Physicians Formula Super BB Cream
Physicians Formula Super BB Cream ($14.95) is a new all-in-one “miracle” multi-tasking cream that combines a hydrating moisturizer, light foundation and sun protection so you can simplify your morning beauty routine.
BB Creams (or beauty/blemish balms) are hugely popular because of the versatility of the product itself. You don’t need a moisturizer, serum, primer, sunscreen or foundation because most BB creams do it all for you. Depending on the BB cream, it can treat blemishes/acne and provide anti-ageing. The coverage is typically light, but there are some pigmented formulas out there.
The Physicians Formula Super BB Cream is actually the first BB Cream I’ve ever tried. Quite honestly the sale tag at CVS and the holographic letting on the tube sealed the deal for me. (I’m pretty easy to please.)
Physicians Formula Super BB Cream is available in two shades: Light/Medium and Medium/Deep. I chose Light/Medium because it looked a little warmer than Medium/Deep. It’s a little light for me, but definitely workable with some bronzer.
The consistency is thick and super creamy, so it blends really easily on the skin. Most of the time I apply the product with my fingers as I would apply a moisturizer and work it into my skin until blended. Then if I need any additional coverage, I’ll apply a little extra product on a buffing brush and build the coverage wherever needed.
The coverage is light, but it builds really well to a medium coverage. It covers and perfects just about everything on my face unless I have a really red blemish, I might need extra concealing.
It provides a dewy (not oily) finish to the skin. I usually use a light setting of powder and I’m good for most of the day. With the creaminess of the product I’d almost expect it to crease after a few hours (around my mouth and such) and get oily, but it doesn’t at all. It stays perfectly in place. (I have very normal or balanced skin for reference).
Here I am wearing Physicians Formula BB Cream, my brows filled in, tiny bit of mascara and a little lipgloss. My typical morning face.
The photo on the left is the product swatched on the back of my hand, and on the right it’s completely blended. Although you can’t really see the healthy finish, you can definitely see that it evened out my skin and gave a “soft focus” appearance to the skin.
This has been my go-to foundation all month for the daytime, and I’ve even been using it as my going out foundation with a powder foundation dusted on top for extra coverage, or mixed with other foundations.
Have you tried this or any other BB Cream?
- Moisturizer, sunscreen and foundation all-in-one
- Super creamy, super blendable consistency
- Great coverage, while maintaining a very natural appearance and finish
- Holds up really well throughout the day
- Hasn’t caused me any skin irritations
- Cute travel friendly packaging
- Scent free
- There are only two shades that are both in the medium range. If you have really fair or dark skin, you won’t be able to get a good color match. Light/Medium is an okay match for me, but slightly light.
- It’s a little pricey for a drugstore foundation, but CVS usually has some amazing deals on Physicians Formula.. keep your eyes out!
Price: $14.95 at your local drugstore.