Thursday, March 6, 2014

Makeup Review: Bobbi Brown BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35

I'm not shy about being thirty years old.  I accomplished a lot in my twenties and look back at it with pride.  Unfortunately, I have noticed changes in my skin.  While I've never had perfect skin (does acne ever go away?) I have noticed it's not as evenly toned as it used to be.  I've come to enjoy the invention of the BB cream.  It's lightweight and it's great for an even toned look.  But all BB creams aren't created equal.

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I decided to purchase Bobbi Brown's BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35.  Everyone raves about her makeup products and I figured this would be a great place to start.  I prefer a facial cream with SPF because I'm really pale and need it daily.  I like that the SPF coverage is higher than the usual BB cream.  The cream itself was light and airy.  The application was easy and had great coverage.  I did notice it was pretty concentrated, so make sure to get the perfect color unless you want it to look painted on.  I would normally put a tinted moisturizer on top but this cream can actually be worn alone.

The down side?  It wasn't very moisturizing.  I found myself supplementing it with regular facial moisturizer.  I've tried more than a few BB creams and this one was a disappointment.  I feel like a BB cream is a mixture of moisture and coverage, unfortunately this one lacks the latter.  It's also a little on the expensive side.  At 44 dollars (at Sephora) it's a lot more than I'd like to spend for something that isn't perfect.

I don't think I'll purchase this product again.  While it made my skin look great the first time, my face became dry after a few days of using it.  If you don't mind mixing it with your favorite moisturizer then I would highly recommend it.  But like I said earlier, I'm on the hunt for a BB cream that has the best of both worlds.

Do you have a favorite BB cream?  If you do, please share!




  1. Aw I'm sad your purchase didn't work out, but on the plus side, I refuse to believe you're 30. Nuh huh.

    xo Ashley

  2. I'm so not well versed in make up. I have no idea what BB Cream is, but I really like your reviews because you're one of the few people who has a make up opinion that I would trust.

  3. As a fairly pale person as well, I've had a hard time finding a BB cream, a product I desperately needed because I don't like the heaviness of foundation but I want the better complexion. I finally bought Dr. Jart's BB cream from Sephora, and I love it!! It's done wonders for my skin (I've been using it for about two weeks). I would really recommend it!


  4. I have Smashbox Camera Ready BB cream and I really like it, but I haven't been able to compare it to others! I found it at Ulta but Sephora also has it if you want to try it. :)

    xo Kimi

  5. perhaps,try shu uemura...

    xo josephine

  6. I just ordered the Philosophy BB cream (I think it's new?) from Sephora, so I'll be sure to let you know how I like it! I've actually never used one before so I'm not sure why I splurged so much on my first try (it was $38). Haha!


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