I received a sample of the essence BB cream in medium a while back and safe to say, I’m pretty impressed. The BB cream is moisturising and provides a sheer-medium coverage with a matte finish. It really does even out my skin tone and leaves me feeling a little more confident to face the day. It doesn’t make my face shiny, but I do have to blot it after a few hours.
What I don’t like about it is that it ONLY comes in 3 shades and medium is the darkest shade. I am not really a fan of how it matches my skin, it’s very pink toned and wouldn’t suit those with yellower skins. I wore it thinking that I would look fine but one of my colleagues actually noticed my ‘pale’ skin. So if you’re NC 43+ this is definitely not for you. For the lucky ladies that this matches, it’s a really good choice still. It’s great value for money, it’s a real pity that is doesn’t come in darker shades.
In the swatch it really looks like it matches my hand, but when I spread it on my face it is a little too pink. Doesn’t stop me from wearing it mixed with moisturiser though 🙂
My tube was a little overzealous and could not keep itself inside the tube, perhaps it just got pushed around too much in shipping because I haven’t seen anyone else mention this!