Thursday, 10 November 2011

17 BB cream - quick post!

There's been a lot buzz going on lately about BB creams.. (or maybe I'm actually one of the last to jump on the bandwagon?) Well, atleast in my world, which goes at a different pace, BB creams are still something new.
At first I was quite sceptical about this kind of a product as it just didn't make much sense, a balm-like skincare product that is also make-up? When I think of a balm, it's something thick and quite heavy, although good for body moisturizing, the dry skin for hands and hair, deffinately not to create "a fresh-faced, flawless look" as it's supposed to. And what do we have tinted moisturizers for then if this is so new and genius?

Anyway, after a Sunday morning spent make-up bargain shopping in Boots, I saw this product - 17 BB Blemish Balm - such a bargain at just £6.99 and a 3 for 2 make-up offer, so I decided to finally find out what is this product all about. And I'm so happy I did!
It is deffinately nothing like I have ever used before, the texture is like a balm (but not too heavy) and it covers my skin with almost a powdery effect. And the effect itself is unbelievable as well - the skin just looks like it has been blurred out!
I've got very large, visible pores and my skin is really complicated to take care of, as it's sensitive and changes very very radically depending on whatever is going on around me - it will literally be super-oily on a hot or a rainy day, super-dry if I get up too early or don't have enough sleep, etc. I know it sounds strange but it's just very sensitive to the external circumstances so I do need something that protects my skin as well as covers all the flaws -a multi-tasker product and this is one!
The one complaint I've seen other bloggers talking about is the lack of shades - right now it only comes in light and medium. I'm lucky enough and the light matches my skin quite well. Also, take Your time blending it. If I do need concealer under my eyes or the chin/nose area that tends to be a bit red or swollen at times, I actually apply the concealer first for a super-natural effect that blends together perfectly. Another tip - don't be scared to use Your fingers to blend it into the skin - don't forget it's a balm! So You need the warmth of Your fingers to melt the product a bit so it blends evenly and glides on the skin. Just make sure Your hands are clean and if needed, use some hand hygiene gel atleast 5 minutes before doing that for a sterile and clean application. (Please don't pack Your hands with the sanitiser and then try to touch Your skin straight away as it is all spirit-based and way too strong for the delicate skin on the face! Give it a few minutes to work and wipe Your hands)

Anyway, to sum it all up -
No matter if my skin is oily or dry, the 17 BB blemish balm will always deliver the same amazing effect!
A very light coverage, even skintone, no dry or oily patches, no visible pores - I don't know how they do it but now I know why BB creams are called "magic make-up"!

What are Your thoughts?
Lots of Love,


  1. I didn't even know 17 did a BB cream!! I love 17, it's one of my favourite brands so i'm very glad to hear this! I used the Garnier BB cream though and it was very disappointing, did nothing for me, might give this one a go though seen as it's a few quid cheaper too!
    Thanks for the heads up :)

  2. i did not know 17 even did a BB!!! im going to have to investigate now...

  3. I've never seen these products before!!!! Will have to try this for suuure!!!


  4. This actually looks really good, i may try i. I bought the Garnier one and was disappointed with it because it made my skin look awful but this one sounds a lot different to it in a good way! :) xx

  5. Ive been really wanting to try the bb cream, i like the Garnier one but it wasnt exactly impressive so this one sounds good!

  6. I bought this today and am really excited to use it tomorrow, nice tip on using the fingers...I was debating in my head which brush to use and none of them seemed right!!xx

  7. I'm tempted but it seems to be that half of the users love it and the rest are saying its very oily...argh! Glad it works for you though :) x

  8. Thank You all for the comments ladies! (:
    I guess it does work very differently with every skintype and it is a product You'll either love or hate! Worth giving a try though :)

  9. OH and do you have twitter??

    LoveFaye xoxo

  10. You have a very lovely blog! I have just recently found your blog, and am loving it:)
    I followed you:), follow me back?

  11. Awesome. I have the Garnier BB cream but it just seems like a tinted moisturizer! I will have to give this one a go.

  12. I love your blog!!!!
    Thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment on my current blog post!!!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!
    Shannon :-)

  13. Thanks! xx Have a nice evening..