In January, Boots No7 will be adding some fabulous products to both their skincare and make-up lines. I wrote about the items I’m most looking forward to the arrival of here and I luckily got the opportunity to try their new BB Cream in Fair. There are two colour options available: Fair and Medium.
I have skin that is quite difficult to please as it’s severely combination, so products for oily skin are usually too dry and products for dry skin are usually either too greasy, or lack staying power on my oily zones. No7 have broken away from the norm of BB Creams by introducing skin type specific variants and these include one for normal/oily skin, one for normal/dry skin and one for dry/very dry skin. The one I’m currently using is aimed at normal/dry skin which is a perfect fit for me as it doesn’t exacerbate my oily zones, but it also keeps my dry zones from looking dry.
The coverage is surprisingly good for a BB Cream and I’d put it at light coverage that’s buildable to medium. It’s a very blendable consistency so application is a breeze. I use this regularly and whilst it isn’t enough coverage for the area on my chin that’s currently being difficult with a couple of stubborn spots, it’s great at evening out my skin tone, doesn’t show up my pores, minimizes my spot scars and I find that I can apply this and add a bit of powder foundation in the areas that are prone to shine and my chin and I’m good to go.
I’ve tried quite a few BB Creams, including a couple I’ve imported from overseas and I’d definitely say this is a firm favourite. I’m using it on a daily basis and I’ve found applying it with a foundation brush gives a really decent, dewy finish. You can apply it with your fingers for a much sheerer finish and I’ve also applied this with a beauty blender which created a happy medium between the two finishes.
The last thing worth mentioning is that I don’t find the need for a moisturiser when I use this (not even on my dry cheeks) which is really handy for when I’m in a hurry.
In conclusion, this is a great effort from No7 at BB Creams and I’m looking forward to reading about what other’s think of the other variants. It’ll be available at the end of January from Boots.