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I have to share this amazing foundation/BB cream

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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

valiumredhead Sun 25-Aug-13 23:45:24

So it's not orange? Every one I've tried so far has been!

MissBartlett Sun 25-Aug-13 23:47:03

Knew it was going to be this one! Am using it and loving it too. Interesting you're using the medium. Just started with pale and wondered if I needed a bit more warmth...will test next time I'm in boots!

Mosschops30 Mon 26-Aug-13 00:08:38

No orangeness at all no, it's just perfect.

I tried the pale (and I am proper pale blonde hair blue eyes) but the medium looked better on my face I thought and not too dark either

XBenedict Mon 26-Aug-13 00:10:30

I have been searching for a decent BB cream and so far have been unsuccessful - off to Boots I go!! Thanks for this OP.

Theimpossiblegirl Mon 26-Aug-13 00:26:19

I was pleasantly surprised by the Rimmel BB cream I bought (skint but had run out and it was £5). It's also factor 25- does this one have sun protection?

Gunznroses Mon 26-Aug-13 08:38:24

What does BB stand for and is for sll skin types do you know? Been looking for something like this.

recall Mon 26-Aug-13 08:40:09

what is BB cream ?

mrscog Mon 26-Aug-13 08:52:46

I find the Maybelline one good and not too orange but that's £8 for 30ml so might try the botanics one next time!

Fairyliz Mon 26-Aug-13 09:12:05

Could I ask you what sort of skin you have dry/ oily etc. Also as it is the radiant youth are you a more ahem mature lady if you don't mind me asking!

SpringyReframed Mon 26-Aug-13 09:12:15

I've started using it too OP - just like you I found it mooching round Boots. I really think it has improved my skin. grin I bumped into the lady who does my facials (when I can afford one!) and she said I was looking great so it's not just me.

I got medium too as most are too dark/orange on my olive type skin and it is a bit pale on me. I counteract this with a bit of mineral powder on top but when it runs out I will definitely check out the darker one. It is definitely not orange!! grin

Mosschops30 Mon 26-Aug-13 09:13:34

Just checked yes it has SPF30

liquidstate Mon 26-Aug-13 09:19:18

I use the garnier anti aging one but its a bit greasy. Looks good though.

BB creams are brilliant for me as I never have time to moisturize and put make up on properly.

Mosschops30 Mon 26-Aug-13 09:20:07

fairy when I saw it I was a bit hmm about the youth thing, snotty boots lady when asked said 'its to combat the signs of ageing before they happen then gave me a look that suggested I was not in that bracket'

So I originally didn't buy it, but then I though 'sod you love' and got it, glad I did.
Am 38 so not fulfilling the radiant or youth target gringrin

XBenedict Mon 26-Aug-13 17:49:56

I've heard the L'Oreal one is also good but I've not tried that yet either. Might start with Botanics though as it's cheaper and we're skint

AngieM2 Mon 26-Aug-13 21:08:38

What does BB stand for?

DIddled Mon 26-Aug-13 21:10:20

LOreal BB and CC cream are both excellent.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 26-Aug-13 21:11:32

I have the Kiehls one but it's £££. Will give this a shot next.

Rootvegetables Mon 26-Aug-13 21:13:43

I got the no 7 cc cream from boots for my wedding makeup as I never wear any and it was amazing!

ggirl Mon 26-Aug-13 21:16:29

I think BB stands for beauty balm , no idea how it differs from a tinted moisturiser.
I've tried the no7 one and it gave me spots , but I'm ancient with oily skin.

ggirl Mon 26-Aug-13 21:17:16

Is there a DD cream yet grin

slightlysoupstained Mon 26-Aug-13 21:17:29

BB is blemish balm isn't it?

BOF Mon 26-Aug-13 21:17:58

I really like the Maybelline one. Not at all orange.

vix206 Mon 26-Aug-13 21:18:59

It stands for beauty balm

Fancies40Winks Mon 26-Aug-13 21:19:52

I was recommended the No7 bb cream here and I love love love it. I'm pale, it's not orange, it's subtle but covers well enough to tone down my post-gym redness. And it lasts very well.

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