Vichy Idealia BB Cream

When you are hot and flashy like I am, foundations start to become a forbidden zone. Why? Your body core temperature rises like a million degrees(ok, it’s about 6 degrees LOL but DANG it sure feels like that) you experience foundations just MELTING off of your face during a hot flash. It’s not pretty. I’m telling you, as much as I hated having a period and was actually counting the days until menopause? Hot flashes are SO MUCH WORSE than bleeding every month. I’m one of the lucky?unlucky? women that actually gets an “aura,” or an uneasy feeling just before the hot flash happens. It’s weird-I feel anxious and my heart starts to miss a beat and then BOOM. A sudden, intense, hot feeling on my face and upper chest starts and then radiates through my whole body and it’s just horrible and HOT. My face and chest turn bright red, and most of the time I’ll start to sweat too. My hot flashes last about 30 seconds to even a few minutes. Sweaters and scarves have become off limits lately 🙁 . And ME. ME who used to sit in the house all bundled up in the winter, now wears a T-SHIRT.

So where was I? Oh, yeah LOL. I’m talking about how I can’t wear foundations anymore! So what does hot and flashy Tracy use then? THIS.

This is Vichy Idealia BB Cream and I love it.
Swatchy Time!

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Vichy Idealia BB Cream in light and medium, then blended out

Vichy Idealia BB Cream has become my go-to over the last few months. I REALLY love the Vichy ProEVEN BB Cream, but this? This is nice too! Vichy really makes some great BB Creams you guys! And I’m glad to have another BB option in one of my favourite brands!

Vichy Idealia BB Cream has pink corrective mineral pigments that brighten your complexion instantly. It’s enriched with Kombucha, which is a clarity-boosting active ingredient. Kombucha is a lightly effervescent fermented drink of sweetened black and/or green tea and it increases the radiance, transparency, and clarity of the skin. Day after day, Vichy Idelia BB Cream will help illuminate the skin from within!

The texture of Vichy Idealia BB Cream is DIVINE, and it’s why I’ve been reaching for it at this hot and flashy time of life. It’s hydrating, but yet not suffocating. My skin can breathe, even during a hot flash! It just glides on and melts into my skin leaving a really natural, glowing finish. I really notice that it gives a pink, glowy look to my skin, so I tend to add a bit of powder like MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Light Plus to add a bit of yellow back into my skin. But most days I don’t bother, as the less I have on my skin, the better! It’s a really lovely BB Cream, and if you’re in the market for something that’s got a bit of coverage, is lightweight and comfy? This is it!

I love how Vichy keeps on surprising me with awesome products! Such a great brand and I truly do love them!

What’s your favourite BB Cream at the moment? Or are you still a foundation gal? I’ve kinda given up on foundations at the moment-the ease of BB and CC creams are just so much more my style!

*products sent by the lovely PR whom I adore! Thoughts are mine as always because lordy, this hot and flashy gal doesn’t put up with anymore $$!!! anymore.

  • Liz sent me her tube! I do like it a lot! I don’t set mine though – I should try using my Dior powder over it. I bet it’d be lovely. My mom is going through some hot flashes, I think…ugh genetics. NOT COOL.

    • Yeah, put a bit of powder and it’s lovely! Makes powders not look so flat on your skin.
      Yeah, they are just the worst thing dude. I hope they go away sooner than later!

  • Efrain

    Tracy you aren’t the only saying it’s better to have period than hot flashes my mom says the same. That BB cream looks interesting but I’m not sure about the medium tone.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks that! They are horrible. The medium might not be dark enough for you I think, as I can wear it when I have a bit of colour.

  • now that i have started to collect shoppers points, i am more inclined to buy these “niche” popular brands. i want to try this one – do you think medium would work on me?

    • It might be a tad light for you I think. But, it just might work with some bronzer-it would brighten up your skin for sure!

  • Hey Tracy, gah hot flashes do NOT sound pleasant! I can see why foundation would not work well with those. I think I might be medium here, but the undertone doesn’t seem right. Most of the time I just don’t bother with any base product when I’m sitting at home. When I go out, maybe very quickly some powder foundation and that’s about it!

    • They are so bad Sunny. I wouldn’t wish them on my worst enemy lol! They are slowing down lately though, so thank god for that.
      Me too-when I’m at home I don’t wear much either! I don’t mind this though, since it’s helping my skin to look better in the long run!

      • Glad to hear they’re slowing down! I hope they’ll stop altogether very soon!

        I don’t mind not wearing makeup, either! The other day I actually went out with just my day cream, some brow pencil, and a little bit of lip color. I hadn’t done that for a while, but I feel like I HAVE to do it sometimes because I used to be so comfortable in my bare skin, and I don’t want that to change.

  • Here’s to the hot and flashy ladies! I read this post and shook my head the whole time!!! On the money *sigh Its 40 degrees here in Texas today and the foundation I wore went south about 5 hours into work. Yesterday was a BB cream and it actually fared better. So I feel ya! (PS: my hubby says I am trying to freeze him to death in the house 🙂 SO glad to see your honesty and wit on here

  • I’m usually a foundation gal, but I’ve been looking for a better alternative. I don’t have the hot flashes (you are hilarious!) but my face gets all iffy by the end of the day– it’s like a combination of oily and dry 🙁 I want a more radiant, glowy look! so I wanna go give BB creams a try again!

  • rachlovespenguins

    You’d like my house then. It’s always cold! 😛 I do hope they calm down and go away though. I hate being hot in general so the idea of suddenly feeling like you’re boiling sounds especially horrific.
    I’m liking how this BB looks in light. I wonder if I can get it here…. Lately I’ve been wearing foundation more, but still only on days when I’m out. If I’m just working at home I don’t bother to do anything at all. The UPS guy could probably tell you about my ridiculous genetic dark circles, but I highly doubt he cares one way or the other.

  • Lily

    Sounds like something my mom would love! The medium one should suit her skin tone since she’s about 2 shades darker than I am. Need to hunt down online stores that sell Vichy (and deliver worldwide) now.

  • Sounds perfect for those natural base (or extra sweaty, heehe) kind of days! Glad you’re loving it 🙂

  • Oh jeez, this hot flash experience sounds horrendous, Tracy! 😐 Does the fun of being a woman ever end, I ask?! I hope you’re not flashing for years. This BB Creme sounds pretty much amazing and I want it bad!

  • Although I reserve my suspicion for all bb cc cream in the world, I do have a great respect for the Vichy Idelia line. The serum and cream samples have left me with a strong impression, and I’m planning to explore the whole line some time soon.
    It is nice to hear that you have found a great alternatives to foundation. Foundations are not so great anyway. 😉

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