8 July 2013

The BB Cream: Iman Cosmetics

I finally got my hands on Iman's new BB Creme*. Iman Cosmetics is like gold dust especially in these rural parts. Iman used to be stocked in department stores but like many of our favourite brown beauty brands it was slowly phased out, so anyone looking to get there hands on it would have to search hard or go online. The BB Creme has had many rave reviews and has been touted as one of the best BB's for darker skin tones. I got the BB Creme in Earth Medium, using the simple online shade selector which I found very helpful and probably the only time I've chosen a makeup item online and been almost certain it would be a match.

The Iman BB Creme is called a skin tone evener with SPF 15, it's semi sheer and actually feels like it, I found a few of the BB creams I've tried have been pretty thick, so much so that I barely see the point of using them as opposed to regular foundation. The BB feels really nice on my skin. I applied as directed in the video below (just the beginning of the video I did not add powder)

The BB Creme is very sheer, my skin doesn't look caked, it's very subtle, I wouldn't suggest adding more product to get more coverage, I tried this a looked very shiny and I left a lot of brown stains all over the place! You only need to use a little bit and I also suggest applying with a brush to get a even coverage. On it's own the BB is quite dewy which I liked, however if you prefer more of a matte finish I used some mineral foundation on top and it worked really well together. Below I'm wearing the Iman BB cream as is and a very small amount, I'm impressed with how natural it looks and it's been working wonders during this mini heat wave in the UK. The ingredients aren't really my cup of tea but to be honest I have some lipsticks that contain worse (and I eat most of that!) The Iman BB cream is Paraben free and contains Kokum, Almond, Aloe and Vitamins A, E & C which is better than many on the market. The BB makes a nice change from my regular foundation it's easy to apply and gives that makeup free look. Iman BB Creme is £23.99 and available online and at some outlets in the UK.


Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyglyceryl 3 Diisostearate, Glycerin, Talc, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Rumex Occidentalis Extract, Garcinia Indica Seed Butter, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbic Acid, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

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