Monday, 21 January 2013

Essence All in One BB Cream

I was surprised to find the display of some Essence new products at Karstadt few days ago. I think their new products aren't supposed to enter the market before February but anyway I am happy that I spotted it sooner.

The BB Cream comes in a squeezing tube packaging. Design wise, it does remind me a bit of asian BB Creams.

The BB Cream comes in 2 shades, but shade #01 was too orange for my liking, so I took shade #02 which leans more to beige-natural undertone.

The BB Cream has liquid - almost watery consistency. I was skeptical at the beginning, but it is actually not that bad. It is very easy to blend, and I applied it using my fingers and then put another layer with my 'beauty blender' for some more coverage.( not the original beauty blender, but the one I got from H&M which is surprisingly really really good! ). The coverage is really sheer but is buildable. As far as I've noticed, it doesn't have any typical 'greyish-ashy' asian BB Creams undertone .
It claims to moisturize and smoothen the complexion and I think it manages to live up the claims. It also contains SPF 30 which is quite high for 'western' BB Cream but I have nothing against it!
It feels comfortable on my skin, and also lightweight. Sometimes BB Creams feel a bit thick on my skin but this one doesn't. 



1st layer does even out my complexion and brightens it up. But you can see some spots on my cheeks aren't well covered. I am not looking for a full coverage with this BB Cream, but I want just a bit more 'camouflage'. 

Please pardon my weird different colored eye brows. I was testing my new brow kit from MUA.

The 2nd layer evens out my complexion and covers my imperfections better than as seen with 1st layer.  But even with 2 layers it still comes out sheer which I like because it also looks natural and my skin can still glow underneath. My only concern is that , this BB Cream has dewy finish and can get oily after few hours, so powder is a must here. My skin is now kinda dry because of winter and I think , my skin is now more a normal to combination rather than combination to oily. I am a bit worried that this BB Cream would be too greasy for me in summer, but at least in colder months I know it won't be a problem.

To be honest, I bought this BB Cream only out of curiosity without any expectation , but surprisingly I kinda like this BB Cream and I am happy that I decided to get it ;)

It retails for 3,99€/ 30 ml.


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