Musings of a self-confessed beauty addict from the heart of London!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Meet baby BB! Comparison between Erborian BB cream in original and doré

So, Mr P and I were at Brussels airport on Friday on our way to Italy and I was stopped dead in my tracks by the sight of a new natural cosmetics section within the main shopping area.

Much to Mr P's amusement I dropped my suitcase and bolted across the terminal to welcome the new arrivals.

I couldn't believe what a great little selection there was. Actually I didn't really get much of a chance to explore because as soon as I saw the Erborian shelves I was blind to everything else. They had my beloved BB creme au ginseng in MINI SIZE!

Or should that be mini size?

There were testers of both the regular shade and Doré (golden). I took the opportunity to test the golden one, having previously been informed that it was 'too dark' for most people. 

Oh how wrong they were! This is a gorgeous summer version of the original. It blended perfectly into the back of my hand and didn't look at all orange or bronze. I picked up the baby size one for €13.20. At 15ml it is half the regular size, but judging by how long the regular size is lasting me I think that this baby one will work it's 15mls very hard indeed. 

My BB cream had a baby!

Erborian BB Creme au Ginseng (left-doré, right-original)

Erborian BB Creme au Ginseng (bottom -doré, top-original)

Erborian BB cream swatches blended out slightly (bottom - doré, top- original)

Erborian swatches blended out much more but not completely.
It's interesting because although you can tell the difference between the two they both look natural in their own way. I would wear them both with confidence. This weekend in Italy I wore the doré and absolutely loved it. It does everything the original does but is a little easier to blend in with my slightly tanned skin. At the moment I find that I have to work the original one a bit more into the skin to avoid looking a bit pale.  I would definitely recommend the golden shade for tanned olive skin to darker asian skintones. I know that some find the paler BB creams look too ashy on the skin, so this is definitely, absolutely, immediately one to check out!

I know I'm meant to be on a Project Pan, but I don't think there is anywhere else I could get a miniature Erborian BB cream in Brussels or London. Seriously! Plus it's so frigging great I'm not going to beat myself up for getting it. 

I am however slightly beating myself up for falling off the wagon at Milan airport today...... oops.

I'm sure you'll thank me for it though. :)


  1. ooh, no chance of pictures I presume?

  2. oooooh Tora... We'll see.... maybe one day I'll be brave enough to show more than an arm and a hand :p

  3. Thank you for this post. It is very helpful as I decide to buy one or the other.

  4. Where can I get this in the US? I want one. :o

  5. Thanks so much for this post, I was undecided about the shade but your swatches were very helpful. Can't wait to try it!

    1. You're welcome. I hope you love it just as much as I do!


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