When you have acne prone skin like I do, every beauty product you buy goes through a rigorous process – research, read reviews, buy, test, cross your fingers and toes, keep/return.  It’s pretty scientific!

A couple of months ago, I randomly started looking into BB creams.  After reading a few reviews, I came to the conclusion that they just weren’t for me.  I need something that provides lots of coverage and has staying power.  And from what I was reading, BB creams equaled tinted moisturizer and not the kind of product I was looking for.

I put the idea of BB creams behind me and went to Sephora to buy some new foundation.  And as it goes every time I step inside that store, I started browsing.  And that’s when I came across the Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer with Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

Tarte BB cream

To make a long story short, I started talking to one of the associates about my skin, beauty regimen, etc., and she recommended I try this particular Tarte BB treatment/primer.  Based on customer reviews, she was convinced I’d love it.  The worse case scenario, as she explained, is that I end up going back to return the product.

I obviously bought myself a tube and called it a day!  And guess what, I didn’t end up having to go back and return it!

You guys, I LOVE this stuff.  And that’s saying a lot because my skin is not in the best condition.  It’s definitely clearing up, but I still have lots of scars.  This BB treatment/primer does a really good job covering up imperfections.  I would even go as far as saying it’s just as good if not better than most foundations I’ve tried.  In fact, 99% of the time I use it as my foundation!  Not only that, but it has a very light consistency and feel.  It’s not creamy at all, yet it goes on super smooth.  And trust me, I get it.  When I first saw this tube, I was like, “This is going to last me all of 30 days.”  But little did I know, you don’t need a ton of product to get the look you want.  A little really goes a long way!  And it lasts all day too…in Florida heat and humidity.  Magical!

Finding the right shade can be a little tricky.  This particular BB treatment/primer comes in five shades, ranging from light to tan.  I use the medium tan shade and it’s a little light on my summer skin (while the tan was way too dark).  I would highly recommend trying the product in store and going from there.

If you’re wondering how I make the slightly lighter shade work, keep reading!

After buying and trying the Tarte BB treatment/primer, I quickly realized I needed a bronzer…pronto!  I wanted something that provided a hint of color and that extra glow.  BUT I was not going back to Sephora to find it…my wallet said NO!

That’s when I got back on my computer and started researching.  I quickly learned that Physicians Formula bronzers are great for people with sensitive skin.  And so I went to CVS…

…where I found this Physicians Formula Nude Wear Bronzer.

Physicians Formula Bronzer

And again, I LOVE this product!  It gives my skin the warm natural-looking color it needs.  And while there is a bit of shimmer, it’s not overpowering at all.  I wanted something a bit more subtle, and this delivers.  The perfect complement to my Tarte BB treatment/primer!

I know BB creams and bronzers are more of a summertime thing, but I’m convinced this duo will work for me year round.  For the first time in a long time, I’m happy with the way my skin looks – more natural, less caked on mess!

If you’re looking to change things up/try something new or just want a more natural look, I highly recommend you check out my new beauty favorites.  I’m very happy with my purchases, and that’s saying a lot, especially when you take into consideration my rigorous process! Smile

Please share your latest beauty favorites!  I love finding new-to-me products.

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By Parita

12 thoughts on “New Beauty Favorites – Tarte BB Primer & Physicians Formula Bronzer”
    1. The color matching is the trickiest thing about BB creams. You may find a shade that works well. Def think it’s worth checking out!

    1. I’m in the same boat right now! I know my skin will even out this winter, and that’s why this bronzer is perfect. It’s super subtle and natural. 🙂

    1. Me too because all I read was how it doesn’t work well for acne prone skin, but this one is diff. I haven’t had any issues yet!

  1. I will definitely be checking out this Tarte’s BB next time I stop by Sephora. I’m pretty notorious for trying new products and returning them pronto if they don’t work out. My theory is with skin care and make-up everyone is so different so it’s atlas worth a try and if it doesn’t work you just have to be sure to return it on time.

    I haven’t ever really tired a bronzer before, but the packing of this Physician’s Formula is super cute!!

    Thanks for the recommendations 🙂
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    1. That’s exactly why I love Sephora! Such a great policy they have.

      And I’m not going to lie, the packaging might have planned a small part in my buying decision 🙂

    1. If you’re in the market for a new bronzer, I recommend checking it out! I love how subtle and natural the finish is!

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