No7 are winning major brownie points for me with their range of BB creams that actually take into account different skin types. They also have a version for Normal/ Dry skin and one for Dry/ Very Dry skin. Sadly their shade range doesn’t have the same variety. You get Fair or Medium and that is it.
I love the fact that they really spell out what the product is on the box. There is no faffing about with marketing nonsense. It is a light/ medium coverage product for Normal/ Oily skin, designed to be a 1 step base thus implying you shouldn’t need primer with it. I love the fact it comes with SPF15 and it has UVA as well as UVB protection. Oh and you get 40ml of product instead of the usual 30ml!
Whilst the formula is still somewhat thick this blends in pretty effortlessly. In fact I would say that out of all the BB creams I am trying for this series this one has the most fool proof application. You can use whatever brush you like, or fingers for that matter, and it glides on like a dream. The finish is fantastic for me and my crater pores. It doesn’t emphasise imperfections at all. The coverage is definitely the lighter side of medium.
This does set after a few minutes to a soft satin finish although I still like to powder just out of habit. It copes with my oily nose pretty well, I do get oily still but it stays intact rather than disintegrating.
I do absolutely love this product but the one down side for me? The colour. Fair is pretty light but it is still a touch too dark for me. Those who are extremely pale will struggle to make this work for them. It has a distinctly beige undertone too it too. It’s odd, almost slightly ashy and reminds me of swatches I’ve seen of proper Asian BB creams. It’s not really noticeable once it’s blended into the skin.
If I ruled the world I would order No7 to immediately release a much wider shade range. I really enjoy this and I would love to be able to wear this all year round but sadly it looks like it’s going to be a summer only product for my skin tone. As with all No7 products I think you’d be mad to pay full price (£12.95) when there are always so many offers available on No7 products. I bought this with a voucher I received with a receipt for ½ price on any No7 foundation making it quite the bargain.
*Bought by me*