Dior Diorsnow UV Shield BB Cream

You and I are no strangers to BB creams, CC creams and yes, even DD creams. The alphabet cream phenom started in Asia and when it finally picked up on the other side of the world, the whole thing just exploded. Truthfully, I’m getting a little sick of them, and I literally grunt when I hear the launch of DD, EE or FF creams, but hey, what’s in a name? Some will steer clear of these bases just because of the alphabets used, and frankly, I’m put off but curious. It’s like, I know it’s darn corny, but I want to try it anyway. LOL! For me, you can call it whatever you like, but it’s the quality of the product that counts. Agreed? It might be called a Slime and Slithers cream, but the product can knock my socks off and I’d be Shocked and Stupefied. Anyway, ramblings over.

I have with me Dior Diorsnow UV Shield BB Cream White Reveal UV Protection SPF50 PA+++ (RM185) in shade 020. While it is not a new product, I still like to tell you how it works on my skin.

 

Dior BB 1

The Diorsnow BB Cream has a protection of SPF50. So, do we still apply sunscreen before this? I always do. You see, the texture of this BB cream is quite thick, and only a little is enough to cover the whole face. In the photos below, I use one full pump for my whole face, and you can definitely tell my face looks a little unnatural (to put it nicely). While I prefer lighter textures for face bases, I do love using this mixed with my liquid foundations. It gives more coverage to sheer foundations, and I do find that this controls shine very well.

I usually like to make a few dots on my face before spreading the BB cream all over, but for this post, I decided to do this. I’ve wanted to do this ever since I read this post by fellow blogger Paris. HAHAHA! I thought it’s apt I use this technique for this post, since the tip is by a famed Dior makeup artist. However, you’d notice in the after photo that I probably shouldn’t have used so much product. LOL!

 

Dior BB 2 Dior BB 3

 

If you thought there is a white cast on my face, well you thought / saw right. I do find that this BB cream reflects light quite a bit because in real life, I look more sallow in this shade of 020. 020 is a little darker on my skin and after about an hour, the difference does show. I think 010 would suit me better but I haven’t had the time to go check out that shade at the counters. So let me summarize.

I do like this BB cream because it lasts all day and keeps shine at bay. However, I am all for lighter texture and this is a little too heavy for me. There are only 2 shades to choose from, so limited shade selection means it’s not for everyone. The shade 020 is neutral, and on my skin which needs a more yellow base, it turns out more pinky orange. This is by no fault of the product, because I always find it difficult to find a good shade match to my skin.

This BB cream has gone to my mom, and she absolutely LOVES it. She says it feels light on her skin, not drying, and enough coverage to even out her skin tone. I also know a few friends who swear by this BB cream while I’m on the fence. I definitely do not look my best in the photo above. Hahaha!

Have you tried this BB cream before? What’s your favourite base product?

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://www.beautyreflectionsblog.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Wow that’a some coverage for a BB Cream!
    I have the same problem with BB Creams lately-they don’t seem to match me very well. I’m finding a lot of them really yellow based here, which sucks. I like that it has SPF 50-that’s really great!
    P.S. Love that fierce face hahaha!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I’ve been itching to do that fierce face since I read Paris’ post. Lol!

  • http://www.street-love.net Fiona

    Dior BA told me that the correct way of applying is to pat this in instead of applying in a swipe motion. Which is the correct way? Patting in means more coverage. It sure is very thick regardless application method used :)

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Thing is, I don’t think there’s a particular way in applying a product. If it works for you, then it works. But for this BB cream, I’ve tried all the techniques I know and it’s still quite thick. The coverage is amazing, just that I prefer lighter coverage :-D I think it’s best to apply a very thin layer then build up from there. Less mistakes that way!

  • http://www.lifecellskin.us/ Emma Brown

    I would like to start off by saying that this is better than most bb creams I have tried. This BB Cream makes the face look flawless.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      This BB Cream does have heavier coverage that makes face look flawless :-) My fave is still Bobbi Brown!

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny

    Hey Lily, I’m so sorry to hear this doesn’t really work for you! My favorite Dior BB cream remains Hydra Life. The color matches me fine and there is no white cast (in all honesty, I can live with a sunscreen that has a white cast, but a base product? NOOOO). I’ve been using L’Occitane Sublime Beauty Cream this summer. It’s not without flaws (it breaks down fast when sebum starts to break through), but it’s by far better at keeping my skin matte than all the oil-free tinted moisturizers I’ve tried, and that’s what I really need in summer!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hey Sunny. I guess I’m still sitting on the fence, since there are things I like, and things I don’t. Yes, read your review on the L’Occitane Sublime Beauty Cream! Sounds good but I doubt it will do too well in this country’s weather. LOL!

  • liyeun

    I have always given myself hope that everytime Dior comes out with a new shade or formula or range for BB creams, one of them must work for me. Surprisingly, none. I dont like the finish, the texture and the shade. Sad but true. So far I am enjoying the new one from Chanel – Les Bieges BB cream. ^_^

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Aww, that’s sad to hear, Liyuen. I haven’t tried the Chanel one! What do you enjoy so much about it? You must tell me more!

      • liyeun

        The Les Beiges bb cream is very light, and I find it spread rather easily. I like that it is not too yellow-ish tone like CC cream (hv u tried that?) But beige. So when I take pictures, it looked very natural. I used it when I was in bali and although some of it came off due to sweat and humid weather, my skin overall still looks smooth and is comfortable. I do not have white cast issues with this when takin photos too….

        • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

          Oh, thanks for the info! No, I haven’t tried the Chanel CC Cream either. I decided on the Bobbi Brown BB Cream instead, and I love that one! I have to check this out when I’m at Chanel one day… then again, how many base products do we need, eh? LOL!

          • liyeun

            Actually I had good experience with its CC cream but I never have much wonderful experience with any BB creams. I hv tried bobbi brown’s and I must say it was the best among the other bb creams I have used but I never love it because I felt foundations gave me better finish and texture. Until I have used chanel’s bb cream, I was surprised that I no longer sing for my cc cream already! I received alot of compliments using it and its light texture made my skin so comfortable. Perhaps I was also using the BB cream along with its Les Beiges compact powder, I dont know but I confirm these both make wonders on my skin. Lol.

            • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

              I’ve read pretty good things about Les Beiges compacts, so I’ll definitely be checking them out since I’ve used up 2 powders of mine :-)

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ah, I HATE it when I find a formula that I absolutely *love* but the color is off (hint hint: Armani Maestro foundation!!! :/). But actually this one isn’t that bad…I do see a very slight flashback but at least it isn’t too peach or pink or ashy! It seems most BB creams I come across are for cooler skin tones…

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Most BB creams here in Asia are neutral to yellow or even grey – my Skin79 one is greyish and it used to work when my skin was more tanned. It’s too bad the Maestro foundation doesn’t work on you, Becca. Have you heard about the new L’Oreal one? Apparently it’s a dupe for the Maestro. It’s not out here yet, but it’s interesting to see how it works :-)

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    This is one of my go-to BB creams to use this summer! I love the way it has a brightening effect. It is quite thick but I do prefer more coverage. Sorry the shade didn’t really work out for you. I do agree that’s quite limiting – some BB creams suit some folks and some don’t, alas it feels like such a gamble when it comes to BB creams.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      It does! BB creams and even foundations with limiting shade selection are a gamble when it comes to choosing the right shade. I do like how it works on my skin even though I prefer a lighter texture. I’m glad you like this though. Dior does come out with good products and I’m just sad this doesn’t make me go “WOW!”…

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I love your war paint face ;) I actually like Dior’s bases and I think I might try this. SPF 50 is hard core!

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Yes, you should try this! I love Dior’s foundations too :-) I’d love this if it was lighter in texture.

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Damn. SPF 50 had me thinking they finally nailed it, and then the lack of shade selection has me growling at the BB phenom all over again.

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      I love that it has SPF50 too! My mom loves it to bits, so if it has a better shade match, it would make me so much happier :-)

  • Jennifer

    I thought it looked good on you even with the slight white cast :) Maybe using lesser of the product might help? I personally liked this BB cream after trying the deluxe sized sample in shade 20 too. But then I sometimes wonder if my eyes are playing tricks on me, i.e. I think I look ok but it is not in fact…Hmm…

    • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

      Hi Jennifer, yes, using less product definitely helps :-) Of all the BB creams I’ve tried, this one has the most amazing coverage!