Jaime Loves Stuff : #Influenster Pond's Luminous Finish BB Cream Review + #Giveaway


Monday, July 29, 2013

#Influenster Pond's Luminous Finish BB Cream Review + #Giveaway

 Definitely be your beautiful best.



I love BB Creams.  I have posted previously about my hoarding obsession with BB Creams and also about my certain holy grail of foundations.  I live in Phoenix. We are dry and our heat is extreme in the summer.  I don't know about you but heavy make up in the summer is not only miserable but really, it doesn't make sense because it's going to melt off and waste away.  BB Creams have become quite the rage and for a good reason.  These are beyond tinted moisturizers.  BB Creams have added benefits to them.  I won't rehash them because #1 I am not a makeup artist, a dermatologist nor am I a beauty guru but I do recommend reading up on them! The Asian BB Creams are the creme de la creme of BBs and for a good reason.  However, many Western makeup makers have come forth with their lines of BB cream from high end to drug store!  Some are hits and some are.... painful misses (Yeah, you know who you are!).

In comes Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream.

From the package:

  • Instant Luminous coverage
  • Visible Dark Spot Reduction
  • Tone Perfecting Complex
  • Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Coverage
From their website:
  • Non-Greasy, Matte finish
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Hypoallergenic
In my opinion, GREAT attributes in a beauty product! 



They come in a 1.5 FL. OZ. Tube.  I think that's a generous size and for only $10.99 on Amazon, a great price point!


As for range of colors, very minimal and comes in Light and Medium.  
I am extremely fair.  Fair as in glow-in-the-dark.  I put the Medium on my hand and you can see it's not a nice shade of color and enough of a contrast against my skin.  I hope it's helpful in seeing the color for somebody who is needing a medium shade.
Flash Off.  Sorry, I had a hard time getting a good angle to show the contrast.

My opinion:  This is definitely a luminous finish! It was a very beautiful, lightweight coverage and I didn't feel like I was wearing a heavy foundation.  It falls in between (on how it feels in regards to heaviness on your skin) Missha's Perfect Cover (semi heavy) and Tarte's BB Creame (very, very light weight).  I actually like this BB Cream.  It lasted long enough (not all day), not a full coverage (between a light to medium coverage) and my skin didn't feel irritated.  I, again, liked this BB cream.  I can see wearing it again!

Now for the fun part!

GIVEAWAY!!!

I have a giveaway available for ONE lucky gal (or guy!) in the USA for a bottle of Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream! Yay! You will get a choice between the medium or the light shades! Yay! (I know, I know but... YAY!).

Giveaway will end on August 20th.
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: I am an Influenster and these items were provided to me from Pond's via Influenster for free.  I am able to maintain my ability to remain honest in my reviews.  I was given extra product to share with friends, thus the availability of having product to giveaway

54 comments:

  1. Hey entering. :)Have a great new week.

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    1. Good luck! Have a great new week, too! (PS I love that "New Week", I think I'll use it!)

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  2. I am verrrrrrry fair as well. I am basically like a ghost. I used to tan in the summer but I decided to try and avoid that whole skin cancer stuff and stick to the shade. In the summer, I try to keep it light and easy- minimal makeup (if any) and simple as well... I recently tried my first BB cream as well and I liked it- it's nice for the summer when you don't want to lay it on too thick. I entered the giveaway as well :) email is adifferentkindofplan@gmail.com
    thanks!!

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    1. Yay! Another glow in the dark fair girl! Haha. I tried tanning but I could never get much in the way of color. Good luck!

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  3. I am Asian and I am not sure which shade would be best. I will go with fair since its easier to darken up if I need to go darker. Thanks! xjaypeezy@gmail.com

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  4. Hi! I am Asian and I am not sure which color shade would work best. Probably fair... tha medium looks too dark. but the fair also seems too light. Oh well, its better to go light. I can always darken it with bronzer. Thanks! xjaypeezy@gmail.com

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  5. Hi! I am Asian and I am not sure which color shade would work best. Probably fair... tha medium looks too dark. but the fair also seems too light. Oh well, its better to go light. I can always darken it with bronzer. Thanks! xjaypeezy@gmail.com

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  8. My beauty routine is pretty much the same year around. I do switch out foundations from time to time just because I do love trying new products ie my obsession with make up. Lol! I've been getting into BB creams this summer because they do feel so much lighter on my face and besides the heat in Texas is brutal. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  10. sunni.side_cyndie@yahoo.com -sorry I got carried away with my comment lol.

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  11. When it comes to the BB and now the CC creams- I am SO confused! So, what happens is, I get overwhelmed, and the face suffers. Now that Ponds came out with one-might make it easier. Grandma swore by Ponds and when she passed two years ago at the age of 93, I swear, as did others, she looked early seventies! Luckily, I have her genes and people think I am early thirties...I had a birthday two weeks ago, turning 49! (Thanks Grandma!)
    I would love to be able to try this and even if I don't win, your review has helped me alot- thanks for the flashlight, I am no longer completely in the dark now!
    sweepingnews(at)gmail(dot)com
    I follow you everywhere now- and if you need the links, I would be happy to provide them!
    Also, I have a fledgling blog and will come back and grab your button!

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  12. I don't really have a different beauty routine for the summer. I like to switch it up every once in a while...but nothing too different!
    hisprincess527@gmail.com

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  13. I keep it simple with mineral foundation,mascara, and lip gloss. Sometimes I will do my eyes with eyeshadow.

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  14. forgot my email
    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  15. I am a new Mom so if I get my hairbrushed and face washed, its a successful day.

    giveawaygal1 at gmail dot com

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  16. I just make sure i wash my face every night and put a rich cream on it. During the day I use an spf moisturizer. tanya_fierro at yahoo.com

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  17. Being a busy mommy I do a quick shower before DS gets up then BB cream and mascara, comb through hair. Done!

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  18. Oops forgot my email! moniqueeckert at hotmail dot com

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  19. I take a minimalist approach and am only using face wash and moisturizer. i tend to wear more makeup in the fall and winter.

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  20. forgot my email too katers2714 @ yahoo dot com

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  21. I don't do much... Coconut oil is my go-to for just about everything...I use it on my face and all over my body for moisturization. I even use it in my hair as a deep conditioner to keep it nice and shiny!

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  22. Oops...I forgot to leave my email!! nicolegriesmer@yahoo.com Sorry!!! :)

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  23. This stuff sounds awesome! I take a minimalist route usually.

    Corradinog1@owls.southernct.edu

    Thanks :)

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  24. Interesting! I might pick this up.

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  25. I don't really have much of a routine...at 39 I am still trying to learn what and how to use. Most days though I at least wash my face, put on foundation, powder, eye liner, mascara and lip gloss. Most nights I remember to take it all off before bed...would love to learn more things to do and products to use.

    Thanks!
    Samantha
    jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  26. My beauty routine is simple.. A foundation or base , some light eye make up and voila I'm done!
    neutkidz@gmail.com

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  27. For the summer I have been using a tinted moisturizer with SPF, setting it with a light powder, especially in the T-zone; contour, blush, and some eyeliner and mascara. :)
    Joy - laysonyu@gmail.com

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  28. A lot of moisturizer after the sun
    lisaevanoff@gmail.com

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  29. A lot of moisturizer after the sun
    lisaevanoff@gmail.com

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  30. I try to wear as little makeup as possible, lol (at least in the summer because I sweat). I'm looking for a good light foundation though, and this looks great.

    bedeliasspot[at]gmail[dot]com
    Bedelia's Spot Blog

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  31. Lots of sunscreen, chapstick and tinted mosurizer.

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  32. lots of sunscreen, chapstick and tinted moisturizer.

    expectosnape@yahoo.com

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  33. My routine is the same in the summer as in the winter except I only wear eyeliner and mascara. If I go somewhere nice I wear it all. Plus I use a moisturizer every night.
    mimilovesall8@yahoo.com

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  34. I make sure to use spf everday, moisturize with a combo of argan oil and coconut oil. I make sure to remove my makeup at the end of the day. I treat myself to a scrub or sheet mask once a week.

    Caroljoonhee@gmail.com

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  35. I use a moisturizer and a bit of foundation and then some chapstick everyday

    patis2 (at) msn (dot) com

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  36. I wash my face with a cleanser and follow up with a toner, foundation and a moisturizer. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  37. I am just cleansing my face more often. ;)


    catchingashootingstar[at]hotmail[dot]ca

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  38. Sadly I don't have much of one. Wash my face morning and night. Morning use moisturizer with sunscreen. Evenings, cleanse with apple cider vinegar astringent.

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  39. I wash my face with a gentle cleanser and moisturize if needed.

    jenniferhaile1 at gmail dot com

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  40. My routine changes 2xs a week. on the days i work my routine is foundation concealer powder blush a little bit of bronzer, lip scrub, lipstick then my eyeliner and finally mascara.
    when im off during the week my routine stays the same but i also wear eye shadow and a lot more mascara.

    vzavala8 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. I use less foundtation and more moisturizer and sunscreen

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  42. My routine consists of lots of sunscreen to help protect against the Arizona sun! jenne86001@yahoo.com

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  43. Just now heard of this BB - thanks for the colour swatch - and entering! (medium, if I'm lucky, please!)

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  44. My routine in the summer is literally moisturizer with spf and mascara. LOL I sometimes wear my loreal bb cream but am not a huge fan of it. This bb sounds great though!

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  45. I've heard good things about this BB cream!

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  46. I've heard good stuff about this bb cream!

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  47. I'd certainly be interested to try this stuff! I have oily skin, so a luminous finish is a little intimidating, but hey - maybe it would be really great! In any case, I'd love to try the Light shade. Thanks for doing a fun giveaway!

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  48. I'm super pale, too, so it's sometimes difficult to find a good BB cream!

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  49. I'm really pale, too, so sometimes it's hard to find a BB cream in the right shade! I've seen this at Walmart and from a glance, I think Light would be the one I'd get, but I haven't gotten the chance.

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  50. I use a moisturizer with SPF 15 in it.

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  51. I usually wash my face and use a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen in it

    sarah.cayne at aol dot com

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