The end of foundation?

Good morning people. Over the past two years we have been inundated with the launch of the BB Cream, which is being hailed as the all singing all dancing answer to our skins needs. Some brands say their BB cream replaces serums, moisturiser, SPF and foundation, imagine how much money we would save! For me they do not manage to live up to the hype. I do think that they are a great tinted moisturiser but they can not replace all of the products that they promise to.
Originally formatted in Germany in the 1960’s by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to protect her patients’ skin after surgery. She has since formulated many ranges and products and they are available to purchase.
BB Creams or Blemish Balm’s where introduced to Korea in the mid 80’s and they have been one of the biggest success stories in Asia for the past 30 years, they have 12% of the cosmetic market in Korea, which is huge! So naturally they have made their way to the West. Surprisingly the first brand to bring a BB Cream to our shores was the budget brand Garnier and of course many brands have followed suit. I have not tried all of the BB creams on the market as I do not feel that you get the best looking skin from using them but I have tried a few. The Estée Lauder BB cream sticks more closely to the Asian formula and has an ingredient in which is grey in colour which is amazing for sallow skin, if you want to appear paler. The Body Shop offering is pretty good, feels more like a foundation then the others and you get a nice bright finish to it. The one bad thing about it that it’s as rare as chickens teeth and is always sold out. But my favourite one is still the Garnier one, which is great as it is still one of the cheapest on the market costing only €14.99 and is available nationwide in pharmacy’s and supermarkets, it comes in two shades light and medium so no good for darker skin tones. Estée Lauder is available on Estée Lauder stockists nationwide and costs €40.50 and also comes in two shades, light and medium. The Body Shop BB cream is available nationwide in all Body Shop stockists and costs €19.95 and come in 3 shades.
I do hope this has been helpful and if you have tried BB creams and have an opinion I’d love to hear from you here or on Facebook or twitter.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lynda says:

    What is your opinion on GOSH BB cream all in one. thanks. lynda

    1. Leonard Daly says:

      Hi Lynda, I have not tried their BB Cream but in general I really like the brand. Sorry for not being any help, I’ll have a look at it when I’m out. Leonard

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