A few weeks ago I was sent the new Body Shop BB cream. I was so excited to give it a try as I do love my Garnier BB cream (I used it almost everyday last summer) - I’m a big fan of lightweight foundations/tinted moisturisers/BB creams if you hadn’t guessed already! What is a BB cream you may ask? Well, a BB cream stands for ‘Blemish Balm’ or ‘Beauty Balm’. It was & has been super popular in Asia. It’s a mixture of a primer, SPF, moisturiser, foundation & all round conditioning treatment for your skin all rolled into one product… No wonder why everyone is jumping on the BB bandwagon! Here’s the NEW all-in-one BB Cream by The Body Shop.
RRP: £12 available from HERE. The BB cream claims:
Evens skin tone
24 hour hydration
The look of TBS BB cream is far different to others out there - at first I was really surprised by the moisturiser-like look of it. This is because it has pigment filled capsules that burst when applied to skin which release the colour inside. Below is what it looks like before, during & after application…
I am shade 2 with this BB cream. It’s extremely light weight & feels similar to a moisturiser. Overall, it does give you a subtle glow & evens the skin tone, but not in areas where I have blemishes &/or scars. I wish it had SPF & was a little bit thicker/heavier in coverage but don’t think this will be taking centre stage of my makeup routine. However, it is definitely something I’d consider for when I go on holiday, this is because I don’t like wearing heavy foundations in the heat.
Overall, I think this BB cream is perfect for those who have good skin & don’t need to cover up any blemishes, scars or pigmentation. If you’re after some sort of coverage I would steer clear from this product. Would I purchase this product for another tube? Probably not, however if I was going on holiday this would be in my beach bag for sure! I LOVE TBS ethos & am a fan of a lot of their products (including their Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry body oil which is also a must have of mine when I go on holiday).
What do you think, dolls? Is this BB cream something you’ll be picking up?
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*This product was sent to me. My 100% honest opinion as always.