I have a confession: I am not a fan of BB creams. I tried several of them (from Maybelline to Bobbi Brown) when the initial hype began, but none of them worked for me. Most BB creams made my skin look flakey or too grey, or the shades were not right for my skin tone. After spending lots of my hard-earned money on BB cream fails, I finally gave up on them.
But then, last month I tried out The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream (perhaps the tenth BB cream I’ve tried!). The shop assistant selected the shade 02 for me, and while I was initially hesitant about the colour, it was perfect for me. And voila, finally a BB cream I like!
Why I like The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB cream:
- First (and most important), the BB cream is right for my skin tone and it does not leave a grey film on my face.
- The BB cream does not dry out my skin, nor does it make it oily. No adverse reactions, thank God!
- The BB cream seemed to be in place even after an entire day of being out. (I refreshed once with a pressed powder).
- The product provides good coverage, though not as much as a foundation. And yes, as per the claims, the product is light-weight!
So is it the perfect BB cream?
Not really. BB creams are supposed to be all-in-one products, but I did need a moisturizer and sun screen with this one. And while the product is good, it won’t be replacing my foundation anytime soon. The product is a tad pricier than other BB creams (it’s Rs 1095 for 40 ml), and I think it’s worth that price tag, that’s just me.
How I use the BB cream:
As advised by The Body Shop assistant I apply the BB cream after my moisturizer and sunscreen, using very little of the product (too much product makes me look dull and greasy). I apply the product like I apply a liquid foundation (little dots on the face and neck, then blend with fingers). Though the product has a foundation-like texture and consistency, it does not need a few minutes to “settle” like foundation. So I immediately follow it up with my favourite day compact powder.
Verdict: The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB cream has now become one of the most important products in my daily makeup routine. Enough said! 🙂
MRP: Rs 1095 (40 ml)
The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream is available at The Body Shop stores and counters across India. You can also buy it online on The Body Shop website.
Note: The product was provided by the brand / its representatives for consideration. However, the views expressed in the blog are honest.