Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NYC BB Creme Instant Matte and BB Radiance Powder Review

Hello My Lovely Sweet Peas!! I  hope everyone is doing well this wonderful day!! 

NYC has released a few new BB products for spring. I only picked up these two.
One of my favorite BB creams ever is the original NYC BB cream. I love it so much (read here) This new one is a matte version. I am an oily face mess so of course I bought it. They also came out with a new BB Radiance Powder.

I bought them at CVS for around $3.97 each.

BB Creme 5 in 1 Instant Matte

Color in 02 Medium
Multi-Action Matte Perfecting Formula That Provide 5 Different Action in 1 Quick Step: 
-Provides instant mattifying coverage
-Minimizes the appearance of pores & lines 
-Beautifies, smooths skin
-Minimizes the appearance of skin imperfections 
Brightens skin tone for a healthy, flawless complexion  

BB Radiance 
Smooth Skin Perfecting Powder

Color in 011 Naturally Beige

Top: Powder
Bottom: BB Creme 

This was taken right after application. It looks ok but then its all downhill after that.

This goes on fairly easy. It blends in well and does help with minimizing pores. At first you face looks a bit matte but it kind of melds with you face and it feels heavy. The coverage is very light even if you apply multiple coats. I mean you can still see every flaw.  
I then set with the powder. The powder also doesn't provide a lot of coverage. It does set it but after about 3 hours my face is an oily mess. I don't just mean a little oil around my T Zone but my whole face feels gross and oily. If you do add more powder it helps for a few minutes then it just cakes up. I do love the color of this powder but thats about it. 
I was hoping this BB Creme would be like the original but give me more of a matte look then dewy. Nope this is like a totally different product. As for the powder um no it is awful. I'm pretty bummed these products. Well at least I have my original NYC BB Cream and I also love their loose setting powders. Now those are amazing products!!

Well have any of you all tried these out yet? If so let me know what you think.

Thank you for reading and until next time!!

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  1. Wow, that kind of sucks that it was that bad! I'll have to try the original version of it then and just let this one go. Thanks for the review!
    Bright Shiny Day

    1. I love the original one!! Its fab!! But everyones face is different so you may want to try anyway!!

  2. That's too bad! I love the original BB Cream and was hoping this one would be good for my oily skin as well! Thanks for the review! I will be sure to stay away :)

    1. I can't help saying it again and again I love the original!! Its great right!! But these two are so different. happy to help a sista out!

  3. im actually waiting on my package from NYC i hope these are not in there! even though i was super interested in getting them now noooooooo

    1. Ugh this stuff is bad! I am so sad because I was wanting it to be amazing and keep me matte all day but no it didn't. :(

  4. Yikes! That powder does sound awful. I've only ever tried one BB powder and my result was the same as yours -- looked good at first, and then turned into a cakey, oily mess (I can't remember the brand; it was Skin 70-something, and came in a hot pink compact).

    1. I tried the Physicians Formula BB powder and it was awful as well!!!

  5. i've never tried those products!
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    Love always,

    1. I love some of their products but these are kind of a let down!

  6. I saw these products at CVS last week and was going to buy them but put them back. So glad I did! Thanks for the honest review! I have a few of the Rimmel Matte BB Creams which I like but I sitll get oily by lunch time with these. The color range isn't that great but I just picked up light/medium which I have never seen before. Light was too white for me and the medium is too orange.

    1. I had really high hopes for these. I thought they would keep me matte longer than the original but no it was awful. I also like a few of the rimmel ones. Sometimes I'm like really!! People are more than just light and medium.