Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Estee Lauder Daywear BB Cream

This is another CEW gift. I've never really given BB creams a chance as it takes a lot to drag me away from my Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. But as this was in my goody bag I thought I'd give it a go.

I love Estee Lauder skincare. The Idealist range is one of my absolute faves (if only it was slightly cheaper) and the Advanced Night Repair is a firm favourite with everyone I speak to. So from the skincare point of view I knew this BB cream would deliver. This contains SPF 35 which is fantastic, the higher the better in my opinion.

This is shade number 1 (the lightest of only 2 available) which is actually quite dark. I'm usually one up from the lightest in the range, and I do find this a little darker than I would normally go for. It is very lightweight which I love. I usually don't like foundations as they are too heavy for me. 

Now for the before and after kind! And ignore the mess in the background!!

I think the most obvious difference is that my skin tone is much more even and a little darker. This BB cream also contains antioxidants which is a bonus. You also notice the scent of the cream which is cucumber - quite unusual but nice.

Overall I'm surprised that I haven't jumped on the BB cream bandwagon earlier. I love my tinted moisturisers and BB creams are essentially tinted moisturisers with added extras. Why not get more for your money?! This has become part of my daily routine. The only downside is the limited shades available but perhaps Estee Lauder will bring out more.

Get it at House of Fraser for £32.

Have you tried this? What is your favourite BB cream?



  1. I've never really worn foundation so I can't really compare to that, but I've been loving the Dr Jart+ BB creams - only come in one shade which might sound a little strange but are meant to adapt to your skin colour - I don't know how this works for all skin tones but it suits mine just fine!

    1. I've heard really good things about Dr Jart, that might have to be next on my list! xx