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L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light 2.5 fl oz (75 ml)

 
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L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz
 
3.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (15)
  • Natural looking (13)
  • Blends well (12)
  • Smooth (11)
  • Good pigmentation (10)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (11)
  • All skin types (4)
  • Going out (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (11), Classic style (5)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (14), Medium (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Another Great BB Cream from L'Oreal!

For the past few weeks, I have been on a quest to find "the" perfect BB Cream!

After experimenting with several brands, I have come to the...Read complete review

For the past few weeks, I have been on a quest to find "the" perfect BB Cream!

After experimenting with several brands, I have come to the conclusion that it may be beneficial to have 2-3 different products on hand and alternate depending upon the occasion, the condition of my complexion (I have oily skin and am prone to blemishes), the time of day, etc. Here are the products I've tried, in the order of my preference:

1. L'Oreal Magic BB Cream - A bit more opaque than the other BB Creams, provides coverage that is almost comparative to a foundation yet fairly natural looking. I use it for special occasions and evenings out. Very luminous, makes my skin incredibly smooth. Love it!

2. L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream - Lighter than the Magic, but still provides good moderate coverage. Great for daily use when I don't feel like using the "heavier" version. The light fragrance does not bother me one bit. A little pricier than the other BB Creams mentioned here, but totally worth it!

3. CoverGirl BB Cream - Light to moderate coverage. I will use this in lieu of Youth Code on my "off" days, running errands, hanging out at home, etc. This less-expensive substitute helps me conserve the other product.

4. Maybelline BBC Cream - Very similar to CoverGirl, but it doesn't blend as well with my skintone.

5. Garnier BB Cream - VERY greasy; just sat there on my skin like a hot, shiny mess. Did not care for it at all!

** Bottom line: Youth Code is a winner in my book! I'm glad I gave it a chance. **

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing

I fell for this in an ad because it is a sunscreen and a tinted moisturizer in one. First of all the fragrance is so strong it made my eyes water just from having...Read complete review

I fell for this in an ad because it is a sunscreen and a tinted moisturizer in one. First of all the fragrance is so strong it made my eyes water just from having it on my face. It is a heavy cream and it made my skin feel like it couldn't breathe. I had to remove it right away. Not sure how it can say it is non-comedogenic with such a strong fragrance because fragrances usually make my skin break out. Wishing I hadn't spent my money on this.

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3.0

A bit heavy for combination skin

By TJlover

from Los Angeles

describe yourself Natural Style

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Easy To Take-off
  • Long Lasting
  • Smooth

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Ineffective

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

I didn't find a whole lot of effectiveness with this product. Having used up an entire tube, I find that it breaks out my skin sometimes and is a bit heavy for spring and summer months. I also don't understand how it can just have two shades. I use the Light since I am fair skinned but it is still so dark that I have to use a light powder to try to balance out the darker shade that comes across on my skin when I apply this BB cream. Compared to other brands in this price range, I would choose Maybelline over this one.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair
 
5.0

This is a must have, daily.

By City

from Montague, MI

describe yourself Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Lightweight
  • Natural Looking

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

    This is very easy to apply so I use it daily. I like the sunscreen component.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    5.0

    Just What I Needed

    By Steph

    from Iowa City, IA

    describe yourself Natural Style

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Natural Looking
    • Perfect Foundation Too

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

      You can use this in place of your daytime foundation with a concealer. It stays on and blends well.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Keep looking...

      By Anonymous

      from Whoville.

      describe yourself Classic Style

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Easy To Take-off

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

        I wrote a review ealier on the other L'oreal BB cream. Was still looking for a less expensive alternative to my beloved japanese-brand very expensive BB cream.

        This isn't it.

        I am a Medium in most cosmetics where it is a choice. This medium is rather orangey on me.

        I didn't notice much about the smell other users are commenting on. I am usually pretty sensitive to fragrance, but the fragrance of this product I would accept if it worked well for me otherwise.

        It doesn't feel great on. It sits in the texture of your skin, magnifying the texture and making it look like imperfections. I'm in my 30s and this prodcut makes my skin actually look CREPE-Y on my cheeks and it is so not.

        So, bad color. Makes you look OLDER. texture is meh.

        I can't recommend a drugstore level BB cream yet so I can't tell you what to buy instead, but I would suggest you NOT buy this one.

        My tube will be living in my gym bag. It has an SPF in it so it will be an okay product to throw on post-workout. I don't mind looking a bit like an oompa-loompa for the short walk home in the sun.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Gross

        By Girl on Fire

        from Madison, WI

        describe yourself Trendy Style

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

              YouthCode BB feels like I have vaseline on my face. It is thick and goopy and awful.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Product*Bad Fragrance*

              By grandmalemon

              from texas

              describe yourself Natural Style

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long Lasting
              • Natural Looking
              • Noncomedogenic
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

                I love the product. I don't like the fragrance. It smells really bad. My friend had this product and she look good and I could not figure out why she had an old lady smell. This product is wonderful. Make it without the fragrance.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium
                 
                5.0

                I LOVE this stuff !

                By Sweetey

                from Austin, TX

                describe yourself Natural Style

                See all my reviews

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Moisturizing
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

                This product is amazing. Do not use a lot of under makeup moisturizers or you will end up too oily. This goes on kind of strange but just keep on as if it was any foundaton and after about 30 minutes you will be shocked at how beautiful and natural it looks. Makes my skin look absolutely awesome and I am 63 yrs old.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Performs as well as higher priced brands

                By howdymomma

                from Lake City, FL

                describe yourself Natural Style

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Good Pigmentation
                • Natural Looking
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anti-Aging
                  • Everyday
                  • Sun protection

                  Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

                  So far, L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator performs almost as well as the much-higher priced Beauty Balms I've used in the past. At less than 1/3 the price, that is a HUGE benefit! The only noticeable difference is that this one is a bit greasier and doesn't absorb into the skin 100%. This is remedied with just a dusting of finishing powder. The L'Oreal Youth Code leaves a nataural looking finish, lasts all day, smooths my skin and conceals fine lines. I don't know the long-term anti-aging benefits yet, since I've only been using it for a couple of weeks.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Effective Product!

                  By NPC

                  from Chicago, IL

                  describe yourself Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Good Pigmentation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-prone skin
                    • Combination skin
                    • Everyday
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

                    I purchased this product for a friend with oily/combination skin that is prone to breakouts and am writing this review on her behalf. She loved it! Her favorite feature of the product was that it felt much lighter than traditional foundations and she is now using the product in lieu of a foundation.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

                    (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Another Great BB Cream from L'Oreal!

                    By clmck1620

                    from Levittown, PA

                    describe yourself Natural Style

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Good Pigmentation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Noncomedogenic
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Travel

                      Comments about L'Oreal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator SPF 15, Light, 2.5 fl oz:

                      For the past few weeks, I have been on a quest to find "the" perfect BB Cream!

                      After experimenting with several brands, I have come to the conclusion that it may be beneficial to have 2-3 different products on hand and alternate depending upon the occasion, the condition of my complexion (I have oily skin and am prone to blemishes), the time of day, etc. Here are the products I've tried, in the order of my preference:

                      1. L'Oreal Magic BB Cream - A bit more opaque than the other BB Creams, provides coverage that is almost comparative to a foundation yet fairly natural looking. I use it for special occasions and evenings out. Very luminous, makes my skin incredibly smooth. Love it!

                      2. L'Oreal Youth Code BB Cream - Lighter than the Magic, but still provides good moderate coverage. Great for daily use when I don't feel like using the "heavier" version. The light fragrance does not bother me one bit. A little pricier than the other BB Creams mentioned here, but totally worth it!

                      3. CoverGirl BB Cream - Light to moderate coverage. I will use this in lieu of Youth Code on my "off" days, running errands, hanging out at home, etc. This less-expensive substitute helps me conserve the other product.

                      4. Maybelline BBC Cream - Very similar to CoverGirl, but it doesn't blend as well with my skintone.

                      5. Garnier BB Cream - VERY greasy; just sat there on my skin like a hot, shiny mess. Did not care for it at all!

                      ** Bottom line: Youth Code is a winner in my book! I'm glad I gave it a chance. **

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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