Trinny London BFF Cream Review

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. 

Trinny London BFF Cream review
Trinny London BFF Cream review

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.

Trinny London BFF Cream review

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!).

Trinny London BFF Cream Review

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”.

Trinny London BFF Review

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.

Trinny London BFF review

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.


  1. TMT
    6th March 2021 / 8:28 am

    I have south Asian skin and don’t suffer from redness. After using bff in dark and then later in medium I have to quite frankly say there was
    no difference to my skin tone. Plus I’m using medik8 crystal retinal vitamin A so the fragrance in bff really irritates. Maybe I have nothing to fix so bff didn’t do it’s job. I don’t recommend for South Asian skin.

    • Minis & More
      7th March 2021 / 12:28 pm

      I am sorry you don’t like it. I guess it would be a true holy grail if everyone liked it and got on with it! Imagine!? I hope you find something else which suits your skin. Thank you for the comment and taking time to read my post.

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