So the latest BB Creme to join my collection comes from Estee Lauder. I’m still relatively clueless as to what it is about BB Creams that is making them the must have product at the moment. These are truly beauty phenomenons that I remain largely ignorant about!
So it’s with some trepidation I approached this one. This Estee Lauder offering promises and instant, even toned, healthy look, the most effective anti-oxidant power ever (!), SPF 35, oil free hydration and oil control.
It’s available in two shades and as with the Clinique BB Creme I don’t think the shade range is adequate. Certainly not for the very palest or darkest.
The idea is that you use this as a last step in your skin care regimen and you can wear it alone or under your foundation depending on how your skin is, or what kind of coverage you like.
The cream itself is very thick and a little goes a long way so a 30ml tube should last a long time. Here’s a little look at Shade 01.
I think you can probably tell this a little orange on me. It’s not too much of a problem for me for two reasons. The first is that when fully blended out it is fairly sheer so it’s not so obviously wrong, and the second is that I am unlikely to wear this without foundation covering it in some part at least.
Here it is on my face with nothing else.
So my observations are as follows. This would be great for anyone who is a little oily as this is very matte, not only is a very matte finish but it really does keep oil at bay for quite some time. I tend to not suffer with oily skin but can get a little shiny on my nose towards the end of the day, and found that this was very much kept at bay. I personally don’t favour a matte finish so it’s not ideal for me but I have found ways around that and in my case, because I frequently need greater coverage (I do suffer a lot of hormonal spots that seem to linger a long time) I find that I can use this BB creme all over my face and then use my foundation of choice to add greater coverage where needed, usually down the centre of my face, and it does seem to blend seamlessly with no problems.
So for me this product isn’t perfect, I’d like a slightly paler shade but 01 isn’t TOO bad, and I prefer to not have a matte finish, but I can add a bit of glow back to my skin with foundation or highlighters where necessary. I do think this would be a fantastic product for anyone who suffers with oily skin, because this looks matte and stays matte incredibly well. Very impressive.
It’s not a cheap product at £32 but it’s skincare built into your base and a little really does go a long way indeed so a tube should last a long time.
*Disclosure – PR Sample*