BB cream for sports
Here is a foundation-cum-sunscreen that’s made for those who want to look polished while working out, writes Syida Lizta Amirul Ihsan
IT’S no secret that female athletes wear make-up during competitions. And why not? They say it makes them more confident to tackle their events. Retired British heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill said in a 2012 intershe view with that always wears full make-up to compete.
“It makes me feel more confident. I always ensure my skin is clean and moisturised and never leave the house without mascara and eye-liner on.”
United States gymnastics captain for the 2016 Rio Olympics Aly Raisman told last year that “a touch of eyeliner gives me confidence”.
“I think it’s kind of cool to have that sort of tough feeling that you’re doing you sport and you’re really strong and powerful but at the same time, you can feel really feminine and beautiful,” she says.
But it isn’t only competitive athletes who want to look good in competitions.
Casual exercisers want to look good while working out too and Shiseido has developed a BB-type sunscreen that meets those needs and nurtures healthy skin. It’s available in light, medium and dark, even the dark shade is for someone fair.
Combining the brand’s make-up expertise with its sun-care technology, Shiseido introduces a remarkable new foundation/ sunscreen that protects, nurtures and beautifies skin.
The new Shiseido BB for Sports SPF50+ PA+++ will give your complexion the naturally glowing look and radiance.
I don’t use make-up for my runs and I am particular about the sunscreen that I use because some will just melt and drip into my eyes but I like Shiseido’s sunscreens. They are light and do not streak so I give this a go.
The BB cream blends easily. I use the dark shade and I am quite fair so that’s the first downside of this product — you can’t use it if you are dark.
But otherwise, the texture is good and the performance is superb. Not only does it cover my facial spots — not that anyone will be looking while I’m running — it doesn’t melt and, most importantly, doesn’t get into my eyes. The product comes with WetForce for UV Protection so the more you sweat, the stronger the veil of protection.
This sunscreen is formulated with Amino Complex, one of the key factors in maintaining skin moisture, which is essential when you are sweating it out.
The potion doesn’t just deliver skincare properties, it has make-up elements too.
The dewy texture spreads smoothly and evenly on skin, giving you a radiant glow. I can see this before I leave the house to run but it isn’t a quality I cannot live without.
To top that off, this is formulated with The new Shiseido BB for Sports SPF50+ PA+++ gives your complexion a naturally glowing look. white pearl and contains contouring powder that makes your skin look healthier, more sculpted and beautiful.
I think it’s far-fetched to say it contours my face but overall, this is a good product to have for exercisers who want to look a bit polished, skin-wise, while working out.
I suppose it also works great if you sweat and spend a lot of time outdoors, especially for work.
This is one effective sunscreen that has a tinge of colour but doesn’t melt on your face under the sun.
Washing is easy too. Just smother your face with an oil cleanser at the end of the day and you can rinse everything off.