Witch Anti Blemish Beauty Balm Review

I’ve been a bit late on the uptake with BB Cream, in fact, the hype passed me by completely in the first instance.  In honesty, the reason for this was probably because I heard some many different things about BB Creams; ‘They should be clear,’ ‘Most are nothing more but tinted moisturizer’ etc etc.  After doing a bit of research I’m still not entirely sure what BB Cream is because it comes in so many different formulations, each promising to do different things to the skin.
I actually won the Witch Anti Blemish Balm* after nominating Meg from Wonderful You as a #FlawlessFriend on their twitter competition.  Surprisingly I won (I’ve never won anything before and I was able to choose a product that I wanted to try.  After having so much success with the Witch Primer I decided to opt for a coverage product so it was between this and their concealer which I’ve heard great things about!
Unfortunately, in the first instance I was a little too pale to use this product.  As you know if you are a regular to my blog, I’m usually the lightest shade in everything and the Witch BB Cream was slightly too dark for my snowman-esque skin.  That’s where the the cons of this product ends though as I have to say that this is one of the best bases I have ever used on my face.  After getting a tan on holiday this now matches my face beautifully and it blends really well into my slightly paler neck (why does that aways happen when you tan?)    In fact, I used it on holiday a few times to even out my skin tone when we were off out for a fancy pants meal and I can report back that it has passed my ‘sweaty betty’ test and held up quite well in the Florida (evening) heat only beaten by the wonder that in my Mac eyebrow pencil!  it also contains SPF 15 and protects from both UVA and UVB light although I would still advise to wear a higher factor os SPF underneath it.

Consistency wise, it’s at that perfect middle point between being too thick you need a butter knife to spread it over your face and too runny that by the time you’ve put some on the back of your wrist it’s already running off onto the floor.  So I guess the consistency is pretty good!  As I’ve already said, I found this very easy to blend and that is with both my brushes and my fingers.

I find the Witch BB Cream to be quite long lasting on an everyday basis, even without a primer and I’ve never had so many compliments on my skin.  I think flawless is a strong word to use but it’s not far off when I use this as my base.  My skin looks healthy with a slight dewy finish; and when I say slight I MEAN slight.  Basically, it’s not totally matte but doesn’t make you look shiny either.  I can go out without putting on a face powder on to set my base and I don’t get shinier as the day goes on.
Being a Witch product it is also helping to fight against blemishes while I am wearing it.  Since using it, I have noticed that my skin is less spotty with only a few hormonal spots on my chin being able to surface.  However in all honesty I’m not sure weather this is down to the BB Cream or the fact that I’ve really upped my skincare routine since coming back off holiday.  I like to think it’s a bit of both.
Price wise this is very reasonable and is available for £6.99 from Boots although they do special offers on Witch products all the time!  I’ve been really blown away by the quality of this product and regardless of weather this is a classic BB Cream or not, it makes a lovely base and as long as I have my tan I will repurchase this and continue to love the finish.

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