I’ve never really bought into the whole BB cream hype, I like full coverage and a seemingly semi-matte finish that still leaves me looking a bit glowy!. I did try the Garnier BB Cream and ended up just using it as a base for the rest of my make up to go over as I didn’t seem to think it did what it claimed all too much, then 17 bought out their offering. It sounded better, a lot of people were raving about it and apparently this seemed to have a bit more coverage than most… I was sold!
Before and After
I bought this in the shade medium which seems to suit me perfectly and I would liken it to Liz Earle’s Sheer Skin Tint but for a girl on a budget!.
It glides onto the skin easily and covers my redness well, leaving me with what seems an overall even base. It also has quite good coverage concealing any light blemishes (as you can see on my moles in the picture above, it definitely covers them a fair bit) It also leaves my skin looking completely flawless with no signs of my pesky pores.
I do however have to use a bit of concealer if I have any problem areas like dark circles under my eyes (none has been used in the picture above) or any inflamed blemishes but I am quite lucky as I very rarely suffer from them. I also have to powder it down to achieve the desired effect I like because it does leave you looking rather dewy and for me that is a no go area, the lasting ability is around 5-6 hours which isn’t amazing but seeing as I only wear it on my ‘No Make Up’ days that suits me just fine.
Overall I am impressed with 17’s offering and think its a good little budget beauty buy, especially due to the fact 17 is on a 3 for 2 offer at Boots at the moment.
Have you tried 17’s BB cream? What BB creams do you recommend?