May 08, 2013

Vichy Idéalia BB Cream: Perfect for Fair Skin!

Today is a good day for, today, I bring you news of a BB cream that is both absolutely amazing and perfect for fair skin. Do you know how rare that is?! After so many months of BB creams that were too orange, too yellow, too grey or too dark for my pasty Irish skin, I was almost ready to throw the towel in on the whole BB phenomenon. However, then came along Vichy Idéalia BB Cream* (RRP €23.50) and all was suddenly right with the world. I now totally understand why people are so crazy about this new generation of base make-up.

Landing on counters this month is Vichy's new 6-in-1 skin perfecting Idéalia BB Cream which promises to improve the quality of the skin's surface and even the complexion to give skin a uniform colour instantly. Idéalia BB Cream is the world's first BB cream with anti-grey technology, using the natural ingredient Kombucha which durably brightens the skin from within.

Offering six skin perfecting actions in one product, Idéalia BB Cream instantly illuminates the skin, hydrates over 24 hours, smooths the appearance of wrinkles, refines the complexion, reduces the appearance of dark spots and, with a whopping SPF25, protects from UVA and UVB rays. 

The finish of the BB is as promised; dewy, illuminating and with really decent coverage which means it should work for a variety of skin types and preferences. However, the real star aspect of this BB Cream is the shade; it actually SUITS fair skinned people!! There are two shades at the moment; light and medium, and both are supposed to meld into the skin and adjust to give a more even match. When I first read that part of the blurb I sniffed and thought "Surrrre, that's what they all say!" but, I soon changed my tune when I realised it really worked well with my ghostly complexion. I've worn it everyday since receiving it last week and I can foresee it becoming a replacement to my Bobbi Brown Tinted Balm.

I'll put up a face of the day type post featuring the BB soon so you can try and get an idea of finish and colouring but, all in all, I am one incredibly happy beauty bunny at the moment! Bravo, Vichy, bravo!


  1. Looking forward to trying this one out, I used to use the Garnier one but it's a tad too yellow for my liking. This isn't a bad price either. Thanks for the review!

  2. I have just got a sample of this and after reading your review, I wanna jump into it and try! x

  3. verrrry interesting! i trust you guys when it comes to pale bases so i'll have to check this out! xx

  4. Something that suits fair skinned people????
    I'm sold!

  5. It sounds too good to be true! The Garnier one was a bit yellow and glowy & the Clarins one is WAY too dark. Definitely going to track this down and have a look!

  6. Think im the only one who didnt like it. It just slides off my face :(


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