BB has without a doubt become the latest buzz word in the world of british beauty launches. With both high-end and budget cosmetic companies scrambling to get their formulas proudly on top of the best selling lists, one brand that has hit the market with a slightly different approach to the concept is Bourjois’ sister company, Une: a high street range that prides itself in using only ingredients of natural origin.
Presented in a sleek mirrored compact, this is the first “BB” named product I’ve ever encountered in a solid formula. Available in a somewhat limited 6 shade range (101 to 113) , I was sent the yellow based 103 – a relatively warm colour which applies in both a sheer and light manner – to road test against my pasty winter skin. Whilst a tiny firm brush is included for all over application, its petite size pretty much renders it useless for anything but adding slightly more product to small spots or blemishes. Instead, you’d be better off applying with a more generously proportioned foundation brush, a far quicker way to achieving a smooth and even finish, particularly when time is not on your side…
Against the skin Intuitive Touch feels wonderfully light and breathable. Whilst the mis-matched tone of the shade doesn’t sit invisibly against my face, the overall effect is bright, radiant, up-lifting and remarkably healthy. Instantly adding an all over subtle yet enviable glow to the complexion, this hybrid formula builds up nicely to help cover blemishes and any unwanted areas of redness. With a finished look that is both natural and bright, I recommend this highly as a day base for anyone with normal to combination skin who is looking to perk up and even their complexion as opposed to masking it.
Whilst this has the staying power to last 6 to 8 hours, I often top up using the included brush to help lift any areas I feel are starting to dull or become more porous. Currently on offer at selected chemists nationwide, whilst this mightn’t be your typical BB cream in terms of significant skincare benefits (from reading the label its only claim seems to be 8 hours moisture) and texture, but as far as light, natural looking foundations go, this is a great product to investigate.
SUITABLE FOR: Everyone.
AVAILABLE: selected chemists nationwide and boots.com (£9.49 – usual rrp £14.49)
BEST SUITED TO: Those with normal to combination skin looking for light, breathable coverage.
BEAUTY BITE RATING: 4