By now, I get the feeling that anyone who will listen knows of my love of Trinny London BFF Cream Cream. I first reviewed the BFF Cream a couple of months after its launch but I thought I would write an updated review post as a new shade is now available which I have been using for a while now. I have not been paid or sponsored to do this, I just think it is flipping amazing stuff!
The Trinny London makeup concept is, in my little opinion, genius. Most of the collection comes in dinky little pots which can be stacked together in any combination for ease of use and transportation. The only piece which does not arrive in a pot is the BFF Cream. This handy pump style tube is easy enough to take out and about but there is an empty stackable pot provided should you wish to use it.
I have used three shades: Light, Light/Medium and Medium. The Light/Medium is the newest shade and it is now the one I use permanently although the Medium will be purchased again when Summer approaches. When choosing a shade, use the Trinny London “Match 2 Me” and it gives a really good result for the shades which would suit you for the BFF Cream as well as the other products.
When the BFF Cream arrived and I first tried it, I have to admit I didn’t quite “get it”. It comes out of the tube white (??) and you smooth it on as you would a moisturiser. At first I couldn’t really see what the fuss was about, but moments later something magic happened. I don’t know how the BFF Cream works but it somehow transforms to tone with your skin and makes it appear better, more radiant and even than it did before.
It is by no means a heavy coverage but on a day to day basis I don’t wear heavy foundation and on holiday it is more than enough, replacing tinted moisturisers. I did use some of Trinny London’s “Just A Touch” to help with the shadows under my eyes and the odd hormonal spot, but apart from that I did not really need much else. Below are some photos to demonstrate what I feel to be is, the transformative effect.
The above photo is pre the BFF Cream and any other make-up. I had spent most the night awake with a stinking headache and blocked nose after having done a 10 hour flight, hence the very tired look with red nose and cheeks (nice!).
Above is with the BFF Cream in Light. I think you can see that, although my skin is by no means model-like, the redness has been toned down, the shadows under the eyes art quite as scary and my skin appears more even and less “mum of three”.
This photo is using the Trinny London stack – the “Just A Touch” concealer, a cream blusher, cream eyeshadow and lip tint.
I thought I would show you how the BFF Cream worked when my skin was in a pretty angry state after a few nights’ stay in hospital (see the photo below). It left my skin dry, red and spotty (ooh, lovely). As I was confined to the house I thought I would see what the BFF Cream could really do to perk me up.
As I have already said, the BFF Cream (this is the Light/Medium shade) is not a heavy base but I feel it has done a good job at making my skin less red and cross and given it a bit of a glow. It has also made imperfections less, well, imperfect. Add a bit of “Just a Touch” and blusher and I would look more human than strawberry once more!
Finally, to compare, once I had a tan, I switched to the Medium shade.
I have to say, if you are looking for a Spring/Summer tinted moisturiser which (bonus!) has and SPF30 which doesn’t cause breakouts (my skin is hyper sensitive to SPF creams), then Trinny’s BFF Cream is a must have. If you need more coverage I feel it would make a lovely primer. You can purchase the cream here.