As mentioned above, there are three shades in the range. 01, Fair which is very neutral and while the swatch looks a bit dark below, once applied to the skin it's nice and pale. A bit too pale for me. I'm shade 02, Light which is nice and yellow toned which helps counteract the redness in my skin. Finally we have shade 03, Medium which is for darker skinned bridies out there.
The cream itself is nice and thick, but once I start to blend it into the skin, it melts and virtually disappears, making it look like it's my actual skin that looks amazing! I've been trying to think of different ways of describing it, but the one thing I keep coming back to is that it makes it look like I'm not wearing any makeup and that it's my own skin that's on show. And can we have a little moment of silence for the pure radiance it gives my skin? Take a look at my cheek there because I'm not wearing anything else on my skin other than the BB Cream. Instant glowy skin but without the wetness that some dewy bases can leave.
In the interest of science and testing out for the blog, I've applied the BB Cream all over my face and then powdered one half before heading to work to see how things lasted and I was surprised to see that while my powder mattified my skin, the unpowdered side still lasted until about 2pm (from 6am) before I noticed any obvious signs of fading away. I can't say enough good things about this and while it's already featured in my latest video (How to not look like shite when you feel sick) I can already tell you it'll be in my monthly favourites video.
It'll set you back €35 but if you're looking for something with a light to medium coverage, that feels like it's doing something for your skin while actually doing something for your skin, then head to the L'Occitane website now or your local shop. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to admire my healthy looking skin now!