Recently, I received two 5mL samples of Diorsnow bb cream. Full size, it is only available (in western countries) in Neiman Marcus for $50 a 1.2 oz bottle. However, in asia it is more readily available since this bb cream was created for that target audience. I already love bobbi brown's bb cream, but since I am a fan of Dior addict lipsticks, highlighters and other products ( and NOT because I am a beauty product junkie) I wanted to try this out to see if I would love it too.
This is what Dior describes it as:
Lightweight, tinted formula delivers natural looking coverage for a perfectly flawless complexion while brightening the skin, reducing dark spots and protecting against UV damage with SPF 50.
This description got me hooked! I thought: "man! This will brighten the skin and as serve as makeup? I. Need. This. NOW".
Which is why I am sorry to say that I wasn't impressed with how the BB cream looked on me. This BB cream has a pinkish undertone that just doesn't go well with my olive undertones. I think it would look great for those with pink undertones but definitely not for me. Which kind of surprised me because this is aimed at Asian women who have yellow undertones. Of course I know that there's a trend in Asia where being really fair is all the rage but I don't think you'd have to compromise actually matching your skin just to get on with a trend.
As for its brightening effects, it wouldn't be fair of me to judge it because I have only used it once. I can only say that the color just doesn't look as good as Bobbi Brown's BB cream but I get how this can be used as a primer because the pink can actually give a brightening effect. Kind of like MAC's fortified primer in the shade "Adjust" which actually has a pinkish peachy color which is responsible it for giving that bright glowy look when you use it under your make up. But for $50? Yeah, you'd be better off using MAC's primer, which is around $30 and is not as heavy. Of course, that one doesn't lighten dark spots so I guess it'd be up to what you want.
Maybe I need to give it another chance. But it definitely was not love at first sight for me. I still really really love Bobbi Brown's BB cream at right now is it is still the holy grail of my beauty arsenal. No other BB creams have been able to displace it from its throne.