Pond’s Flawless Radiance BB Cream Review

April 23, 2013

ponds flawless radiance bb cream review

A while back I attended the Pond’s High tea where they launched their highlight-anticipated BB cream. I wrote a lot about that here so you can track back and have a look at just how pretty and how much fun the event was.

I didn’t immediately review the Flawless Radiance BB cream because I wanted to get a long-term feel of it on my skin.

The lowdown:

Pond’s Flawless Radiance BB cream comes packed with their Genactiv Cover formula and a darker shade developed for African women. It also comes packed with SPF 30 PA++ which is a great addition. I will never leave the house without Spf 50 though and always wear my products over that. Pond’s claims that with time, this will help even out the skin tone.

Pond’s flawless Radiance BB cream comes in two shades, Chocolate and Beige. I was initially pretty disappointed because I am dead medium. Once I started playing around with the bb cream, it didn’t seem to be a huge problem.

1. The BB cream is very sheer. The coverage is definitely not medium and it just evens out the skin tone. BUT, I did notice that Beige provided more coverage than the Chocolate shade.

2. I love that it is a little thicker than foundation and melts into the skin really well.

3. The scent, while slightly overpowering is not bad at all. I quite like it.

4. The Beige dries my skin out a little, it dries quite matte and my dry patches start showing through after a short while. My nose is also always peeling so my boyf noticed immediately.

5. The chocolate is a little more moisturising than the beige.

Now you’re wondering? How did I wear it?

I just did. Sometimes I mixed them. Sometimes I wore the Beige and other times I wore the Chocolate. The chocolate definitely required some powder during the day, but the beige didn’t.

Pond’s Flawless Radiance BB cream is available for R89.99.

Swatches below 🙂 All pictures are clickable.

pond's flawless radiance bb cream review and swatches

pond's flawless radiance bb cream review and swatches

Below: Beige Blended into my hand. You can see that it smooths and evens out my skin tone.

pond's flawless radiance bb cream beige swatch

Below: Chocolate blended on my hand. You can see that it is a little warmer then my skin and where it ends near my knuckles.

pond's bb cream chocolate swatch

ponds flawless radiance bb cream review

pond's flawless radiance bb cream review

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6 Comments

  • Reply Maritsa Joy Barlow April 23, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks for doing this review! I’m moving back to SA soon and was wondering what to do for a BB Cream, since I use Covergirl at the moment. They don’t sell Covergirl in SA, do they? Have you tried other BB Creams?

    • Reply zaamissbowtie April 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

      We definitely don’t have Covergirl here 🙁 I wish we did! I’ve tried the Garnier, Erborian and Bobbi Brown. We also have the Rimmel, Revlon and Maybelline ones but I’m not really into them. I’ve sampled the filorga one and am quite keen on it also 🙂

      • Reply Maritsa Joy Barlow April 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

        Did you like the Garnier? Everyone is raving about it here in the US. If you want I’ll bring you back a Covergirl one – if I have space!

        • Reply zaamissbowtie April 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

          I don’t mind it, but it clogs my pores. If you did, I’d love you forever 😉

  • Reply Marcelle Laubscher April 24, 2013 at 8:17 am

    This review was super informative thanks 🙂 I’m looking at a range of BB creams, trying to decide which one to try haha, its quite tricky when there are so many! :)T

    • Reply zaamissbowtie April 24, 2013 at 8:59 am

      It’s a pleasure! Thanks for reading 🙂 agreed! if you’re looking at higher cost ones try also the Filorga and Erborian, love them 🙂

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