Beautiful Skin: BB Cream

If there are two letters that are the talk of the beauty world at the moment then it’s definitely ‘BB’. These ‘beauty balm’ creams have been creeping up on us for a little while, but No7 have their very own version for us to enjoy. For those of you somewhat unfamiliar with BB creams, they’re basically a one-stop-shop for all your skin needs: a moisturiser, primer, foundation, concealer and sunscreen all in one. They were a craze in Asian countries before reaching our shores in the later part of 2011, known for giving a really natural ‘no make-up’ look and covering imperfections.

I was really quite dubious when I first put this to work, thinking that the formula would be no match for my flu-ridden and spotty face. To say I started using it at the worst time is an understatement, having spent three days before blowing my nose and coming out in pre-menstrual zits, but it’s testimony to its success that I was still pretty darn impressed. You use the cream just like you would a foundation, applying direct to the face with no need for anything else underneath. The formula applies very smoothly to the skin, blending well and sinking in fast. It’s hard to describe the affect as it doesn’t look like foundation, but it covers blemishes so well to create an even and luminous complexion.

While using this BB cream my use of supporting make-up reduced dramatically. A dab of concealer replaced my usual lashings of Touche Eclat and I felt a lot more confident to go without powder. A little bit of highlighter on top and I was done! What’s great about these creams is that they not only make your skin look great, but they also contain sunscreen and moisturisers to protect, minimising the need for an hour long routine in the morning. The formula lasts well all day long while still letting skin breathe, without the heavy look of a foundation. What’s even better is this BB cream comes in different shades, different coverage levels and even different skin types: I’ve been using the normal/dry, light/medium in fair which is absolutely perfect for me.

I’m a convert to this BB cream – it makes my skin look radiant, flawless and feel great. I don’t need a million different products to use in the morning and it’s great at keeping my skin in tip top condition. For a 40ml tube it costs £12.95 so it won’t break the bank either. LBQ will now be using BBs 4eva. Will you?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of No7. 



  1. Emma
    January 9, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    I had the Skin79 which I got offline about a year ago and I absolutely ADORED that. Best face product I have ever used. So far, none of the english versions have been anywhere as good though so I'm still sceptical but I'll definitely give this a try!

  2. Katy
    January 9, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Thank you for this post, I've been debating trying it and this has sealed the deal. I've also been looking at the Estée Lauder one due out soon & the Clinique one just out but this is the more affordable option!

  3. Lipstick
    January 9, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    so glad you blogged about this as i've been considering getting one. may give it a go myself. x

  4. Karen
    January 9, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    Must give this a go, especially if I have one of the No 7 vouchers, would be a proper bargain then!

  5. Beauty Daze
    January 9, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    I think I will definitely be snapping this up come pay day. So far I have tried Garnier's – clung to my dry patches like a mother bitch. I've also tried 17's, which was okay, but the two shade choices meant neither was dark enough for me :(I love the detail they've gone to, offering different shades, skin types and coverage. Hopefully there will be one to suit me!Steph xx

  6. ShmoobieCakes
    January 10, 2012 / 11:26 am

    I want a BB cream that the SPF will last all day. I wear spf anyway so i think it would probably make me super shiny!

  7. London Beauty Queen
    January 10, 2012 / 10:41 pm

    This doesnt make you shiny either – quite a matte formula, which with a bit of powder stays all day long. I'm a total convert.

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