BB cream comparison

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Estée Lauder were kind enough to send me the blemish balm creams (better known as BB creams) it has launched over the last year for three of its main brands. Given the opportunity, I decided to swatch them for comparison purposes – proper reviews will follow shortly!

The three products in question are Estée Lauder CyberWhite EX Extra Intensive BB Creme Multi-Action Formula SPF35 (which I first mentioned here), Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 PA+++ and MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm UVA/UVB SPF 35 PA+++ (I have already written about this one too). All three are exclusive to duty-free and travel-retail outlets, although only the EL product highlights this fact on the packaging.

Clinique’s offering is the pinkest; EL’s, the most yellow-toned. All three blend well into the skin (for reference, I’m about NW15) and would suit fair ladies. Coverage also seems pretty decent for BB creams, and in my experience their consistency is also heavier/thicker – previous blemish balm products I have tried were almost watery, very runny, while these three are more like proper foundations.

Click on the pictures below to see larger versions. If you have any specific questions, now is the time to ask as I will test-drive all three this month.

Blemish Balm creams Blemish Balm cream swatches

Written by Beauty-Free

January 9th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

4 Responses to 'BB cream comparison'

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  1. I have heard so much about BB creams, but have not yet tested this product. I too travel a lot in WE, but have never seen it in any Duty Free Shops. Are these products available in Europe? Thanks Chinty


    10 Jan 11 at 10:07 am

  2. Hi Chinty, the EL bb cream is available at Heathrow – the other two are only available in the Asia/Pacific region and selected locations in the Americas, I’m afraid!


    10 Jan 11 at 11:34 am

  3. Any idea which terminal at Heathrow? Hope not just in T5.


    10 Jan 11 at 3:09 pm

  4. No idea, sorry – I’lll keep an eye out and let you know when I travel through there next!


    10 Jan 11 at 10:15 pm

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