Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream Review


 I'm on such a Summer/skin care hype recently and just like the InTransit Primer, I have featured this in a lot of posts lately but I feel that it needs an individual review because I want to tell you all about it. BB creams have been on the market for a long time but it’s really difficult to know which one to buy for your skin type. I used to think that wearing a BB cream meant that your whole face would be on show and I didn’t used to be confident in my skin, so I liked to put concealer and foundation on to cover my imperfections. Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream has changed this forever, it’s completely changed my opinion of BB creams, read on to see why and how...

Firstly the packaging, it’s lightweight and easy to carry around. It’s standard Clarins, red. I do actually like it, it’s quite sleek looking. It’s not got the Chanel factor and definitely doesn’t have the Burberry factor, but it looks good in a Clarins kinda way.

I fell in love as soon as I applied this to my face. It comes out like foundation, but it’s super duper moisturising. It’s like applying a light weight moisturiser and treatment to your face that looks like moisturiser. Whats not to love? The colour, I got shade light, is perfect for me. For a light shade it’s actually really quite dark.



I use my Real Techniques blending brush to really blend this in along the cheeks and nose so that there is only a light coverage in the areas that I want to tan, it gives such a flawless but natural finish.

Because of its moisturising properties it really does make your skin look radiant, you do glow a lot. If you don’t like this you can put powder over the top, I tend not to depending on what kind of look I’m going for.


In terms of staying power, it may just be my skin but at the end of the day this does kind of fall of the face, which isn’t that good, maybe its because its quite an oily base.You could always use this as a primer so that your skin is being fixed underneath your foundation if you don’t dare to bare, but it does have really good buildable coverage.


Overall, I love this product. It is insanely good, thank you to Escentual for sending this my way quite a while ago and introducing me to such an incredible product which I will buy over and over again.

Do you use BB creams? What are your thoughts on this? PS. Keep checking back for my battle of the BB cream post where I will compare lots of BB creams in one post for you, then you can choose which one is best for you.

Lots of love, Em x
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60 comments:

  1. This looks like a luxiorous bb! I want to try it!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  2. I might have to give this one a go, I recently tried the Smashbox BB cream and I'm seriously regretting it. I've never had a more painful, angry breakout than I had from that! I was really disappointed with it, especially considering I wanted to find a brilliant bb cream before I go on holiday! Michaela xoxo

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    1. Witch hazel will help you with the reaction :)

      KewTeePye
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    2. Just wondering, what skin type do you have? Because I was considering on buying the Smashbox BB cream but I haven't read the reviews on it yet

      http://alicecarline.blogspot.com

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    3. my skin is normal, havent tried the BB from smashbox will get back to you on that! x

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  3. Finding the right one is like an ongoing search in my life haha this one sure does sound promising , great review.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  4. This looks like such a great bb cream! Thanks for the review.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this too. It was my first Clarins buy and I wasn't disappointed! The lightest shade is quite orange and dark though, so best with a tan!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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    1. i love it, clarins has always been good i used to use their foundation years ago! i know, its so dark isnt it :) x

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  6. I feel like BB creams are never light enough for my skin, does this come in a wide range of colours? xx Meagan
    withasideofbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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    1. no just medium and light booo xx

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  7. I love Clarins I'm dying to try this and your review has just made me even more eager! I love the quality of their skincare!

    dp
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    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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    1. yeah they're the original and the best i'd say! xxx

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  8. I tried their hydra quench tinted Moisturiser a few months ago, after my friend recommended it. That was lovely, so I bet I'd love this. Ive never actually tried BB cream before, as I just get a little put off by all the BB/ CC hype but I have heard so many good things, so maybe its time I did :) Xx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ahhh never tried that moisturiser sounds sooo good, yeah i dont understand what cc cream is?!?! xxxx

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  9. I'm tempted to try this. I popped into my local Debenhams to get a sample of their tinted moisturiser and saw this advertised. But they didn't have any samples available for either! I hadn't read anything about the BB cream, so your review has been a help, I think I'll go back next week and try get samples again. haha
    Caroline.x

    notesfromcaroline.com

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    1. ooooo hopefully you can get one soon, soo good xxx

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  10. I'm rediscovering Clarins again and I'm desperate to try this BB. Thanks for the great review. Love your blog! Rebecca xx
    www.zemakeup.blogspot.com

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  11. There was a sample of this in my magazine, now I'm going to have to go through my magazines to find it! another great post :D x


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  12. I've never used them but they look pretty cool.

    +btw, you have very interesting blog.
    do you want to follow each other?

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  13. I didn't know Clarins made a BB cream!! I've only tried the Maybelline New York and the Loreal Paris BB creams...both are great!

    Haha and off topic...but I like the flowers in the background of your pics!

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    1. oooo never tried the maybelline one! aw so glad you like it x

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  14. I tried a Garnier BB Cream which was fairly cheap. It just seemed to be the same as a tinted moisturiser to me, and I moved to mineral powder foundation a few years ago as it works really well for me.
    Might try the BB cream again on holiday though.

    Nice blog though!
    Becca x
    www.oneineverycolour.co.uk

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    1. i have the garnier bb cream too! i prefer this one:) X

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  15. Sounds like an incredible product!

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  16. I used to think the exact same thing, my whole face would be on show including all perfections for the world to see! I got a free sample of a BB cream from Garnier in Glamour magazine and I was actually astonished at how good it looked! Definitely a fan of BBs now and yours sounds great!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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    1. yeah! but now i love them hehe:) x

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  17. i am so going to have to try this BB Cream- i just did a post on my Top 5 MAC lipsticks including swatches (hands and lips) and how i combine them with lipliners, i have 9 lipsticks shown and would love you to take a look
    !http://the-lavenderblues.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I've never used a BB cream personally. I have looked at them in the shops but even the light are quite dark. After this post I am going to make it my mission to find my shade. X

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    1. yeah they are really dark! x hope you find it!

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  19. You have a nice blog. Do you want to follow each other in Google friend connect? Just follow me and leave a comment and I will follow you back :) We could add each other in our Google+ circles as well if you want. :) Cheers

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  20. Wow, it sounds lovely, shame it didn't last through the day though. I've only used one BB cream before and I found it to be really difficult to apply over moisturiser.

    Liv xo

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    1. yeah such a shame but maybe its just my skin! ah i apply this over loads of moisturiser! x

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  21. I had a sample of this and I tried it today. I must say I freakin' loved it!

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  22. Sounds like a great product- I love BB creams!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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  23. I can never find a BB cream which is light enough for me :( I look forward to the battle of the BB creams!
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    1. I don't understand why they're all so dark :( x

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    1. It's more than worth it, my fave x

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  25. This is top of the list on the BB creams that i want to try. Great post.

    Jodie x
    www.retrococktail.co.uk

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