Rated 3.91 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review DON'T SLEEP ON THIS ONE
I have only been doing makeup about 9 months so I'm pretty new to the game. Until I used this product I swore by full coverage foundations and never thought I would reach for something "sheer". However around a month ago I started working on 'everyday'/'natural' looks and found I needed something less heavy-duty than foundation. That's when I purchased this BB cream in shade 120 Medium. I could not believe the results. Even though this cream is "sheer coverage" it evens out my skin tone so well it honestly looks like I have medium coverage on. The best part its it holds up very very well even in the Miami summer climate. I found that my foundations would break up a lot from the humidity but this BB cream stays in tact!!! The only niggle is for me is that the finish is dewy, and I prefer matte. Therefore this may not be ideal for oily skin types (mine is dry).
I now mix shades 110 and 120 bc 120 was a little dark for me. I am attaching two pictures with me wearing the 110/120 mix, one natural look and one more glam.
Most Helpful Critical Review It's Okay, I'd Expected More
The light color is just a hair too dark for my very fair skin, but it is very lightweight, so is easy to blend and make look natural. It goes on very smooth, and blends in a lot better than the other "foundation" type products I've tried. I like how the product makes my skin feel - smooth.
This is not a product that provides heavy coverage, so if that's what you need, this isn't the right thing.
My skin is very sensitive, and I found this product stings a bit sometimes. I also think it's causing some breakouts. In the end, I won't buy it again, for those reasons, and the fact that it's not quite light enough for my skintone, even though I bought the lightest version. I wish these products came in "wicked pale". :lol:
Reviewed by 1553 customers Perfect for No-Makeup Makeup
Kim L from Connecticut
When I'm in a rush or just don't feel like applying my foundation, I dot this around my face and rub it into my skin as if applying lotion. I have combination/oily skin, and this doesn't feel too heavy in the oily parts of my face. It's important to note that this product evens out my skin, but my acne scars and freckles still show. If you are looking for a medium to full coverage foundation, this is not for you!! My other face products (e.g. bronzer, highlighter) apply beautifully on top as well. Can't beat it, especially for the price!
TIP: This product contains only a physical sunscreen (i.e. Titanium Dioxide). My friend advised me to still use a chemical sunscreen underneath for adequate UV protection. :)
It pilled on my face
Erin from OR
Nice light coverage, but definitely not going to cover up any red cheeks. Had a nice light scent. Problem I had was that while I was applying it started to pill. I started with a clean face so I'm not sure if it was the sunscreen causing the clumps. Basically the more I rubbed (gently) the more it started to flake off or roll up into clumps. Not sure what happened. I even shook the tube to make sure it was mixed up before applying.
Nichole from Michigan
I was skeptical to try this at first, but was told it was the same as IT cosmetics. So, I gave it a try and now I am in love with it. It goes on so smooth.
Looks like nothing on your face
Lauren from SCS
Doesnt perfectly match I'm a shade 330 toffee in the fit me foundation and I got this in the med deep.. my foundation is darker. I got this from target and I'm gonna return. It's cheaper there but I'm making a review here so everyone can see.
Mary from Portsmouth, VA
I got this because I did not want a heavy foundation, and while it is lightweight, it has pretty much no coverage. You have to use A LOT to cover any redness or blur pores. The lightest shade also comes out pretty orange, but it does blend out eventually.
Very convenient and natural looking
Theresa from Stockton
This cream is very convenient and natural looking I use this for days that I do not wanna use heavy foundation. I do have freckles and it doesn't cover my freckles it just combs the dark color down and evens out my skin tone it's great that it also has SPF. I'd recommend this for a daily use if you want your face just to look a little more toned without the look of make up.
Light moisturizing coverage
Gosia from Schaumburg, IL
This seems to have a thinner layer of coverage
Very good product
Chris from Tarpon Springs, FL
When I could no longer locate Neutrogena's tinted moisturizer, I gave this one a try. Very pleased and
actually makes my skin feel better.
Love!! Must try
Milytom26 from Dover, DE
I love this product. Lightweight, all day wear, blurring my imperfections of my complexion.
Ash_Bick from Texas
This stuff leaves a beautiful and natural glow to the skin. It dries down well on its own and does not need any powder. I love this for light makeup day and will continue to buy this. The only down fall is that it is not transfer proof and that makes it hard to wear with a mask. Once we are no longer required to wear masks I will probably wear this one as my go to. I love that this product is hydrating and not drying.
LB from Florida
This and CG BB cream are my two favs.. CG is just more matte.. So, just depends on what I'm after..
This one is hydrating so, it may not work well for oily skin IMO..
Perfect for the gym or a day at the beach.. Also, works well under a mask so, you're not wasting foundation..
I feel it definitely makes my skin look more even..
Love love love!
Ash_Bick from Texas
This is my new favorite light coverage foundation! I love that this looks like my skin but better! It is so light weight that I literally feel like I'm wearing nothing on my face. It plays well with primers and setting sprays. It dries down well and I do not feel the need to set it with powder. It also makes my skin look like it has a natural glow. I will definitely be purchasing this for light coverage makeup days.
Perfect BB cream
Mollyki from Illinois
This has been my go-to BB cream for years! I've tried many and always come back to this one. Goes on smooth (better with fingers than a sponge as the sponge absorbs too much of the cream) and gives your skin a nice color without looking too made up. I go to a lot of kids sports games and don't like the no makeup look but also don't want to be too 'made up' at the ball park at 8am. Makes me feel comfortable in my own skin. I wear Medium during the summer months and switch to light/medium during my paler months. But, you can wear the medium even on lighter skin to give you a little bit of color.
This does the job at a price I like
Lynsie from Phoenix, AZ
This fits my needs and is affordable.
Kathleen from NYC
I'm 34 with acne-prone combination skin. My skin started changing into my 30's, and mineral foundations and full-coverage foundations were highlighting my laugh lines and making me look older. Even with breakouts, I like to have a natural, dewy look that evens out redness. This does exactly that – SO happy I found this! Never makes me break out, never sticks to my dry patches. It melts into my skin. Sometimes I mix it with my moisturizer to get a sheerer effect.
SZ from Longmont
This BB cream works just as well as most expensive brands! I have been using philosophy products For a long time but was looking for something cheaper right now. My skin soaks this stuff up. It leaves a nice finish and doesn't break my skin out. I will definitely purchase this again!
yes for the price
fran from long island
very lightweight, gives the "no makeup" appearance and works well on the skin for such a cheap price. the only reason it's 4 instead of 5 stars is the *awful* shade range. for me personally, my shade is there. but it's not very inclusive for others.
Good for light coverage lovers
Emi from PA
I normally don't like how most foundations feel or look on my face, but this cream is actually really nice! It gives me that nice summer glow while also giving sheer, lightweight coverage. If you're not into that- I don't suggest this product. Light was perfect for my skin tone, and it blends really well. One star off because the smell throws me off when I first apply, but other than that I recommend!
Buyer Beware If You Have Very Light or Very Dark Skin
Cheyenne from Augusta
I really want to like this but the "light" is too dark for me. I loved the feeling of the foundation on my face. It felt lightweight and it was easy to blend, but my husband and my mother even said I looked like a middle schooler who was wearing a foundation that was too dark for her. You could obviously see the foundation line on my upper neck and on my forehead/hairline and it was just not a good look.
If this had a broader color spectrum, for both lighter and darker colors, I would definitely recommend.
C from Not saying
Its a great product and it lasts all day but its just so incredibly oily for me otherwise amazing
Used since 7th grade (I'm in college now...)
Kristy from kearny, NJ
I used this in 7th grade when I had minor blemishes and few redness, to protect my skin and keep it healthy. When I developed really bad acne and extremely oily skin, I switched to a high coverage foundation. Recently, I went to my dermatologist and rarely get acne now and have less oil production. This is perfect for my combination/normal skin. It covers up slight redness, minor blemishes, and it perfect for protection and natural looking skin. HOLY GRAIL!!!
works pretty well for the price, BUT
billie from indiana
not the most inclusive or broad shade range.
Sherry from Williamsburg VA
Feels really good on the skin and last all day long and gives you that summer glow
Made me break out
Makeup Dweeb from Phoenix
I was on the hunt for a new, budget-friendly tinted moisturizer and decided to try this one. It really blended well with my skin and I loved the finish, but it made me break out. So tragic because I was nearly a convert.
I use as a spot concealer
Autummh from Hot Springs, AR
I got this in my vox box and wanted to use it as a allover tinted moisturizing cream but it does need a lot of prep for that . You need to expholiate and moisturize before and use a primer for it to hold and not flake up . I like to use to for my eyelids and chin and to cover up a blemish with a brush instead and for that purpose it works great as jusr a spot treatment. It is light and creamy but lihjt coverage and when you set it with primer spray it will hold up for several hours indoors. I will probably have this tube a long time not sure about repurchasing just yet I have to play with it and bit more.