If you think about it, we experience a lot of “first times” in our lives.
Like, your first time getting a ticket.
Your first time eating cake.
And last, but not least: your first time trying a BB Cream
BB (Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm) Creams have been on the market for quite some time now and to me, I was just never really into them as I didn’t think they provided enough coverage and TBH, I also didn’t really believe the claims that it was better for your skin.
BB creams are supposed to essentially combines beauty products such as moisturizer, primer, foundation, and concealer in one to help you use less products, which in turn, is better for your skin.
What made me purchase the Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream was that it was intended for oily skin, I thought to myself, “If you’re gonna try a BB cream for the first time, it might as well be one formulated for oily skin!” So I went and bought it.
This BB cream is an oil-free formula that provides the perfect amount of
coverage to even skin tone, hide blemishes, won’t clog pores and keeps you shine-free all day long. -Covergirl
I like the formula of this BB cream, I was expecting some kind of watery lotion but was very pleased at how it felt like foundation.
Now I gotta tell you guys that I did use a primer with this. If I didn’t I knew I would’ve looked a sweaty, shiny, oily, hot mess! I always use primer with any face makeup!
This BB cream comes in 6 shades, and I picked up the shade 540 Medium. It was a little pink-toned on me, but I made it work.
I was super impressed with how natural and smooth the BB cream felt on my skin. It’s definitely a light-to-medium (definitely buildable) coverage and I had to stop myself from putting more on cause I’m just not used to the weightless feel. The BB cream didn’t settle into my pores and I liked the matte finish.
Here is what it looks like in outdoor lighting!
I did an oil check around lunchtime and was surprised to see that no oil has accumulated on my face. Granted, it’s not like I’m walking around a lot and I am also in a temperature controlled environment, but I love the finish of the BB cream!
I did another check at around 3ish and still no oil and no shine!
Finally at the end of my day at around 5:40 pm, you could see some oil and shine starting to peek through. Nothing too serious, I just look a little glowy.
And then when I got home at around 6:15, I could no longer really play off the shine as a natural glow – I was looking a little oily, but nothing some powder couldn’t fix.
For my first time using a BB cream, I would say it went successfully. It lasted through an 8 hour workday! The finish of the mattifying effect is so nice and doesn’t look cakey, looks just like a better version of my skin. it is very lightweight, easy to blend, buildable coverage, and it’s inexpensive! I am going to purchase a lighter shade and combine the two to get my perfect match. I highly recommend this for those with oily skin like mine!
Have you guys tried this out before? Let me know in the comments!
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