Psst. Did you know that Pond’s goes way, way, way back – for a whopping 150 years! I only found this out when I was at their launch event several weeks back – they’ve been caring for ladies’ skin since 1846. Like woahhhh. Unfortunately, there’s been a huge influx of new brands since then, and I guess they sorta got lost in the melee of brands trying to gain the consumer dollar/attention. But like bell bottom jeans and mid-riff tops (and other random fashion-related items), they do make a comeback from time to time, and guess what? It’s now time for my face to take on Pond’s (again! – I vaguely remember nicking some of my grandmother’s Ponds / Hazeline Snow to play with when I was young)
Using only the BB cream on my entire face including the undereye area (without concealer). Lips done using the Innisfree Creamy Tint Lip Mousse.
- A new week, a new face (no matter how dark my expression might be due to the Monday Blues) heh.
- It comes in a flattish tube that’s rather lightweight (kinda like there’s lesser volume of BB cream in there).
- It smells really nice – a combi of fragrance and powdery that isn’t too strong.
- The BB cream is really smooth and spreads easily.
- It gives a very, very natural finish – so natural that I had difficulty capturing it using my camera.
- In fact, even as I was applying it, I would occasionally wonder “Hey, I thought I already applied BB cream on my left cheek. Why can’t I see anything?!”.
- That said, the coverage is a light-to-medium coverage (I’d give it a 6/10). It doesn’t do much in covering the dark eye circles or blemishes. It can also have a slight tendency to sit in those enlarged pores (which meant that it will emphasis the appearance of the pores) – I noticed this on the nose.
- Although a little goes a long way, I find myself using about 1.5x more BB cream than usual because of its low coverage factor, especially on areas that required a bit more painting or had existing blemishes.
- It gives a glowy finish that’ll be great for those with slightly dehydrated skin (but unfortunately, doesn’t sit well on my oily combi skin).
- The oil control factor isn’t high: I noticed the sebum splotches beginning to accumulate after about 3 hours of wear, and melting away the makeup, which meant having to blot with a tissue paper and touching up.
- On the bright side, there’s no oxidisation and no patchy spots on my skin.
- Now it supposedly will help to lighten dark spots with regular usage, but I don’t have any dark spots, so I am unable to vouch for this claim. But hey, to me, this comes as a makeup item and not a skincare, so I’m not fussed about that.
Overall, I’d classify this as a weekend / short jaunt BB cream – great for a natural finish on days when you’re going out for several hours. It’s not exactly the Energizer of BB creams; instead, it’s more of an Everready with a shorter lifespan.