Over the last few days I have been testing out The Body Shop all-in-one BB cream. Already being a BB cream fan, naturally I had high hopes for this product.
Let me start by saying, why is this BB cream such a small size? This particular tube is a 25ml tube (or 0.84 us fl oz), I know a little goes a long way but a slightly bigger tube would be lovely, especially as the RRP for this particular one is £12.00! Secondly, the scent.......it absolutely stinks!! I can't begin to describe the smell it just smells nasty and not how an item that you put on your face should smell. Thirdly the consistency, it's too runny! You have to be extremely careful applying it as it's so easy for it to just run out of the tube. Right, now I've got the negatives out of the way let me tell you about some of the positives that this has to offer (it isn't all bad, promise!).
I like the packaging and the tube that it's in, it looks sleek and smart (even though the silver makes it a nightmare to photograph!). Similar to the L'oreal BB cream the all-in-one cream is off white in colour with little capsules that burst when applied to the skin which release the colour. You blend it in and it seamlessly melts into your face leaving you with a flawless and smooth finish.
I found that it did apply nicely, a little runny as I mentioned earlier so best applied with a foundation brush or a sponge, this will also allow you to get just the right amount of the product onto the face and be able to distribute easier than if you were using your fingers. I found you need to work it in the face to make sure it is properly blended and as always I seal with a touch of translucent powder to stop the oily look (yup I go oily not glowy!)
I have been using the shade 00 which is a light shade which turns a nice peachy shade on the face when applied. I've found that it feels very light to wear and does give a lovely coverage. You can see in the picture below the coverage that it gives (excuse my roots they are in need of being done!).
So do I like the Body Shop all-in-one BB cream? Well I do but I've tried better and the scent of it needs to be rectified before I would even consider purchasing it! I like the coverage it gives and that it adapts to your skin tone. I'm also quite impressed with the staying power it has, I haven't needed to touch up my makeup in the day at all.
Sorry that this isn't such a positive review but I feel I can only be honest and provide you all with an accurate review, I'd be interested to know if anyone else has tried this particular BB cream and what thoughts are on it?
As always, thanks for reading!
* Please note that this is a PR sample that I was kindly sent to review, as always the thoughts and opinions are that if my own.