Okay, this is a very home made attempt to show the difference in shades and consistency of the glut of BBs available in the UK. I’ve sort of given up trying to distinguish what is a BB and what is not. These pics were taken in daylight (bit grey and cloudy..typical UK April day) and you can tell the consistency, glossiness and colour of each one (amazing how alike they all are). Below the pics is a bit of info on each one that you would be able to get normally from the websites and not including press info that isn’t readily available to the usual consumer. I’ll be adding to it as more are released.
1.L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream Bare Skin Beautifier, SPF12.
Sell: Smart pigment capsules to correct tone and cover imperfections. 24 hour hydration.
Colours: Medium, Light.
2. Origins A Perfect World BB, SPF15.
Sell: White Tea provides moisture, shrinks pores and anti-ageing protection.
Colours: Light, Medium, Dark.
3. MUA All In One BB. No SPF.
Sell: Primes, smoothes, conceals.
Shades: Light, Medium, Dark.
4. Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream, SPF15.
Price: Variable, but about £9.99.
Sell: Evens skin tone, blurs imperfections and redness, gives 24 hour hydration, Vit C. Smoothes appearance of fine lines.
Shades: Light, Medium.
5. Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB SPF30.
Sell: Hydrates, blurs imperfections, oil free, gives natural glow.
Shades: Light, Universal Glow, Medium, Dark.
6. Lab Series For Men BB Tinted Moisturiser SPF35.
Sell: Corrective, reparative, shade adjusting, pore refining, tone evening, line and wrinkle diminishing.
Shades: One shade that equates to a Medium compared to other BB ranges.
7. Dior HydraLife BB Crème SPF 30
Price: £41 (launches May)
Sell: Moisturising, complexion enhancing, tone evening.
Shades: Single shade equating to light/medium.
8. Sanctuary Brightening Facial BB Cream, SPF15.
Sell: Moisturising with hyaluronic, antioxidants, illuminating, conceals imperfections.
Shades: Light, Medium/Dark
9. Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Beauty Balm, No SPF.
Sell: Coated micro-spheres, helps reduce pore size, gives oil and blemish control, reduced redness, reduces wrinkle depth, anti-oxidant boosting.
Shades: Single shade equating to light-medium.
10. Vivo Beauty Balm. No SPF.
Sell: Corrects, primes, conceals, evens tone.
Shades: Light, medium, dark.
11. Boots 17 BB All-In-One Magic Make-Up.
Sell: Evens, conceals imperfections, helps oil control, moisturises.
Shades: Light, medium.
12. Ginvera Green Tea BB Cream, SPF30.
Sell: Blemish concealing, whitening, moisturising, line reducing, long lasting.
Shades: Single shade in a light/medium.
13. Superdrug BB Cream, SPF15
Price: £6.99 Intro, £8.99. Launches May.
Sell: No info.
Shades: Light, medium.
14. Estee Lauder Daywear BB, SPF30.
Sell: Antioxidant, oil free, evens tone, light reflective.
Shades: Shade 1 (light), Shade 2 (medium).