Dior's BB Creme was my first ever 'high end' base purchase and I can't deny that shelling out £25 (I bought mine from Escentual) wasn't the easiest thing in the world. I've gotten used to foundations that cost less than a tenner, but then again I've also gotten used to using base products which weren't perfect for my skin. On a complete whim (inspired by the many reviews I'd read) I impulse purchased, and when it arrived a few days later I was itching to try it out. Ladies and gentlemen, it is as wonderful as everyone has said it is. It has a lightweight feel without disappearing upon application and offers a decent level of coverage whilst somehow also managing to feel feather-light on the skin. I honestly cannot feel it when I wear it, which is exactly what I want from a foundation. It also works incredibly well on my combination skin, it doesn't aggravate my dry cheeks but it also manages well on my oily t-zone. This lasts me through an average working day without needing any seeing to, although I must admit that it looks better at the end of the day if I add a touch of powder (specifically on my nose) in the morning. Although it swatches quite pink when I apply it on my hand (which worried me as I definitely have yellow undertones to my skin) when I apply it with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush (its perfect partner) it is a remarkably good colour match against my far skin.
If you want to get an idea of the shade and the level of coverage that it offers then I've included two useful images below, one is of my skin without any make-up and the second image is of my skin when I've applied just the Dior BB Creme. You can see that it doesn't offer full coverage, I would call it light-medium but it does a good job of covering up the redness in my cheeks and around my nose as well as smoothing over my pores.
|I didn't notice how messy my hair was until now! Sorry guys, haha.|
Obviously it isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea, the coverage might look too light, the shades might not be perfect etc. However, the feel of this product on the skin is something that makes it a winner, as well as its lasting power. I do struggle with the oil on my t-zone (it's been increased slightly by a change in my skincare routine, but will hopefully improve over time) and Diorskin Nude BB Creme works really well. I have, however, seen reviews of this product from people with dry skin who equally love it, which suggests that it would work well for quite a broad audience. I for one love it and think it is worth a try (even if you only get a sample) because finding something that feels this light on the skin that will actually last through the day is often a challenge. You can find it in Boots (in three different shades) for £30 or at Escentual for £25.50.
Have you tried this BB Cream? What base product do you like to wear during the summer?