Drugstore Buy of the Week - IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Creme SPF 15

Iman has created IMAN Skin Tone Evener BB Cream SPF 15 for women of color, and as she did with her liquid mineral foundation product (one of my go-to foundations for pictures and on-camera work as a matter of fact) - it's a home run!

First, I chose my shade using Iman's amazingly accurate online shade finder tool, I was given Earth Medium as my shade match (which worked perfectly). The shades will work for all women of color, right through to the deepest brown shades - yay!

The texture of the BB creme is very lightweight, freshly scented and smooth with a nice amount of slip that allowed me to easily apply with either my fingers or beauty sponge.  There was no streaking or flaking while applying, and I was very impressed with the nice amount of coverage that only one coat provided.  (This product can be layered for additional coverage to a medium level if needed).  The finish was very nice - my skin immediately looked healthy, smooth I got nice amount of coverage for small discolorations, etc.  However, please keep in mind that if you need medium-full foundation level of coverage for your day-to day look, this may not provide enough pigment for you. I found that a little under a dime sized amount was enough for full face coverage.

As for wear during the day, I liked how it gave me a nice amount of oil control in my T-zone (I did also use primer and a light layer of finishing power over it daily). It's a semi matte, very natural finish, so it was perfect for work, weekends and travel.  The is perfect for the "no-makeup/makeup - my skin but better" effect.

The other major feature of this BB Creme is the skin tone evening (Using their Skin Tone Evener Complex enriched with Acai, Licorice and Grapeseed).  As of this week, I had not yet used it long enough to see the long term effects to some light hyper pigmentation (but will provide an update to this review in a few weeks on that aspect of the creme).  

But for now, I love the fact that I'm also getting  SPF 15 in this creme as well (and when combined with a moisturizer or primer of your choice with at least SPF 15 - you're good to go for the day with sun protection!). - RLB

Important Note: This product is not designed for acne-prone skin, so please keep this in mind as some of the ingredients are known to affect people with this skin type.

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