Summer is supposedly here and it's the time when lots of people are going on holiday so a lighter foundation/base option is what many are looking for. Lots of brands have brought out a BB cream but none of them have ever stuck in my make-up bag. Vichy are a fully fledged skincare brand which does give me slightly more confidence in their BB Cream, because I do often think that brands name something a 'BB cream' when it has very little to offer in terms of skincare. Idealia is SPF25, is hypoallergenic, non-comodegenic and contains thermal spring water meaning that it is suitable for sensitive skin (like most Vichy products).
Vichy Idéalia BB Creme £14.00 (1/3 off RRP) Escentual*
Vichy Idealia only comes in 2 shades; light and medium, which means that dark skinned ladies can't use this as there isn't a dark shade. I received both shades and I found that I will probably use both because the light will be good for when I'm my 'normal' skin colour and the medium would suit my skin when I have a tan or when I've applied fake tan. The formula is really smooth and quite thick so it offers surprisingly good coverage suitable for day time which I love!
As you can see it doesn't cover every single imperfection but it just gives my skin a more even tone and coves the majority of redness which is sometimes all I need for every day use during the summer. It does give quite a dewy finish which isn't great for me as I have oily skin but I just powder my t-zone and it's good to go for around 4 hours then I have to reapply a little in places.
What I like about this BB cream is that it's light so it doesn't leave me wanting to scratch my face off by 5pm which is how I sometimes feel with the heavier foundations I use. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't use it for a night out but I would definitely use it all day/night on holiday (due to its SPF properties and lightweight feel) and I use it most days for work at the moment because it's quick and easy to apply and doesn't take long to blend.
What are your favourite Vichy products?