You and I are no strangers to BB creams, CC creams and yes, even DD creams. The alphabet cream phenom started in Asia and when it finally picked up on the other side of the world, the whole thing just exploded. Truthfully, I’m getting a little sick of them, and I literally grunt when I hear the launch of DD, EE or FF creams, but hey, what’s in a name? Some will steer clear of these bases just because of the alphabets used, and frankly, I’m put off but curious. It’s like, I know it’s darn corny, but I want to try it anyway. LOL! For me, you can call it whatever you like, but it’s the quality of the product that counts. Agreed? It might be called a Slime and Slithers cream, but the product can knock my socks off and I’d be Shocked and Stupefied. Anyway, ramblings over.
I have with me Dior Diorsnow UV Shield BB Cream White Reveal UV Protection SPF50 PA+++ (RM185) in shade 020. While it is not a new product, I still like to tell you how it works on my skin.
The Diorsnow BB Cream has a protection of SPF50. So, do we still apply sunscreen before this? I always do. You see, the texture of this BB cream is quite thick, and only a little is enough to cover the whole face. In the photos below, I use one full pump for my whole face, and you can definitely tell my face looks a little unnatural (to put it nicely). While I prefer lighter textures for face bases, I do love using this mixed with my liquid foundations. It gives more coverage to sheer foundations, and I do find that this controls shine very well.
I usually like to make a few dots on my face before spreading the BB cream all over, but for this post, I decided to do this. I’ve wanted to do this ever since I read this post by fellow blogger Paris. HAHAHA! I thought it’s apt I use this technique for this post, since the tip is by a famed Dior makeup artist. However, you’d notice in the after photo that I probably shouldn’t have used so much product. LOL!
If you thought there is a white cast on my face, well you thought / saw right. I do find that this BB cream reflects light quite a bit because in real life, I look more sallow in this shade of 020. 020 is a little darker on my skin and after about an hour, the difference does show. I think 010 would suit me better but I haven’t had the time to go check out that shade at the counters. So let me summarize.
I do like this BB cream because it lasts all day and keeps shine at bay. However, I am all for lighter texture and this is a little too heavy for me. There are only 2 shades to choose from, so limited shade selection means it’s not for everyone. The shade 020 is neutral, and on my skin which needs a more yellow base, it turns out more pinky orange. This is by no fault of the product, because I always find it difficult to find a good shade match to my skin.
This BB cream has gone to my mom, and she absolutely LOVES it. She says it feels light on her skin, not drying, and enough coverage to even out her skin tone. I also know a few friends who swear by this BB cream while I’m on the fence. I definitely do not look my best in the photo above. Hahaha!
Have you tried this BB cream before? What’s your favourite base product?