Tag Archive | BB Cream

Tarte BB tinted treatment primer- Review

Tarte Cosmetics was always a brand I was interested in but they never stocked the brand in Dubai or offer international delivery from their website. Sephora in Dubai just started selling Tarte a couple of months ago although ironically their website now offers international shipping too. 

Anyhow, the first Tarte product I decided to purchase is the BB tinted treatment primer. A couple of things attracted me to this. Firstly, it is a BB cream which I prefer to use instead of foundation. It is also a primer and the major plus point is that it contains SPF30, and lists zinc oxide as one of its active ingredients. What’s not to love? 

The texture of this BB cream is powdery when applied. It has light to medium coverage which is buildable. I usually apply it with a buffing brush or even with my fingers at times. I just need a light layer, and it immediately covers any redness and gives me an even skin tone. It is quite matte and does not really need a powder on top. Skin looks smoother, pores disappear, and since it is also a primer, it leaves my skin oil- free for about 8 hours at least. 

This would work best on normal /combination or even oily skin. Also, the zinc-oxide is known for healing the skin and getting rid of blemishes. What more can one ask for? 

My rating – 10/10

What is your favorite BB cream? 


Vichy Idealia BB Cream- Review

Hello everyone.  I know this BB cream is quite old and was released a while back but since I heard one particular blogger I admire rave about this, I decided to give it a try.

Firstly, the Vichy Idealia BB Cream contains SPF 25 which is great as I just use this after my moisturizer and I’m good to go, eliminating the need to use a separate spf. It is also paraben-free which is a plus point. It’s quite scented so for those of you are bothered by scented products, you might not like this.

This BB cream applies smoothly, feels hydrating and is a beautiful texture (not too thick and perfect for all skin types). As you will see from the swatch below, it gives a beautiful, natural glow and what I noticed is that it photographs beautifully. It does not really require to be topped up with a powder, however I do need a touch of powder on my t-zone after about 5 or 6 hours of wear.

I have been using it every single day for work ever since I bought it and I love it. Although it is a drugstore brand,  it is not too cheap. I bought it for Dhs 170 from Boots. Unfortunately, it comes in only 2 shades- Light and Medium. I got the Medium shade which fortunately matches my skin tone perfectly.

Have any of you tried this BB cream? What are your thoughts? What is your favorite BB/CC cream?





Diorskin Nude BB Creme- Review

Hi girlies. I have been having a really rough couple of days due to my pregnancy but I am feeling a little better today so thought I would write a little review on the new Diorskin Nude BB Creme that my lovely sister recently bought me.

If you have been reading my previous posts then you must know my current favorite BB cream is the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, but I’m always willing to try something new ofcourse, especially if I have been reading positive reviews from my favorite beauty bloggers.

First thing that I loved about this Dior BB Creme is its packaging. It comes in a pump so it is much easier to control how much you are using and it is definitely less messy. The consistency is very light (lighter than the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream) and it feels soo non-greasy (almost powdery) while applying on the face, which is great especially for people with oily or combination skin. It is quite sheer and gives a light to medium coverage. I usually apply a thin layer of powder on top of my BB cream but with this I did not feel the need to. It made my face look fresh and awake (despite the fact I haven’t been sleeping well). It also lasted throughout my 8 hour day at work without making my face too oily. I just needed to powder my tzone (a little bit) after about 5 hours which is amazing.

The single only drawback about this product is the fact that it only has an spf of 10 ( the Smashbox BB cream has an spf of 35). In short, I love the Diorskin Nude BB Creme and it is my new favorite. Mine is in shade 002. Has anyone tried this yet? I would love to know what you think. Diorskin Nude BB Creme

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Favorite Product of the Month- September

Hi everyone, it’s time again for my favorite product of this month. 

This month, I have been really loving the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream, which was a gift from a lovely cousin of mine. This is the first BB cream that I ever tried, and I really wanted to try it out for a couple of weeks before I review it. I definitely feel it deserves to be mentioned as a favorite product of mine for September. 

What I love about Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream is that it has an SPF of 35 which is great. I also love the medium coverage that it gives to my skin. It covers all the redness and gives my skin a beautiful and natural glow. The best part is that it does not make my combination skin oily. 

I have been using this everyday before I go to work. This looks and feels exactly like a tinted moisturizer but it makes my skin look amazing, so I’m not complaining. I have it in Light/Medium.

Has anyone tried this? Do you recommend any other BB creams for combination skin?

Image from Ulta (I still don’t have a new camera yet:()