It’s Not All BB

I often get asked about BB creams but today, I am deliberately shying away from them.



I have been using BB creams pretty much exlusively for the past 3-4 years, but recently, a few foundations and tinted moisturisers have managed to creep into my little arsenal.

I am genuinely pleased with this happy trio. All three work very well with my skin and allow it the breathing space it needs to stay healthy whilst retaining the right amount of coverage that I seek.

//BEST FOR OILY DAYS: 
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua with SPF15 in Beige Rose #BR20


Featherlight sheer coverage with a powder soft matte finish.


//BEST FOR LACKLUSTRE DAYS: 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation in Beige Clair #53


This has to be the easiest foundation to apply that I have come across yet. It glides on and provides medium coverage with radiance boosting properties which impart a dewy finish. Fantastic value for money!


//BEST ALL-ROUNDER: 
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in Light2 Alaska


This is more like a BB cream than many BB creams currently on the market. Excellent at providing sheer coverage with SPF30+++ whilst still being very light on the skin and oil-free. This is my current most favoured base make-up item as I am enamoured by its hydrating, blemish disguising and radiance imparting properties. 


Nars TM ingredients list:



According to the NARS black box, The Pure Radiant TM is proven to help brighten the complexion. I must admit that I have yet to see real evidence of this on myself but I shall report back here if I do.

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