Review: Pure BB Cream Blemish Balm, Light (Not a Rave Review #9)18:30
With the short bursts of hot weather that keep disappearing as quickly as they appear, I recently switched my Mac Face and Body for something even lighter, a BB cream. Reaching into my Muji drawers I pulled out my Pure BB Cream, hoping for a long lasting yet lightweight alternative to my trusty favourite.
Despite being in the shade 'light', this is far from light ( I'm thinking shade 52/53 from Bourjois or NW/NC 25) and in the winter would definitely be far too dark however I took a risk and reached for it anyway in hope that I could blend it down my neck and it wouldn't be too obvious.
I tend to apply this to my hand then 'spread' onto my face using a flat foundation brush then blend either using my fingers, RT stippling brush or my Expert Face Brush from RT. If I use the correct amount, blending this in doesn't take long at all and I am left with a natural yet dewy complexion that looks very fresh faced and in my case very tanned as this is darker than natural complexion ( a big makeup no-no I know!) yet nevertheless very lightweight on the skin and I am left feeling as if I have nothing on my skin despite the light-medium coverage that this provides. Set this with a powder and setting spray and this is set to last for a good 6+ hours which is great for a £1.99 BB cream.
Unfortunately, upon using this continually for 3 or 4 days, I have found myself with spots in places that I wouldn't usually get them (even at THAT time of the month) and therefore I think this has broken me out and for that reason, and the face that this is far too dark for me unless set with a very pale face powder, I shall not be repurchasing this.
Overall I think that if you have olive skin that doesn't break out easily this may be worth a try as for £1.99 this is a very affordable BB cream however otherwise I would recommend Garnier for their BB creams or a light hand when applying Mac Face and Body if you only want a light coverage.
Have you tried this BB cream?