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~Swatches + Impressions~ Iman BB Cream in Clay Medium....

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hey Everyone!!

I think I've gone a little BB Cream MAD! I have about four BB Creams and I go between different ones on different days. Lately, I'm seeing more BB Creams with a dark shades and catering to women of color. I was too excited to hear that Iman Cosmetics was doing one. I think every brown girl blogger, beauty addict, product junkie I know was looking for her BB Cream!

I got the chance to try Iman BB Creme in Clay Medium.

 I chose Clay Medium based on the chart on the Iman Cosmetics website. Go to the site and check out how to select your correct shade. I have gotten very good at  eyeballing my shade and picking it off the shelf or a website without any physical swatches. If that is a talent, I have it!!

But when Clay Medium arrived, I wasn't very sure if this "talent" of eyeballing my shade worked any more.:/

 Before Iman BB Creme in Clay Medium application....

 After application of Iman BB Creme in Clay Medium....
Full face for the day!!
Face in natural light without a flash.....

Impressions and Thoughts:

-The color Clay Medium was very forgiving. The texture is very moisturizer/lotion like so the BB Creme just soaks into the skin very much like a tinted moisturizer.

-Iman BB Cream is 1.0 fl oz and retails around $19.00-$20.00. I think that is steep to be shelved at Walmart.

-The coverage is light and I didn't find it to be buildable. I tried applying it with a brush and sponge but it was still very sheer for my taste.

-If you have oily skin, you will need to either apply a primer before or set with a powder after. Or you can be a oily oil slick! lol! Most BB Creams are not catered to oily skin, hence CREAM( CREME). But if you set after or primer before you will only be a bit glowy in a couple of hours.

Final Thoughts:

I wouldn't buy this again. I like the idea of different shades catered to women of color and not one "dark" shade that looks no one you know. Bravo to Iman on that idea!! However, I fought with the coverage the most with this BB Cream. I'm a full coverage gal, even though I like products like tinted moisturizers and BB Creams. They are great for the summer when I do bring down the coverage. I would love to see how this does in the heat, so I'm going to tuck it away and bring it back out when the Carolina summer arrives. I also thought that $20 for a 1oz product in a Mass Market setting is steep. I would buy this, at the most, $12 or $13.

Have you spotted the Iman BB Creme yet? Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments!!!

Disclosure: I was sent this product for review. I was not paid to post and all opinions are honest.