Aug 20, 2013
There are so many BBs out there, and as someone with combination-oily skin, the thought of putting a greasy cream that might make me look shiny only a few hours later sounded pretty terrible. I'm a pretty firm believer in investing in high-quality cosmetics when it comes to foundation and things I'm covering my face with. While it might pay off to invest in a more expensive product, I just wasn't ready to take that plunge with a BB Cream and decided to go with a more budget-friendly drugstore brand (not that there's anything wrong with drugstore brands either!).
I decided to go with Revlon's PhotoReady BB Cream and I'm really happy with my choice! Here's my rundown:
-as expected, definitely not the coverage I get with my BareMinerals foundation
-smoothed my complexion
-matched my skin tone perfectly (I went with the Medium tone)
-moisturized my skin better than some moisturizers I've tried
-felt a little greasy at first, but after it was totally dried and set, felt smooth and dry
-had good staying power
-didn't leave me shiny or greasy
Overall, I really liked Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream. While it didn't give me awesome coverage, it was certainly enough for a day when I don't need a full face of makeup. Even at the end of the day, I could see some of the tint coming off with my makeup remover towel, so it did last. It didn't leave me feeling greasy, oily, or shiny, which is a huge win for me. I'd like to experiment with building the coverage a little bit, or using the cream as a primer/moisturizer under my foundation.
I had a great experience with Revlon's PhotoReady BB Cream and definitely recommend it. I'm sure there are a ton of great BBs out there, and this might not be right for every skin type, but it was great for me!
This review has not been sponsored, nor requested by Revlon, and simply contains my own opinions and views to share with my readers.