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Review: Black Radiance True Complexion BB Cream SPF 15 in Cafe'......

Monday, January 27, 2014

Disclosure: All products were purchased by me.

Hey Everyone!

I finally spotted and picked up the new Black Radiance BB Cream. I love BB Creams and as soon as figured how to wear them on my oily skin. I have a post on's the LINK, if you want some help wearing them too,especially with oily skin!

I choose Cafe' as my shade, which was the lightest shade. I didn't realize that until I Googled the product. Now, feel some type of way. I'm sure the sistas of a lighter brown persuasion are going to be left out.

Cafe' swatched on my hand.
 #1 Bare Face.
 #2 Face with eye makeup done and Tarte BB Primer in Tan.
 #3 Add Black Radiance BB Cream in Cafe.
#4 Set with powder, blush and contour.


I really like Black Radiance BB Cream! Here's why:

-Cafe was a great match of a color. I tried Cafe with and without the primer a couple of times and it still looked good. The coverage is light to medium. But with my Tarte BB Primer, I saw more of full coverage and the Tarte BB Primer brightened me up.

-The texture is creamy with a bit whipped-ness about it. So when I squeezed it out, I got just enough product. Sometimes with BB Creams and they have more of a lotion-y consistency, you got too much product coming out.

-The price point is decent at $5.99 and it had a $1 coupon attached to it.

The only thing that I would say is a minus for me is that you only get 1.0 fl oz of the product. It's a small tube with a small amount of product.

Plus...Black Radiance can be really hard to locate in some areas. I found my BB Cream at a Rite-Aid. Some other ladies are spotting it at Walgreens. None of the Walgreens in my area sell BR. Some ladies don't even see Black Radiance, Iman, Black Opal, Kiss or any of the independent women of color lines in their area. So, you might have to hunt for this product even though it is permanent to their line.