Thursday, May 24, 2012

3LAB Perfect BB {BB Cream Review}

by now you have probably heard of beauty's latest trend, the BB cream. BB stands for "Blemish Balm" or "Beauty Balm" depending on the brand. what is BB cream? basically tinted moisturizer on steroids.

BB creams pack a lot into their punch. a moisturizer, sunscreen, primer and foundation (very light coverage) all in one, making BB creams the 'IT' makeup for summer. they are the perfect solution for someone who wants a natural looking coverage while also protecting and improving their skin. 

i was recently sent several different brands of BB creams to try and i wanted to share with you one of my favorites: 3LAB Perfect BB. this BB cream has an advanced anti-aging brightening complex, as well as a sunscreen. the foundation to it is sheer, but provides enough coverage to smooth out your complexion. included with the product is a sponge roller to ensure smooth flawless coverage. while i am not typically a fan of foundations with SPF, this did not leave me skin greasy and stayed on all day.

this is the perfect BB cream for those of you in your prime (that means 25 years old+) as it helps to protect and improve the skin. for all you spring chickens out there, i would suggest investing in a facial sunscreen and mixing it with your foundation to create your own BB cream.

here's a little before and after shot from applying the 3LAB Perfect BB. not bad, eh?



  1. This BB cream looks good on you. So far I have only used Garnier´s BB cream and I am not sure yet what to think about it.

  2. Its looks really nice Kristie!

  3. That does look awesome! Any suggestions on other BB creams that aren't 95$ a pop? I've never heard of BB cream before so I don't know if that's the going rate, but I can't bring myself to spend that with my grad school/teacher budget. (A girl can dream, though!)

    1. Ali, of course you can't spend $95. I had no idea the price was that high! I assumed it was in the range of $30-40. Here are some other recommendations for you :)
      -MAC BB Cream $30
      -Too Faced BB Cream $32
      -Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer $42
      And last but not least, Garnier makes one for $12. Now that's a steal.


  4. Looks great. But the price is kinda steep.

  5. Looks like your after is just out of focus.