I was skeptical at first, but this is truly wonderful product. It is perfect for no makeup days, when you don't have time or don't want to apply full face. It really perfects your skin. Also it is perfect for summer, because it is very lightweight, but coverage is enough. I noticed that I don't want to use foundation now (only for evening or night out).
I had just returned from a trip to Burbank, CA and while I was there I happened to stop at the Sephora store in the Hollywood & Highland complex. I wasn't looking for anything in particular ... just checking things out to see what was different from our Canadian stores.
As I wandered around the store, I came across the Yves Saint Laurent section. I've become a big fan of YSL's products over the past couple of years and am never without my Touche Eclat luminizing pen. I have yet to find an American BB cream that is as good as the Asian BB creams, and when I saw the Top Secrets All-in-One BB Cream, I was skeptical.
According to YSL, this all-in-one BB cream will hydrate, conceal, correct, protect and prime. It promises to prime the skin to conceal imperfections with non-stop hydration for all complexions. It is available in 3 shades (clear, medium and dark) and has an SPF of 25.
I've been using Skin 79's Hot Pink Super Plus BB cream for a couple years now but I hate having to order it from sellers on ebay (you never know if you are going to end up with a fake). I've previously used Chanel's Vitalumiere moisturizing foundation, which I love for evening out the skin tone, but I am constantly looking for a lighter coverage that I can put on quickly to go run errands.
I gave the YSL all-in-one BB cream a sample at the Sephora store and was VERY pleased so picked up a tube. By the way, it's not cheap by any means ($50 Canadian as compared to $35 for the Skin 79).
I used this cream over the next few days and I was pleasantly surprised that it not only gives a similar radiance as Vitalumiere, but it's a lighter consistency and yet provides the same benefits as a foundation. So much in fact that I no longer have to use a foundation - and that I consider a score. The color blends well and is fantastic for discoloration and acne. I haven't noticed the color correction yet, but it's too soon to tell yet.
Overall I'm really happy with this product. It has enough coverage were I wouldn't need foundation over it. It's a little pricey but TOTALLY worth it. I like to use this, then YSL's Touche Eclat under my eyes, and follow up with a dusting of the .Laura Geller Balance n' Brighten baked powder to give it a matte finish. I get so many compliments!!
If you're worried about the price, I say go for it - you won't be sorry!!
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