I actually don't mind this BB Cream. It does make my skin tone much lighter than it is for the first few minutes but then it blends in very well. The only thing is that the formula is very thick and hard to blend. So when I apply it I would use my fingers to kind of warm the product up for smoother application. If I apply too much it does feel heavy on my skin so I try to keep a light hand. I still prefer my Ettusais BB Mineral Cream because it doesn't feel like I have any makeup on and my skin looks flawless. However I still like that this one also makes my skin look very good and it also brightens it up. Plus I like the smell of this a lot!
I bought it because it's really cheap, and I decided to just give it a shot. My skin looked ok in summer, but now, it really breaks me out and highlights the flakes.(I have very dry skin on T zone) It's NOT long-lasting at all. When I looked into the mirror around 4pm .....OMG, I was totally scared by the horrible look. My skin was relatively very good except for the dark circles and some barely noticed freckles. I don't need much coverage so the sheer coverage doesn't bother me a lot. After applying this for almost half an year, my skin gets worse and worse... Now I have to rely on foundations in order not to look so tired(I rarely needed to do makeups before, except for special occasions)
I hate this matte bb cream, never buy it again! You always get what you pay in cosmetics, it's so true!
This was my very first foray into bb creams. After much research, and staying away from Western bb creams which aren't really bb creams, I started off with this one because I could get it for cheap on Amazon (less than $10 including shipping from Korea), and because it's labeled Matte.
Well, at 20 SPF, it doesn't have the same protective prowess as other bb creams. It doesn't mattify worth a damn, which makes me wonder in horror what the non-matte version would be like. And as is common with Korean bb creams on not so Korean skin, it made me look like a vampire's dinner leftovers.
Coverage and blendability are decent. I tried to squeeze some use out of it by applying skin color finishing powder over it. Which defeats my original purpose of minimizing the number of layers I put on my skin every morning.
I'm not saying this a bad product. It's just not workable for my skin tone, which is one of the most common in the US.
I was looking for something with lighter coverage and oil control and this was one of the options offered to me by the saleslady. I went with this one because it was cheaper than the other options ($20 as compared to $40-$50 for other brands). Since this is my first BB cream I wasn't sure what to think, but after using it for 3 months I'm very satisfied.
My skin gets really oily but I don't like the feel of heavier coverage nor do I need it. I had used tinted moisturizers before but they really don't do anything for oil control. After I wash my face I use my moisturizer, sometimes milk of magnesia for extra oil control if it's going to be a long day, then I follow with the BB cream and MAC blot powder. In the end I have a very natural, look that evens out my complexion and doesn't feel like I'm wearing a lot of makeup.
I tend to dot the BB cream on my face, then pat and smudge it with my fingers rather than spread it, if that makes sense. I also tested out the oil control claims by only using it on half my face (no powder). I checked after four hours and there was a significant difference between the sides. The BB cream was able to keep it matte.
In summary, for my needs, which were light coverage and oil control, this BB cream worked really well and I would definitely repurchase.
This BB cream is pretty good. I think it would make a really good base or primer because by itself, it doesn't have enough coverage(at least for me). I'm about NC40 and it doesn't look too pale or grey on me. When you first put it on it is a bit pale though, but after 5 minutes it blends in.
-moisturizing and doesn't dry my skin out
-helps control oil and keep my face from getting shiny
-brightens my face
-has other skin benefits
-very little coverage
-only one shade(which I didn't really mind)
I bought this on the missha website only because I wanted my total amount to reach free shipping. Lol! First off, I'm very tan, NC42 in MAC. When I saw the color, I thought no way could this ever work! But I decided to try it anyway. What I do is use this as a base. I apply a thin amount with my hands, then follow on with my regular foundation. It does leave my skin a bit lighter, but goes away after an hour. This has helped control oil. Actually, as soon as I put this on, all the shine disappears! So, thumbs up to this BB cream. Definitely a must for all of us oily gals!
I loooooooooooooooooooove this!
I decided to purchase after reading good reviews and I am so glad that I did!
I have a really oily T zone but this BB cream really stays in place. It lasts about 4 hours without needing to blott and has lasted all day today without starting to come off with just a few blotting sessions and a reapplication of powder!
(I even went out for a long walk in the countryside in the sun and heat and it stayed perfect!)
It has also blended really well with my insanely pale skin. It matches without making me look even paler which other BB creams/ foundations have!
- Matches my pale skin tone perfectly
- Withstands oily T zone
- Lasts all day!
- Smells nice
- Blends easily
- Good coverage
- Wish I had found it sooner!
When I bought this, I was skeptical because of all the reviews that I have read here and the low percentage of people who would re-purchase this product. Plus, I have a Vital Orange BB Cream by Skin79 which I thought worked rather well for me already.
I was so surprised when I finally tried it out.
It really does wonders for my oily skin. My complexion evened out the moment I spread it on with my fingers, and my blemishes were a lot less noticeable. I like how it takes really long before it starts to get oily. And even when it starts to get oily, the effect is minimal. Not like before, when I had an extremely oily face no matter how much powder I put.
With this, I only have to re-apply my powder once a day, which is actually very little for my teenage oily skin. I feel that I don't breakout when I use this. In fact, it helps to clear my skin after extended use.
Since I have rather fair skin for an Asian, the cream blends in perfectly with my skin, except for a small area on my nose. The colour is the same, but it isn't completely blended in and it somehow looks a little strange. That's why it's awarded only 4 out of 5 lippies.
The benefits outweigh the cons by a lot, though. So I'm definitely re-purchasing it when I'm finished.
This was my first BB cream and I used this for a few weeks last year. I bought this after a Korean friend gave me a Missha The Style loose face powder (which is absolutely wonderful but I cannot find it in the local stores) and after hearing rave reviews about Missha's BB cream line. I chose this because it's supposed to be matte. There is only one shade and it does not perfectly match my skin tone, it does not look natural on me. In fact, I looked like I had foundation in the wrong shade so I always put powder which matches my skin tone over this. The coverage is okay but it is not really matte and after a few hours my face gets really oily. I did not see any benefits like pimple and scar healing, moisturizing or evening of skin tone owing to this product alone. Plus factor for the SPF and packaging but won't be repurchasing. :)
I have just gotten into bb creams, I got this one as well as skin79 bb cream in the pink bottle. I love this bb cream. The only downside is that it has a 12 month shelf life, unlike skin79 that has an extended life. I have oily skin, so I dont put a moisturizer on before this. It starts out more 'flesh' colored than other bb creams I've seen that can start out very chalky/grey. It would only be, in my opinion, suitable for light skin, because of the one color option. It makes my skin look and feel amazing. It actually looks like skin, as opposed to a cake-y foundation face mask, and the coverage is a bit better than tinted moisturizers. I have to apply concealer, but I still consider the coverage to be exceptional. I feel like it has lived up to what it promises, as after only a few days of use (this and skin79, so I credit both with the improvements) I see tone evening, brighter skin, and a less 'make up' effect that I enjoy. I think something people need to remember is that bb creams are HUGE in asia, and that they sell knock offs on ebay and amazon, and one should only buy from a credible dealer The knock offs can be dangerous and cause allergic reactions and break outs. I went to sasa which is a hong kong based cosmetic company. The experience with them was great. :] All around, I'm pleased.