Friday 8 February 2013


When I first discovered BB creams it didn't get off to a good start. They emphasised my already greasy skin and their lack of colour ranges meant I was often left resembling an umpa lumpa or looking a ghostly shade of white. Fast forward to now and The Body Shops all in one BB cream has changed my views. Being someone that uses a tinted moisturiser on a daily basis (Laura Mercier is my holy grail) I often opt for a lighter more dewy coverage during the week. Having no prior knowledge of this product beforehand I was surprised to see that this is not like generic BB creams and actually starts off as a white cream which is slightly textured with minuscule beads full of coloured pigments. I was a tad wary to start with but I applied a pea sized amount of product to my makeup brush (RT expert face brush FYI) and started to blend. What amazed me was that although it applies white, as you blend you can see the colour starting to develop and it adapts to your skintone so no dreaded tide marks. Like most BB creams this is only available in 3 shades and whilst I used 01 which is the lightest, the darkest does not look very much darker so to those darker skinned ladies you may want to road test this prior to buying! Coverage wise this is a light coverage, think more even skintone as opposed to full on blemish busting. So if you are prone to blemishes then you might want to give this a miss. But whats the verdict? The results of this left me with healthy, dewy skin and definitely evened my skintone I also noticed that my skin felt incredibly smooth after using this and am happy to report that despite being a sufferer of slighlty oily skin this did not emphasise it one bit. So if your skin is a tad on the oily skin and you are worried about using this, then don't be, just make sure that you skip the misturiser or this can end up slipping around a little! All in all a winner!

*PR Sample