If you’re like me and think that American BB creams can’t compare to the Asian ones, it’s time to give the Bobbi Brown BB Cream a try. My expectations for BB creams are high, but the mediocre performance of the MAC BB cream (previously reviewed), has been redeemed since trying the Bobbi Brown version.
Packaging is a typical squeeze tube and nothing to write about. But it does hold 1.35 oz of product, which is 0.35 oz more than a typical liquid foundation.
Bobbi’s claims for the product: “Moisturize, perfect and protect – instantly and over time.” Much like the Asian BB creams, we can assume that Bobbi’s BB cream is an all-in-one product as well; there’s SPF 35 contained within the product and is very hydrating.
“Now it’s easier than ever to get great skin with Bobbi Brown’s new BB Cream SPF 35. Inspired by a skincare/makeup hybrid that’s a cult favorite in Asia, this formula combines moisturizer, treatment, Broad Spectrum SPF and a lightweight foundation in one.”
The texture is creamy and easy to blend. It goes on the skin easily but does feel a bit tacky upon contact until it’s absorbed. I tend to powder lightly over my t-zone with BB creams and I do that with Bobbi’s as well. It doesn’t make me oily but doesn’t make me greasey either.
The color I chose is LIGHT. The color choices are minimal and shades look pretty much the same except for medium dark. I thought about going for the extra EXTRA LIGHT, but changed my mind at the last minute since none of my other BB creams are overly light. EXTRA LIGHT is noticably pinker as well.
As you can see, LIGHT is still yellow but on the pale side. It blends seamlessly and does a good job at brightening up the skin and evening it out. If you prefer medium to full coverage, this may not cut it for you unless you add on some mineral foundation/powder foundation on top. I personally still prefer to wear real SPF under this, even if contains SPF 35.
I recommend the Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 and would say this is the best I’ve tried from the American market. I like that it looks like skin and adapts quickly. Pore coverage, line minimization, pigmentation coverage is pretty good; skin feels hydrated and looks healthy, which I like since it restores the natural look of it.
Bobbi’s website calls this the “skin perfector,” which I would agree with since it does correct color and imperfections. At the end of the day, it’s still not foundation, so that may be a deal breaker for many. I would recommend this over all other American brands thus far; but, Japanese and Korean BB creams are really the way to go, in my opinion. :)
Retails for $42.00 USD
Made in Canada.