The most reviewed foundations and BB creams of 2013

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Most reviewed foundations of 2013Not everyone wears foundation, but for those with uneven skin tone, blemishes or scars, it can make a huge difference. Judging by all the reviews, BeautySouthAfrica readers love their foundations and BB creams… Here, the top five reviewed products for 2013. 

1. Garnier BB Cream
A new affordable all-in-one technology that instantly evens skin tone, blurs lines and imperfections, and boosts a healthy glow, offers 24hr moisture and has UV protection of SPF 15.

What you said:
“It’s refreshing, gives a naturally beautiful glow and it’s also great for your skin. It’s really a great product, possibly my favourite in this line!”

Read all the reviews

2. Revlon ColorStay Aqua Mineral Make-up
Instant hydration with coconut water and a luminous look that lasts all day. The shine-free formula is made with water, not oil.

What you said:
“I use this during the warmer months just for the way it makes my skin feel when I apply it! It’s amazing!”

Read all the reviews

3. Maybelline Dream Nude Airform
The new foundation is the lightest ever yet – not a liquid, not a mousse nor a cream, this is airfoam… A true weightless wonder thanks to a formula that combines water, ultra-refined pigments.

What you said:
“Doesn’t make me feel heavily made up, just confidently smooth and covered.”

Read all the reviews

4. Rimmel BB Cream
Rimmel’s 1st 9-in-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup: primes, moisturises, minimises pores, conceals, covers, smoothes, mattifies, brightens, and helps protect. Lightweight, ultra comfortable formula instantly gives a flawless, 100% natural finish.

What you said:
“It is long lasting, it has a great scent which is not overpowering and it leaves you with perfect coverage all day for a great price!”

Read all the reviews

5. Essence Make-up to match
Naturally light, long-lasting foundation that adapts to every skin tone. Thanks to the innovative texture with micro-encapsulated pigments, the shade of the new make-up to match aligns with your complexion immediately after application for a radiant, smooth finish.

What you said:
“The Soft Touch Mousse makes my skin look awesome! It covers all imperfections beautifully!”

Read all the reviews

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Mark Parr

    I have enjoyed the Revlon ColorStay because there was no oil and lasted the whole day.

    3 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I’ve used the Garnier BB Cream and thought that it’s great for light and sheer coverage. I actually ended up buying one for my friend because she was desperate for a budget-friendly light foundation and I think this hit the spot.

    4 years ago •

  1. Fatima Bibi Hoosen

    Garnier Bb cream is my favorite

    4 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    I think Maybelline Dream Nude Airform is the one for me..

    4 years ago •

  1. Dani.Hearts

    I have The Garnier BB Cream and the Maybelline Airfoam Foundation – both great!

    4 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    Not impressed with bb at all. It doesnt last long

    4 years ago •

  1. Caythe

    I wanna start using these BB Creams,but am not sure which brand to go for with this weird skin of mine

    4 years ago •

  1. khumalo

    love the BB Cream works wonders for me i feel and look fresh

    4 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    I also love the Garnier BB cream, I haven’t tried the one for oily skin, but I’m getting it for this summer.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    Garnier is a lifesaver, it takes so well to my skin and evens it out

    4 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    All these foundations are great & most are a great price. I also like Pond’s BB cream.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    These all look great! I have only tried the Garnier BB cream, and am very impressed with it! It’s far more natural-looking than real foundation, and you can use a concealing stick (Oatmeal from Yardley, have a wide and affordable variety), or a dab of foundation in the areas that require more coverage.

    For those ladies who are concerned about Garnier’s BB cream being too ‘oily’ for the hot months ahead, they have released a brand new BB cream specially formulated for oily or combination skin. It comes in a longer tube, and is available at Clicks and Dis-Chem. I have been using this for the last month and a half, and I am definitely going to change from the original Garnier BB to this one. The new formula is easily absorbed into your skin (it sort of melts into the skin and does not rub off half as badly as the original), and gives you a lovely matte effect. There’s no need for a dusting powder to absorb excess oil afterwards. Just apply, and you’re good to go. Look out for the new Garnier BB cream, everyone! It’s a definite winner for summer. x

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I am not surprised the Garnier BB cream is number 1. There was a lot of hype around it. I was disappointed with it. I really like the Revlon ColorStay and Maybelline Dream Nude range though.

    4 years ago •

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