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Iman BB Cream Review (Detailed)

I purchased the Iman BB cream some months ago and now after wearing it for a while, I can give my full review on the cream. Here goes...

*For those that don't know, BB creams are a multi functioning product that can prime, moisturize, even skin and provide SPF. If you find a BB cream with the right coverage it can replace your foundation or concealer and it cuts down the amount of time you spend on making up your face.*



PRODUCT CLAIMS


IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Crème SPF 15….skin care and color combined to even, protect, tone and compliment YOUR skin tones like no other BB Cream ever has!

  • Evens with Skin Tone Evener Complex enriched with Acai, Licorice & Grape Seed
  • Protects with SPF 15 & antioxidants
  • Hydrates with Kokum, Almond, Aloe and Vitamins A, E & C
  • Paraben-Free
  • Compliments your skin tone with a hint of color in 5 perfect-match shades


PROS

-It has SPF 15.
-It adds moisture to the skin.
-The shades are made especially for women of color.
-The bottle comes in a squeeze tube cap, so you use less product.
-Provides a natural, dewy finish. 
-Long wearing.
-It comes with an expiration date, so you'll know when to toss it. 
-It's made with ingredients to brighten your skin. 


CONS

-It has a sheer coverage, which only gives a hint of color.
-Most BB creams prime the skin for foundation and/or concealer, this cream does not...it's not listed in it's claims or on the Iman website. 
-It's not buildable.


My Thoughts


I like that the shade ranges fit women of color ( I tested the shades at Walgreens), the undertones in the product actually suit women of color. I also like that it has SPF because most foundations/concealers don't. It's very long wearing, I'll put it on in the morning before I go to work and it lasts until I take it off. I really like the finish of it, it provides a natural looking finish-the "my skin but better look".

On the other hand, I don't like that the coverage is sheer. Most of the time, when a product is sheer you can build it (add another layer of the product) and it will provide you with more coverage...this is not the case with this cream. You can build and build and it will still be sheer, if you don't have a lot of blemishes and scarring then the sheer coverage will work for you. However; if you have hyperpigmentation or blemishes like myself, you will need to add concealer or powder.

What does it look like?


Left: Bare Faced, Right: Wearing only the Iman BB cream

Where to buy?

It can be purchased at select Walgreens. It can also be purchased on the Iman website and from Ulta.

Price

It's $19.99 for 1 fl oz of product, at first I thought this was expensive but there are several BB creams that start at $40 and up.

Would I repurchase?

I will probably repurchase it again because it does have SPF and BB creams are so convenient to use, they make your morning routine so much easier.


Shade Comparisons

I bought the shade Clay Medium when I got back from vacation and had a tan, so now it's darker on me but it still works. Here are some comparison shades:

Mac NC44/45 and Mac C6
Loreal True Match 6.5
Black Opal Rich Carmael or Heavenly Honey
Mufe 173
Maybelline Fit Me 320

Comments

sharon p said…
Great review, looks great on u hun! Imma check it out
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks, Sharon! Glad you liked it girl.
Kim Porter said…
I think it looks good on you
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks, Kim! I'm liking it more and more.

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