I am a full-time, work-from home mama of two boys, ages 2 and 4, which means I don’t have a lot of time for anything, let alone some sort of complicated make-up or beauty regimen. Truth be told, I have never been much of a makeup gal—I have a very get-up-and-go lifestyle; I’m a get-ready-quick girl, who likes to wake up early, shower, and run out the door.
Of course, I like to look and feel pretty, I just don’t like to commit a lot of time to it.
Any beauty regimen of mine must be simple and effective. If I can find a multi-purpose product, I’m all over it, which is exactly why I was psyched to learn about BB cream one day when I was watching an episode of Dr. Oz (love him!). I had never heard of it before but once I did, I was intrigued. If you are not familiar with BB Cream, let me fill you in: it’s basically a hybrid of tinted moisturiser and foundation that smoothes and evens skin tone; plus, Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector has the added benefits of SPF 30 (which is awesome because I am terribly guilty of always forgetting sunscreen). This BB cream retails for $10.99 in most pharmacys and it comes in three shades: light, light-medium, and medium. I chose medium because it’s summer and my typically pale skin actually has some colour right now—the shade turned out to be a perfect match for me. The texture was light but not too light and it offered just the right amount of coverage; I found it a little thicker than most tinted moisturisers but not as heavy as a foundation. I have acne prone skin with some pretty serious scarring so I don’t enjoy heavy, mask-like foundations that settle into my imperfections and fine lines. The other thing I love about this BB cream is that even though it’s light, it hydrates really well and manages to cover like a foundation and blurs flaws like a concealer.
Since I discovered Revlon PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector, I literally have no excuse not to look pretty and take care of myself. BB cream really is a busy mama’s dream come true and the Revlon product is worth its weight in gold. I actually keep it in my nappy bag along with some lipgloss and mascara. I love that with three products, I can go from drab to fab and all in under 5 minutes.
Check out my Before/After pics!
*Revlon sponsored this post and provided PhotoReady BB Cream Skin Perfector to the author at no cost.