Pupa Milano’s Importers in Malta recently sent me this Pupa Professionals BB Cream + Anti-Eta’. I haven’t used BB Creams in a while so I was very excited about trying this Pupa Milano BB Cream.
I’m going to go ahead and say that this has been my favourite BB Cream I’ve ever tried and I see myself using this for a long long time. That said, this Pupa Milano BB Cream is not perfect and it does have its pros and cons. So let’s get into it.
The product comes in a tube that lets you squeeze out the product and it comes in a box. It promises to be
- A Moisturising Tinted cream
- Anti Aging Treatment
- Anti-Wrinkles Action
- For All Skin Types
- SPF 30
- Oil free
Those are quite a lot of claims!
Let’s start with a swatch of the Pupa Milano BB Cream. I got the shade 001 and here’s what it looks like squeezed out onto the back of my arm, then blended onto my arm and tidied up into a rectangle (with a wet wipe) so that you can see the difference with and without the product. It has a sheer to medium coverage and the finish is very natural, I would say demi-matte. Not greasy dewy, not matte, but leaves the skin with a beautiful healthy glow.
As for the pros and cons of this product, I’ll start off with the biggest con with this product: It’s fragranced. It’s very lightly fragranced but fragrance in skincare products is not a good thing, it can irritate sensitive skin. That said, the fragrance is very gentle and I really liked it. While wearing it I kept thinking to myself, “wow I smell good today”, then remembering that nobody else can smell this lovely smell because I’m smelling the BB Cream that’s right under my nostril. I enjoyed smelling my nostrils anyway.
This BB Cream has SPF30, that’s more than a regular foundation but I do prefer to wear SPF 50 here in sunny Malta. When wearing this I still put on my SPF 50 under it.
As for anti-ageing, it does have vitamin E and beeswax. Although Vitamin E is a an antioxidant, it’s not going to slow down the ageing process but it will prevent from premature ageing that may be caused by free radicals. As with all anti ageing products, I take these claims with a pinch of salt, but I do love Vitamin E on my skin. The beeswax works great at sealing in the moisture.
Now onto what I LOVE this product for and why I can’t see myself putting it down any time soon. It smoothes out the texture of my skin quite impeccably, it does a way better job at this than the Benefit Porefessional, the product that all beauty gurus worldwide rave about. I haven’t yet worn it under foundation so I don’t know how it would behave as a primer, I do love how it looks by itself.
It feels very light on my skin, almost like I’m not wearing anything. Some days I don’t like to wear heavy foundations because I don’t want to feel anything on my skin and this product is perfect for those days. I never had a product that felt like this while making my skin look so nice.
In the picture below I’m wearing it as my foundation, I put on some Maybelline Dark Circle Erase concealer under my eyes and set everything with some Mac Mineralize Skinfinish powder. It did make my concealer crease just a tiny bit and after a few hours, it did crease a little bit around my nose. This might be because I put on a bit too much in those areas. After 8 hours of wear it didn’t wear off and it kept that demi-matte finish without any shine. The creasing isn’t enough to stop me from loving this because a quick blend with my finger blended it out to look freshly applied again with no weird patches.
All in all, I’m very impressed with this, particularly because of how it smoothes out my skin’s texture and because of its demi-matte finish that doesn’t turn greasy throughout the day.
Makeup Look using this Pupa Milano BB Cream