Great for those with dry to normal skin, a pale complexion, and not many pimples, I can see this being many women's favorite BB cream- but not mine. With a thick texture that can be hard to spread and undertones that don't quite match mine, I like this BB Cream... but I don't love it.
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~ flawless coverage
~ SPF20 PA+
~ two shades
Ingredients: Unable to find ingredients ):
Packaging: It's a very nice little tube- a lovely wine-y color with a nice semi-matte brown cap. I think it achieves a nice and earthy look without being looking cheap. Beyond that, the little whateveryoucallthetipofthis is okay... I find that it gets quite messy quite quickly, and has to be cleaned every time I use it. No real comments beyond that.
Swatch: As you can see it doesn't 100% match my undertones- it's roughly as pale as my face, but not quite for me. I personally find this BB cream on the thicker side, and find that it can be hard to spread and blend because of that. A different review I read found the BB cream very light, so I'm not sure why my experiences have been different. Texture roulette! ☆ﾐ(o*･ω･)ﾉ
Results/Coverage: I would say that this BB cream is light-medium coverage. It's not going to cut it if you have a lot of things you want to coverage, but it does a good job of covering most redness and light to medium spots (i.e. it won't cover freckles but it will cover most hyperpigmentation). Just a heads-up, my skin has improved massively from my first BB cream review, if you want to check out how my skin used to look here! All hail AHAs and Vitamin C!!!
No Makeup woohoo! My biggest issues are my dark eye circles, pores, and redness around my nose and chin.
As you can see, it does a good job of evening out my skintone overall.
However, due to the thickness, it can appear slightly cake-y if you don't blend it well enough. I don't think it's great for pore coverage, as you can still make out my (large) pores in the after picture. In this picture it seems to match my skintone pretty well, but in others it can appear slightly off. I'm not sure if it's too yellow, too pink, or too gray... but it's too something.
Another sort-of complaint I have is the low SPF in comparison to other BB creams. You should always wear a sunscreen under your BB cream (or foundation or whatever) because the SPF in it is a lot less effective in that form than in a dedicated sunscreen. The same goes with sunscreen/moisturizer combos! It's not a huge deal to me because I always wear something under my BB cream, but not everyone does!
The BB cream has a semi-matte finish that's pretty nice. Given that it is moisturizing, it's probably best for dry-normal skin, but if you used a good sebum controlling primer or powder with it it would probably work well for those with oilier skin. It's definitely lightweight, as I can barely feel it on my skin. I went out for a few hours in the Texas sun without having any issues with it either- great for those experiencing warm weather!
Overall, I'd say this is a pretty good BB cream for me. I have two others that I prefer over this one (Missha Cho Bo Yang & Holika Holika Peach Girl) but this one will be okay to use once I run out of the other two. I won't be repurchasing unfortunately, but I can definitely see it suiting a lot of people very well.
- doesn't highlight dry spots
- N15-20 range
- good price
- doesn't quiiiite match my skintone
- very thick, can be hard to spread/blend
- can appear slightly cake-y due to thickness
- low SPF in comparison to other BB Creams