5 Apr 2013

Nivea BB Cream

A few weeks ago I got a little sample of the new Nivea BB cream in one of my magazines and thought I would just try it out. The sample had enough product for me to try it twice, which proved to be more than enough for me to go out and buy the real thing :) Let me just say that I am not a big BB cream fan or user, I think it's all just a little bit of a silly gimmick and re-packaging of tinted moisturizer in most cases, but I have tried a few different ones and I have liked a few, that I sometimes use as an alternative to foundation.
But back to Nivea's version of the BB cream, which to me is like a foundation. This cream has definitly full coverage. It gives a flawless finish, but not a natural one like a tinted moisturizer. I personally prefer the full coverage and have therefor been really impressed by this one. It preformes better than some of the foundations I use and even though it is a very heavy cream (think typical Nivea) it seems to work ok with my oily skin, which really surprised me. I find that I don't really need to use me concealer as this does the job of covering any problems on my skin by itself. 

My only issue is the colour. I have it in the shade "Light", which I am assuming is the lightest one and even that is very dark (too dark) - don't let the picture fool you! I have to be very careful with how much I use, as I very quickly look extremely tanned. I think the colour will be great for summer, but then I'm a littled worried that it will just be too heavy, for me anyway. I have oily skin, which is even more predominant in summer and I have to wear lighter products to allow my skin to breath and as great as this is, it just a very thick and heavy cream...but we shall see, perhaps it'll surprise me ;)


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4 comments:

  1. I am ready for a little spring retail therapy and BB creams seem to be light and appealing for the warmer weather. Many of them are rather pricey so I think this would be a good affordable option. Thanks for the review.

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    1. I am definitely a big fan of the lighter options for the warmer weather as well and can't wait to see how this one holds up when we get there :)

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  2. A little retail therapy sounds good to me, too! I was wondering how this BB cream worked because it is priced lower than a lot of the other ones. It sounds like a great choice, I'm going to check it out.

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    1. I am still so pleased with it and for the price it is such a great option - the best drugstore one I've tried. But I do still wish it came in a lighter shade :)

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