August 2, 2013

Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Cream (Influenster) - Review and Photos

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Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)


Pond's Luminous Finish BB+ Cream (~$9.99 USD / 1.5 oz / 44mL) is a BB cream promising instant luminous coverage and visible dark spot reductions.

From Pond's:

  • Unique pigment system is designed to immediately conceal imperfections for natural looking coverage
  • Visibly reduces the appearance of dark spots to even skin tone in two weeks
  • Superior* coverage of imperfections
  • Superior* visible dark spot reduction
  • Superior* non-greasy feel with a matte finish
  • Tone Perfecting Complex formulated with:
    • Vitamin E Acetate - an antioxidant known to protect and repair skin
    • Glycerin - helps increase hydration
  • Brightens and hydrates with lightweight moisture
  • SPF 15 protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays
  • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
  • Reduces the number of beauty and skincare products required during a daily beauty regimen
    *POND'S light shade BB+ versus the top selling BB cream



Note: This review and scoring will be based on comparisons to other Western BB creams on the market and not Asian BB creams.

Quick Snap Review:




Here is a quick snapshot of the review via video. There is also a contest around this product. If you like the video, please go to Pond's Facebook Page and vote! I greatly appreciate it!

Detailed Review:

Packaging: [4.0/4.0]

The packaging is a slim, flat, squeeze tube that is about 2 inches wide and 5 inches tall. The slim and flat part makes it easy to tuck away in a makeup bag or purse for touch ups. The squeeze tube is great, because it is more hygienic and can keep your product cleaner. The twist off cap is tight and requires several rotations, ensuring a complete closure and prevents spills.

Pigmentation: [3.7/4.0]

This product is more pigmented than a tinted moisturizer, but less so than a medium coverage foundation. The coverage can range from sheer to light-to-medium depending how much you put on and how many layers are done.

Currently, there are only 2 shades available: Light and Medium.

Texture & Formulation: [3.8/4.0]

The texture of this BB cream is fantastic. It is not too thick nor runny, and most similar to a day time lotion. There are no gritty parts and blending is quite easy.

The product does not feel thick or heavy, in fact, I did not feel like I was wearing anything.

The promise of instant luminous coverage holds true. Interestingly, the product almost mattifies as well as illuminate a glow!

The promise of visible dark spot reduction holds true. I have an acne scar on my chin that has faded a little with the continual use of this BB cream. I'm not sure if the scar will actually fade and completely go away, but I can try to keep on using this!

I personally did not have any skin reactions to this product (*I have sensitive skin).

Application: [4.0/4.0]

Very easy to apply, you do not need a lot of product to cover your entire face. You can apply with your hands, a brush, or sponge. I have tried with all three and found that a fluffy synthetic face brush to bring the best sheer-er and more natural results. The Beauty Blender or other sponges is able to blend effortlessly.

The dry time is quick, but not too quickly so you have ample time to blend. There is no need for powdering, unless you are of an oily skin type.

One thing that I have discovered with this product is that it is easy for touch ups. With a brush or sponge, it does not smudge the rest of your makeup during an easy touch up!

There is a faint scent, but it is not strong or offensive. I actually find it quite pleasant!

Longevity: [3.6/4.0]

With no powdering of this product, the BB cream lasted 8-9 hours. After the 9th hour, the product starts to disappear a little. Oil can be seen around 6-7 hours in. (I have combination skin that leans oily in the summer).

Note: The score was dropped 0.2 points down, because it would not really last on someone with very oily skin.



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Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)

Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)

Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)

Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)

Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams
Packaging with Ingredients
Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Cream


Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)

Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)
Beginning of Blending

Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)
Finished Blending

Pond's NEW Luminous Finish BB+ Creams (Light and Medium)

Final Grade! A


Bottom Line: A fairly priced and effective BB cream in comparison to the available Western BB creams available. It has enough pigmentation to cover and correct skin tone, but you will need a bit more coverage for the stubborn spots. The BB cream lasts for a while with a little shine coming through at the end of the day. Great natural finish leaving you looking, as promised, luminous.

One of the best BB creams currently on the Western market today.  The only down fall? No darker shades available.

Price: $9.99 USD

Where to buy: Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target, and wherever Pond's products are sold 




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*Disclaimer: This item was received via Influenster Voxbox 2013 for reviewing purposes. The contents of this post are not influenced by this.

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