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TPGP Review: Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream

Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream – $39

If you’re a fan of BB Cream, and have tried different ones, I’m sure you’re well aware that all BB Creams are not created equal. Some are lightweight, some are heavier. Some dry matte, whereas others look dewy. I recently stumbled upon Dr. Brandt Flexitone BB Cream, and as I had run out of the Urban Decay Naked Skin BB Cream I normally use, I decided to give this new BB Cream a shot.

Here’s the scoop on this BB Cream, as it reads on the Sephora website:

This cream applies the power of Flexitoneâ„¢, Dr. Brandt’s tone-blending technology, to perfect and correct most skintones, textures, and types. It blends seamlessly, providing an alternative to traditional foundations that helps to conceal flaws and unevenness. The look of lines and wrinkles is smoothed and improved as the overall complexion is perfected, brightened, and imparted with a healthy glow. Its skincare properties provide hydration, smoothing, brightening, and antioxidant protection.

Dr. Brandt Flexiton BB Cream before and after application - reviewed on

How did the product conceal?

As you can see in the above picture, the BB Cream does help even out skin-tone. I’ve been please thus far with the coverage. It sits right in-between traditional BB Cream and liquid makeup. Plus it adds a dewey glow, even though it finishes pretty matte.

What was application like?

The cream starts out a little funky. Whatever the “flexitone” is, it tends to separate out from the cream, so you have to shake the bottle up. If you don’t, some of the flexitone will come out on it’s own, and it’s oily and a dark orange color. In fact, the cream seems to be turning more orange as I get through the bottle. It still is applying fine, but if someone accuses me of looking like an oompa loompa, I might have to stop using it.

Dr. Brandt BB Cream changing color? Find out on theprettyguineapig.comI swear it isn’t just the lighting, this stuff is turning orange!

Also, the cream is fairly thick. One reviewer on Sephora’s website described it as feeling like a clay mask after application. I wouldn’t go that far, but you can definitely touch your skin and feel it for the first hour or so. It feels matte (dry), but soft.

Did the product have any smell?

There’s not much smell to speak of.

Would you recommend the product?

I would recommend the product to anyone with medium dark skin, or lighter skinned peeps with a yellow or golden undertone. If you have super dry skin, I’d stay away, as this cream is pretty matte. So I wouldn’t recommend it across the board, but I will continue to use it. Not on a daily basis, since it sits a bit heavier, but definitely when I’m looking for more coverage. I like that it contains SPF 30, and it’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

Unfortunately I think this is one that you just have to try for yourself to see if it works. But $39 is a steep commitment to make for a BB that might not work for you. Try checking in-store at Sephora or Ulta to see if they have a tube open you can sample.

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Author: Sarah

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