16 May 2013

Kiehl's BB Cream review!

A picture of Kiehl's Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream

I have tried a lot of BB creams in my time, and I've never found a perfect match. Either the wrong shade, the wrong consistency or just plain disagrees with my skin, every BB cream I have tried so far has been a bust. The Ginvera Green Tea Nude BB cream is pretty darn good, but I have only tried a sample of that which doesn't last tremendously long. So image my utter delight when Kiehl's, a skincare brand I already adore and who has a couple of products in my holy grail skincare list, announced they were releasing a BB cream! As soon as the pre-lease reviews started pouring into my blogger reading list, I knew this was a BB cream which wouldn't let me down. And it hasn't. The Kiehl's BB cream was kindly donated to the #NottsBBMeet goody bags and I've been trying it out a few days a week since then! 

What's so special about Kiehl's?
Kiehl's was first founded in 1851 and their products contain high quality ingredients chosen to benefit the skin. Kiehl's has a huge variety of products covering skincare, hair care, body care and a few makeup pieces (in the way of this BB cream and tinted lip glosses and balms) Kiehl's was also the very first brand to make a skincare range specifically tailored to male skin and the ranges they have for men are just as extensive as those they have for women. Kiehl's is a cruelty free brand who has never tested on animals - although it is worth noting they are under L'Oreal. The various ranges from kiehl's cover a huge amount of skin types and skin concerns and cover all ages. They were also the first brand to list their ingredients on their product packaging.

A picture of Kiehl's Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream

The Kiehl's Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream claims to be more than just a normal BB cream. It's ingredients work to instantly perfect the skin, visibly correcting the appearance of skin tone irregularities with continued daily use. It also has two massive plus points over other BB creams I have tried; it has an SPF50 PA+++ which is a super high SPF for a makeup product, and it also contains Vitamin C. It's only available in three shades; fair, light and medium (which I think translate to light, medium and dark respectfully) and I've been using the shade medium. Now, I'm not exactly very dark, but I'm not very pale either; I have a natural Mediterranean colour to my skin, and I find medium is the perfect shade for my skin tone. If you're lighter than me I would opt for the shade light and for you really pale beauties out there, go for fair. The consistency of this BB cream is quite thin, but regardless I find it provides a really lovely, even and light to medium coverage, which can be built up although I genuinely think there is no need for a higher coverage with this BB cream. It feels soft and weightless on my skin, works well with my naturally oily skin and lasts a good four to six hours before I need to powder, depending on what I'm doing. This is the kind of product you can pop on in the morning of a day where you don't have much to do but want a glowing, flawless complexion, and its the kind of product you can wear on a busy day out and about and it be more than enough to replace your regular foundation. The Kiehl's Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream costs £23.50 and comes in a 30ml tube, available in three shades. You can pick up this little beauty on the Kiehl's website.

Kiehl's, I am impressed.

A picture of Kiehl's Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream

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16 comments

  1. Wow this does look impressive. I never found a BB Cream that suited my asian skin tone until the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream. xx

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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    1. I haven't heard of the Missha one! xo

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  2. wow.. thanks for sharing.. I looks nicely blended.. I never try BB cream from kiehl's..

    Piedev ♥
    Me, MySelf and I

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    1. It is very natural when on, I love it xo

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  3. I got a sample of this and my shade is light and perfect for me. But I want something more, coverage wise, that's why i can't use this alone. I need a primer or base with enough coverage already before I pop this on top. However, I love how it evens out my skin tone quite well!

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    1. I see what you mean but BB creams in general are meant to be a far lighter, more natural coverage. xo

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  4. Ooh this looks good! I don't usually use BB Creams but I've been reading about quite a few lately, so I may have to try one out. Great post!

    Sophie xo | thatswhatsophiesaid

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    1. I think BB creams are definitely worth trying yourself. Some people love them, some don't. xo

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  5. Thank you for sharing, I prefer to use a BB cream in Summer but I've never really found one I'm 100% happy with so this may be on the cards!
    Simply-Abbi xx

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    1. BB creams are certainly popular in the warmer months :) xo

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  6. You are making me want to buy this! I did not know they were under L'Oreal xx

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    1. You should ;) Yeah, it's a shame but I have spoken to Kiehl's about it and they still stand by not having tested on animals xo

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  7. I've heard such good things about this! When I was in Liberty yesterday, I was at the Kiehl's counter and so many people came over to try and buy it (although it was all sold out!)

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    1. Wow! Quite a popular product then :) I think it's lovely xo

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  8. Do you need to powder after using this or not? Just had a sample of it given, smells a bit funny ( witch hazel??) but looks good. Expensive though so I'm not sure. I find other high street BB break me out and feel too oily. HELP!!! Xxx

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  9. I have just bought this online x it's being delivered today and I am reading the reviews to get a broad understanding of how this product works for everyone and tips on use x I have read a lot about it's quick drying properties and difficulty applying concealer and highlighter over the top? Any info?

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