I have been meaning to try a BB cream for a while now. I've never been a huge fan of tinted moisturizers simply because my skin requires a lot more than 'tint'. I need paste ;) also known as concealer. However, BB creams intrigue me with their wide array of claims.
In my April Glossybox I got a little sample of Marcelle's BB cream ($22.99/45g) which I quite liked, and I'd already read a positive review of it over at Cosmetic Proof so I decided I might just pick up a tube for myself.
I stopped into Shoppers Drugmart and lo and behold, the BB cream was on sale for $18.99! It is usually $22.99 so I couldn't pass up the deal. Marcelles BB cream comes in two shades, light to medium, and medium to dark. I swatched both shades and decided to go with light to medium. I looked and saw there was only one tube of this shade left! And tons of medium to dark tubes! It was fate, and I happily purchased the tube.
All the claims that Marcelle's BB cream makes: it is an 8 in 1 cream! Wow.
|Marcelle BB Cream in Light to Medium
I bought this to use on my cheeks/nose/forehand to even out my skin tone, and minimize my pores. I cannot use it with great success on my chin because it is acne prone so I use retin-A which keeps it pretty dry. My concealer and powder work well for that area though.
|Bare Naked Face!
|Face With Marcelle BB Cream
Here is a comparison for you! On the left, I have nothing on my face. On the right, I have just the BB cream on my face. As you can see, my pores are minimized, and my skin tone is more even.
Overall, I think this is a great product! It wears well during the day, and although it claims to stay matte, I do find shine seeps through as I wear it. However, for those blessed with less greasy skin, I have no doubt that it would stay matte. This is an excellent product and I am very happy with the results! What is your favourite brand of BB cream?
PS. I sent out the prize from my 50 Follower Giveaway last week! Congrats to Frosso @ http://www.lacquermesilly.com for winning!