I’ve come full circle on BB creams, from being an absolute fan right at the start to being totally over it by about the middle. Now, the newer formula BBs are SO good, I’m back in love with them. Not over them at all.
So, I’ve selected a random three, not least because people keep asking me about the tone of the Clarins BB so it’s good to have something to show against it.
First is Erborian, an original Korean BB and a goodie with ginseng in it.. I can’t resist the packaging that calls it ‘baby-skin’ effect (they already have a CC out). So, the texture is good.. not too drying; it comes in three shades; gold, light and one I can’t really work out because it doesn’t come with a shade name. It’s got SPF25. The middle one, tellingly, is Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream – and this is the darkest of the three, but even then, it’s dark, but texturally, I prefer it out of all of them. It has SPF 25. Finally, the last is Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty Booster in Light and although this is suitable for very fair skins which I think aren’t well catered for in the BB market, the consistency is kind of thin (impressively thin for an SPF30 though) and it’s very light in texture on the skin.
I just thought it was interesting to put a few up side by side to see the incredible variation in BBs – no wonder we’re all a bit confused by them! From my perspective, the best of the three is Erborian – it just seems to be the one that has everything a BB should have.
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