I don’t know what attracted me to this BB cream, as I haven’t really understood the hype around BB/CC creams. I have delayed writing a review on this Diorskin Nude Tan BB Cream as, at first, I wasn’t too sure I liked it. I think it may have been the fact that it was early May when I bought this and, let’s be honest, summer hasn’t really kicked off yet has it?
I bought the shade 01 (there are two shades, 01 being the lightest). When I first applied this (to my whole face) I felt a little like an Oompa Loompa. I hate that orange, over tanned looked. I was disappointed. I put it to one side for a while until recently I started to experiment and have settled on using it like a bronzing gel.
After applying a base (Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua for a natural look), I put some of the BB cream onto the back of my hand and use the Real Techniques Contouring brush to pick up some product. I then work it into another part of my hand to take most of it off again, before either sweeping under cheek bones for contouring or taking it across the tops of cheekbones, top of nose, forehead (basically anywhere you would naturally catch the sun). You can leave it like this, or, if your makeup is prone to slip, apply a translucent powder on top. I am using MAC Blot Powder in Medium Dark at the moment.
This also has the added benefit of skin hydrating ingredients and an SPF 15 (although I always put an SPF 50 on my face between May and September).
I think this product does need a bit of skill and practice to find what works for you and don’t think it would suit those with pale skin. Great for holiday though and for prolonging that holiday look when you come back.
Escentual.com – Diorskin Nude Tan BB Creme (£25.50)