Thursday, August 1, 2013

ENDED Ponds NEW BB Cream Review AND GIVEAWAY! {Friday Finds} ENDED

Looking for a way to streamline your daily beauty regimen? Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Cream might just be what you're looking for.


I received a free tube of the cream from Influenster to try and review and honestly, I was surprised by how much I like it. When I first received the package, I thought, "What the heck is a BB+ Cream?" I heard of them before, but never paid much attention.

BB stands for "Beauty Balm." A BB+ Cream, like Pond's Luminous Finish, is an All-In-One cosmetic that acts as a moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, and blemish control. It currently comes in two shades-light and medium (sorry, my darker complexion sisters! I hope they make darker ones soon-that's my only complaint.)

Some reasons I love Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream:
  • The All-in-one factor cuts down on my get-ready time. This is important to me-I like to look nice, but not spend a lot of time getting there. Also, I am the mom of a 17 month old, so we all know how much time I have to moisturize and apply make-up.
  • It provides a natural-looking coverage in less than a minute. Sometimes, I don't even have time to put on make-up. Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream (Pond's BB) is basically a tinted moisturizer, so it provides a nice foundation while it moisturizes. I no longer have to worry about no-make up days because my skin will still look great.
  • It's light and non-greasy. I hate foundation because it feels heavy and yucky on my face-not so with Pond's BB.
  • It's a Moisturizer! Pond's BB contains vitamin e, which is known to protect and repair skin.
  • It's a Sunblock! Pond's BB is SPF 15, so it blocks your skin from harmful rays. Throw out that expensive face sunblock!
  • It's a Foundation! Throw that out too while you're at it.
  • It's a Concealer! You can apply more of the cream to blemished areas for cover-up, so throw out your concealer too!
  • It costs less than $10. I will be honest. I HATE paying a lot for cosmetics-it is just not that important to me. One thing I will splurge on (well splurging for me) is moisturizers. For example, I use a $20 night cream because I love it so much and my dry skin needs it. I hate paying that much, but some people pay $100 and they are probably laughing at my idea of "splurging." Anyway, $10 is about the same I pay for my normal daily moisturizer with SPF, but it is not a foundation and a concealer too. Ten dollars that replaces 4 products is pretty awesome.
  • It reduces dark spots. I have fair skin and it's a little blotchy. Pond's BB claims to create a more even skin tone in 2 weeks. I've only been using it for one week and my redness seems less severe. It may be a the power of suggestion :-) But, who cares, all the other reasons are reason enough for me to use this cream!
So, it's a moisturizer AND a foundation? Um...how do I apply it?
You can pretty much apply this BB+ Cream anyway you want, but I recommend using a make-up sponge and applying as you do foundation. I confess, I have used my hands a couple of times in moments of rush. That works too, though you'll probably get some tint on your hands. It easily washes off with water.

Here are two awesome ridiculous screenshots of me applying it.



Those alone should make you run out to the store immediately and buy this cream.

But seriously, want to try it? Well, lucky for you, I have some to share with my readers!

There are THREE prizes for this giveaway. One winner will receive 2 tubes of Pond's BB in MEDIUM shade. One winner will receive 1 tube of Pond's BB in MEDIUM shade+ a fun little beauty gift. And one winner will receive 1 tube of Pond's BB in LIGHT shade+ a fun little beauty gift.

You can enter via Rafflecopter below. The Giveaway ends next Friday, August 9 at midnight. I will announce the winner on Friday, August 9 during the day.

Delightfully trying new things,

37 comments:

  1. It will help to even out my skin tone.
    I would like medium

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  2. I'd definitely need light because while I've been hitting the sunless tanner on my body, my face is white/white/white! I would love to use it as a base to start the makeup process in the morning.

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  3. i'd need light, i'd like it to even out my skin tone adn minimize freckles/spots

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  4. It would have to be medium. It sounds like a really useful cream to use for going out!

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  5. I would use it to make my mornings so much easier with one stop makeup and medium makeup.

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  6. I would use it to help even out my skin tone :)

    If I won I would prefer the medium tone.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. I think it would really help even out my skin tone. I would like the light.

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  8. I like that it reduces dark spots and acts as a foundation. I would probably choose the light.
    Kitty Iecvan

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  9. I think it would be helpful to create an even skin tone. I would like the light shade.

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  10. I'd love to try it. I never use make-up - like ever - but I do use moisturizer, so I'd be interested to see if this helps me look more "together" with the same amount of time that I'm used to taking in the morning. I'm guessing I would need light. :)

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  11. I love that it's concealer and SPF! I would need light.

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  12. I love that it has concealer and SPF! I would need light.

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  13. I think it would be good for me because it is a concealer and could cover up some of my bad skin. I would like light if I won :)

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  14. I love that it has spf, and I would need the light as I am very very fair :)

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  15. I would love to try the med. I think it would be just great for my skin. TY!

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  16. This sounds like the perfect thing for me to try. I have age spots & freckles that are so hard to cover without applying a lot of products. I would love to try a light to med one.

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  17. I have a lighter complexion so the light ponds bb cream would be best. I use bb cream as a fast way to put on foundation because I don't have to put on primer. I can just straight up apply bb cream to my skin.

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  18. I have a lighter complexion so the light ponds bb cream would be best for me. I don't enjoy spending a lot of time on my make up but I don't feel my best if I leave the house with nothing on. So bb cream is the best choice for me because it isn't as time consuming as primer and foundation. Also bb cream isn't a full coverage since I don't need it on a daily basis

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  19. I haven't tried a BB cream yet but I heard they are awesome and hope it does well with my skin. I think I would like light.

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  20. I'd love the medium if i won, and its great ithas spf


    raffelcopter name is jackie reid

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  21. I love BB creams, they work well on my skin. I would prefer light.

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  22. I would love the medium,my skin has never been fair and it would be great to cover my freckles!
    Lynn M

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  23. I choose medium. & I want to cover my dark spots.

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  24. I have never tried BB cream before but would love too, this one sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance to win , I would love the light shade!

    Tammy Dalley on rafflecopter
    tammykd at live dot com

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  25. I really love bb creams because they are so simple! I like having a morning routine that is no longer than 5 minutes. I would pick the medium one.

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  26. Heather Freeman said: I would like to cut out a step and a cost by trying a moisturizer/foundation in one. I would definitely need the light color. If there was a shade called fish-belly white, that would be for me.

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  27. It would be great because there are times I don't want to go out with a fully made up face, yet I also don't want to go completely au natural.

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  28. I would use it to even out my skin tone and I prefer the medium tone.

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  29. I really like my Garnier BB cream but it makes my skin a bit too shiny. I also need to cover dark spots. I would like the light if I win. Thanks!

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  30. I've been dying to try bb creams. I love how it can conceal my blemishes without being heavy. I would love medium.

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  31. help to even out skin tones & light

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  32. medium and it might help my dry skin

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  33. I think this would be perfect for my skin, love how it moisturizes. I would love the light.

    Eileen Burke

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  34. I need something easy that works! Would love to try this out to make my days run more smoothly. I'd choose the Light.

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  35. I think this would be great because my skin is starting to show my age and Ponds could help that. I am not a huge "product" person, only because I know nothing about them, but the older I get, the more I realize I really need to start taking better care of my skin.

    Thanks!
    Samantha
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  36. I think that it's great that it is all in one and anything that makes things easier is good! I would like medium. Thanks! (Roxann)

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  37. I would prefer light and I think it could help make my skin look clear.

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