Back when I started my blog, the e.l.f. BB Cream was one of the first products I ever reviewed. At that time, my skin type was TOTALLY different. I had severe hormonal acne and my skin was much oilier. Now my skin is normal with a little bit of oiliness in the T-zone and occasional acne. Since my skin has changed so much, I wanted to test out this BB Cream again. I also bought another shade of the SRSLY Satin Lipsticks. I have reviewed this formula before and you can see that post here. Let’s talk about the BB Cream first!
This BB Cream is $6.00 for 0.96 fluid ounces of product. It’s available in seven shades and I have the lightest shade, Fair. Years ago when I first tried this BB Cream, it was a DISASTER. It had fantastic coverage and a beautiful finish but that finish soon disappeared as my face turned into an oil slick. I wanted to love this but I just couldn’t. However, since my skin type has changed, does that mean my opinion has changed? Let’s talk pros and cons and I’ll let you know.
- The coverage of this BB Cream is much more like a foundation. I have acne scars and I can get away with wearing this alone. It’s a solid medium coverage on me.
- This BB Cream contains SPF 20 and the SPF did not irritate my eyes.
- This is a hydrating formula that contains cucumber, jojoba, aloe and vitamin E. It’s going to be perfect for those of you with normal to dry skin.
- It’s packaged in a convenient squeeze tube bottle.
- It has a very slight sunscreen type scent but it’s hardly noticeable.
- This formula did not cause me to breakout.
- This BB Cream has a beautiful dewy finish.
- If you have combo to oily skin, this is not the BB Cream for you. Now that my skin is more normal, I actually love the way this looks on me BUT I do have to heavily powder it and I get oily in my T-zone after a few hours.
- The shade range is trash. If this was a typical BB Cream that had light coverage and just blended in with your skin, seven shades would be passable. However, this is basically a foundation so it needs a foundation shade range. The lightest shade, Fair, works for my yellow undertoned skin but if you are lighter than me or have a cool undertone, it won’t work for you.
- This BB Cream does start to break down after around 5 to 8 hours. It’s not a long wearing formula.
- This formula doesn’t mesh well with other products. It seemed to break down faster if I wore a primer of any kind underneath it. I preferred it on its own with no primer and minimal concealer.
The top two pictures are of my face without the BB Cream and the bottom two are of my face with one layer of BB Cream. You can still see my acne scars through it but it definitely evened out my skin tone and covered most of my issues.
I wore this BB Cream multiple times but I chose to show pictures from the day that I wore it alone with just powder. I didn’t use a primer and I only used concealer on my under eyes. I thought it looked really beautiful this day. The finish just looked healthy. The picture on the right was taken after around 6 hours of wear and after a workout. It held up decently well but did wear away around my nose and chin. It also sunk into my smile line but it didn’t sink into the lines between my brows.
I recommend this BB Cream if you have the right skin type for it. I like it much more now than I did a few years ago but it still isn’t perfect. I can use it and even enjoy it but I doubt I’ll repurchase it.
As I mentioned above, I have already reviewed the SRSLY Satin Lipsticks. They’re $3.00 and available in quite a few shades. I had the shades Nectar and Cider but I wanted to try the shade Creme. Creme is a very light, peachy nude. I actually hate this shade on me unless it’s mixed with something else. I have to pair it with a gloss or another lipstick for it to look natural on my lips. It’s just a bit too light and the undertone doesn’t work with my skin. However, I’m actually really glad that I have it because it’s fantastic for lightening other lipsticks or pairing with glosses. As for the formula, these lipsticks have a satin finish. They’re comfortable on the lips but not hydrating. They’re also not particularly long lasting and will transfer. They’re good but pretty basic.
Neither of these products are bad but they’re not spectacular either. Whether or not they work for you will just depend on your own personal preferences. Let me know if you’ve tried them or if you’d like to! Thanks for reading and have a great day!