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Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35

The ultimate beauty balm, Bobbi’s new BB Cream SPF35 is a skin care/makeup hybrid that combines moisturizer, treatment, SPF and foundation all-in-one. Plus, this unique skin tone correct formula leaves skin looking flawless and perfectly natural. Consider it skin’s new best friend.

This multi-tasking correcting cream is also designed to give skin a natural glow. And when used over time, it provides long-term benefits – brighter, more even skin tone; diminished appearance of fine lines; reduced redness and minimized pores. SPF 35 boosts the formula with daily protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays and environmental hazards.

True to Bobbi’s philosophy, BB Cream SPF 35 is available in 5 skin tone correct shades for all complexions, from very fair to very deep. This lightweight formula is extremely buildable and blends seamlessly into skin for smooth, natural-looking coverage.

Ingredients & Benefits

  • Scutellaria Extract helps reduce the appearance of discolorations and dark spots for a brighter, more even skin tone.
  • Argireline®, a natural peptide, helps boost natural collagen production, minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and preventing future signs of aging.
  • Caffeine and Sucrose helps prevent redness associated with irritation and blemishes.
  • Vitamin E and Rice Bran Extract help protect skin from free radical damage.
  • SPF 35 provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate attracts moisture to skin.
  • Emollients enhance skin’s luminosity and offer long-term moisture.
  • Light Reflective Pearls instantly brighten dull skin.

How to Use

Apply a thin, even layer using fingertips, sponge or brush. Can be used as a makeup base and/or lightweight foundation.


  • Extra Light
  • Light
  • Fair
  • Medium
  • Medium to Dark

Availability: $42, July 2012 @ Nordstrom

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Kiss and Makeup Avatar

Bobbi Brown BB cream, talking about alliteration 🙂
Sounds interesting. So far I’m not too impressed with the BB creams that are out there. All the ones I’ve tried were nothing more  than decent tinted moisturizers. I expect a BB cream to give a little more coverage than that. Maybe Bobbi Brown can deliver.

Mariella Avatar

Hey, if it will leave my skin looking like that of the model, I’ll buy a case of the stuff!  Christine, you might want to correct the “title” – it says SPF 15 (which didn’t impress me much) but the copy and the tube show SPF 35.

ShayeRIcca Avatar

It’ll probably be disappointing like pretty much every other American BB cream. I’ll still try it, though, on the off chance it’ll be good and save me all the time and shipping from Korea…

uniqlos Avatar

I don’t trust Western BB creams but that ingredients list looks very thorough. Western versions usually skimp out on some or most of what makes a good BB cream (usually skin brightening/whitening, due to all the connotations with the colonial mentality and etc) but this looks legit. And it’s an American brand so hopefully they’ll be available in a wider range of shades.

cynthia Avatar

UGH. Again with the sh**ty shade range for darker women of color. There are 3 shades for the pales ladies and yet we get HALF of one shade. And let’s be serious, something that’s “Medium to Dark” is probably not gonna be deep enough for the “very deep” so they can quit lying to us/themselves in there press release.

nacacijin Avatar

I don’t personally have very deep skin, but I think it’s completely stupid that this specifically claims to suit all complexions, but the darkest shade they make is “Medium to Dark.” And they have three shades for pale skin (which all look damn near the same anyway!). Honestly, it’s ridiculous. These have been available in my area for about a week now, so I’ve swatched them. I’m about an NC35 or so right now and the darkest shade blends almost perfectly with my skin. Funny thing is…I’m about NC20 in the winter and I guarantee that I could wear all three of the lighter shades because they’re *that* similar. It’s ridiculous.

Kafka Avatar

I tried something with Argireline once. I was so, SO excited because it’s supposed to the next best wonder peptide, something with a Botox-like effect, statistically more intense than even hyaluronic acid (which merely binds moisture), blah, blah, blah. Now, I’m not allergic to anything and do not have sensitive or acne-prone skin. But *every* time I used that serum, I broke out with huge cystic spots. Boils, actually. The Argireline was the only thing in the product that differed significantly from products I’ve used in the past. I also tried another serum that had Argireline mixed with other supposedly super peptides like Matrixyl, SYN-COLL, SNAP-25, all of which are supposed to be super intense collagen producers with a Botox-like effect for lines. And Whammo, a cystic reaction again. In addition, I also had some sort of weird swelling reaction with my eyelids. Obviously, everyone is different with their skin type and reactions to things. But for me, I see the words Argireline and stay very far away.    

Nina Avatar

 @Kafka Argireline is is primarily a skin lightening (spot-reducing) agent found in many Asian cosmetic brands, especially Shiseido and Cle de Peau. It does not have any Botox-like effect. Those other peptides that you mention, Matrixyl, SNAP-25, etc… are helpful firming agents, but again, have nothing to do with a “botox-like effect” and no one should be telling you that to sell a product. Peptdes can ,however, be very allergenic to those who are sensitive to them and can cause Rosacea-like reactions, which may have been what you had. 

Kafka Avatar

@Nina  Thank you so much for explaining. What I was told was similar to what Bobbi Brown is saying here: it “helps boost natural collagen production, minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and preventing future signs of aging” and that the overall effect of all that would essentially be like “Botox in a bottle.” A freeze on lines, in addition to the firming.  I was most definitely NOT told that Argireline was merely a skin-lightening agent.  Grrr.  Regardless, I did give up on it due to the reactions, so I never had the chance to test just how much of a lie they fed me. So, do you think BB is also exaggerating (to put it politely) with their claims here?

stacey Avatar

Musings of a Muse who is absolutely adorable has said she has tested many American and Asian brands and said the American brands dont compare.  I will wait for her response to this one on her blog if she gets to it.  I have a famous Korean brand given to me..and I dont like it.  Also, I really dont want a caffeine product on my face. 

blueraccoon Avatar

Most BB creams that are “one shade fits all’ don’t fit me, so I’m hopeful this might actually be light enough for my skin. But I’m not sure if it’s an actual BB cream like you get from Korea or just a glorified tinted moisturizer like you usually get in the US, so I’m dubious.

wwendalynne Avatar

I hate products with arbitrary shades like this.. I think it’s a total cop out.  I will not wear a face product without any commitment to matching more than 5 skintones.  It’s total bullsh*t.

Julia B Avatar

 @wwendalynne It’s better than most company’s bb creams.  Most only have one shade available that is supposed to color match to your “unique tone”.  This is one of the largest ranges in shades for BB creams that I have seen.

wwendalynne Avatar

Very true, Julia B and I agree. I’ve seen many with just 3!  But I still shake my head and say ‘why’?  If they are positioning these creams as dream creams which replace a slew of other products including foundation, their colour choices are completely bogus in my opinion.

Miss J Avatar

 @wwendalynne I agree. I understand why most Asian BB Creams come in limited shades considering who their target market is for the product, but here it just doesn’t make sense to me to not make shades for a diverse spectrum of tones. There are sooo many beautiful shades of skin in the world. It’s just disappointing when all those shades don’t get represented nearly enough.

18thCenturyFox Avatar

Perhaps it’s the fact that Bobbi’s hand was allowed to remain relatively unphotoshopped, but the models face (and Bobbi’s np) are so over digitized that I find myself quite irritated. Bobbi- you are the queen of The Natural Look and if this is truly the work of your BB cream we shall all look like mannequins in it!

reachumesh Avatar

Ohh I am impressed with Bobbi’s new BB Cream SPF35  as its  a skin care and makeup hybrid that combines moisturizer, treatment, SPF and foundation in price of single product. Its a lovable product.

Julia B Avatar

I am extremely pale, and every bb cream I have tried are always waaaay to dark or yellow.  I bought this bb cream in Extra Light and it is perfect.  It gives more coverage than a tm, but less than a regular medium coverage foundation.  It sits very nice on the skin and looks just like skin.  

annedreshfield Avatar

Since I like more of a medium-full coverage, I haven’t really jumped on the BB cream bandwagon yet, though it’s a little bit funny how the US has gone so crazy for them…and we’re still way behind the Asian brands. I can understand the allure of them, but I’ll probably be passing this one up unless it  gets a STELLAR review or something. 

zaara Avatar

can you pls do reviews on BB Creams? i’m sure its already in the works. i’m trying to quit foundations and jump on the skincare bandwagon w/these bb creams.

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