Review: Skin79 BB Cream

This is the first proper BB cream I have tried and I have to say, I am in love! I think it may even have pushed my Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation off top! Or any foundation for that matter!

The consistency is quite similar to a tinted moisturiser but it does have a lot more coverage although I would still class it as a light just approaching medium coverage and if you have quite a lot of blemishes on your face you may find you want to use a concealer over the top. It feels so so nice to apply with a slightly thicker texture than a standard moisturiser but it even out my skin tone and minimises any pores and my skin looks so fresh with this on. The texture doesn’t cake at all and really sinks into my skin and gives it a lovely natural look which I love!

It comes in the most gorgeous little hot pink bottle with a pump nozzle which I also love as it makes it super easy to control how much product you squeeze out. The actually BB Cream looks a medium beige colour with a greyish tone at first which looks a little scary but I assure you, once you have applied it to your skin it adapts to your natural skin tone and there is not even a hint of grey! My skin is pretty fair and I tend to go for the lightest shade in most foundations but this is perfect. It is so easy to work with and glides on just like a thick moisturiser but sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave my face shiny. Because of the consistency if you end up applying too little or too much it’s easily sorted by either applying more or massaging it in a bit more as it really sinks in to your skin rather that just sit on to and clog your pores like a foundation so if you suffer from blemishes or product related breakouts it’s really worth giving this a try and it really doesn’t clog at all.

As for its lasting ability as I sit here I have had this on for a good 11 hours and it’s still near enough perfect which can’t be said for most of the other face makeup I’ve tried in the past.

I was a bit apprehensive of BB Creams at first as I was just expecting them to be like tinted moisturiser which majorly put me off because I just haven’t go on with the tinted moisturisers I’ve tried in the past but I am so glad I decided to give it a shot! I really think this is better than foundation for me and I honestly don’t think I will go back to foundation! My skin has been so so much better since switching and my complexion is so much more even and I’ve had hardly any blemishes and the only times I’ve had some are because my daughter has wiped her greasy little mits on my face haha! So if you are umming and ahhing about trying a BB Cream I urge you to buy this! It cost me £10 off eBay and it’s the best £10 I’ve ever spent!

If you want to have a better idea of the coverage it gives and the overall look of this on my skin then have a little look at my Youtube Channel, I list what make up I’m wearing in the description box and 99% of my videos I am wearing this BB Cream!I will stop raving now because this has turned into quite an essay so to sum the entire post up: BUY THIS BB CREAM! Haha!



  1. March 19, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    I recieved a small sample of this in a makeup swap and I'm in love with it. I really want a full sized one as it will be great for summer x

  2. March 21, 2012 / 8:26 am

    I'm about to buy a back up bottle of this! I love it so much too! x

  3. May 9, 2012 / 1:47 pm

    Its amazing isnt it! I get quite bad skin from wearing foundations and this hasnt made me break out at all! x

  4. May 12, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    i will be getting this now!! Does it come in different shades, as far as i have seen it is only one. But i think it will be alright as i am nearly your coloring. Love your blog btw

  5. May 12, 2012 / 2:42 pm

    Its just the one shade but it looks fine on me and my mum who is slightly darker than me so i think its pretty versatile! I feel like it adapts to your skintone a bit so it should be fine! 🙂 x

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