In theory BB creams sound like a wonderful invention. Unfortunately many are not.
From the time we can pronounce makeup, many of us dream of the day we can put it on and be beautiful adults. Little do we realize as children, just how difficult finding your perfect product can be. Especially as the weather changes, we age, our skin and health changes, and all the other internal and external factors that go into the appearance of beauty.
For years women, and men, have scowered the globe for their HG (holy grail) beautification products. The perfect of the perfect, to work with their personal ever changing skin care needs, while making them feel confident, and enhancing the beauty that is already in their exterior existence.
Along with designer clothes, personal style, and a designer name, one really wants to love Dior makeup, even if for the feeling of luxury alone. Sadly, Diorskin nude BB creme is a miss. Don't believe the hype. At $44 for 1oz it should be amazing, and many want to believe it is, however it falls short in many ways.
The SPF 15 in this makeup isn't really going to help protect you from the aging properties of the sun. Being that it is almost always sunny in Los Angeles, even in November while the weather cools down, the sun is out blasting it's rays, one needs to be extra careful with their sun protection, from skincare/makeup products to SPF sun glasses.
In the first few minutes after application of Diorskin nude BB creme, and setting with powder it looked good, not amazing, but good enough to run errands. Mind you I tried this product two days in a row with different setting powders to see if different combinations worked. Unfortunately, if skin could cry, this product left my skin crying.
15 minutes after application, my skin became greasy, super shiny and the product traveled across my face, while at the same time, it set INTO my pores, causing my face to look like landmines had gone off filled with orange pockets. I really don't understand how it made my pores look like they had stretched out, and one could mine for makeup gold, but it did. GROSS. It oxidized in my pores. Disgusting.
I was blotting constantly and was re-applying powder and re-blending as it slid across my face, way more often than I am used to (expensive consequences) and wasn't in a situation where I could wash it off and re-apply something else. So I dealt with it the best I could.
When I was finally able to get home and get it properly off my face, it took 4 baby wipes and 3 washings to get all the BB cream off, after only a few hours of using it. Once off, I was greeted with a wonderful negative gift, consequences of the heavily scented product, a rash on my cheeks and neck, along with clogged pores and acne. I had to do an entire facial to get my skin back to my normal, thank goodness I have an esthitician license and know how to do so, however many people don't.
1) Heavily scented.
2) Settles into pores.
3) Gave my skin a rash on my cheeks and neck.
4) Made my skin oversensitive, causing my night time ritual to burn.
6) It took 7 washings to get it completely off my face, see above.
7) Made me have to use my other products more, WHICH IS REALLY EXPENSIVE when all is combined together.
8) Difficult to blend.
9) Settles into eye creases.
10) Caused me to break out in both tiny bumps and deep cysts and an increase oil production.
This product costs $44 for 1oz. That is $44 on something that is going to cause me to use more powder than I usually do, and more makeup removal products and cleanser than I usually use. Do the math, it's money draining out of my pocket and it didn't even make my skin look good. Unexpected, expensive consequences. It claims a dewy finish, it should read, oily finish.
For the price of this product it should be better than gold, however it fails on every level. The SPF is too low and the age defying properties that it claims, are non-existent. It's better to use separate products layered on top of each other, that will actually work, than to use this "all in one."
As always, buyer beware, if you try this product make sure to purchase it from a store that accepts returns and if by mail, one that pays for your return shipping, like sephora does. That way if you have a negative skin reaction you aren't paying for it, on top of paying for it. Sensitive and acne prone skin beware, this product is highly perfumed.
I will never use this again, nor would I recommend it to anyone.