20 March 2013

Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream Review, with Before and After photos

From Asian offerings to budget brands, I’ve tried a lot of BB creams in my time and found them to be an incredibly mixed bag. Now, just as everyone else is moving on to the next generation CC creams, Clarins are launching their BB offering. This is a brand that’s synonymous with good skincare, but with this product is it a case of too little, too late?

Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream


The answer, thankfully, is no.  My favourite BBs are the ones offering more generous coverage, good skincare benefits and high levels of SPF. And typically, they don’t come cheap: Dior’s Hydra Life is €54.50, Estee Lauder’s Daywear Antioxidant BB is €40. The Clarins version is cheaper than both – it will retail for €33.50 when it hits stands later this month. And, at least in my book at least, it’s better than either.

Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream - Before Photo
Before
My skin is not at its best right now, as you can see from these before and after snaps. But the Clarins cream is more than a match for it: it protects against free radicals and sun damage while minimising imperfections, blurring fine lines and giving skin a natural, perfected finish. It's a good pick for oily skin as there's definitely some mattifying action going on, and on my skin it stays put for the whole working day. It’s very good indeed.


Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream - After Photo
After - wearing no other makeup other than the Clarins BB

The Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream has an SPF of 25 and is available in light, medium or dark (I was given the medium).  Will you be checking it out?
 
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