This is the last instalment of the Drugstore BB Cream Series. If you'd like to see parts one to eight, just click here. My mum and I have tested all nine BB creams readily available in UK drugstores. If you'd like to see more about our skin types, click here.
Today's review is of the Vivo Beauty Balm (£5.00) which is available in Tesco Supermarket and also online with international shipping. I got it in the shade Light Shade 1.
Shade range: Three shades; Light, Medium and Dark.
Packaging: 30ml. This is a white squeezy tube with a narrow nozzle. I'm not a massive fan on the font, but that's not too important, I suppose.
Claims: Vivo claims this is a lightweight formula that primes and protects the skin, evens the complexion and leaves a smooth complexion. I'm not sure how it 'protects' since there is no mention of SPF anywhere on the tube.
I applied this at 3pm, and it felt a little sticky by the 4 hour mark. It faded pretty quickly; by about the 6 hour mark, and by 8 hours it was faded around the nose, chin and cheeks.
- Actually light colour for the light shade.
- Fairly medium coverage.
- Cancels out redness.
- Dry formula, snagged on dry patches.
- Thick, difficult to blend.
- No SPF.
What do you think? Have you tried this BB cream?
I'll post a BB Cream roundup soon, but hopefully you enjoyed this series! Let me know what you thought!