The BB Cream hype is still very current and with many beauty brands now introducing us to 'CC Creams' it makes you wonder .... am I missing out here?
I must admit I haven't been a great fan of Beauty Balms as I haven't found one that has wow-ed me enough to buy or use it .... until now that is.

What is a BB Cream? (in case you don't know)
BB cream stands for blemish balm or beauty balm and was originally and still is a huge selling beauty product in Korea. BB Cream is promoted as an all in one facial product to replace serum, moisturiser, primer, foundation and sunblock. They also claim to help diminish pigmentation and even out skin tone with its light reflecting properties. It can be worn alone as a tint, over a serum and moisturiser like a regular foundation and under powder depending on what coverage you like.  

I received many weeks ago now a luxury trial size (25ml) in a glossy box, which was the perfect size to see if this could be a product to convert me over to BB creams and guess what ... it did of course. 
Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream
Swatches: Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream 
The cream itself has almost a grey-ish tint to it, then as you start to blend it into your skin it soon adapts to your own individual skin tone (similar to Estee Lauders day wear tint). As you can see from the pictures above the bb cream really does make a noticeable difference to the skin, making it instantly look more even, hydrated, fresh looking with just the right hint of colour and coverage. 

What makes Dr Jart+ so great I hear you ask? 
  • It is made from 50% water and has a unique water bead technology to hydrate and maintain that healthy, dewy, fresh look to the skin.
  • Like a drink of water for your skin (and we all know how much we have to drink for a healthy body & skin) once applied the tiny droplets of water appear before being quickly absorbed, giving you a cooling effect on the skin.
  • Its oil free and contains an SPF25 which is a good high protection for a skincare product.
  • Comes in one universal shade to suit all skins and it really does, so no choosing what shade to go for, oh so simple.
  • This can be a moisturiser, sunscreen and a treatment that hides your imperfections. 
  • Formulated without sulphates and phthalates - no nasties here.
  • The cream just glides onto the skin unlike some others that really need to be worked into the skin quickly. 
  • Feel confident enough to just use this alone and maybe a little concealer if needed then thats your base done. Quick, easy & very effective so great if you are in a rush or have little time for makeup. 
  • Achieve the perfect summer make up look when you want to wear make up but not make it look like you are wearing much! Teamed up with your favourite summer make-up essentials, this can be the perfect addition to your summer look.
  • Its also available in other editions other than Water Fuse - such as Regenerating for a thicker stronger coverage, Premium SPF40 & Platinum high coverage in a light formula, so there is a choice for all ages and skin types. 
  • Its very reasonably priced and even better if you can get a sample to try out first! 

This really is a beautiful product and it gives some other luxury branded tinted moisturisers a run for their money as this one adds so many other benefits to your skin. This is a product that absolutely anyone can use, even the males out there and takes seconds to apply. Dr Jart really do have a great product and one that I can't recommend enough.

If like me, you really didn't get 'the whole BB cream hype' or you just didn't like other brands you may have tried in the past then definitely try this one out if you are looking for a new summer make up base or spf. I personally recommend doing all your skincare steps as per usual first, then using this as your base and sunscreen as your skincare is much more targeted in one area, so this shall be the prefect addition to follow. 

  • Priced at £18.00/$34/€20 for 50ml and available from most Cosmetic Stores & Pharmacies, Sephora Stores and also here (UK). 
  • Visit Dr Jart for more information on the brand and their product lines.

If you follow me on Instagram then you shall have seen this little collaboration of products that I put together to achieve a simple but perfect summer make-up look!
Products: Real Techniques Buffing Brush, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer,
Chantecaille Sweet Lipgloss, Benefit They're Real Mascara, HD Brow Palette, Bourjois Bronzing Primer & Dr Jart BB Cream!

Leave me a comment and tell me if you are a BB Cream Convert!