Review No 7 BB cream

Review No 7 BB cream

BB Creams aren’t usually my thing. I prefer a matt foundation with good coverage as I have quite an uneven skintone, but as my skin is getting a little older I find that the more matt the foundation, the more it settles into my fine lines and looks a little cakey, so I’m always on the look out for something a little lighter, but something that still offers good coverage.

I envy the girls that don’t need foundation, or can get away with a little tinted moisturiser. I’m not one of those girls.

No 7’s Beautiful Skin BB Cream (£12.95) promises to even and enhance skin tone,
disguise imperfections and banish blemishes. It has SPF 15 and 5* UVA
technology to help the skin stay youthful and while this one is for Dry/Very dry
skin, there’s also one for Normal/Oily skin and Normal/Dry. It only comes in two shades though, fair or medium.


The consistency is light and blended reasonably well, though I did end up having to use a stippling brush over my cheeks, as it appeared quite streaky. The medium was a little too dark for my skin,  I’m guessing the fair would have been too light.

If I’m honest I could hardly tell I was wearing any kind of coverage on my face. Personally, I found this more suitable as a primer. I ended up applying my usual foundation over the top before setting with powder. It did give good coverage when I applied foundation, but my make up did feel quite thick.

I wouldn’t have dared go out (I wore it prior to an outside gig) without adding something to it. My skin was far from blemish free and I struggled to see enhancements to my skintone. My skin did, however look moisturised and not at all greasy, which seems to be the pattern with most BB creams that I’ve tried.

Personally, I won’t use this again. I have a perfectly good Mac primer that works a treat and clearly alone this BB cream is not suitable for my skin. It’s more suited to younger, more flawless skin – not that I’m bitter or anything!


1 Comment

  1. 26th July 2013 / 12:30 pm

    as a brand I highly rate No 7 shame it doesn't sound like it would be suitable for me either

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