My Favorite BB Cream, EVER!!

Wed, 12 Dec 2012


PRODUCT REVIEW | MAKEUP

By Huda Heidi Kattan

I know this isn’t out yet, but I am IN LOVE! I have been literally trying BB Cream after BB Cream, and I am going to do a full review comparing a bunch BB Creams once I get the MAC and Bobbi Brown BB Creams, which I had to order since they don’t have them in Dubai (or at least my color). Right now, I am soooo in love with the DiorSkin Nude BB Creme since it applies gorgeous light coverage, and dries like a powder!

Most BB Creams are really greasy and just kind of sit on top of your skin and look oily! The DiorSkin Nude BB Creme is soooo perfect, it just blends gorgeously and makes my skin look healthy and radiant! If you tried the first BB Cream from Dior, this one is definitely better since it’s more like a tinted moisturizer that comes in three different shades. Since Dior has incredible skincare and amazing foundation, it’s no surprise that their BB Cream kicks ass!

I’m wearing shade number 003. DiorSkin Nude BB Creme will be available worldwide January 2013

58 Responses to My Favorite BB Cream, EVER!!

  1. Alya

    You should try BB creams from Asian brands.. Western brands don’t use the same ingredients as the authentic Asian brands

    • 1 hudabeauty

      Hi darling, I have! There are three from Asian brands in the pics! I totally agree with you! :)

    • I agree the treu authentic BB creams are the Korean ones, all these Western brands just jumping on a bandwagon that the Koreans have known about for ages, if in UAE try http://www.powdermary.com for a great range of BB Creams

  2. 3 Sadaf

    Huda try the dr jart one it is theeeee best ever! Iv tried them all n i mean all n dr jart wins hand dwn x

  3. i love it …. i will def try this when it comes out ! love your lipstick.. what colour is this?

  4. 5 Saleha

    Hey huda…mashAllah its been a week i came across your blog and ya im ADDICTED :) …..and i must say you are soooo good at this….hope to learn from you and meet you inshAllah when i visit dubai… Include me in the listof your regular readers and i’ll bother you every now n then ;) …. Cant wait to get my hands on it <3… Best wishes frim saudia … happy blogging <3

  5. What colour have you got on your lips here Huda? It’s gorgeous Xxx

  6. Hi
    I still like the range from Powdermary.com the best – they have the biggest range of BB creams, I like the gold one with caviar – so smooth and natural finish

  7. 9 Bahara

    do you use this instead of makeup?

    • 10 hudabeauty

      YES! Definitely, in the photo you see, I am only wearing the BB Cream, with a little bit of powder on my cheeks so I could apply a bronzer and blush, I also just swept my T-zone lightly to keep them from being shiny, but kept my cheekbones bare! It’s really great and light, perfect for daily use!

      For weddings or highly photographed events, I recommend foundation!

  8. Oh this is perfect timing for me … I currently use the Smashbox BB cream and I love it but it’s running out and I was thinking of trying other ones just to compare … and since I LOVE Dior products and I really trust your reviews I can’t wait to try it!!!:)

    • 13 hudabeauty

      The smashbox is very good, but the Dior is much better! :) I think you’ll like it, it has a hint of more coverage, but the texture is beautiful!

  9. 14 Meg

    It’s great!
    Do you think BB creams are better than tinted moisturisers for daily use? I use the DIOR hydratint everyday but I am thinknig if I should swap to this instead? let me know :)
    and I LOVE your blog!

  10. 15 Samantha Z

    Your lashes look amazing in that picture! What mascara/ eye lashes are you wearing??

    • 16 hudabeauty

      I’m wearing the Giselle lashes from my Huda Beauty collection launching Feb 21 :)

  11. 17 humi

    it looks really nice and natural, i like it :D

  12. 18 LalafyahLavina

    i currently use the Lancome BB creme and love it, try that out too Huda. Though, I must admit I love all things Dior!

  13. 19 tanya1234

    have to keep it on mind

  14. 20 Rema

    Honest to god your picture above is PERFECTION! Did you use any highlighter for this look because your cheeks look GORGEOUS! If possible do a tutorial on this look ? xo

    • 21 hudabeauty

      Hi darling, no! I just didn’t apply powder to my cheekbones to keep it looking dewy! I’m so glad you like it:) Sure thing babe! Will post it next week!

  15. 22 Sara

    Can’t wait to read ur BB cream comparison !!

  16. 23 mitsa

    Hi Huda darling,

    How are you doing? Okay so how do you compare this one to the Maybelline BB Cream. I wear the Maybelline and the Dior Hydra life BB cream. I love both of them. I love the Dior one because it goes on so smooth and it feels really nice on, but I also love the maybelline one that its a little more coverage on the skin.

    • 24 hudabeauty

      I looove the Maybelline BB Cream and it’s def my favorite Drugstore BB Cream, but in all honestly I haven’t touched it since I got the DiorSkin BB Cream!

  17. 25 Akshata

    Hi huda! I have chocolate brown skin and I can’t seem to find any lightweight good foundations for my skin. Any suggestions? Thank you :) love you x

    • 26 hudabeauty

      Hi darling, for chocolate gorgeous skin I would try Makeup Forever, they have a great range! Have you tried them? Iman products are great for women of color, I’m not sure where you’re located! For most of my clients with very dark skin (a lot darker than chocolate), I don’t always use a foundation all over, sometimes I will only use a foundation on the cheeks to create depth, kind of like a subtle contour!

  18. 27 Mais

    Hi Huda,
    I have an acne prone skin and I’ve got few acne scars on my cheeks, so I usually use afull coverage foundation, I’m not confident about going out without a foundation, even during the day. In my case can I use this BB cream to get a flawless looking skin? Or this cream doesn’t give the full coverage my skin needs?
    Awaiting your advice :)

    • 28 hudabeauty

      The best thing to start with is damage control! Try using a serum that will help even your skin, I recommend the Olay White Radiance or even using Retin A (speak to your derm about Retin A). BB Creams don’t give full coverage, although the best coverage for a BB Cream that was not greasy was the Too Faced which I did quite like. The only thing is I’m not confident in Too Faced as a skincare brand, so I’m not sure if it would cause breakouts or really cure your skin the way a BB cream is meant to. I like brands like Dior since they have both amazing skincare and makeup, however the Dior is light to medium coverage, but not full coverage. I would give the Too Faced a try and see how your skin reacts. I would probably set it with a mineral powder like MAC’s Mineral Foundation and just try it out first! If you’re able to get samples, that would be great, but I think these might work for you!

  19. 29 Babitha Bobby

    Huda Sweetie… that is once again a wonderful review :) When is it getting launched in Dubai or Abudhabi…?? I reside near abudhabi… so, it should be easy for me to get it if it is available in abudhabi :)

  20. Thanks Huda…I’m OBSESSED with red lips at the minute! Xxx

  21. 33 Bungee

    Oh this is perfect timing for me … I currently use SHISEIDO the skincare Tinted Moisture Protection and I love it but it’s running out and I was thinking of trying other ones just to compare. Have you tried any B cream by Lancome? Thx

    • 34 hudabeauty

      Not yet darling, I only tried it at the store, it was quite light. I personally like the option of different colors and usually go for BB Creams that have a few colors! :)

  22. 35 Roua

    Hi Huda,

    This is Roua, I am not sure if you remember me but I am Dr. Lubna’s daughter. We used to live ( or I ) in AUS Campus. Anyway, just wanted to add my two cents on Dior BB creams ( been following your blog lately) I have been in love with Dior Snow BB cream. I am on my 2nd tube. This also looks so promising. Do you know when is it launching in the US?

    Regards to family

    RA

  23. 36 Tala

    Hi Huda, this is such a good post because I’ve been wanting to ask you if BB creams are suitable for people in their 20s. I’m 20 years old. Is it appropriate for me?? Also, can I use it instead of foundation?? I don’t really know how BB creams work on the skin

  24. hi huda

    I want to ask very important question. which foundation and face powder do you recommend for medium to full coverage Mac or Dior or Chanel ?? my brother’s wedding is coming up so m confused which one to buy…I want to buy the best one which can give glow to my skin. waiting for your reply…. thanks and best regards

  25. 38 AfnanB

    Hi Huda – always wanted to ask if you ever tried the oil free tinted moisturizer from Laura Marcier in Sand, I’ve been using it lately and LOVE it, I think you will too!

  26. 39 Mary Monroe

    Are BB creams just for the summer? I don’t know why I had the idea but I do know that you’re supposed to change your foundation depending on the weather..

  27. 40 Mais

    Thanks for the reply Huda. I’ve been using the Olay White Radiance for quite sometime now (started using it after reading your review) and I noticed a very slight difference..should give it more time maybe…
    Thanks again, appreciate it

  28. 41 BeautyGlam

    I’ve tried the first BB cream from Dior and I love it! Can’t wait to try this one! Xx

  29. 42 Nanana

    Hey Huda
    Where can I get the DiorSkin BB cream? I’ve tried Paris Gallery and Sephora and they don’t have it here in Dubai.

  30. 44 Eva

    Hello, I wondered whether you have the ingredient list or could take a picture of it? Would be so helpful! Thanks! :)

  31. 45 hajooo

    Hi Huda , Question : we can use the BB cream with or without foundation ???

    • 46 hudabeauty

      You can use it either way! It’s great to wear as the layer before foundation or just as a little coverage to prep your skin since it has great skin-perfecting qualities!

  32. 47 Sophia

    Hi just wonderig is the shade 003 medium? As I have a similar skin tone to yours and have ordered medium.

    • 48 hudabeauty

      Yes darling! They actually have quite a few shades, I even got a sample for 004, which is quite dark, so far I know they have 4 shades :)

      • 49 Sophia

        I only saw fair, light and medium. Can’t wait to try it. What’s the best setting powder u recommend for combination skin? x

  33. 50 Sophia

    I only saw fair, light and medium. Can’t wait to try it. What’s the best setting powder u recommend for combination skin? x

    • 51 hudabeauty

      I really like Chanel’s Natural Finish, Smashbox Halo or Ben Nye’s Luxury Powder, for combination I would use Smashbox!

  34. 52 Sophia

    Thanks!! Does it keep shine away? x

  35. 53 dilla

    I tried the sample pack today in the morning and instantly fell in love. I have quite oily skin but this bb cream really do wonders! Love it love it love it. Even better than the korean brand that I have been using for quite a while now. cant wait to get it from the store. Try looking online but to no avail.

  36. 54 noushin

    hey huda do you know when the diorskin nude bb creme is suppose to come out???

  37. 55 maryam

    I just got shade number 1 I stopped using all my different foundations and am soo in love with it. Thanks to dior

  38. 56 kirsten

    I got a tester of this BB cream from Vogue, it’s great! Not sticky, blends in like a dream, even on my blotchy skin – I am a redhead with very fair skin, part large pores part dry patches (especially in the harsh Northern weather we have now), but a little of this magic cream made me look young and refreshed! The tester was no.2 shade, but still invisible on my freckly face. I will check out shade #1 as well, might be even better. I will definitely buy it, £30 isn’t even that bad, I think. And I love your comment that some BBs can be greasy but this isn’t, I never used BBs before, but this is a ddfinite buy!

  39. 57 Rola

    Hi there just asking does this cream work like a serum base the one u use before foundation so it does not go inside ur wrinckles? I have this problem with foundation

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