Summer is all about effortless for me. With the heat, and running around to and from summer activities, you’ll find me being the poster child for low maintenance beauty. Any products that help me easily get put together in the morning in no time at all is instantly a go-to for the season. I’d been using the Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Contour Trio BB Sticks for several months now, but they’re becoming especially useful this season for adding color and definition to my face in a flash.
The Super BB #InstaReady Contour Trio BB Sticks have SPF 30 and are multi-tasking cream products that glide onto the face, applying three different shades at once: a highlight, a sculpting shade to add warmth, and a contour shade for definition. The formula is super soft and blends into the skin for a smooth finish. They currently come in two trios: Bronze Trio and Blush Trio.
The formula features the brand’s InstaFilter Technology, which contains mattifying and pore balancing spherical beads, so the creamy formula dries down to a demi-matte finish. Mixed in are color filter pigments and polymers to help the texture of your skin look even and healthy underneath a strong dose of color, while protecting from sun damage.
The packaging for the BB Sticks made me laugh at first, since they look so much like deodorant, no? But the slim tube does make it easy to apply in one swipe. As you can see, the color goes on with bold, nearly opaque color. Once you start blending, though, you can get it to look super diffused and natural on the skin. The color is buildable, so whether you’re going for a fresh-faced no makeup look or a statement contour, these perform.
Although, I’ve really been liking them for the no-makeup makeup look, because of how they just meld into the skin. Sometimes I just use the BB Stick in Bronze Trio to add a bit of color and shape to the face. Especially when I have heavier eyes or lips going on, the contour, sculpt and highlight shades in the trio add just enough on the face to give me a healthy skin glow without overpowering the look. If I do want a little bit of pink on the cheeks, though, I’ll apply the Bronze Trio first, then work the Blush Trio shades in using the very edge of the stick.
All I need is a little blending with my fingers and I’ve got this beautiful natural look. On my combo skin, the shades last about 4-5 hours on me, although they can hold out a little longer if I set them with powder. If you have normal to dry skin, I can see these probably lasting all day for you. For summer, I love how they don’t feel heavy despite being cream products, and as with the rest of Physicians Formula products they’re non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and fragrance free so I don’t have to worry about my skin feeling masked.
The Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Contour Trio BB Sticks are available for $12.99 each.