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

New Straits Times - - Flair -

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.

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