Thursday, 30 May 2013

REN BB cream review

When REN come up with new products, they immediately go to the top of my list to try. I'm a big fan of the brand, so when I heard that they were launching a BB cream, I was very excited, but also concerned it would fall into the usual 'one shade - too dark' category that BB creams usually do for me.

REN BB cream

REN very kindly sent me a small sample of it to try, and when I opened the tube, my heart sank at the orangey looking cream that squirted out. Still, in true beauty blogger fashion, I applied anyway, tapping gently into my skin as recommended by REN, rather than rubbing or brushing on.

REN BB cream swatch

Me wearing the REN BB cream

I'm not sure what sort of magic happened, but once I was finished, it matched! Somehow it went from a mid-range shade to something that was almost perfect for my skin tone. Granted, in the winter I have a feeling it will be a tiny bit too dark, but for the summer months, I shall be wearing this repeatedly!

The BB cream contains lots of anti-oxidants and and SPF 15. It leaves skin with a dewy finish, so if you prefer something matte, you'll need to powder over the top. It's also a very light coverage, so not something if you prefer a full coverage foundation.

I think this will be a great option for most people for the summer months when you want something a bit lighter on your skin, but still enough to help even out skintone.

REN's BB cream retails at £26 for 50ml and can be found on REN counters or online on their website.

11 comments:

  1. That's so cool, it looks like itd send you so dark and it doesnt!
    It looks lovely :)

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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  2. This actually looks so gorgeous on your skin! Need. x

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  3. I love this! I can't believe it looks so Umpa lumpa in the tube but blends so beautifully, I bought the tube and am really happy despite the light coverage. x

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  4. Your skin looks lovely. I have been tempted to try this but the colour put me off. If it suits you though I know it should be fine. *adds to the already massive wishlist* xx

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  5. ooh this looks lovely! I love dewy finishes so I'll definitely be checking this out x

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  6. Wow that colour does look scary on your hand but you never would have guessed it from your face that it started that colour :)

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  7. Now I thought this would be really dark once applied and it isn't, what a fab product xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. This looks great. I swathed it in Space NK and quickly put it back after seeing orange! I'm tempted to go buy it now!

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  9. I'm dying to get my hands on this! It looks so great and I love that it's got such a dewy finish, definitely perfect for the summer months :)

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  10. I've heard some really good things about this and I love REN a lot already so I'm very tempted to give this a go....!

    Sophs x

    LaVieSophie

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