BB Creams definitely had a moment in 2013, but since then they’ve been overtaken by CC and DD Creams as well as formulas that claim to have been made using NASA technology. The makeup world never sits still long enough for us to catch up or feel chuffed we’ve discovered something we love; it moves on at the speed of light looking for the next big thing. Well, I hate to break it to you but I’m still totally in love with BB Creams and I don’t see that love fading any time soon. I adore the rich texture that feels like nourishing skincare, provides fabulous coverage, wears well and helps inject a touch of radiance into my skin. Although many cheaper brands aren’t actually offering much more than a tinted moisturiser under the guise of a BB Cream, if you pick your products right I promise you’ll be onto something golden. With a festively appropriate name, this little wonder from Givenchy is my new favourite: Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Nude Look BB Cream offers me great coverage, a practically flawless complexion and a result that lasts all day long.
The rich texture is surprisingly light when applied, leaving a slight sheen on skin that oozes radiance. It instantly unifies the complexion and delicately covers imperfections, providing a flawless finish that gives me all the confidence I need. Thanks to the added benefit of 24-hour continued hydration, the result is both comfortable and long lasting – there’s no greasiness on my t-zone, nor do I feel like my makeup could slip off my face in one swipe. You need only a small blob to cover the face, thanks to the fluidity of the formula that can be buffed into skin to create a seamless finish. Although the name is a little misleading (there really is no element of sparkle whatsoever, phew!) this really is a great BB Cream that’s definitely up at the top of my list when compared to the many others I’ve tried. I’ve not used a huge amount of Givenchy products before, but this is a great introduction to a luxurious brand that has so many hidden gems to discover.
The Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Nude Look BB Cream is available online priced £29.00.