Review : ZA TOTAL HYDRATION BB Cream UV WHITE12:00:00 AM
In my arsenal of bases this one doesn't offer the most coverage, or rather it's completely non-existent.
As you can see, it just lightened my skin by about 2-3 shades. I noticed some grayish areas when I tried this on my face, probably due to the pink undertone of this BB. The whiteness tones down after 5-10 minutes and of course you can always color-correct with a powder.
Let's look at the claims.
Now, it definitely brightened my skin tone instantly but I'm skeptical on the skin lightening after said 10 day period. It has, as I said a slight tacky finish so setting this is non-negotiable if you're oily so the non-sticky finish claim is a definite stretch. I imagine this to be a good base for other creams or liquid bases because of its tackiness, it just has to set completely otherwise it would just move the BB and the other base on your face. It looks good under powder foundations/setting powders though.
Oil control is virtually non-existent as well, but one thing I commend this on is its lasting power. It stayed on for about 2 hours set with a powder under a typical humid day (Note: I sweat a lot and I have an oily t-zone) before it started to show signs of fading .
Now, would I repurchase? No. Since I treat this solely as my SPF, I much prefer lighter, water-based formulas.
Have you tried this BB cream or have you tried any bases from ZA?