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Estee Lauder Daywear B.B Anti Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme

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.

Estee Lauder Daywear B.B Anti Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme
Estee Lauder Daywear B.B Anti Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme
Estee Lauder Daywear B.B Anti Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme

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.

Estee Lauder Daywear B.B Anti Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme
Estee Lauder Daywear B.B Anti Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme

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*

8 responses to “Estee Lauder Daywear B.B Anti Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme”

  1. Kelli Una Finn says:

    ooo i love BB creams but this colour would be way to dark for me 🙁 sob sob. great post though really informative 🙂 thank you xxx

  2. I love a matte finish, so I may check this one out. I love Estee Lauder.

  3. Boho Vanity says:

    it looks really nice on you. i’ve been looking for a great b.b. cream, i had no clue estee is now producing one xx
    My Blog: Boho Vanity

  4. Mari says:

    I found that “light” shade is orange, and the “medium” shade orange-er. Thank you for the review! I’m not too tempted to go out and buy it just yet, but I may re-consider when summer rolls around. BTW, I use EL Double Wear Foundation in 3W1 (Tawny) and find that the medium is way to dark orange for me, if I’m going to buy one now (no tan) I would opt for the “light” shade. HTH anyone else out there!

  5. Lipstick Luvvie says:

    Hey charlie,
    Seems like an age since I’ve commented, blame tedious application forms! I rushed to buy this a few weeks ago but I have to say I’m not really loving it. It isn’t pale enough as you say and just doesn’t give me the kind of coverage I want. I haven’t tried it with foundation over the top but I don’t want to feel caked in product. I am getting a bit frustrated with all the BB cream hype as none have yet to impress me or seem any different to a normal tinted moisturiser or foundation, if anything they perform worse.

    I’m pondering trying some of the Asian ones from eBay but buying stuff like that seems a bit of a risk. Have you tried any of the original ones? xx

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