Hands up if you’re sick of reading about BB Creams yet! Me me me. I am pretty bored of them to be honest. I’ve tried a few and as of yet I’ve not fallen in love with them….yet. They’re initially just a tinted moisturiser with a few added goodies in. I will definitely admit though, that with time and use they do improve the condition of my skin but a lot of them don’t provide enough coverage for my own tastes on a daily basis. But after trying this super bargain one that provides a lot more coverage than other BB’s I’ve tried this opinion just might alter.
I got this little one from Home Bargains. I absolutely LOVE Home Bargains, it’s one of my favourite places to browse. As a lot of their products are just so cheap or unusual. I’ve noticed the ‘Pure’ range in there a few times but never really bothered with them, until I spotted their new Blemish Balm.
It came in two colours – light and medium. I chose light as I do tend to resemble Casper on occasion with my light skin tone. I couldn’t swatch it before I purchased it as the tube was sealed, but as it cost only £1.99 I thought I’d live on the edge and buy it anyway.
It seems to me like it’s meant to be a dupe of the Garnier BB cream by the box, as it does display some slight similarities. It gives quite a long list of benefits on the box too, although I am unsure what they mean by ‘Flash Radiance Treatment’…. Any clues anyone?
The formula itself is very creamy and thick but not goopy like I have found BB creams to be in the past. The packaging is where the similarities to the Garnier BB cream ends as that one is lighter and also leaves the skin more ‘dewy’ looking as it contains more light reflecting pigments.
The coverage from this is medium to heavy, which I was not expecting at all. The other BB creams I have tried always just offer a very light coverage, which can work well if you’re using them as a base for a powder foundation such as Collection 2000 Perfecting Minerals (best foundation ever in case I haven’t mentioned it before). Although, I did actually suffer the all embarrassing orange jaw line due to my lack of patience and blending but that was nothing that wasn’t quickly resolved. Once the product has settled on the skin it does seem to adapt slightly so the initial darkness (for a light) product disappears and it’s pretty light in the end.
Overall the Pure BB Cream is a great way to introduce yourself to BB creams on a tight budget, at £1.99 it’s definitely the cheapest I have found by far. I wouldn’t say I’m completely blown away or besotted by the product, but if you intend to use a tinted moisturiser (or already do) it’s a good alternative with added benefits for your skin including a really great coverage and flawless finish. After a bit more usage I am really starting to like this more and more. It’s definitely grown on me! I think the Pure skincare line is a regular range that Home Bargains stock, so they won’t be going selling out/discontinued any time soon.