One of the things I love most about trips to the states is the chance to pick up hard to find beauty products, and last year’s trip to San Francisco was no exception.
Usually I intend to write a Haul post as soon as I’m home, but generally real life gets in the way resulting in a load of half written posts clogging up my drafts. This was one such product that despite how much I love it, never made it to being published.
So what’s so special about Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB? Well the box states it’s a one-step skin perfecting balm that minimises the need for foundation, concealer, SPF, and moisturiser, great right? Well in theory yes, but when it’s put to the test I found that it was more a tinted moisturiser than anything else. Now depending on what you’re looking for, this may or may not be an issue. For me I’m happy with the job it does, though I did find I needed a touch of concealer and some finishing powder to prevent the shine monster from attacking by mid-morning and I’d definitely only use it in the summer when i’ve got some colour to my skin.
Where it does come into its own though is its hydrating properties, imparting teeny tiny droplets of water as you apply it to your skin which blend away to nothing. This makes the application of this product truly refreshing and ideal for anyone with dry skin.
The shade is fairly light and I’ve heard it can look ashy on darker skinned ladies, so I definitely recommend trying before you buy. As a pretty fair-skinned gal, I didn’t have too much of a problem but found it can look a tad orange if applied too heavily.
The swatches seem to lean quite yellow in the photos but I think that’s more to do with lighting than anything else.
So would I recommend Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB cream? Well it depends what you’re looking for? If you want a high quality tinted moisturiser then I’d say definitely go for it, but if you’re after the plethora of benefits of a true Asian BB cream I think there are better on the market. Ultimately it’s a hydrating tinted moisturiser with a decent SPF and a light coverage.
Dr Jart+ Water Fuse BB Cream will be available in the UK from June