No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream

24.7.12

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I went through a blogger-induced stage of thinking that full coverage was the way forward, but thankfully before investing in any I remembered that my skin isn't actually that bad.  Suffering with dry skin, fuller coverage bases tend to turn slightly cakey on me, so I've been looking for lighter consistencies during the Summer months.

With a No7 voucher burning a hole in my pocket, I decided to take my first steps into the BB cream world with the Beautiful Skin cream for Normal to Dry skin, which with my voucher was only £7.95.  First plus point would definitely be the choice of product for either dry or oily skin which is available here.

The No7 BB cream has SPF 15 which makes it perfect for using in the sunshine that I'm still hoping we'll see soon.  I bought it in Medium, which I find slightly too orange-toned for my skin.  I skip my bronzing powder when I use this cream and by the end of the day I'm feeling slightly worried that I look a tad tangoed.  Fair however was too light for me, so it seems shade choice is a downfall here.

It applies nicely and staying power is good, but to me it just feels a bit too heavy for a BB cream.  I prefer using tinted moisturiser in the Summer, and I was expecting a BB cream to be a similar consistency, but this feels slightly more like a foundation.

Overall this is a nice product, and could possibly work for someone whose skin doesn't have a tendancy to soak in make up by the end of the day.  But for me, I'd prefer to wear a foundation than a cream which on occasions has left me slightly patchy after a day's wear.

2 comments

  1. I bought this the other day after reading good-mixed reviews on it. I got the very dry/dry variety, which I thought was a really nice addition for those of us who are still slightly flaky after a dry/normal product. I've worn it a few times and I'm really happy with the colour match (I got mine in fair) but had been a bit worried before I got it that it may be a little orange. I've only worn it twice but I plan on using it on holiday as a step up from tinted moisturiser, for days when I want a bit more coverage.

    Lil xx

    ps. I too fell into the "I MUST HAVE FULL COVERAGE" hole after reading lots of blogs. Thankfully now I'm out the otherside.

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    1. Haha luckily it seems that hype is over! Perhaps I should go for fair next time there's a £5 off voucher floating about x

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