Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Finally! A Great American BB!

I've tried several American BB creams all of which have been disappointing. Now Pond's jumps in the BB business. So the question is, is Pond's any different? Can it really provide flawless, natural looking coverage with little or no effort? The answer is positively YES! So how and why is Pond's different? 

For starters, The Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream has a unique pigment system which is designed to conceal imperfections and provide natural looking coverage. This BB isn't just another glorified tinted moisturizer. You can see that I have a dark spot on my cheek. After applying the Pond's BB+ it's almost undetectable. I will post an update in a few weeks so that we can all see if this large dark spot has been lightened any. 

I love that it's easy to apply. I use my fingers so there's no need to clean a brush or sponge. It blends easily and provides a natural matte finish. Now, this isn't a flat matte finish. It still retains the luminosity of natural skin. The Pond's BB+ has Tone Perfecting Complex which contains Vitamin E Acetate, an antioxidant known to repair skin and Glycerin, which hydrates skin. It also contains a broad spectrum SPF 15 which is key to minimizing future skin damage.  It's also hypoallergenic and it won't clog pores. 

Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ comes in two shades, light and medium. The swatches above are heavy swatches but the light shade is perfect for my MAC NC15 skin. I love that this BB+ actually matches my very fair skin. Most end up being too dark for me or leave me looking orange. 

I love the way this looks and feels on my skin. It provides medium coverage for a natural finish that never looks cakey or heavy. This has become a stash staple for me and I will always have one on hand. It's great for those days when you just aren't into doing a full face of makeup. It's so easy to put on the Pond's BB+, a little mascara and some tinted lip balm. It's also fantastic to prep your skin for your usual foundation. This would also be perfect for young women who are just getting into makeup since it's not too heavy.  The Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream is available at drugstores now for only $9.99 and if you like their Facebook page you can get a coupon for $2.00 off.

This product was sent to me for consideration and review by Influenster.