Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dior Snow BB Cream - A Review

Words could not describe how *excited* I was to try the Dior Snow BB cream, a complete surprise gift. Don't you love it when people give you a gift you never asked for it, and it's something you actually wanted?


Ahh isn't it beautiful. I was a devoted fan of the Dior Snow sunscreen which I used exclusively for years, so when I heard they had created a BB cream, well the expectations were sky high. This is Dior


Basic facts: Comes in a 1 fluid oz tube, SPF 50 PA+++ ( just like the sunscreen), nozzle type pump distribution ( love), and only comes in 1 shade ( HUGE CON)


The pump is extremely hygienic, easy to push down without any weird resistance. One squirt however I find is a bit too much for my daily application preference so there is some waste. I usually use that on my neck...


For those interested in the ingredients


Coloring, as stated previously this only comes in ONE color ( c'mon Dior, really...) I cant really blame them, BB creams are not exactly famous for their color selection, and I believe this is an Asian exclusive.

For reference this is a complete and perfect match for an NC 25
Usually an NC 25, my natural color, but since fall has arrived, I am more of an NC 23 going down to NC 20 but my hands are still NC 25

1 pump

Spreading it out



Though it looks dewy, once set, it dries to a more satin powdery finish

Now that the specs are done, here are my thoughts.

I hate this BB cream. (Pains me to say)
I have used it about 5 times? during the last 4 months? and it just absolutely stinks on me.

First attempt
BB creams claim to be an all in 1 product, though I usually wear primer, sometimes I'm just in a rush and neglect it. Usually I grab a BB cream, set it with powder, and it's decent throughout the day. Not this.
By 11 o clock I had patchiness all over my face, the middle portion of my face was soo oily and the sides were drying and cracking quickly - I ended up taking a make up removing wipe during lunch and just got rid of all of it before it just started to look ridiculous. I would rather be make up free, than be a patchy oily mess at work, and with 7 more hours to go, who knew what it would look like.

Try number 2 (lesson learned) primed and applied.
Even with a primer, my T zone got suspiciously extra oily, but the cheeks looked far better than the first time. Over a few days I tried numerous primers but always received the same results. I came to the conclusion this product makes me overly oily.

Try number 3
I decided to set it with a very matte powder. Concentrating on my T zone. Another reason I did not like this BB cream, was the fact that it never really seems to set and sink in with your skin. Granted they advise after about 30 minutes, it synergies with the skin to create the overall flawless look.
Hmmm how about 5 hours later, and it still looks like I pasted my face with something? It just never seems to meld into the skin to look like skin.
I always set my make up with a setting spray, but for this product it did extremely little.

I had come to the conclusion that
1. My skin just doesn't like this product, I don't really enjoy using products that seem to draw in shine, that is not part of the highlighting family
-I did try this over a span of season where my skin used this product during it's combination period, and more normal period. Results were the same.
2. I'm not a fan of this constantly separating on my face, regardless of primers or setting sprays
3. The part I can't live with, is the fact that this regardless of powder ( colored, or translucent) or no powder, this just never seems to meld with the skin to look seamless, or even close. It always looks like you have something somewhat sticky on your face, and just never seems to set.

Please bear in mind that these opinions are my own, and what does or does not work for me, may be HG to you, but sorry to say, this was a disappointment.

Product Rant over.









42 comments:

  1. Oh no...how disappointing :( Btw, I love how honest you always are with your reviews...it's one of the reasons why I always trust your opinions! :D

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  2. What a bummer! And that pump is just ... wow way too much for one use! I have to echo what Tiffany said, you're so honest and I really value your opinions when I'm considering something :)

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. Aw can't believe it wasn't amazing, from the beginning of your post I was expecting it to be great! Thanks for the review =)

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  4. lol, Jess, my first thought was "What a bummer" too. I love a pump on a product, but I hate, hate, hate when it dispenses too much product! I just got the Clinique Redness Solutions cleanser, and it has one of those screw caps with a hole, and when you twist it back closed, more product comes out. Every. Time. I like the cleanser so far, but the packaging is SO IRRITATING. Sad to hear the BB Cream itself sucks, too. I remember Maybelline Fit Me foundation wore off in patches, and then it was gone completely after only 6 hours or so. That stuff SUCKS. But something from Dior? What a shame. I've been trying out the new FairyDrops Candy Bar BB Cream this week - so far, it's great! It has the best coverage of any BB Cream I've tried so far. It has a sponge applicator, but it twists off easily so you can squeeze the product w/o it.

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  5. thanks so much for this review! I tried the lancome one and I didn't like it in the end.. it just made me look so greasy! I prefer the Japanese ones so much more and also I'm trying out the Korean ones right now so it will be interesting how it turns out.

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  6. i was pretty excited when i saw the post cuz i'm lusting after diorsnow products not to mention im always curious about bb creams xD and i totally agree that's a huge amt for a pump to dispense x_x can you control how much product comes out at all? and i love product rants because now i can live without this in my life :D

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  7. bugga! shame the product didn't work for you after so many attempts. thanks for the review nonetheless. i have a love-hate relationship with BB creams, don't understand all the hype, not sure that i 'believe' in all the claims of whitening/brightening/anti-wrinkle etc, but yet i still want to find one that i like ... the search continues.

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  8. I didnt even know they had a BB cream in their offer! Thanks for thr review. Now I know I shouldnt buy it ;) I love your reviews btw. (And I hope this comment will be posted on your blog as I have some issues with it).



    www.style-road.com

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  9. Oh no!! It's sad to hear a product fail--- especially when it seemed so promising in the beginning. I think sticky is a difficult look to pull off... =/

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this, even though it was a disappointment. I always appreciate your honesty!

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  11. Awwww thanks hon!!! need to be honest!! so many beauty items in the world they cant all be good!! everyone gets a few duds, just trying to save everyone a lil $$

    how are u? I hope you enjoyed ur thanksgiving break!!! super happy to see some posts from u! ;)

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  12. awww thanks jessica!!!! i think a rant post on a product is pretty refreshing!! I dont see many ( not sure why) but i wish i did!! and hope this review helped someone!!

    I know, you see that pump!? i used a whole pump the first time, CAKEY!

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  13. anytime girl, thanks for always visiting!!! =D

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  14. I have heard MANY ppl rant about Maybelline FIT Me!!! DEF not trying that!!! omg Fairy Drops has a BB cream too??? ( googling tonight!) ah the sponges i have seem them but dont know.. feels like like literally painting ur face! lol i dont own a traditional MAC 190 type brush bc i feel like im painting my face lol

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  15. Hi Nic! how are you!! Sorry to hear about the lancome BB cream? I saw it when I was in Asia but passed (whew!!)
    Nanoce BB cream is still my number #1 choice for BB creams!!

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  16. hello isabella, thanks for reading!!! YES u def DONT need this in your life!!!! haha plenty of other AMAZING products by Dior but this one, is on the eh... not so much side!!! The pump dosent really let me do half pumps =\

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  17. hey!!! bugga indeed!!! this was a fail for me -blech, but i do like BB creams!! i like them more than foundations! My favorite is Nanoce BB cream, and I have delayed in reviewing that!!!! but that's my fave!! and it is reviewed on make up alley!!!

    Luck on your search girl! X

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  18. AHHHHHHHHHHHH omg!!!! when I saw u comment I got so EXCITED!!!! i know u said something you cant comment ( which sucks!!) but im so happy to hear from u!!! i kno u are also a BB cream fan, but this one is worth passing on hehe

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  19. girl, sticky is def not something u can pull off even with my peal gold w/e they claim for the high $ primer, and best translucent powders in sephora =P

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  20. Hey girl!!!! yup this was a fail for me!!! need to be honest to tell my followers to stay away!!! plenty of other amazing products out there to spend their hard earned moolah on, things like from your recent post listing!!! =D

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  21. i always wonder why Asian makeup always seems to dewy when Asia is extremely humid. Especially with the bb creams... isn't it too moist for everyday use? I'm sorry this product didn't meet your expectations... I hate it when high end products such as Dior is the one disappointing :/ Their Diorsnow sunscreen is perfection though. I recently tried it from my friend and I cannot believe such a product exists!

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  22. Aw bummer... I was so excited when I saw the color match was great!

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  23. Yeah surprises are great! sorry this product didn't work for you though...it sounded so promising!

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  24. omg the Dior Sunscreen is like my sunscreen HG i used it for years and swear by it!! that's why I was so excited for this BB cream! that's what set the bar so high, sigh to this BB cream and the "dewy-ness" but at least i still have that beloved sun screen =D

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  25. me 2!!!! great color and beautiful brand but just not for me =\

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  26. in the beauty world not everything works out, but im still glad i got to try this!

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  27. i have tried dior bb creme and it looks fab with mac stippling brush. with fingers, it is a no do, but try using the brush and lightly set with loose powder.

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  28. hello... i am from jerusalem .. is this new new product??? because i am waiting this product to come in our country >>

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  29. hello lilladylife .. can you give me your email please >> i am manar from jerusalem- palestine 23 years , palestanian .

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  30. is this product for 2021 or the last year >>> because its not in our country now >> jerusalem-palestine

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  31. hello, nope it's not new it came out like a little over a year ago to my personal knowledge

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  32. thiss bbcream in just 1color??or its in vary color??

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  33. im going to assk you another cuestion .. you expert in makeup or someone just vuying from this comapny ???

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  34. and you from which country ? if you want to answer on this question !!! >>>

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  35. why you said that the bb cream is not suitable for your skin ??

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  36. I am from the USA, I am not an expert in m/u

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  37. It comes in 3 colors actually... but not all stores carry 3.. most stores carry the lightest shade :)

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  38. Aw, I'm sad this didn't work out for you! I usually use about 1/3 of a pump for my entire face and blend it down my neck. Hope you found something better!

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