Tuesday, March 26, 2013

IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Creme Review and Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm super excited to try out this new product that everyone has been talking about - Iman's BB Creme!  Just take a look at the promo image below...I love the variety of ethnicities.  I'm going to show you swatches, a B&A on myself and also host a giveaway!  Check it out!

Here's a shot of the new Iman BB Cream.  As usual, the packaging is nice and luxurious with the goal detailing.  This BB Cream is paraben free (yay!) and contains SPF 15 (a little low compared to some of the traditional BB Creams but something is better than nothing).  

This is what the product claims:
·         EVENS with Skin Tone Evener Complex enriched with Acai, Licorice, Grape Seed
·         PROTECTS with SPF 15 & antioxidants.
·         HYDRATES with Kokum, Almond, Aloe and Vitamins A, E and C
·         PARABEN-FREE
·         COMPLIMENTS your skin tone with a hint of color in 5 perfect-match shades

I love products with squeezy tube containers, it's more sanitary that way.  The tube contains the standard 1 oz of product.  The formula looks like it would be thick, but it blends out quickly.
Here's a swatch of the product.  I picked shade Sand Medium - it's a tiny bit dark for my skintone right now (approximately NC40) but it'd be perfect for my summer complexion.  The top swatch shows how it looks without blending it in.  Below it, you can see that it blends out to be very sheer.
As you can see, you can have more sheer coverage to medium coverage.  When applied with my fingers, I get a very natural look that I think would be perfect for school or work. I find that I prefer applying this with a flat top synthetic foundation brush to get the smoothest coverage.
Final Thoughts:
In sum, I do think this is a nice product.  It makes you look like you have a great, glowing skin - almost a no makeup, makeup look.  It doesn't cake even without the layers and also sets itself without the need for powder.  I will say though, if you have blemishes and texture issues, you may want to pair this with concealer or go for a more high coverage product from the line.  I find that this performs more like a tinted moisturizer.  If you love the glowy, born with it natural skin look give it a shot.  I love that all women of color can rock this brand including us Filipino girls :)

Guess what, I'm hosting a Giveaway!  I'll give you guys a chance to try out the IMAN BB Creme.  You'll get a package containing samples in Clay Medium and Earth Medium, as well as the IMAN Cosmetics Luxury Lip Shimmer: Crystal, and Luxury Lip Pencil: Tan. Total Package Value $20.00).  Here's how to win:

  • Make sure to follow my blog
  • Leave me a comment answering this question "What do you look for in a BB Creme?
I'll pick a winner at random and announce it on Friday.  Good luck!

FTC Disclosure:  Products sponsored by Iman Cosmetics for review.  I am not affiliated with this company and not paid to make this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.


JaJaa said...

I would like bb cream that has medium coverage,even out my complexion and has some spf =D

Tifferella said...

Omg, At last you did a review!!! Thanks a ton. :) This really means so much to me that you did this. I really want to try this BB cream. I'm a mom of 2 boys and its hard trying to look put together. I'm definetly into the no makeup, makeup look. Most importantly I have dry uneven skin and this would be PERFECT!! Thanks Ren for the giveaway.

Devi said...

I see bb creams as a real time saver.. or should be... with multi-tasking ability and sheer coverage (which is what I look for)..

Rena m said...

I've been really wanting to try bb cream because I find that a lot of foundations are a bit heavier than I'd like. I would definitely like one that is moisturizing because I have super dry dull skin. =)

Jess said...

i want a bb cream that covers my imperfections and at the same time does not feel really heavy that might clog pores...=)

following your blog..
email: ilovemakeup68@yaho.com

Lilly said...

I want one product that has a light coverage and still can make my skin look good.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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mina said...

I haven't tried any BB creams yet but I would look for one that has a light/medium coverage.

latanya t said...

I look to see how much coverage it will provide.

dlatany at gmail dot com

Dessy GT said...

i look for bb cream that helps to even out your skin tone. i dont wear foundation but even skin tone is very helpful with out going all the way out in make up.keep everything simple.

Dessy GT said...

i look for bb cream that helps to even out your skin tone. i dont wear foundation but even skin tone is very helpful with out going all the way out in make up.keep everything simple.

mrslovelyann said...

I look for a BB Cream that evens out my complexion. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Sadi said...

I look for a BB Cream that evens out my complexion and it should be oil free . I mean it shouldnot make my skin super oily and greasy

*La Reina* said...

I would love to find a bb cream that is a light texture and that actually comes in a color for my skintone. Thanks for the review and great giveaway.

Jae said...

I have tried quite a few BB creams from Asia and haven't been able to find one that works equally well here. I look for something that is lightweight, evens out my skintone and gives me a natural glow. I do love that IMAN's line has a nice shade range which is something that is lacking in both highend and drugstore lines.

Silvana Gia said...

I look for a BB cream that looks natural yet gives a little bit of coverage as well. glitzglambudget@gmail.com

Mirela Kasimovic said...
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Mirela Kasimovic said...

Amazing review!! Sounds like a good product for the mature skin type.