Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow Intensity 1, theBalm Balm Shelter in Lighter Than Light, Dior Nude BB Creme in Light 001
Now I know a lot of people prefer BB Creams for a summer, light make up look but mine get far more use during Autumn Winter kind of weather. I have fairly dry skin, admittedly I don't need a whole lot of coverage but I do love to wear a light base even when I'm having a bad skin day. BB Creams for me are an essential in my collection but I do find that most of them are far too dark in pigment for my fair skin. With that In mind I thought I would review a couple of BB Creams that I have or have used.
theBalm Balm Shelter in Lighter Than Light.
It was a pain in the arse to find a recent review of this online before I bought it but I went for it anyway and I'm really glad I did! Initially I bought this to take to a festival for the weekend but I didn't end up bothering with that plan. It is incredibly sheer and very pale which I love, it cancels out a lot of redness and evens the skin without feeling too much. I have to admit I don't reach for it that much as a base but I find myself adding it to my thicker, darker foundations to sheer them out and lighten up the shade and it works perfectly. I'm glad I picked this up!
Estee Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow in Intensity 1.
I have never been able to try the regular Double Wear because it doesn't come in a shade light enough for me so the idea of a BB Cream version really peeked my interest. Having said that I really don't enjoy this, it is definitely fair but it oxidises on the skin to a quite orange hue. It doesn't blend well, you need more product than an average foundation and it separates on my skin. Majorly pissed off that I spent the money on it if I'm honest.
Rimmel London BB Cream in Very Light.
Seeing that Rimmel had a shade light enough for meant I instantly bought it! I love their Match Perfection in Light Porcelain 010 so I expected this to be a sheer version with a bit of a lighter feel but actually it's thicker and more dense. Very strange. It's not bad by any means I just don't really see how they have a foundation which is more lightweight than it. I don't reach for it all too much but if you want a light, very pale base with a minimal price point then check this out!
Dior Nude BB Creme in Light 001.
My favourite lightweight foundation base ever. Hands down. This has a beautiful coverage, you don't need a lot of product to completely cover your base, it lasts all day and it has a lovely natural velvet feel so I don't need powder when I use it. I didn't photograph this one because I've run out but I'm definitely going to repurchase when it gets a little colder. I love it for all year around but in winter it is a nice lightweight alternative to foundation.
Hope this helps you out if you're looking for a lighter base and are on the fair side. Catch you in my next post :)
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