I've been trying different BB creams in the search for the one that is HG status. So far, I've tried a handful of the Skin79, Holika Holika, BRTC, Too Faced and Lioele. The Skin79 gold and the Holika Holika moisturize suit my dry skin the best.
I happened to pop into the local Korean market where there is a Charmzone counter and asked about BB creams. They had a number of them on display, I didn't recognize any of the brands except for Skin79. The SA recommended Dr. Young 2p Pearl Brightening Balm.
It applies like a foundation. Evens out your skin tone and covers up all my redness. This has more coverage than any light foundation. I recently bought the MAC Mineralize Moisture foundation and this is more glowy, fills in all my pores and makes my skin feel very moisturized.
I paid $29 CAD for it, it comes in a small 30 ml tube. It blends well with my NC 30 skin. I'd definitely repurchase. This is one of the best BB creams I've tried.
When I first bought this, I actually got at a local korean boutique. I was deciding between this or Gowoonsesang BB Cream. The nice korean lady pointed out that this one would be better. I'm glad I did pick this one (though I did buy Dr. G BB cream online). According to the website, the regular 2p BB cream is a pure peach color, and the 2p Pearl BB Cream is meant for darker skins.
Cons: At first, I didn't really like the way it looked. It does give the coverage, but it looks fairly pinkish and gray on the skin and somewhat pale. And no matter how much I wanted it to oxidize on my skin, it would look pale (due to high spf). Also, it makes my skin look oily at the end of the day. I was about to give up on this, but I ended up saving it in vain as I paid 50$ USD for it!
Pros: I recently decided to give it another shot since Dr. G's bb cream was contributing to giving me little bumps. I started using a color correcting loose powder and that solved the problem! I use Ben Nye's Topaz and Banana loose powders or I use T. Leclerc's Banane loose powder. I do prefer mixing Topaz and Banana loose powder so my face looks more warmer. The perfect balance. Also another positive is, Dr. Young does have more natural ingredients than Dr. G BB cream.
Dr. Young is definitely the winner, coverage wise, it's great. Does not irritate the skin even further (big plus to that). High spf (sometimes I end up skipping sunscreen and use this). I have to use high spf bc I use Differin gel at night and antibiotics. They say it is acceptable to skip moisturizer and put this on as a replacement, and I agree. Only you do have to put on a serum, then sunscreen, then this. I've been told not to put on any type of emulsion and instead just put on serum as my face will get oily if I do put on moisturizer. I will repurchase.