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Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

What it is:An all-in-one moisturizer, treatment, and foundation with SPF protection. What it is formulated to do:- This formula combines moisturizer, treatment, broad spectrum SPF, and a lightweight foundation - Features SPF 35 sun protection This multitasking cream moisturizes, perfects, and protects—instantly and over time. Inspired by a skincare/makeup hybrid that’s a cult favorite in Asia, this formula combines water-attracting molecules to boost hydration, light-reflective pearls to brighten dull skin, botanical extracts and caffeine to reduce discoloration and redness, pore-refining peptides such as Argireline Peptide to minimize fine lines and fight wrinkles, and broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with SPF 35 and antioxidants to fend off future damage. This in-between skin perfecter for normal to oily skin also creates a smooth canvas for flawless foundation application and fights shine to give a natural-looking matte finish. Consider it your skin’s new best friend. What else you need to know:Beauty Balms or BB Creams were originally developed as a perfect post-procedure cream used to treat, hydrate, prime, protect, and camouflage the skin. Great for all skin types including those with sensitive skin, these versatile “five-in-one” formulas are designed to do it all: treat with high levels of active skincare ingredients moisturize and smooth dehydrated skin prime and perfect skin’s surface camouflage and color correct the skintone and protect skin from the sun with SPF. They can be used as a last step for their skincare benefits or used on their own as an instant beautifier.
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Questions & Answers for Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

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Bobbi Brown BB Cream v. Tarte Smooth Operator Tinted Moisturizer
Does this BB Cream provide better coverage than the Tarte Smooth Operator TM?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
XxgirligirlxX
(New York, NY)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
Although I have not tried this product, I do have Tarte tinted moisturizer in Smooth Operator and I am not a huge fan. It makes my combo skin oily. I like the Tarte 12 Hour tinted treatment because it goes on smooth, but I agree with the reviewer above -- the amount of silicone/dimethicone in a product makes it go on much smoother. Also, tarte does not look good on dry patches so make sure you moisturize! Based on the other reviews for this BB cream, it's not very good for dry skin, but it's still worth a shot. Get it now as one of the free offers online!
answered 11 months ago
allnatural3
(socal, CA)
answer 2
The biggest difference to me between this and Tarte's Smooth Operator is the amount of silicone in the products. Tarte's BB Cream feels great going on because of the silicone, but I find it never sets; when I blow my nose 2 hours after putting it on there is product all over the tissue. Bobbi Brown's BB cream does have some silicone in it, but it set almost immediately and didn't rub off at all. For me (combination skin with T-Zone breakout problems), the trade off was that the Bobbi Brown was more difficult to apply. The Tarte feels light and whipped and spreads easily. However, I've been having more breakouts since I started using the Tarte, so I've been looking for something else. I really like that the Bobbi Brown stays put. The colors and coverage seem very similar between the two. I love both brands, so I'd request a sample of this from the store if you're worried about making the full-size plunge. I hope this helps.
answered 11 months ago
sarahmorgen
(Richmond, VA)
answer 3
NO!! much prefer Tarte over this product - this provides very weak/thin coverage - would not recommend to anyone!!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
summer1957
(Seattle, Wa)
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What color I choose
I am a Chinese, I have no idea what color I need to choose so it can match my skin
asked 2 years ago
yanyanchen
(Long Island. Ny)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
i would assume based on your ethnicity that you may want to try Natural, Fair or Medium. All these colors are good for olive/slightly tanned complexions.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
go to a store, try the BB cream on the skin at your jaw line close to your neck, see which color close to your skine tone. Ask for some sample to take home.
They will be more than happy to help out.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kikysmith
(Virginia)
answer 3
I'm a light-med and the SA at another store matched me with Med. I have yellow undertones and am Asian too. Your best bet would be to try it on in the store. BB creams to run light.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
yme87
Question
Is this oil free? Sales Assistant at BBrown said it was
Just need to ensure it won't cause break outs.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Speedcat
(Sydney, NSW)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
I did some research on this product before purchasing and a website that analyzes the ingredients in skincare products gave this a great review and said it was safe for acne-prone skin. My experience with it has confirmed this.
answered 9 months ago
bubblewrap77
(AZ)
answer 2
I have been using this for about 1 wk. I have combo skin, with oily tzone, prone to breakouts. So far, no breakouts. Only awesome coverage, with a natural dewy finish. I do use Shiseido Loose Translucent Powder to set this, because my tzone is so bad, and using those two together gives me about 6-8 hrs of being touch up free. Smashbox BB Cream was great for oil control, but made me breakout. No complaints with this one. Highly recommend.
answered 2 years ago
onehotmutha
(Downey, CA)
answer 3
It is oil free, and it has yet to cause any breakouts on my acne prone, oily, sensitive skin (fingers crossed!).
answered 2 years ago
clee87
(New York, NY)
Question
Is there zinc oxide in it?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
oleo
(Weston, Fl)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
yes there may be traces here is a full list of ingredients

active ingredients are--
octinoxate 7.50%
octisalate 4.00%
oxybenzone 2.50%
titanium dioxide 1.10%
Inactive ingredients--
water,dimethicone,butylene glycol,phenyl trimethicone, pentylene glycol,glyceryl stearate,behenyl alchohol, trioctyldodecyl citrate, polymenthylsilsesquioxane, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate,peg-40 stearate, polyglyceryl-10 pentastearate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, triticum vulgare germ extract, hordeum vulgare extract, cucumis sativus fruit extract, laminaria saccharina extract, pyrus malus fruit extract,scutelaria baicalensis root extract,poluquaternium-51, acetyl hexapeptide-8,trehalose,oryzanol,octyldodecylneopentanoate, urea, polyglyceryl-6 polyricinoleate,propylene glycol laurate, glycrrhetnic acid, tocopheryl acetate, sucrose, glycerine, sodium stearoyl lactylate, cafeine, linoleic acid, cholesterol, lecithin, squalane,sodium pca, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, propylene glycol stearate, stearic acid, polysorbate 20, sorbitan laurate, xanthan gum, aluminum hydroxide, sodium hyaluronate, silica, disodium edta, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydricinnamate, sodium dehydroacetate, chlorphenesin,phenoxyethanol, [+/- mica, titanium dioxide (ci77891) zinc oxide (ci 77891)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
Nope...titanium oxide is listed in the active ingredients.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
cocobaby61
(Irving, TX)
answer 3
I wish. It has chemical sunscreens in it :(. Had reaction to it went bk to my clinique tinted moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
jeanguru
(Funkytown, TX)
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Does this provide a matte or dewey finish?
I am still searching for a bb cream that gives more of a matte finish. I don't have oily skin, but I prefer a matte finish. Thanks!
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
emma9
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes this provides a matte finish specially when coupled with a light dusting of setting powder. This BB cream lasts for a pretty long time and does not oxidize.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
Inbetween. If you want matte it's one of the better BB creams, but if you just want a great tinted moisturizer then go with Bobbi Brown's oil-free tinted moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
candyfloss1
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 3
It is a natural, satin finish. Not matte and not dewy.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
zebraskin
(delaware)
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What does this smell like?
I have very pale skin and alot of scents make me sneeze. What does this smell like?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Lilacvanilla
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
it smells like sunblock or like eucerine lotion. the scent is faint but still there.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Fiora
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 2
I detect no odor in this product.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
hilevine
(Bay Area, California)
answer 3
It doesn't have a smell. However, if you are very pale, this may be too dark for you; even the "extra light" shade is not incredibly fair.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
SeeCreatures
(Denton, TX)
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what if too dry for my skin?
I purchased a week ago. I have worn it for three days, but I get started to notice that my skin becomes so dry that my whole face is peeling, particularly chin, fore head and cheeks. BTW, I have put on toner, moisturizer and sunblock beneath it. Looking forward to hearing solution. Thanks!
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
sherrychen
(MN)
on BB Cream SPF 35
3 answers
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answer 1
I found a solution and I've enjoyed this BB cream so far.
First of all, it works better in summer cause your skin is more oily on average.
Second, I use fairly rich moisturizer and liquid sunblock under the BB cream, which together make a very good compensation for the dryness.
Although this BB Cream is a bit drier than some other BB balms, but it provides very good coverage. So I don't have to wear any liquid foundation nor powder. I'm getting used to it and started love it.
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answered 4 months, 1 week ago
sherrychen
(MN)
answer 2
RETURN IT while you still can!
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
katecreates
(NYC ny)
answer 3
I had the same problem, but I also live in an extremely dry climate most of the year. When I go to Aruba for two months in the winter I find that it works entirely different. I have very oily skin in a hot climate and this corrects it. I see on the description that it's a favorite in Asia ....where it is extremely humid!
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
happyface67
(Falmouth, Maine)
Question
Color?
I wear "Light Tint" in Bobbi Brown's SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, Oil Free...would I wear light in this as well....light looks really pale online.
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
natearly
(Islamorada, FL)
on BB Cream SPF 35
2 answers
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answer 1
Don't buy from online, try it in store. Ask for sample then try it at home. If you like it then buy it.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
kikysmith
(Virginia)
answer 2
I wear med-dark in the tinted moisturizer and when I bought the same shade in the BB cream they were a perfect match for color.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Mocatlo
Question
what shade of bobbi brown bb cream spf 35
should I order? Red hair, freckles, but some color to skin (not porcelain). Light? If wrong shade, do you have match guarantee? (Return for new shade free)?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Hickman, NE)
on BB Cream SPF 35
2 answers
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answer 1
I'm also a redhead, and I have deceptively light skin (any time I go to a makeup counter to get matched, the sales person always tries the second to lightest shade, which is always too dark) so I went with the lightest tone here, and it's perfect. I also use the lightest tone of Bobbi Brown liquid foundation. Neither product gives me that awful orange glow, so I'd say you're probably safe with the lightest shade.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
scrabblized
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
I think you'd probably be light. I'm usually in the first three shades of foundations - it depends how many choices there are, and I get color in the summer. The light is perfect for me. I've had it for months, and even after a week in Florida it was the right color (although the fact that it has awesome sunscreen without feeling like a sunscreen probably helps).
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
swimmermama
(Fort Wayne, IN)
Question
I wear the Bobbi brown BB cream in fair. Which creamy concealer color should I use?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
lever456
(Colorado)
on BB Cream SPF 35
2 answers
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answer 1
I also use Bobbie Browns BB in fair - wanted something a little darker for summer so I bought Sephora in medium - too dark - hope this helps
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
summer1957
(Seattle, Wa)
answer 2
I use fair and fair with my Bobbi Brown BB cream.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
hilevine
(Bay Area, California)
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