Sunday, August 7, 2011

Product Review: Dior Snow BB Cream

Hello lovelies,

Hope you've been doing well. I can't believe it's already August, which means less than 3 months until my wedding! Eek! :) But I digress...

While I was in Korea, I saw that tons of brands were creating BB creams, including Lancome, Bobbi Brown, and Dior. I purchased the "Dior Snow BB Cream"and gave it a go. If you're not familiar, BB creams are not your typical liquid foundation. It has a hodgepodge of benefits, including evening the skin tone, protecting it from the sun, and so on...


Here are some things to note:

  1. Coverage- I would consider this medium, definitely not light. It gave much more coverage than my Chanel foundation. It was also thicker, and that could be due to the sunblock aspect of this product. 
  2. Shades - Unlike other brands, Dior only came with one shade, so I would definitely not recommend this for ladies who have darker or tanner skin. I don't know why they think one shade is enough. The SA explained that the BB cream "changes to your skin tone", but to me, that translated as "it'll change color due to oxidation."
  3. Price - This was the most expensive BB cream I saw when compared to other brands, but I wasn't too surprised since this is a luxury brand. It cost me approximately $48 USD for 1.2 ounces, which is comparable to Chanel's Vitalumiere that was $45 USD for 1 ounce of product. But the one thing that bugged me is that this BB cream came in one shade! Chanel gives you so many more choices. 
  4. Product Packaging - It came with a pump which I appreciate. Some foundations, like the NARS sheer glow, can be hard to use because I can never get the right amount out without wasting it.
Would I re-purchase this? I don't think so. I can't get over the fact that they have only one shade. Maybe this product is only sold in Asia, but other brands offer at least 2! And the product hasn't wow'ed me.

Here are some pictures of the product and how it looks on moi :)


Yay! A pump!

It came off a bit pinkish, but with one shade- there wasn't much I could do about it.
This was enough for 1/2 of my face.

After blotting it all over my face, I use the Sigma flat top kabuki brush to blend it out.

A lot more coverage than other foundations I have, but I don't like the heavy feeling.
What are your thoughts on BB creams?

Thanks for reading!
Stephanie

2 comments:

  1. I like the flawless look, but bummer on the pricing and that it comes in only one shade. I got my first BB Skin79 cream and I find that BB creams seems more thicker than a normal foundation would.

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