p.s. bb cream

This is not a review I really thought I was going to write but I have to tell you about the amazing discovery from Primark which is dominating my makeup basket and that is the P.S. BB Cream in Ivory.

This costs £2.50 for 50mls and after I swatched it in the new Leicester Fosse Park Primark I knew it would be  one to try as a primer.


The product doesn’t have any treatment claims but it does say on the front of the tube that:

  • it is sheer coverage & natural finish
  • it smoothes & evens skin tone
  • it provides hydration


There isn’t a direction to apply on the packaging but how I apply the product is to take a pea sized amount and smooth on the skin with my fingertips.


This is not a high end product so the packaging is functional. It is in a tube with a flip up cap and is cream with a gold band, brack writing and a black lid.


This is something that when I say it I hope you don’t find it bizarre but when I think of the texture it is like thick split cake batter. It’s quite a bizarre texture when you squeeze it out of the tube but once you smooth it on the skin you will see it does just go on smoothly, more like a thick moisturiser.

It also has a really cooling feel when applied to the face.

p.s. bb cream 1


This was unexpected and something I really enjoyed but it has a delicate parma violet smell.  I really don’t like parma violet sweets to eat but it is so subtle but lovely it makes using this product a really enjoyable experience.


This is such a fantastic product as a primer for me. It doesn’t have a silicone feel  even though Dimethicone (which is a silicone) does appear in the ingredients (12th on the long list!) but  the reason it does keep my makeup on is it has the magic ingredient Glycerine (5th on the list after other emollients)  which is a fantastic product to keep your makeup on your face and cool and moisturised especially if you have dry/combo skin like me!

As soon as I put it on my face it feels calm and cool and although the colour disappears almost immediately it does even the skin tone a little. I don’t have severe discolouration or anything or redness but it does just bring it down slightly.

p.s. bb cream 2

Final Thoughts

I really think this is my product of the month and I have been enjoying it so much that I repurchased it recently as I know that Primark are very quick at moving products out of their range quickly (the primer water is one of those things <sobs>).

The BB Cream is definitely a hidden gem and it does come in two colours but honestly – this goes down to no colour at all so I would suggest if you are deeper skin tone try the medium one – it may work!

This is a five star product as far as I am concerned but if you are sensitive to Linalool which is found in Lavender fragranced things I would maybe be careful in trying it.

Have you any hidden gems?

Have you tried anything from the PS range that you have loved? Anything you haven’t enjoyed so much?