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Review: 17 BB Blemish Balm

April 14, 2012
Product

17 BB Blemish Balm. All in One Magic Makeup. SPF15

Price

£6.99 - Boots

What does it claim to do?

"Discover the new 17 BB Blemish Balm to reveal the magic of flawless skin with this all-in-one foundation plus skincare wonder product.

Covers: full coverage which conceals imperfections and helps control oil.
Enhances: the creamy formula evens skins tone for a flawless finish.
Protects: SPF 15 and hydrating formula for healthy skin." - Boots

What do I think?

I bought this as part of the 3 for 2 offer that Boots are currently running on almost everything in the store- such a dangerous offer for people with a weakness for beauty! I've heard good things about this BB cream and at £6.99 (and as part of the offer) I thought it was a reasonable price.


The 17 BB Cream has a really lovely formation- I've just been using my fingers to blend it in and it works really easily into my skin- it also feels really hydrating and is almost like applying a moisturiser.

I absolutely adore the look of this on my skin. It provides good medium coverage which you can build up, but it doesn't look like a mask. I'm not sure how much you can tell in the photo above but it leaves your skin really healthy looking and glowy without being oily. I haven't been wearing a powder on it as really like the effect of it without.

The main negative for this product would be the limited colour range. On the Boots website it only says they have it in light and medium but I'm certain there were more shades instore- nevertheless the selection was still very limited so 17 could do with adding a few more darker shades!

Would I re-purchase?

Yes- I really like this and is perfect for Spring!

13 comments on "Review: 17 BB Blemish Balm"
  1. Oh I've been wanting to try this for a while-I think you've just convinced me! I think I may take a sneaky afternoon trip to Boots and pick some bits up :) Have a lovely weekend hun xx

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  2. surprising that it's medium coverage for a bb cream! i was always sceptical of this...but now after reading a good review I've changed my mind! :) xxx

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  3. ohh might try this! I keep looking at it, haha

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  4. YES! I love this, it makes my skin look amazing x

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  5. I've just started using this myself (got tempted by 3 for 2 as well haha) and I love it - the shades are limited though which is annoying as the medium's just a little too dark on me after a long, tan-less winter! xx

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    1. Yeah I'm the same! The shade below would have been too light. They def need to expand the colour range x

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  6. This sounds like a good product and it's reasonably priced, I've been looking for a bb cream for a while so hopefully I'll find a colour match for my skin tone in store! :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. Let me know your thoughts if you buy it! X

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  7. Love your blog! Am a follower :)

    This is definitely a great price for a BB cream. I'm using the Garnier one one my skin feels a bit drier. I might try this one out too!

    Tx

    http://www.awhimsyheart.blogspot.com/

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  8. This looks great, I'm excited by the buzz around B.Bs at the moment this just might be the one (who can resist a good bargain?!).

    xxxBxxx

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  9. I have been reluctant to try a BB cream as I didn't think it would give enough coverage, but you may have persuaded me to give it a try!

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  10. This sounds like a lovely formulation and coverage but I have such pale skin I wish the shade range was wider :/ X

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Thank you for the comment! x