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Monday, 10 June 2013

YSL Top Secret BB Cream Review

YSL BB Cream

When I featured YSL Top Secrets BB Cream in my May favourites post recently, I had quite a few requests for a full review of the cream - so here we are.  

Let me firstly start by saying that this cream is very expensive, retailing at £38.00 per 40ml tube, definitely the top end of what many would be willing to spend on a BB Cream.  However, if you can afford to splurge out and treat yourself, this is definitely the cream to go for.  I have had mine for quite a while now so apologise that some of the writing on the packaging has started to fade.  

As the name quite clearly suggests - this is an all-in-one cream, meaning it is multi-purpose. YSL BB cream can be used to colour correct, moisturise, can be used before foundation or as a foundation.  

I personally adore the YSL Touche Éclat Foundation and now have found a place in my heart for the BB Cream.  The BB Cream is a lot lighter than the foundation which is ideal for these sunny days we have been having - albeit rare in Scotland. It will give you a light to medium coverage (as it is build able) compared to the foundation which would probably give you  more of a med/full coverage.  

The YSL BB Cream will disguise imperfections such as redness and give you a radiant glow. This can be used with a setting powder if you prefer but I quite like it on it's own as I personally prefer more of a dewy look.  

 In the picture above I am wearing the YSL BB Cream, concealer, blusher, highlighter, eyeshadow, lipstick and mascara.  If I didn't know better I'd say it looked like I was wearing foundation, when in fact I'm not - It is the power of the YSL BB Cream alone.  

This feels so much better than a foundation for during the nicer weather, I feel it adapts so much better to the weather than my normal foundation. It contains SPF25 which is a real bonus.  

YSL BB Cream is suitable for all skin types.  It comes in 3 different shades, Clear, Medium & Dark.  The shade I am wearing is Clear so if you are of a paler complexion I would go for this - and it is non orange ;-)

I have taken some outdoor pictures to show you how it looks in natural light. 

YSL BB Cream
YSL BB Cream
YSL BB Cream

What is your favourite BB Cream? - By the way I must add that I was not a BB lover before trying this out. 

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  1. It is indeed quite expensive! I don't think I'd pay that price.. But it does look good on you though :)

    I don't really have a favorite BB cream.. There's always a flaw in each formula. My most favorite one would be Erborian's BB cream since it has the PERFECT formula, but it doesn't come in my shade. Such a bummer!


  2. You look so pretty! Love your pictures too. I would have considered this BB cream, but I'm head over heels in love with Dior's!

    Molly x

  3. This looks amazing! Never tried a BB as I tend to prefer higher coverage foundation. Maybe if I'm feeling a little splurgy i might give this a whirl.


  4. I have yet to try a BB cream! Thanks for the review!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. Love the pictures you posted!! :) I have yet to try a BB cream...haven't decided which brand to go with and after seeing this, I just might go with YSL! Thanks for the post!


  6. It is probably out of my price range but I really love the look of it! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  7. I am a great fan of YSL toche Eclat Foundation, but I think it could be a bit too much for summer, so I'm going to try and get a sample of this BB cream, looks awesome on you!


  8. This looks amazing on you! I bought the new Maybelline BB cream for oily skin and I'm loving it!

    Seaside Beauty

  9. Great post! So expensive though. I've just bought the Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream and love it!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup

  10. This sounds great! I've never tried a YSL cosmetic product. Need to change that ASAP! Right now, I really like the Olay BB cream. And it is cheap!
    The Grass Skirt

  11. I tried the ysl touch eclat foundation last week and I definitely will be getting it when my lancome one runs out, so I'd love to try this BB cream, sounds lovely :)



  12. This is 1 of my fave BB creams too!!! Looks amazing on you!


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