I got a few real-world comments last time I posted about a BB cream, that essentially boiled down to “what the heck is a BB cream”? So, here’s a little primer (sorry for the pun) on BB cream. Here in the US, BB or CC cream is usually a tinted moisturizer, primer and sunscreen all-in-one. They come in different shades (the pale version is pictured here, of course) and some brands do a better job than others of color matching. It’s a nice way to get away with not wearing foundation if you aren’t hideously broken out, like some of us, since it evens out your complexion in a similar way to foundation.
Anyway, on the the e.l.f. BB Cream. e.l.f. hypes “the smoothing formula minimizes fine lines and provides a natural tint of color for seamless coverage”. This definitely felt more like an age-defying product than a concealer, which I prefer in the BB creams. It was a little more oily than I cared for, and that’s what you’ll find in a lot of age-defying products. I did like the tint, it was a pale as the Pale shade promised and my complexion evened out nicely.
In addition to it being a little oily, this has a fragrance. A strong one, and it lasts all day. It’s not bad, kind of a flowery perfume, but I did not appreciate it overpowering my actual perfume. If you are sensitive to fragrance, do not even give this a shot. It bothered even me, and I’m not usually bothered by scents that aren’t fruity. But if you’re looking for a little help in the age-defying department, this could be your new BB cream!