Thursday, 10 January 2013

Nivea 5 in 1 BB Cream Review

Hi Pretties

Today I have a review for you on the new Nivea 5 in 1 BB Cream Review.  This product is due to hit the shelves in Australia in February 2013 and I was lucky enough to be sent this product for review by my favourite website BeautyHeaven.com.au.


Firstly, of all the Western BB Creams I have tried this would have to be my favourite. And I have tried a few. This still does not compare to the Asian BB Creams, but if you are looking for a tinted moisturiser this would be my pick of the Western BB Cream bunch.
The packaging is nice and 'Nivea simple' with a sleek tube with an easy open and close lid and simple text. The scent however faintly resembles a sunscreen and does not remind me of a Nivea scent at all. I would not say the smell particularly bothers me though.
I applied this after toner as directed, without first using a moisturiser and while the moisturising properties were ok, if you have dry skin I would recommend a moisturiser first. The instructions say to rub in circular motions into the skin which I did, but I did find it a little difficult to blend as the product is quite thick.
This gave me a very light coverage that you could build upon, however I chose not to do this due to the horrendus colour match.
Like most 'light' products, this was way to dark and orange for my fair skin and gave me a somewhat ruddy complexion. However, as previously mentioned this one takes the cake in terms of Western BB Creams, including colour match. It's probably the closest I will get to matching me.
The finish was a rather matte finish which I love, and with a dusting of powder kept me shine free for approximately 5 hours. While this is not bad, I need my base to hold up during a 9 hour work day. A quick blot had me basically shine free again, but I feel the colour oxidised more as the day went on and I started to look more and more orange in the face.

If Nivea could get a decent colour match for the pale people I would probably purchase this product as there was enough light coverage for my skin, it kept my combination skin hydrated enough and the price is not to bad at all.

6 comments:

  1. I felt exactly the same way about this one! I trialled it for Beauty Heaven also! It was actually a nice BB cream, for being Western, yet the colour was just not right!
    xx

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  2. Thanks for the great review girlie! I'm always up for trying new products so hopefully the darker shades are a little better!

    Just want to say that I love your blog! So great to find another Aussie blogger :)

    XO,
    Pauline @ http://mystyleinstinct.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm always intrigued when another western cosmetic company bring out a BB cream. I'm quite pale, so they're usually very orange on me, but I can't help but try them out anyway XD

    http://tiggysbeautyreview.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. Great review, I look forward to trying this when it comes out

    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can find the award rules and questions here, to answer in a post

    http://imminentbeauty.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/liebster-award-nomination.html

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  5. I just got horribly disappointed with this. I'm new into BB creams, but I tried Garnier's light, and that one matches me well... but this is way too red and dark for me :(

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  6. I have the light one and however i try it, on its own, mixed with lighter bb creams, under very light powder, it always makes me look orange. Well not exactly orange but kinda orange-red. After using a lot of the western bb's (garnier,nivea,vichy,carroten,body shop) i liked none of them. I am going back to my asian one's. And i am not even Asian.

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