I was running out of my regular BB cream, but I didn’t really really think that I’d see anything like this here in Rome (High-end stores like Sephora doesn’t count because it’s kind of pricey for the regular consumer) Even though it’s been out for many years in Asia, BB creams are a relatively new thing in Europe.
Thus, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there are two brands of BB creams that are out for sale in Rome recently. One by Garnier and one by Kiko cosmetics. And here is the Kiko one … Tada!
Anyway, me and my friend Claire were in Kiko a couple of months ago, and we saw a new display showing their new BB creams. It comes in 5 different shades ranging from 01 – light, 02 – natural, 03 – rose, 04 – medium and 05 – dark. I’m kind of surprised that I’m dark, considering that there are duskier ladies out there.
Nevertheless, I’m happy that there are a wider range of shades here as normally, loads of foundations and tinted creams sold in Rome are way too light for me.
What’s interesting about this BB cream is that, it starts off as light, almost white in colour. But don’t let that worry you, as when you rub it in the skin, it blends right in. In fact, for me, it blends in so well that it looks like I’m not using anything at all.
It looks super natural, and at the same time, gives a light coverage. It can’t help for the larger blemishes though, as you could see from the zit which happily decided to say hello, above my lip. Le sigh!
The price is 8.90 euro, which for 30ml seems reasonable. I’ve been using it for about two months and the tube still feels quite full. The BB cream comes with a SPF 15, which seems low compared to regular BB creams, but at the same time, it’s great because it doesn’t render the skin an ashy colour which is the issue with anything with a high spf.
So far, I haven’t had any adverse reactions to it, which is great. And I’m happy that it lasts throughout the entire day. This is me, sneaking in a picture at the end of work …
Still looking great! But it does feel little bit oily towards the end of the day, but it isn’t that really big of a deal. However, it’s winter at the moment, and probably might have a different effect in a warmer country.
To end, I really like this BB cream. It’s very light, and blends very well. Will definitely repurchase when my current tube ends