The BB power duo from Tarte!

The last few years has seen the rise of BB’s CC’s and soon enough I’m sure there will be DD’s. So what is a BB? BB stands for Blemish Balm. Working as a base or a primer, a good BB product can be worn alone – perfect when you have a tan – to give off that natural glow, or underneath your foundation working as a great flawless base. I would love to say that I wear BB cream on a daily basis but that rarely happens down to a few extenuating factors. One sole factor being what condition my skin is at that particular time. A BB primer or cream is meant to be a blemish cover but as I have darker skin tone, any pigmentation can be harder to cover. So unless I’m having a good skin day or I have a tan, I usually require a bit more coverage. Secondly, it’s actually quite hard to find a good BB cream/primer for my skin tone. Therefore it was quite a breath of fresh air when these two products landed on my desk!


BB Tinted Treatment Primer in Deep Tan* with brush £33.50 – This multi-use primer not only works as a great skincare product but as a makeup product as well. Its triple complex diffuses light off the skin, minimising any imperfections and improving the general tone and appearance of the skin. It’s oil free and works great as a buildable light foundation and has the smoothest formulation. Application of this product alone feels like second skin and can leave you questioning if you have anything on at all. It’s a product that lasts and provides an excellent base for makeup application.

BB Concealer in Tan* from £18.72 – A slightly lighter shade of this concealer on the skin works just like the primer above but acts almost like and effective highlighter. Great at brightening up the under eye area and banishing away those dark circles that reflect a bad night’s sleep.

Mrs J’s Verdict – I’ve read a lot about Tarte Cosmetics from other fellow beauty fanatics, with more focus being shined on the amazing eyeshadow palettes that the brand produces. What I didn’t know until further investigation was that this powerful cosmetics brand is a leader in healthy, eco beauty that is made totally cruelty free. Ingredients such as plant extracts, super fruits, vitamins and minerals, essential oils etc all play a part in the brand’s composition. All of Tarte’s products are made without paragons, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten, just to name a few. Make up that is made to last and deliver real results and that cares for the environment. I, for one, am slightly kicking myself that I have just become acustomed with this brand, and am on the case to get my hands on some of the most beautiful pigmented eyeshadow palettes (as I love a good eyeshadow palette)! To bag yourself a Tarte deal, check out the latest offers at QVC!

Mrs J xx

*pr sample


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