There’s a lot of talk about BB creams in the beauty world. As a consumer I was curious about them because they’re a recent beauty development here in the United States, but discouraged to try them because there weren’t any for my complexion. However, beauty companies are beginning to make BB creams for women of color, which is great. So let me introduce to you the Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream.
This BB cream is SPF 15 and comes in 5 shades. I happened to only get Coffee Glaze. I feel pretty lucky that I was able to get a shade that worked with my skintone because there weren’t any testers out so I was basically guessing.
One of the big things about BB creams is that it’s supposed streamline your make-up application by possibly replacing your sunscreen, moisturizer, primer, and/or foundation. I used it more like a tinted moisturizer. I used my SPF 30 moisturizer even though this product. While products with SPF 15 can block out 94% of UVA/UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks out 97%. I also still primed because I’m just creature of habit and I have oily skin.
If you’re oily this product may or may not be for you. According to the website it says that it works well with normal and combination skin, but it’s also oil-free. Most drug stores have good return policies. If it turns out that this isn’t for you then make sure you take it back.
I don’t think this product is going to replace my foundation. This product is not going to give the kind of coverage I want when I’m doing a full face. However, I think this is a happy medium between a completely bare face and full face of makeup. And that’s a great option. Putting on mascara, brow powder and the Black Radiance BB Cream and feeling together is pretty awesome.
So are you a big fan of BB creams? If you have darker skin will you be trying this product out? And if you have tried it let me know what you think.
Black Radiance True Complexion BB Creams retails for $5.99 and can be found where Black Radiance products are sold.