Life seemed so much simpler before BB creams came into play.
I was happy and relatively comfortable with tinted moisturisers, however when BB creams came out of their shells my curiosity got the better of me.
As with most beauty products finding a BB cream that was accessible, affordable and in my skin tone became a problem and to be perfectly honest it is still a problem, a big and stupid problem for women of colour to be experiencing in today's age however that's a rant for another time and place.
When I heard the message for bloggers to review the IMAN Skin Tone Evener* I jumped at the opportunity like white on rice! I had had a reader of DOS previously ask me to review this product last year and since then I've been waiting patiently for it to hit our shores.
I responded to the request quickly and requested the shade Earth Medium.
Ok so first things first, let's get it out of the way, Earth Medium was the wrong shade for me, it has a bit too much red in it, NW45's or anyone with red undertones this may be the summer shade for you.
Now, let's get down to the nitty gritty!
The IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB creme is paraben free with an SPF 15, not super high but the protection is there which is fantastic for those of you who love minimal make up in the summer, two birds one stone really.
I applied this by squeezing a 1p piece on the back of my hand then I went in with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and buffed the creme into my face, adding more product where needed.
I then used my MAC Blotting powder to lightly blot my face as I have oily skin (a real pain for a BB cream lover)
The most important requirement of a BB cream differs from person to person but my main requirement is how it feels on my skin.
This is where this product is a winner for me! I loved the texture! It was light and silky with sheer coverage, the complete opposite to Sleek's Beauty Balm which is a little bit more heavy duty.
If only it was in my skin tone!! Grrr!
This gives a gorgeous healthy glow to the skin and covers my blemishes relatively well. When I first wore it to work I received compliments on how my skin looked. This product really does even out your skin tone and creates a gorgeous and light natural base.
|Lipstick: MAC Smoked Purple|
I think this product would be absolutely PERFECT for those of you with dry skin who love the natural dewy look, it is nourishing but light enough to wear on warm days.
Those of you with oily skin may want to avoid this one, as you can see even though I did blot there is still shine.
Where To Buy
The IMAN Skin Tone Evener comes in 6 shades (I may actually be more a of Clay Medium Deep but don't quote me on that) of which the lightest is suitable for caucasian skin.
This product is not yet available in the UK but keep an eye on the IMAN website where it will be available soon!