Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Physicians Formula Super BB All in 1 Beauty Cream Review! BEFORE n AFTER

Hi guys, here is a review of my very first drugstore BB cream. BB creams is all the rage in the beauty community. Originated in Germany, then became popular in Korea and now here. Pretty much very cosmetic brand I know has come out with some kind of BB cream. BB stands of "Blemish Balm". It's supposed to treat blemishes, but now they're for so many purposes.

The Physicians Formula Super BB All in 1 Beauty Cream stands out to me. It claims to have 10+ benefits. Smoothing, Moisturizing, Protecting, Firming, Priming and Filling, Perfecting, Concealing Brightening, Line Softening and Long Wearing...Whew, that's a lot!

Read on for my complete review...

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Product Claim/Description
Physicans Formula says, 
"All-in-1 Miracle Cream!Ultra-blendable and lightweight cream effortlessly glides on, instantly infusing moisture, refining skin's surface and providing protection from the environment. Skin looks and feels smooth, glowing & naturally flawless.
Ultra-versatile beauty balm simplifies your morning beauty routine by delivering the benefits of Moisturizer, Foundation & SPF protection in one easy to use product!" (taken from Physicians Formula website)

Let's go through the claims one at a time shall we...

1. Smoothing- To me, this is the same as priming. It applies smoothly and evenly on my skin. I really like it! 

2.Moisturizing- It claims that it replaces moisturizer. Ok, that's just silly lol. I do find it to be non drying, but there's no way it can replace a moisturizer. Still use a moisturizer!

3. Protecting- Can't go wrong with a good SPF 30! Love it. It's a great makeup to wear everyday!

4. Priming and Filling- It claims to have have a built in primer in it. Maybe it does because it applies so smooth and very easy to blend. It doesn't seep into pores and the few fine lines I have.

5. Perfecting- It does a great job in evening out my skin tone. But I still need to set it with a powder to get that lil' bit of extra coverage I need.

6. Concealing/Brightening- Like what I said, it evens out the skin tone, but it doesn't cover up any blemishes and pimples. I still need to use a concealer. The best part is the brightening property.  It gives my face a nice and healthy glow. I received compliments at work on how my skin looks great!

7. Line Softening- Can't really say much on this because I only have a few fine lines. However, it didn't crack or seep into few fine lines I have. 

8. Long Wearing- I agree! I wore it at work for picture day and it looked great! I had it on from 7:30am to 3:00pm and the foundation remained perfect! Even El Hubby Cakes complimented how my skin looked when I got home!

SHADE
The shade I got is in Medium/Deep. It only comes in 3 shades. I was torn between Light/Medium or Medium Deep. There was no way for me to test the colors since the makeup/packaging was sealed. I took a chance and chose Medium Deep even though it looked like it would be too dark. To my luck, it matched my skin perfectly. But I have to tell you that it kind'a left my skin this weird grey cast, but once set with a powder, it was perfect!

TEXTURE/FINISH
The texture is quite thick and has an odd greasiness to it. But once applied on my face, it feels nice and moisturizing. It gives my face a dewy finish so I would only recommend it if you have dry or combination skin.

COVERAGE:
Sheer to medium. You will definitely need a concealer to cover up blemishes and pimples. Set with a powder for more coverage.

PRICE: 
It retails for $14.95. It's a typical price for a drugstore foundation but you can get it at a lower price using coupons. I got mine at CVS for only $7.49 before taxes using coupons, then I got $10 extra care bucks back SCORE!!! See the photo below.

PACKAGING:
The fanciest/flashiest (if that's even a word) BB cream squeeze tube/packaging I've ever seen. And I love it! Stands out from the rest! Make sure you shake well because oil and makeup tend to separate.


Here's what it looks like on me. Taken with my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone.

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OVERALL THOUGHTS:
I love this BB cream. Yes, it has like a gazillion claims, but works very well for me. Just make sure to set it with a powder.





19 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks so good!! Amazing:) would love to try it!

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  2. This is something I see at the drugstore and I'm always tempted to buy it, but I didn't know if it was good or not. Thanks for this post!

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  3. Wow, I am really impressed with the results.

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  4. in the photos did you use concealer??
    eaither way great review was looking into getting a drug store BB but i would like to purchase one that doesnt need concealer but also not cakey i just want some coveage...

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  5. Your review is so thorough! Thank you. I wish I could try this, because it looks so fantastic on you, but I have really oily skin.

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  6. I agree. After all the brands of BB creams I've tried, this one is by far the best. I always get compliments on my skin and that's that I have acne and acne scars. Well worth the money and even better with coupons! :)

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  7. Looks great Becky!! This is still far too dark on my skin so I can't wear it anytime soon >.<

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  8. I love this brand!

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  9. It looks really good! And great review! I would love to try this, but my skin's sooo oily :(

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  10. I am a big Physician's Formula fan so I will have to try this one out - it does make your skin look super great and if a hubby actually pays attention and takes notice, it must be doing something right!! My husband hardly ever comments on my makeup/skin, but when he does, I know it was a FAB product!!

    Hugs, Jennifer
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  11. Wow how much amazing this! Really impressed with the results. Good reviews. Still using a moisturizing is good for skin.
    Good Moisturizer products for skin not only increase the skin's water content, but they also protect the skin and encourage an orderly desquamation process that makes the skin appear smoother.
    I am sure these reviews about BB creams has touched all the internet people. Thanks for sharing the post.

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  12. i didnt even know they had a BB cream! how awesome!

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  13. I kept looking at this BB cream but looks like I will have to skip it?

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  14. Wow! Sounds great! Well your pictures and review really gave me the wants to try it and the price is good! thanks

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  15. Hmmmm....interesting. This seems like a great product to try out based on your review. I wanna try it out.

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  18. I love the BB cream, there's so many varieties out there! But I also have oily skin so I wonder if it would be good with my skin.

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