Monday, 10 February 2014

Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream - Review & Swatch


CLARINS CLAIMS
Are you looking for an easy way to get beautiful skin?
BB Skin Perfecting Cream evens skin tone, revitalises and protects - resulting in beautiful skin with a perfect complexion in one simple step. Efficient skin care and beauty expertise have been combined by the Clarins Laboratories in this 3-in-1 product.

PRICE & AVAILABILITY
£22.40 | Escentual

THE BASICS
Clarins Skin Perfectng BB Cream comes in 3 shades. I have the Shade 1. Each tube contains 45ml of product which is more than the standard 30ml packaging.

 

MY OPINION
I don't know how to write this heart-wrenching/delightful story. How you fall in love with something only to know it is not for you? Sad, right? This is what happened with me and this Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream.

Before getting this, I had read various reviews about it all raving about its beautiful formula and talking about its weird shade range. I got to know that even the lightest colour, Shade 1 is quite dark and does not go with very fair skin tones. I being, NC25, thought well I certainly do not fall under the very fairest of skin tones and I was sure this BB Cream would work out for me.

I was nervous and excited when I held this sleek, gorgeous red tube in my hand and rushed to apply it on my face. It confuses me what Clarins did with their shade range! Shade 1 is so prominently orange and about two to three shades darker than me that no amount of blending or setting with a lighter powder can make it match. When I put it on, I look like somebody who just got a bad fake tan.

These woes aside, hands down Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream has the most incredible BB Cream formula I have tried in so long. It has the perfect consistency, slightly on the thicker side. It blends beautifully hiding any dry patches and leaves a lovely radiance, which is not greasy or dewy, just fresh. And it gives a great medium coverage, natural yet covering minor imperfections. It also stayed on my face for a good 8 hours without any setting powder on top. 

And the most gutting part is, I am so in love with the formula, the texture, the finish but there is no way I can make the colour work for me. If you can find a match in Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream, consider yourself very, very lucky.

Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream - Shade 1 (swatch)
MY OPINION

One of the best BB Cream formulas I have tried, but the fact that even the lightest shade doesn't blend with my NC25 is so saddening. The shade range is a real disappointment!




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Disclaimer: This product(s) was sent to me for consideration to review. I was not paid for this review,  I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the product(s) was free does not influence my opinion at all.

6 comments :

  1. ooops heart wrenching :( sorry the shade didn't suite u...

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  2. It sucks when you find a bb cream or foundation that suits you but they don't have the appropriate shade =/
    Loved the review xx
    and I nominated you for the versatile blogger award do check it out =)

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  3. yikes! meddling with a lighter color to make it darker is possible but no idea about going the other way round!

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  4. Ouch.....sorry to hear this....From the pix one can easily judge that its thick....xoxoxo...:)

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  5. U know how much goras love looking tanned! It's an irony they don't consider Asian skintones when creating formulas

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  6. Ah BB creams have given me a hard time when it came to color, I mix a whitening cream (Pakis are well aware of that stuff) with my BB cream to make it lighter.

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