Monday 12 August 2013

Decleor BB 24 Hour Moisture Activator - Review

Hello Lovelies

I have tried quite a few BB cream samples over the past few months but never liked any of them, and certainly would never go out and buy a BB cream after my experiences with the samples I have tried. So when Look Fantastic kindly sent me a sample of the Decleor BB 24 Hour Moisture Activator to try I was very sceptical about it. 

Decleor BB 24Hour
Moisture Activator* 
10ml sample size

I was sent a 10ml sample of the bb cream to try for review purposes.  The first thing I noticed about the bb cream was the scent of it, it has a lovely scent to it, I really don't get on with scents and this was lovely, a little floral but not too floral and in no way overpowering and once I had applied the bb cream I couldn't smell it at all. 

When I first swatched the bb cream on my hand I thought "oh no it is way to dark for me" but thought I would use it anyway to test the application and longevity and how it sat on my very dry and sensitive skin. I was so impressed as soon as I applied the bb cream, it wasn't too dark for me at all and applied beautifully, I used my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply the bb cream and was very pleased with the result, it blended nicely and sank into my skin and didn't cling to any dry patches at all. 

I have used the 10ml sample every time I have applied my make up since it arrived which is around 6 weeks ago and I still have some left, a little definitely goes a long way. The texture of the bb cream is a gel like consistency and does look a little dark when you first squeeze it out of the tube, but it blends in well and adapts to the skin beautifully. 

I am always the second palest skin shade in foundations, so not the palest but the next one up, or in MAC I'm an NW 20 for reference and this is a perfect match for me, I do feel though that a touch darker skin tone could easily wear it too as it does adapt well to the skin. Nichole is very pale but she swatched the bb cream on her hand and it blended in nicely to her skin too but she hasn't tried it on her face.

Swatched on my hand

Blended out 

As you can see the bb cream blends out well into my skin, the swatch above shows how dark it is when swatched but as you can see it blends out really well and doesn't look to dark at all. 

I am wearing the bb cream here

I was really impressed with the bb cream and would not hesitate to purchase it, it retails at £29 and is available from the Look Fantastic website, judging on how much product I have left in my sample and how much use I have already had from the 10ml sample I have, the full size would last forever. 

I had no problems at all with my dry skin, the bb cream didn't settle into my fine lines or into any dry patches I have, I actually ran out of moisturiser whilst using the bb cream and after my normal skin care routine I used the bb cream as my moisturiser as well as my base and it was fine, it looked as lovely as it always did and worked well as a moisturiser and is very hydrating.

I also wore the bb cream for Nichole's graduation on what was one of the hottest days of the year and it didn't budge, I was very impressed, I was so hot that day and my make up looked exactly the same when I got home as it did when I left the house.

The coverage is a light coverage, like that of a tinted moisturiser, I liked the way you could still see my freckles through the bb cream, it gave just enough coverage, the bb cream has a dewy finish and is a lovely base for the summer months. 

One of the first things I noticed on the packaging was it said no parabens, this is something that is important to me and I was really pleased. The bb cream is also SPF 15 which is great, I like to wear a base with SPF to protect my skin. 

This is the first Decleor product I have ever tried but since loving the bb cream so much I would love to try more of their products and already have a wish list of things on the Look Fantastic website. 

What Decleor says about the BB cream 

This BB 24hr Moisture Activator from Decleor is an ingenious moisturiser designed to deeply nourish and hydrate the complexion whilst giving you an even, natural skin tone. Formulated with active ingredients that give you noticeable effects, this BB 24hr Moisture Activator boasts five impressive benefits.

Working to keep the skin hydrated for 24 hours whilst illuminating the complexion, this multi action moisturiser is a must have. Refining the skin's texture and protecting against UVA/UVB rays, your skin is sure to benefit from this innovative cream. 

My Overall Thoughts 

I would totally agree with everything Decleor says about the bb cream, it is extremely hydrating and does give a natural and even skin tone, my skin looked healthy and glowing, I really liked the look of my skin when wearing the bb cream.

I am really very impressed with the Decleor BB 24 Hour Moisture Activator and would most definitely purchase it, that is a strong claim since I have never liked a bb cream before and most of the times have taken them off before I have got to applying my concealer so for me to love a bb cream so much to say I would buy it is amazing. 

There was no settling at all, the longevity is fantastic, the colour is brilliant and it smells divine, if you haven't already tried this I would highly recommend it. Buy it, you won't be disappointed. 

Have you tried the Decleor BB cream? What were your thoughts? Do you like bb creams for your base? 

Thank you for reading, much love as always

Zoe x

*pr sample
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