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Makeup Review, Swatches: IMAN BB Crème Skin Tone Evener, Best Cream For Darker Skin/Women Of Color

Makeup Review, Swatches: IMAN BB Crème Skin Tone Evener, Best Cream For Darker Skin/Women Of Color

Thinking back, my favorite fashion model icons have to be IMAN, Beverly Johnson and Christie Brinkley. They were the hottest models of the late ’70s and ’80s. Fast forward years later — I met Beverly Johnson via the music industry; fast forward again to my career in beauty, and I am standing in the same room with THE IMAN. Now, to be able to review this amazing line of products is coming full circle.

Makeup Review, Swatches: IMAN BB Crème Skin Tone Evener, Best Cream For Darker Skin/Women Of Color

So, back to this BB Crème ($20.00). After I received this in the mail (in several shades), I could not wait to try them. Upon first impression I was curious, “Would this cream feel like a foundation?”–  it didn’t.

The consistency was light, but the coloring is rich and sheer at the same time. IMAN BB Crème is available almost every shade for women of color. There’s literally a zillion shades to choose from! Colors range from earth, clay and sand tones. All together, there are six shades which cover 36 ethnicities! As the first multicultural BB Cream to hit the market, doesn’t this make one wonder why other companies aren’t following suit?

Ingredients/Benefits:

• Grape seed oil, acai and vitamin A fight fine lines and wrinkles
• Vitamin E, sweet almond oil and aloe hydrate and soothe skin with a paraben-free formula
• Brightens and fights hyperpigmentation with vitamin C and licorice root extract
• Compliments skin of color with a natural hint of pigment derived from iron oxides
• Protects with SPF 15 and natural antioxidants

I wore the BB Crème all day, running around the city. It blends in easily and is quite sheer; there wasn’t a glare of ash or dryness.

Left to Right: Earth Medium, Clay Medium and Clay Medium Deep

Makeup Review, Swatches: IMAN BB Crème Skin Tone Evener, Best Cream For Darker Skin/Women Of Color

Normally, I do not wear foundation or tinted moisturizer — I am not a fan of the made-up look. But, this was different. Turns out I did not need to do any touch-ups on my skin besides a little blush. The shade that best complimented my skin was Clay Medium Deep — my perfect match!

By the end of the day I’d normally be wiping off my cakey face makeup, but my skin felt like I was not wearing any makeup at all. To test out my theory I asked the Mister what he thought. Response: “You’re wearing makeup? Really? I can’t see anything.”

So, which shade would suit your skintone? Let us know by commenting below (you just might win a free sample)! Make sure to follow us on our Pinterest page by clicking HERE! And don’t forget to get the latest beauty and skincare news by following us on Twitter @BeautyStat!

– Jill Goldsberry, follow her on Twitter @beautygazette

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4 comments

  1. Love Iman products! I have a bb cream that i have to mix with a little foundation to tint it to my color, which I believe is Clay medium deep! Thanx Iman!

  2. I would love to try the clay medium, I have light skin. I haven’t worn makeup for years and I’m just starting to get into beauty products again. I’m starting from scratch with no supplies, no makeup, no tools, etc, things have changed so much since I wore makeup in the past. There’s a whole new world out there! I’d love any samples I can get my hands on! You could send me a care package full and I’d be in heaven!! Seriously, I’d love to try this product, I’ve heard nothing but positive things about BB cream, I’ve never tried this brand, any of their products, so BB creme would be a fantastic start!

  3. I think the clay medium deep would suit my skintone. I have always heard good about Iman products, haven’t got to try it yet. I would love to sample this.

  4. I think Sand would suit me, but I’m not sure…how do I find a BB Cream that matches my skin tone?

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