Monday, April 27, 2015

La Mav BB Cream product review-Updated 5/4 with Youtube video!

                I've just recently really started getting into makeup; I mean makeup applied well. I've always loved makeup but could never seem to get it right.  I've learned a lot about technique and product and I still have a long way to go, but I'm getting there! I used to just slap foundation on my face and wonder why it didn’t look that great. There are a lot of products out there that help you achieve that flawless look and one of those products is BB Cream. Never heard of BB Cream?? Well, let me tell you a little bit about it.  BB Cream is supposed to be an all-in-one product that works as a foundation, moisturizer, primer, etc… It’s pretty similar to a CC cream or a tinted moisturizer with a little more coverage.
          I was recently given the opportunity to review LaMav BB Cream. LaMav is an Australian based company that specializes in organic skin care products. LaMax is 100% cruelty free and does NOT test on animals.  They also do not add fillers or nanoparticles to their products. 

LaMav BB Cream product details:
-Suitable for all skin types
-Australia’s first, certified organic BB Crème
-Ultra efficient makeup base with colour correction, hydration and protection
-Treats skin imperfections with Vitamin C & Rosehip Oil
-Approximately SPF 11 (not certified)
-Colour balancing for an even tone, smoothing skin for a radiant finish
-Price Point: $39.95 for 3 fl oz.
 -LaMax Beauty Cream Can be bought here: LaMav BB Cream

I received two testers of the BB Cream.  I was a little surprised when I opened it because it looked a little dark, so I was interested to see how this would work. To give you an idea of how this product works I took a picture of myself with a clean, makeup free face. I apologize in advance, I'm still working on figuring out the settings on my camera and the lighting today is awful.

          There’s some debate on whether you need a primer with BB cream and whether you use BB cream or primer first.  I chose to apply primer first, but that’s just my preference. Next, I applied the BB cream.  I used my knock off brand beauty blender and it worked beautifully.  I did get the sponge damp first and I definitely think that helped the BB cream go on smoother.  This product blends beautifully.  I had nothing to worry about with the color as it worked great.  I didn’t have a weird line on my face from the color.  This is what my face looked like after I applied the BB cream:

          I think I would feel comfortable wearing the BB cream as my foundation. It gives enough coverage that if I didn’t want to go through my entire foundation/face routine I could throw on some primer and BB cream and call it good. It really eliminated the redness in my face and gave my complexion and even look.

          Just for comparison purposes here’s after I applied my foundation and completed my beauty routine:

          So while the BB cream works great on its own, it also works well with foundation if you want a little more coverage than just the BB cream.  I’m super impressed with this product. I’ve used tinted moisturizers and CC cream and none of them give me the coverage or finish that this BB cream does.  A little also goes a long way with this.  I didn’t need to use a lot of product to cover my face. 
LaMav has a whole line of skincare products, and they now have a bronzer and a mattifying powder.  What I really like is LaMav offers sample packs of all of their products so you can purchase a sample to ensure you like them before investing in full size products.  
Overall Impressions: I loved this product and I’m really hoping LaMav expands more into the U.S. market.  The shipping costs from Australia to the U.S. are a little expensive and this may be a deal breaker for some.  It’s great as a standalone product if you want a little coverage with a natural look, or works great with a foundation.

If you'd like to see how LaMav BB cream compares to other tinted moisturizers, check out my youtube video here: LaMav BB Creme Comparison Video

Are you familiar with BB creams? Do you have a favorite BB cream that is a must to your beauty routine? Let me know in the comments!


  1. You look beautiful. I have never heard of these creams or this product, so I appreciate your pictures and information. I am a very loyal cosmetic company kind of girl, and even they are changing with the times and I'm having a difficult time with it. I hope you are as happy with your cosmetics when you're 60 years old as I am with mine!

  2. This really looks amazing. It looks like a great product with great results.

  3. I've heard of BB cream, but had no idea what it was. Thanks for explaining everything! It looks like it works great!

  4. I <3 BB creams. I'm using them over a year and it's perfect. I'm make-up addict:)

  5. I am still learning how to apply makeup. I just do not wear it enough to make any new skills stick. Yours looks very nice and smooth though. Great job.

  6. I'm at home most of the time, so make-up isn't usually a necessity. However, I am older and do use good skin creams to keep my face and neck area from drying out. I have never heard of this BB Creme, though. Might have to check it out!

  7. You have beautiful skin, it's really clear! You're so lucky!

  8. I've yet to try BB cream, I should.

  9. You look awesome! :) I like how lightweight it looks!

  10. I love BB Creams, I'm so glad a friend told me about them! I currentlly use a drug store brand so I'm looking to try something else! Thanks for the review! I'll definitely check this out!

  11. I've been curious about the BB cream hype. It looks like a good product.

  12. I LOVE BB creams - I will have to check out La Mav! Thanks for the review!

  13. Love the results. I use BB creams to hide my panda eyes :D