think it's a relatively new range, its white with a red B on it. Hth!

JessieMcJessie Wed 10-Dec-14 15:24:24

I get on very well with the Bobbi Brown one, not high street but it does last along time. Haven't used foundation for a year since I discovered it.

MissRee Wed 10-Dec-14 15:29:33

The Younique BB cream is really, really good. If you need information on how to order, please drop me a PM!

minipie Wed 10-Dec-14 15:33:15

I found the Botanics one much too oily.

The Loreal one is glowy but I found it makes me break out.

I'm using the Vichy Idealia one at the moment and like it, it definitely has a sheen to it but not too much.

KateBuryUK Wed 10-Dec-14 15:37:39

What is BB cream? I have used Clinique dramatically different moisturiser for 30 years and their foundation. different shade for summer or winter. Lately i also use their repair wear moisturiser at night. Expensive but it suits me.

Keith2410 Wed 10-Dec-14 15:52:03

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Mrscog Wed 10-Dec-14 16:13:04

I found the Botanics one too heavy and too orange as I am quite pale.

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