Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream

Oh, heavens! I was NOT going to jump on the BB Cream band wagon. I didn’t have any real interest in the product. Nor, did I need another product to add to the variety of my collection. Then, I end up getting samples in magazines. I find coupons that I get reimbursed the cost of my BB Cream purchase. And now, I get Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ to try out…

samples and swatches 001Yes, Pond’s has been around for years. Yet in the last couple of years, they have upped their game to appeal to a whole new generation. I’m hoping I can get you on the band wagon too because, I think Pond’s products are worth your consideration. I ask you to take a closer peek at these BB+ Creams… samples and swatches 002I won’t recommend that you use this as your sole provider for SPF protection. However, a broad spectrum of 15 is a good start. I found some of the natural ingredients (ginger, zinc oxide, potassium and iron) to be a surprise…a pleasant surprise… samples and swatches 003 samples and swatches 004However, sometimes natural ingredients can mean a shorter shelf life. I don’t know how old these creams are but, I see I should use them up before next March… samples and swatches 005 The tubes are well-packaged. Not only are they pretty but I like that it is easy to squeeze out the product, rather than stick my fingers in a jar. The tops twist off firmly and the hole is small. I don’t think I’m going to end up with cream goo all over my vanity…samples and swatches 006Pond’s BB+ Cream comes in only two shades: Light and Medium. There isn’t any doubt which one is right for me. However, I’m sad that darker-skin beauties don’t get an opportunity to work with this… samples and swatches 009 samples and swatches 015The light is an awesome match! The cream is so creamy and sooth to apply. I was able to build up the coverage to disguise any spots or redness with complete ease. Even though it did set nicely on my skin, I had to use a translucent finishing powder to keep it from being overly dewy. It may be OK for some folks to have that dewy glisten however, I don’t like it. It wasn’t heavy, I just like a matte finish to my complexion. But then it DOES say it is ‘luminous’.

You can find Pond’s BB+ Cream at Walmart, Target, Ulta and drugstores. Occasionally, you can find it in grocery stores. I have noticed that some of the grocers will carry just the medium if they carry it at all.

I gotta know if you have tried Pond’s BB+ Cream and what you think about it. Is it something you like?

 

This product was provided to me by the maker, Unilever. My opinions are strictly my own.

Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream

Ever since I got the opportunity to attend a special Central Florida Beauty Blogger Nordstrom’s beauty preview last year, I have been hooked on Kiehl’s products. Then Kiehl’s opened their own store in that same mall and, the Central Florida Beauty Bloggers were invited to their Grand Opening. As I learned more and more about Kiehl’s and got to try out samples (Kiehl’s is big on samples), I found even more of their products to love.

So, when they introduced a BB Cream, I knew I was going to get it at the next opportunity. And, with an SPF 50, it was a grand idea…

Mega swatch day 104 BB Creams are sheer so I use this either as a moisturizer before putting on foundation or, when I am going to have a no actual makeup day. I still get the moisturizing properties and a healthy dose of SPF. The added vitamin C helps with the turn-over rate of my skin. Cheers for a healthy glow!

The Kiehl’s representative agreed that the light shade would be perfect for me…

Mega swatch day 105Even though it looks a bit dark right out of the bottle…

Mega swatch day 108I found that once blended in, I get a fresh look to go with protecting my skin…

Mega swatch day 109 Mega swatch day 110 Mega swatch day 111This BB Cream didn’t leave my skin tacky or shiny, as I find some BB Creams to be. And often, products with an SPF over 30 are hard to apply evenly on my skin. Kiehl’s dries to a semi-matte once I apply setting powder. I didn’t get shiny after just a couple of hours. Yet my skin felt supple.

I haven’t found a BB Cream that gives medium to full coverage. However, as far as including a healthy SPF of 50, keeping my skin soft and moisturized and aiding in the turnover of skin cells, Kiehl’s, literally, has me covered.

Have you tried Kiehl’s BB Cream? Is this something you would consider using?