Fashion & Beauty

Power Packed Pond’s BB Cream

Jane   29 Aug , 2014  

Like fashion, less is more for me when it comes to the beauty department. I want to feel like I don’t have any makeup on. So I don’t really put foundation all over my face, just on the areas that I think I need coverage. But if it’s light and delivers more than just coverage, I might just change my mind. A handful of us were invited to an intimate lunch at M Cafe in Greenbelt 3, where we were introduced to the growing family of the Pond’s BB+ Cream family.

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The Pond’s BB+ Cream delivers sheer coverage, has SPF 30 PA++ (which is pretty good), and skin-brightening properties for an instant fresh look. Perfect for everyday wear, don’t you agree?  From its first two products, the Flawless White BB+ (in light) and the Age Miracle BB, the Flawless BB+ Cream now comes in beige tint that’s perfect for those with yellow undertones (morenas and chinitas).

Check out this swatch test - gone in 2 seconds! That's how easy it is to blend, and how natural it looks.

Check out this swatch test – gone in 2 seconds! That’s how easy it is to blend, and how natural it looks.

Unilever Senior Brand Manager Cesca Silvestre also shared, “In terms of pigments, they’ve mixed a wide range of pigments into each shade. That way, it really adapts to a full range of skin tones. Now, we introduced the beige tint, and we realized that 85% of Filipinos are morenas, so only 15% have fair skin. This will really help get BB cream to a lot more women, and help them experience instantly flawless and radiant skin.”

Agoo Bengzon, the newest beauty addition to the Pond's family, also shared her sentiments on this newest product: "It's so lightweight. It just goes on so smoothly, and I love the texture, because it's not chalk-y." *photo by Ryan Ong

Agoo Bengzon, the newest beauty addition to the Pond’s family, also shared her sentiments on this newest product: “It’s so lightweight. It just goes on so smoothly, and I love the texture, because it’s not chalk-y.”
*photo by Ryan Ong

“There are some BB creams out there that feel very heavy and they feel like you’re putting something on. This one’s like a moisturizer, and it has that flesh-color that gives you that foundation look, but in a natural way. A lot of Pinays use skincare, but not makeup, because they don’t have the time. But this does everything for you already,” Agoo adds.

From right to left: Zo Aguila, who is now with Pond's, Nicole Romero of beautyandsparkle.com, and Unilever Senior Brand Manager for Pond’s Cesca Silvestre.  *photo by Ryan Ong

From right to left: Zo Aguila, who is now with Pond’s, Nicole Romero of beautyandsparkle.com, and Unilever Senior Brand Manager for Pond’s Cesca Silvestre.
*photo by Ryan Ong

I was seated with my “batchmates” from my publishing industry days. It’s also great that we got to sit down with Cesca, who gave us more juicy tidbits with regards to their newest product. Their Research & Development team wanted to relay to us (and to our readers) that “we may not be the first BB cream in the market, but we are definitely the best. Usually the higher the SPF, the oilier it gets. Now, what makes our R&D team so proud is that they were able to develop this formulation at SPF 30 and yet, it comes in a matte powder finish. And based on clinical tests, it is the most non-comedogenic. And a lot of people complain about getting pimples, especially with BB creams as it tends to get oilier with all the ingredients there, but this BB cream is skin-friendly that way.”

We capped off our delightful lunch affair with the Pond’s team asking us to list down our top three makeup must-haves, and this is what I wrote down:

It's so hard to trim it down to three, but here are mine.

It’s so hard to trim it down to three, but here are mine.

1. Shu Uemura liquid highlighter (for that extra glow)
2. Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Eyeliner (to make my eyes look bigger)
3. not in photo – Happy Skin Brush ‘Em Off Girl Makeup Brush Set that includes Flat Top Brush, Liquid Foundation Brush, Powder Brush, Blush Brush, Concealer Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Brow & Eyeliner Brush, Lip Brush (I believe in having the right tools to achieve the perfect look.)
We were all wondering why we had to list these three down, and were delightfully surprised to find out that one of our readers will get to win one of these three products, along with a Pond’s BB+ Cream gift pack below. Yippee!!!
The Pond’s BB+ Cream gift pack comes with the three variants, a compact mirror, and a Happy Skin makeup brush.

The Pond’s BB+ Cream gift pack comes with the three variants, a compact mirror, and a Happy Skin makeup brush.

Now, isn’t this an exciting contest? All you have to do is to join via Instagram with the following instructions below:
1. follow me on Instagram (janekingsucheng)
2. repost my Instagram photo of the Pond’s BB cream gift pack
3. your caption should answer this question: What makes Pond’s BB cream better than any other double lettered creams out there? 
4. Don’t forget to use these hashtags: #PondsGirl #PondsBBCream #JaneXPonds
This contest is only open to Philippine residents.
Deadline is this Sunday, August 31, 2014 12mn. So you have about two full days to think about your answer, but I suggest you do it NOW! Why procrastinate?
 
I will choose the winner within next week, and will announce it here in my blog and via my instagram account. The Pond’s gift pack (plus one of my makeup must-haves) will be delivered to your address, care of Pond’s. Now, how cool is that? Good luck, ladies!

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