Bobbi Brown BB Cream South Africa! | Beauty Must Have!

August 10, 2012

bobbi brown bb cream south africa

On Wednesay I spoke about how excited I was about BB cream finally coming to South Africa especially the Bobbi Brown BB cream which is one of the better Western BB creams and shopping yesterday and spotted the BB cream at Bobbi Brown in Sandton. After freaking out  a little I made the splurge that this product deserves.

This product comes in a measly 40ml bottle and is priced at… Ok, I can’t do it- ask me in the comments because I am way too embarrased!

So for the review:

The Bobbi Brown BB cream is an SPF 35 product that claims to do a multitude of things:

Moisturize, control oil, brightens dullness, evens tone,-targets wrinkles and has  UVA/UVB protection as well as provide sheer-medium coverage.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Does it do all of this? Well, I can say that it moisturizes and provides sheer coverage for now.

I got this in the darkest shade Medium to Dark which means that if you’re anything above MAC NC45 than it’s too light for you. I wear NC 42-43 and this is much warmer than my natural skin tone.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

Here are the swatches so you can what it looks like. The first is just the swatch and the 2nd is the cream mixed in. You can see that the coverage is pretty sheer and definitely not medium.
Bobbi Brown BB CreamBobbi Brown BB Cream

Would I repurchase this?

No. It doesn’t provide much coverage and is very pricey. I’m going to have to update everyone later about whether it actually provides the other benefits.

Don’t get me wrong, this is going to replace my tinted moisturizer, bit I’m still going to have to apply concealer if I’m looking for a perfect finish.

If you have any questions or comments you can follow me on Tiwtter @zaamissbowtie. I like to chat 🙂

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  • Reply Nabeela Cassim August 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I’m scared to ask lol but how much was it?

    • Reply Zaahirah Bhamjee August 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

      It was over the R450 mark 🙁 ( but wait- I’m trying to get hold of the Erborian BB cream and will review that as well :))

      • Reply Nabeela Cassim August 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

        :O I didn’t expect that! Yes please 🙂 would love to see more

        • Reply Zaahirah Bhamjee August 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

          yeah, me neither, but it on the US site at $42 so I should have expected it 🙁

        • Reply Zaamissbowtie August 13, 2012 at 6:31 am

          Ok, Sorry for the wrong information, but it is actually R415 :/ I just didn’t pay enough attention at the store!

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