Thursday, 10 April 2014

Makeup Academy BB Cream

I have used a few BB and CC creams as of late, I like the idea of one cream doing everything for you. I am not a morning person, so anything that earns me extra pillow time is a winner. This BB cream in particular has caught my eye in the bloggers realm, relatively good things have been written. What stands out most for me has to be the affordability. £4.00 is an absolute bargain, but I managed to get mine on offer for £3.00 at Superdrug. 

First impressions without using has to be its an attractive little bottle, will fit in well with all my others. A massive issue for me though, no SPF. Eek, it was almost a deal breaker. One of the biggest causes of ageing skin is sun damage, we should always be protecting our skin. No bother, I will stick on my day cream underneath. Testing the colour out in store, the Light Shade 1 completely matched my ghoulish tone, perfect. Although I did notice it the cream itself was kind of gloopy and heavy, maybe that was just the tester. We'll soon find out.

Okay, so as I stated earlier, this BB cream doesn't contain SPF so the first picture is a naked base with Good Things Face The Day Moisturiser. Ready to go.

As you can see, my skin is in post-break out mode. The tell tale dark patches of spots departed. It's also pretty red, so the cream did have its work cut out.

Applying the cream wasn't that pleasant its quite thick and doesn't go where you want it to, it will take some adjusting to. Use sparingly. With that being said, there was a noticeable effect on the redness and the coverage was fair. Big problem though, it's oily. No thanks!

I'm a problem solver though, so to combat the problems faced I applied concealer to my tired eyes and some matte powder. Even with these extra touches, I'm not completely satisfied. I can actually see the make up on my face, I hate that. Initially, it felt very heavy on my face but as of now it seems to have settled somewhat. My face feels very smooth.

Overall, I'm feeling a bit 'meh' about this product but I will give it a chance. Product value vs quality I would give it a 3/5, perhaps a 2 if I paid £4.00 considering there are very decent ones in the range of £6.99 - £9.99. It is a lot of effort for a cream that is supposed to replace the need for the extra I had to do on top.

Don't worry, I applied some salve to those dry lips after! ;)

Dangerously Del xx


  1. sounds a bit iffy to me still not sold on western bb creams haha

  2. Great honest review, I hate oily products, they are the absolute worst :( Congrats on getting your own domain as well sweetie!

    Catherine xxx