Last year, I told you about the Diorsnow BB Creme, one of the much more pricey BB creams in the market. Like many brands that came out with BB Creams, Dior came out with just 1 shade which was supposed to suit everyone. Well, it didn’t, if you were too fair, and it still doesn’t if you are very tanned or very warm toned.
At that time, it worked for me. Just about. I used only very little (this is true of all BB creams application) and so once spread out on my face, it looked alright. It is actually one of the very few BB creams I actually quite like using. I use it as a light foundation and its great for taking on holiday or for weekends when all I want is a light coverage.
Then, Dior decided to come out with a BB Cream that was lighter in colour to cater for everyone who was complaining that the original one was too dark for them. That’s quite good news actually, because if the first one was a fair match for me, this new one is a GOOD match and gives a skin brightening effect too, which I prefer. I’ll show you the comparison swatches below.
The products are packaged the same way – a tube with a pump and it is quite effective. It also boasts an SPF factor of 50 which is pretty impressive. If I’m not wrong, Dior actually places this together with their sunscreen – UV Shield. So, its like a tinted version of the Diorsnow UV Shield sunscreen.
What I particularly like is that BB cream is, hand on heart, light in texture not oily at all and does not turn oily. It gives me a my skin but better look, I can wear it in lieu of foundation and it is great for taking on holiday because I’m always too lazy to put on makeup while on holiday, and this is great because its sunscreen and foundation in one. (Ok, I wear a separate sunscreen but those who don’t want to, need not)
All in all, nothing has changed in this new BB cream except the tint. In the previous Diorsnow BB Cream, the tint was markedly pink toned. Great for me, not so great for many warm toned girls.
Diorsnow BB Cream swatches comparison Left: Diorsnow BB Creme Light Right: Diorsnow BB Creme (Original)
This time though, its peach toned. I honestly do not know if that will work better for warmer toned girls. In terms of tone, I think its a bit lighter, but what’s more marked is how both Diorsnow BB Creams are actually quite different in colour family.
I do find however, that the new BB Cream Light gives my skin a slight brightening effect. I didn’t notice it till I actually used it, but it does look brighter, so that is great. By comparison, the original version whilst blending into my skintone, didn’t have that brightening effect.
Here is the ubiquitious unretouched before and after photos for comparison.
Coverage is light,as you can see from the visibility of skin imperfections even after application. It does however, cover up redness and smooths the skin tone which is good for when you just want something light and fuss free. I’ve included also the photo from my previous review of the Diorsnow original BB cream to show you that yes, the original product blends with my skintone too.
Photo of the original Dior BB Creme (review here) The lighting and camera is different so this is not for colour comparison, just to show that both work for me in terms of colour. I prefer the light one for its skin brightening effect.
In a nutshell
The Diorsnow BB Creme Light is a lighter tint version of the Dior BB Cream. I find that the shade is not lighter per se, but of a slightly different tone altogether, being peach toned while the original version was pink toned. I do find however, that upon using the BB Cream Light, my skin looks brighter. Colour match wise, both versions blend into my skintone which being fairly light, was quite surprising, considering the depth of colour in the swatches. I like also that it is not oily, not thick, does not turn oily, and makes my skin look natural but better overall.
Pros: Light coverage, Skin looks brighter after application, Compact packaging is travel friendly, Light texture
Cons: Pricey, not sure if this tint will suit everyone
Here is the ingredient list for those who are interested. I will point out that this product, like its predecessor contains Oxybenzone which gets some flack in the industry. Unlike the sunscreen, this product uses Titanium Dioxide as its physical blocker which explains why I break out from the sunscreen (zinc oxide) and not this cream.
Have you used the Diorsnow BB Cream before this? I don’t know if this is truly a “bb cream” in the true sense but I use this as I do all BB Creams – as a foundation. I just don’t believe in all that all-in-one cream thing till now and I’m not into BB creams either. Interestingly, the 2 or 3 BB creams (or what are known as BB Creams) that I like and use most often are by Western brands. I’m going to share that thought with you some time soon 😀
Diorsnow BB Creme comes in 2 tints – Light and normal Price: RM175/30ml Availability: All Dior counters
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It’s funny that you mentioned a couple of misconceptions I used to have about bb creams (e.g. 7-in-1, apply a lot for better coverage, etc). I used to slather lots on my face and wondered how come I never achieved the look everyone else did. Anyway, I don’t use bb creams anymore due to my lifestyle shift–so i’ve never tried Diorsnow bb–but I use probably what the more natural counterpart of bb creams are, better known as tinted moisturizers (e.g. MVO moisturizing face screen) 😀
Paris B says
BB Creams are, I think really tricky stuff. I never liked BB Creams until the lighter textured ones started coming out. I still can’t use a lot of Korean branded ones because they still tend to be heavy and oily 🙁 I have tried the MVO one and it’s pretty good although I can’t remember if I have tried the tinted version. It’s pretty pricey and hard to get though which is why I didn’t replenish 🙁
hard to get a nice bb cream as some might be too bright for me and some is too dull, some is oily after a while, some dry up my skin. still looking for one which is perfect for me but this Dior one is too expensive. =x
Paris B says
Actually, I think it’s easier to just get a liquid foundation that works 🙂 that said, I don’t personally believe in the benefits of BB Cream although they don’t seem to stop coming out!
This is like my perfect BB cream – the one in the lighter shade. Perfect colour match. Doesn’t oxidise. DOesn’t give the mask-like effect. The only thing is, it’s a foundation to me. And, for that price, I’m happy to pick another item to act as a foundation. But this has definitely cured my curiosity of wanting to find a BB cream which works for me.
Paris B says
Agree with you about this being the best for me too! 🙂 I would prefer using a foundation actually. I’ve been using Diorskin Forever mixed with a drop of moisturizer and it’s wonderful! Cheaper too 😛
Sze Ling says
It’s great to see that they’ve come out with a more yellow-toned one. I’ve always prefer yellow-toned base products.
Though I haven’t really jumped on the whole BB cream bandwagon yet. 😛
By the way, how are you finding all the Diorsnow Icelandic skincare products? I’m intrigued! 😀
Paris B says
I got on the BB Cream wagon out of curiosity, hated it, and got off hehe… I think the western style of a tinted moisturizer/sunscreen suits me better 🙂 thanks for the reminder about the skincare. Will try to bring some reviews soon. I like one or two products but surprisingly, not the more popular ones 😉
Good that they’ve decided to come up with the lighter shade! The 02 indeed is a bit too dark! But you’re right, the secret to most BB Creams is to apply only a few amount! 🙂
Paris B says
I think that many people havent worked out that they only are supposed to used a tiny bit of BB Cream. Timely reminder!
This looks like a MUCH better match for me! Anything too pink is highly unlikely NOT going to work for me. By the way, have you got the little sample tube I sent ya? How is that working for you?
Paris B says
Nothing in the mail yes, Sunny. I’ll be sure to let you know. I do think this would be better for you too. You can check it in Taiwan when you’re there 🙂
Oh yay! I remember commenting about the original one seeming a tad bit dark but somehow still managing to adjust and give a nice glow. I bet this new lighter version would fill in the gap! Yay thanks Paris. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Paris B says
I think you did mention it there 🙂 do check and see if this new shade works for you. I like the skin brightening look of this one, and like you, the previous one worked, but this is just better 🙂
I’m not into BB creams. I tried 1 BB cream from BRTC and it made my skin oily. Never tried Diorsnow BB cream either although how much I love my Diorsnow. I just use their sunscreen and it’s awesome!! Love it… I’ve asked for a sample size of this BB cream to see whether is fit my skintone and will it turns oily on me aft some times, but the Dior promoter didn’t have any in stock and gave me a sample of the new Diorsnow make-up base instead. grrrr… >.<
Paris B says
I had poor experiences with Korean brands of BB Creams, no matter how wonderful people find the. I turn into an oil slick, and I’m not even oily skinned! If you like the Diorsnow sunscreen, then this is like the tinted version. I think you might like it. Small tip. Next time you go to a counter, bring a small container and ask the SA to pump you some to try 😉
looks like a great bb cream! however, at its price, i would buy a foundation instead! i go around barefaced in my casual days hahaha.
i however found the lancome uv sunscreen with bb finish (is this a bb cream? a sunscreen? i dont know already!!) very nice…contemplating of getting an actual size product..but again..the price.
Paris B says
I remember the Lancôme one. It’s a bit of a grey tint but it’s not bad.i much prefer foundations myself since I’m not fussy about sunscreen, as I use a separate one. But yes, this ones pretty good 🙂
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I love Missha BB cream.. I’m already at my 4th tube already..
I haven’t try Dior BB cream, but it does look good on you PB, blended well on your skin. Agree that some Korean brand BB cream is oily and it’s either giving me ‘too pale’ or ‘greyish’ tone which I dislike it. But, recently I found Laneige Snow BB Cushion, sheer coverage with high SPF & PA. I like it because it just looks natural on me and for it’s ‘light’ texture (Not easy to find a BB cream to match my skin tone though =( ). I’m allergy to most sunscreen (most of them cause me terrible breakout), hence looking for higher SPF & PA BB Cream as a substitute. I found that most liquid foundation in the market doesn’t carry high sun protection, probably they expect us to use a sunscreen before that.
Paris B says
Hi Jesz, glad to now you found a good BB cream match in Laneige. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Snow Cushion BB. Sorry to hear you are allergic to sunscreens. Sometimes, it’s the ingredient that we can’t use. I break out from those that have zinc oxide but lately I’ve found the Shiseido one that has zinc oxide works quite well. I don’t know if they have samples but you can try asking for a sample.
Thanks for your recommendation on Shiseido, PB, will try to get a sample if i really want to try….I kind of having phobia with sunscreen bcoz a number of them break me out, some quite badly…also, I’m a bit lazy to put on another product on my face (already have so many ‘layers’ of products on my face…haha…cleanser, toner, shaping facial lift, eye serum, serum…etc =P). My purpose for picking a higher sun protection BB cream is also to save a step of the product i put on my face =P
Wah,I can buy almost 3 the body shop white shiso Bb cream already.too pricey!!
My mother is the one who got me my first tube of DiorSnow BB Creme after hearing my frustrations with foundations and makeups not lasting more than a couple hours. Because of blemishes I still need to wear a powder over this, but I am in LOVE with the lasting power of this stuff.
I am also very fair skinned so I am excited to sample the lighter shade of this creme; the regular gives me a nice little “tan” in the summer but come winter I NEED that lighter shade! I will say that if I don’t diligently wash my face free of makeup every night I suffer from more breakouts but I am a wedding coordinator so my job requires me to look presentable and I can’t be steeping out every 2 hours to reapply my makeup. DiorSnow BB creme lasts through ALL of that, so I’m willing to suffer a few extra breakouts for the confidence it gives me by keeping my “face on”. 😉