Jan 102013

Omorovicza BB Cream5

I’ve been testing Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB ($125/ 1.7 fl. oz.), as one of my foundations over the past few weeks. As you likely know by now, the better BB Creams are “foundations with benefits,” including sun protection and other skincare ingredients. This product made Cafe Makeup’s Top 10 Products of 2012–I really love it.

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As a skincare specialist, Omorovicza has added an effective moisturizer and vitamin C to release moisturizer gradually throughout the day, as well as to encourage collagen protection and reduce free radicals. My skin feels calmer, if that makes sense. It’s very gentle. It is an ideal winter foundation, because it has the effect of improving the quality of my skin–my face actually looks better after I take it off at the end of the day than it did before I applied it in the morning.  On that basis alone, I’ve got to keep a bottle of this in my beauty drawer at all times. To be honest, I’d rather use Omorovicza Complexion Perfecter than some of the standard foundations, because of the noticeable skin care results.

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The coverage is light-to-medium, and reasonably buildable (you can use it as a concealer on cheeks and forehead by building coverage there). The feeling is very moisturizing but lightweight. It gives my skin a slight sheen in strong sun sunlight. Testing in my car rearview mirror, I did not see an detectable sparkles but simply a soft sheen-glow. I don’t like using a powder over it, because the glow is very flattering and gives my face a nice dimensionality. I look well rested (even when I’m not) and a bit younger. Applied, it looks more like a glowy cream foundation than a liquid.

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The product comes in one shade, as far as I can tell, that is well suited for light skin tones with a neutral color base (it leans neither pink nor yellow to my eye). For more swatches, see Mostly Sunny’s review here. The texture is creamy and airy–I find it spreads very well with fingers (that’s my recommendation, as many BB creams are the denser side of the texture spectrum). This gives me luminous coverage without looking (or feeling) in any way like a mask. Like the Diorsnow BB Cream, Omorovicza Complexion Perfecter doesn’t emphasize pores (note that the Dior gives a more matte appearance by comparison).

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I like the large bottle size–it contains 1.7 ounces compared to the 1 ounce size of most foundations. The bottle is a luxe, heavy, frosted glass topped by a plastic pump which keeps the product sanitary.  The pump is controllable–it’s smooth and allows me to pump out just a tiny bit if I need to (no splurge out!). This product does not contain any silicones and relies on physical sunscreen ingredients Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Ingredient list (click to enlarge):

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 Omorovicza Complexion Perfecter is formulated for those looking for a best-in-class, all-in-one solution. The coverage is sheer to medium is intended for those with fairly good skin, although I have used this with heavier hand in problem areas, or perhaps supplemented with a touch of Armani Maestro Concealer underneath. It gives me an absolutely gorgeous palette, which holds onto color well (probably due to its moisturizing properties). The biggest selling point for me, and the reason that I’ll replace this bottle, is the skin care ingredients and the lightweight feel. Some BB creams claim skin care benefits, this one delivers. Immediately. Also, many BB creams have a suffocating effect on my skin. Although the texturee of Omorovicza is on the creamy size, for a BB cream it’s quite lightweight. Bottom line–it’s a top shelf BB cream, the best I’ve tried.

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Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB is available from Omorovica’s website, Sephora.com, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman.

Omorovicza sent the Complexion Perfector BB Cream to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post contains an affiliate link (for more information, please see “About Cafe Makeup” at the top of the page).

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  26 Responses to “Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 Review”

  1. Thanks for the great review. I was really curious about this one. Do you think it would work with oily skin? Thanks :))

    • I have combination skin with an oily T zone. I don’t get a bg glow by the end of the day. You might try a Neimans or Bergdorf for a sample.

      • That’s my skin as well. Sounds like this would be nice for me to try out too if it will go with my skin. I like something that is neutral as I’m neither pink nor yellow.

  2. What a timely post for me! I have been hearing so much about BB creams that I have decided to look more into them and take the plunge. I think the no silicone in this is fantastic! And no chemical sunscreens in a plus for me. In the few other reviews that I have read on this, on complaint is that it leans toward a pinkish shade on the skin. Do you find this? (I am a between 10 and 20 in Vitalumière.) Thanks so much for this post!

    • No it seems neutral to me. See also this review at Mostly Sunny, which reaches the same conclusion.

      • So tempted! I wonder how well it would cover some of the hyperpigmentation that I have. Might just have to find out! Thanks again.

        • The vitamin C would be good for your hyper pigmentation. I like using Armani Maestro concealer as a double-up if anything shows through, because the Maestro is designed to fade it.

          • Ok, I have just ordered it! There was a code for 5% off on Mostly Sunny’s blog (CP5). (I noticed in my research that there were many blogs that had 20%-off codes during the spring and summer.) Interesting that they have a rewards points program as well. Can’t wait! Thanks for the post. It really enabled me!

  3. Hi Amy, do you know why Omorovicza (and Chanel) only made one shade?

    • I’m sorry I do not! I think the shade range of the original BB creams in Asia was pretty limited. But one of the reasons that Smashbox’s (and others) have been so popular is the wider selection. I wish everyone would address this somehow.

  4. This looks great!! Not sure about the color for pale skin but I’m definitely going to give it a try now. I’m not a BB/CC cream fan at all as I prefer full coverage foundations, sheered out. But…lately I’ve been using the new Guerlain Parure De Lumière Light-Diffusing Foundation SPF 25, in Beige Pale — which to me, feels very much like a BB cream. Have you tried it yet? Next up I’ll testing out the Guerlain Blanc de Perle Fluid Foundation.

    • I’d love to hear how Guerlain Blanc de Perle goes for you. I have not tried Parure de Lumiere yet, but I just saw Mostly Sunny’s review today so I am thinking about it! How is the coverage of the Parure de Lumiere?

  5. I keep hearing about this one and I am SOOO curious, but I just wish there were more shades available…or at least one other shade that was warmer

  6. This seems like a great product, and after reading your review, I’m very tempted to give it a try.

  7. Such a good review. You hit everything that I love about this product, right down to the calming sensation. I’ve been using it myself since mid-summer, and my skin too “has never looked better.” The bottle is pricey but lasts me nine months. An observation: personally I find that it’s not moisturizing enough for my skin in wintertime, but this BB cream goes over serums very well. So I layer underneath a rich serum like Sunday Riley Juno. In the summer, I like Omorovicza Radiance Renewal Serum.

  8. This is my favourite “foundation”!

  9. They have a store here, so I can try it. Hope the shade will match. Thanks for the review. :))

  10. I’ve been SO curious about this since Sunny’s review, and now I definitely want this! AHHH. Thanks for the review!

  11. Excellent review! Wow BB cream in a glass bottle! Who would have thought! I actually prefer physical to chemical sunscreens.I agree that most BB creams makes the skin feel stuffy. I gotta try this one out!

  12. I have their SPF 15 complexion enhancer. It has vastly improved my skin along with a routine of cleansing and moisturizing with products by SAAF skincare (the pure cleanser and ultimate moisture serum). I don’t use normal foundation anymore. Just the Enhancer and a concealer. I want to try more of Omorovicza products but the price is prohibitive. The SPF enhancer definitely falls into the category of skincare as well as makeup and sun protection, and they told me it’s more suitable for medium skin tone like mine. Jenn staz . com (not affiliated) did a good review of the BB and I’m glad i didn’t go for it. seems too pale for me.

    I would love to support this brand if it weren’t so extortionist.

  13. Great review! I’ve tried the DiorSnow; which do you think is lighter? Thanks,

  14. The price is steep, but you do make it sound worth it!

  15. Is it oilfree or for acne prone skin?

    • Hi Corinna–the ingredient list is in the post (click to enlarge). As an aside, I’ve found through trial and error that “oil free” isn’t necessarily best for acne prone skin. My skin clogs easily, but it doesn’t clog even when I put facial oils directly on my face. As long as the oil is a high quality one, my acne-prone skin thrives on it. It’s hard to believe, I know. I’ve disbelieved many, many, MANY sales associates on this point (I finally became converted to oil cleansers too). But at least for me, it was other ingredients (and attempting to cleanse in a pre-Clarisonic world) that was a big culprit for me. At any rate, your skin may be completely different. I just wanted to pause to note what I lived through! Thanks for your comment, Gorgeous! 🙂

      If you are near a store that carries, it’s best to try a sample. That’s the only way that I can tell that something is problematic for me.

      • I have been using it for a week since I received mine. Although it is a little dark for me, it applies beautifully and gives great medium coverage. It makes me think of a creamier Vitalumière in consistency and dewiness. It is ever so slightly fragranced and it is quite pleasant. But the thing about it is just what you say, Amy: my skin both looks and feels better after I remove it. I received samples of the mask (wondeful), Complexion Enhancer and Complexion Brightener, which I am really eager to try.

  16. I have been wanting to try this luxurious brand for a long time. This looks like a lovely bb cream, I was really surprised by the price tag though.

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