And the BB Cream trend continues! The first one I got was the 17 one towards the end of the last year and I really enjoyed it, infact it's getting close to being empty! So when No7 released on I was right on it! I haven't actually tried any of the original Asian ones so I can't compare this to them, just tell you what I think of it as a stand alone product! This costs £12.95 from Boots, does anyone else recon No7 is a little overpriced? Especially with all the deals they do!
As always I've included a summary at the end :)
Unlike the 17 BB Cream, the No7 one actually has some different formulations for different skin types! They have Normal/Oily, Normal/Dry and Dry/Very Dry, which is great! I would say I have combination skin and so went for the Normal/Oily for the oil control on longer days. It also comes in two shades - Fair and Medium, no dark though. So the range is pretty reasonable and also they have an SPF15! Each tube has 40ml of product in it too which is more than average!
It is creamy, but not overly so, so doesn't feel heavy on the skin. Instead it feels light and blends nicely into the skin. I has an SPF15 sun protection to it, with UVA and UVB, so will be great for our not so sunny UK summer! I don't have the oiliest skin, but I do find this BB Cream helps to control oil well, I have a very small amount of oiliness around my nose by the end of the day. So if you're really oily you may not be so impressed with this! I do however find that it moisturizes without adding oiliness and have actually had less dry skin since using this! So all in all great for my combination skin!
How it looks on!
Once this is first applied it will take a few minutes to sink in. Once it has it's not completely matte and has a slight dewiness to it, which I really like. On the packaging it claims to give a 'flawless healthy complexion', and yes I agree it makes my skin look and feel healthy. But by no stretch of the imagination does it give flawless skin! It has a sheer/medium coverage, but I still feel the need to use powder/concealer if I want my skin to look really nice. Colour wise this is a good match, although when swatched on my arm I did originally think it was a little yellow.
|No7 BB Cream, with Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer and ELF Mineral Foundation.|
The Good - 40ml product, lots of choice for different skin types, great for my combination skin - moisturizes and controls oil reasonably well, lasts most of the day, SPF15.
The Not so Good - No colour choice for darker skins, not convinced on the packaging, I think it's a little over priced, doesn't give a flawless finish like it claims.
Would I repurchase this? Possibly, but only with one of the frequent £5 off vouchers. Otherwise I'd get another 17 one as I don't see a massive difference (No7 lasts better, but is sheerer).
Who might like this? I found it worked well for my combination skin, so if you have combination skin this could work well for you.
The Bottom Line - Good product for easy everyday wear, but slightly overpriced for me.
I hope you liked this review and found it helpful. I do sometimes wonder if my thoughts are spread everywhere and jumbled in my posts, but I'm trying to improve on it so bear with me! As always if you have any questions then don't hesitate to ask and I'll get back to you! Thanks for stopping by and all your lovely comments recently, you're all amazing!