Tired of having to apply tons of powder to reduce the shine caused by my morning moisturizer and not wanting to fuss with foundation I figured I would try a BB!
Some SA's are way too important for their own good...
Originally I wanted to get Dior's but I was snubbed at the counter!!! T-shirt, Capri pants and flip flops (Chanel Taboo on my toes) apparently aren't good enough for some sales assistants on a super hot Saturday after noon! I turned around and there was Estée Lauder's counter. Guess what? I wasn't snubbed there! Oh and this wasn't even a big downtown counter either.
Estée Lauder's DayWear BB Multi-Perfecting Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35. Wow that can be a mouthful!!! I tried it on my arm and liked the texture and the color match was nice so I bought it in 01 Light.
Since this is my first BB creme I can't really compare it to others but I have tried a few on my arm. For instance, Clarins was too dark and Vichy felt too thick and looked too matte. I tried a couple drugstore brands like Revlon and Rimmel and didn't like them much.
How do I use it?
Estée Lauder's DayWear BB is on the thick side, thicker than a regular foundation. When applying it to skin one has to be quick about it. Spreading and blending, it penetrates in no time leaving a matte finish. I do have to use a dry sponge to make it appear invisible but it's not as laborious as with a foundation.
How does it perform?
If you have dryish skin you may want to either skip this or consider using a moisturizer underneath. It is moisturizing but I know that come October I won't be able to use it on it's own, if I have any left in the tube, more particularly on my cheeks. At the moment I'm more on the oily side, especially on my t-zone. My face truly is less shiny wearing this BB and it covers the mild redness on my cheeks quite nicely. I wouldn't rely on it for UV protection if I were to spend longer periods of time outdoors but for my current needs it's pretty good.
Would I recommend Estée Lauder DayWear BB? Yes.
For this time of year it's a great no nonsense product to use in the morning. I like it when it's fast and this is since the color match is pretty good.
I've been wearing it for a little over a week now and although I would like it to be a little less matte, it's comfortable to wear and I kid you not but I feel my skin is slightly softer! Huh? This is the only new skin care item I've been using so I guess it does have some benefits as per the packaging.
The only downside, the price! $45.00 for 30 ml ($3.00 less than Dior for the same amount) but it should last until October and it's one product instead of two, meaning day cream and foundation.
Again, if you have dry skin, you may not be able to use this on it's own. For review purposes I will likely try others but this one, if not for this here blog, I would definitely repurchase. Who doesn't like a fast and easy one step good looking skin result in the morning? Hope that made sense!
Oh and I barely need powder now! Just a light dusting to make my bronzer go on evenly. :)
As you can imagine, swatches where, again, out of the question and I must say that the tube was a little hard to photograph given it's shiny finish. I'm doing the best I can guys, I swear! :)
As with any new skin care item, if you have sensitive skin or are acne and/or clog prone do patch test first and never try more than one new product at a time. That way if there is a problem you'll be able to get rid of the culprit.
Makeup Alley: 3.5 / 5 lippies for 101 reviews.
Beauté-test: 4 / 5 stars for 69 reviews.
The list of ingredients is INSANE!!! This was taken from Makeup Alley. Hopefully it's accurate since I didn't take the time to double check with my box.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS OCTINOXATE 7.50% � OCTISALATE 4.00% � OXYBENZONE 2.50% � TITANIUM DIOXIDE 1.10% INGREDIENTS WATER � DIMETHICONE � BUTYLENE GLYCOL � PENTYLENE GLYCOL � PHENYL TRIMETHICONE � GLYCERYL STEARATE � BEHENYL ALCOHOL � TRIOCTYLDODECYL CITRATE � POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE � OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE � PEG-40 STEARATE � POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATE � GENTIANA LUTEA (GENTIAN) ROOT EXTRACT � POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT � THERMUS THERMOPHILLUS FERMENT � HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT\EXTRAIT D'ORGE � FUMARIA OFFICINALIS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT � CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT � HYDROLYZED RICE BRAN EXTRACT � LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT � HYDROLYZED RICE EXTRACT � ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT � ARTEMIA EXTRACT � VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT � TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT � CHOLESTEROL � CAFFEINE � PROPY LENE GLYCOL STEARATE � OCTYLDODECYL NEOPENTANOATE � POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE � TOCOPHERYL ACETATE � SUCROSE � GLYCERINE � SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE � LINOLEIC ACID � LECITHIN � SQUALANE � SODIUM PCA � UREA � ISOPROPYL TITANIUM TRIISOSTEARATE � ERGOTHIONEINE � SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE � TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE � POLYSORBATE 20 � SORBITAN LAURATE � SODIUM HYALURONATE � CITRIC ACID � PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATE � GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID � TREHALOSE � POLYQUATERNIUM-51 � HYDROGENATED LECITHIN � FUMARIC ACID � ALUMINA � PALMITOYL HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM AMYLOPECTIN/GLYCERIN CROSSPOLYMER � AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER � CYCLODEXTRIN � NORDIHYDROGUAIARETIC ACID � ASCORBYL TOCOPHERYL MALEATE � XANTHAN GUM � STEARIC ACID � SILICA � FRAGRANCE � ETHYLBISIMINOMETHYLGUAIACOL MANGANESE CHLORIDE � PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE � DISODIUM EDTA � PHENOXYETHANOL � CHLORPHENESIN � [ /- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) � ZINC OXIDE (CI 77947) � IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) � YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140) � CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288) � MICA � FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) � CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN (CI 77289) � CARMINE (CI 75470) � BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) � BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090)]