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

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.


  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!

  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 :)

    Pauline @

  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

  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

  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 :(

  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.