I really like this product. It oddly, has more coverage than my current foundation (UD naked) and is easier to blend. I got this product because it was $8 on Amazon and one of my friends who is from Hong Kong strongly recommended the brand. It goes on very easily, looks good, covers most of my acne, but not all so I still need a concealer. So far, the product has not made me break out and it a very good match for my NC20 skin. It also doesn't require a lot of powder. I only had to powder where I had applied a concealer. I agree with several people's comments below that BB creams are not miracle products. That being said, they work better for me than tinted moisturizer or foundation because I like the coverage that foundations provide, but I prefer the ease of application of a tinted moisturizer. If you are looking into BB creams, Skinfood is a good brand to start with.
I've read a lot of reviews about this BB Cream on blogs and on youtube, almost all of them were saying this product is awesome. Well, I understand that asian products are different than most products we have in Americas/Europe. They have different purposes and are more concerned about dark spots, sun protection and acne, for example.
But I feel that people are exaggerating about these so called miraculous cosmetics. I'm not talking about everyone and every single cosmetic, but about this BB Cream.
So, here what I found:
- Strong fragrance. Those who are allergic must be cautious.
- I had to work and make efforts to make it blend in my skin. It's not easy spreading.
- After using it, looks like i'm using a regular light to medium coverage foundation. Not nice. I hate looking like i'm wearing foundation. This BB Cream does not provide a natural look.
- Some minutes later, it looks a little bit better.
- It made my skin become more pale, so i had to apply some blush on my cheeks, too.
- The sun protection is little, so I recommend using sunscreen before applying this BB Cream.
- It's a very cheap product. I payed $8 USD on ebay.
- If you don't mind looking like using foundation, it's very ok.
- If you like fruity and sweet fragrances, it's ok too.
- I believe teenagers would like it more (I'm 26, combo & sensitive skin, fair to light tone). I didn't have any breakout and will upgrade if it occurs.
This product claims that it controls oil. However, It's not a good product AT ALL.
Even Bright Fit BB cream which has poor oil control from Etude House is better than this BB cream. When I applied this BB cream, it lasted for only 2 HOURS, and my face looked horrible, and it didn't soften my skin like most BB creams do. It has too much fragrances, and smells very strong. My skin was very dry with this BB cream even though I have oily skin. I also felt kinda itchy on my face whenever I used this BB cream.
Eventually, I sold this BB cream.
I will never repurchase this BB cream again forever.
This BB cream is NOT for dry skin. I got this as a gift, so i didn't research whatever.
I have dry skin (combination on T zone), and this is definitely not for me. The formula doesn't blend well, your dry patches will show.
For some reason, this BB cream seemed to have clogged my pores. Since the one that i got was the first shade out of the two, it is way to light for me. So i tried using it as a highlighter, to my t-zone, my cheek bones and such. Yet after like two days, i noticed bumps around the area of my nose (the triangle part under the eyes). I thought that this would be the one that's causing it because i didn't change my routine except for this. I immediately stopped using it and it's definitely better now.
I tried this for a week and i gotta say this one is really good for a $15 bb cream :)
I was having bad breakouts like, for weeks and i thought i needed to minimize my makeup routines so i switched my foundation to this bb cream. I chose the shade #2 it has pink undertones, though i have yellow udertones it still fits me.
It smells good. The coverage is light to medium, i got acne scars that i need to cover so i use concealer to get flawless look. It's really blendable, easy to apply i use my finger, haven't tried to use brush.
It has dewy finish, i guess it will not cake the face no matter how much you apply on your face. I set it with powder. It looks very natural.
The oil control is quite good, in my case, it has better oil controlling than make up for ever hd foundation. Really. Of course after 6 hours i get oily and i blot with the oil paper, a bit of it sticks on the blotting paper but it doesn't look slide off of my face ;)
The packaging is also good, very handy and simple.
I really love this BB cream. It provides even, sheer coverage and has a nice scent. It's not too thick or thin and blends very well. I use a Real Techniques stippling brush. I have combo skin, mostly dry and otherwise unproblematic. I'm a MAC NC 25-30 and the Peach Green Tea is a perfect shade for me. It just makes my skin look smooth and natural. Will definitely purchase again! I found it on Amazon for about $8 USD.
This could be the perfect light coverage, tone evening, product that would work well under additional product or worn alone.
Pros: Nice texture, neither too thick or too thin.
Light coverage that negates redness and makes pores look smaller.
Semi-matte but not at all flat or fake looking.
SPF 20 (I would still use sunscreen with it).
Contains fragrance which might be a bit much for fragrance sensitive individuals.
Aside from the cute package, I really like this BB cream. I have problematic skin (oily and acne prone) and this cream has just enough coverage, keeps shine away especially if you set it with a translucent powder and does not give me any breakouts. I use it for the days when I don't want to wear heavy makeup and love the results so far. I have medium skin and I use the natural beige shade, which appears greyish at first but matches my skin color after a while.
I had this BB in my possession at same time that I had obtained the Skin79 Super+ Triple Functions BB Vital. Both claim to have matte finishes with oil-controlling properties, so I pitted the two BBs against each other to see which was true to its claim.
Asian BBs have a tendency to be gray- or yellow-toned (the latter is the case for Japanese BBs as well as Skin79's Super+ BB Vital), so it was a surprise that this Skinfood BB (in No.2 Natural Beige) actually has a cool, pink undertone! I have yellow undertones so typically cool-toned bases don't match me, but the coverage of this BB is sheer and buildable to a medium, so if anything it simply neutralizes my yellow-tones. The texture is thick but is still moisturizing and easy to spread, so I apply it sparingly. The result is still natural and fresh-faced, and not a mask. The only skin tone I would not recommend this for is warm, orange undertones. No.2, their deeper shade of their two options, may also be too light for those with medium skintones.
Unlike some of the other major BBs, this line of Skinfood BBs does not tout a very high UVA/UVB protection rating; just a standard SPF20 against UVB, and a low PA+ rating against UVA rays. As such, a broad-spectrum sunscreen or moisturizer is still recommended to be worn underneath.
Most importantly, this BB touts matte and oil-control benefits. Compared to Skin79's BB Vital, I believe that Skinfood is truer to its claims. While this BB does not have the staying power of Skin79's, it manages to keep my face matte for a lot longer. Skin79's BB Vital goes oily after 2 hours of wear in sweltering 100°F+ summer weather, whereas Skinfood's Good Afternoon BB has managed to control it for about 3–4 hours before I've had to blot.
While neither BBs have particularly impressive oil-control as far as wear time, and Skinfood's pigment staying power is not as impressive as Skin79's (the former has maxed at 5–6 hours of wear for me, compared to 7 hours), it feels more lightweight, breathable, and comfortable on the skin. It is also far more affordable, at around $6–8 for a 35g tube compared to Skin79's $31 for a 40g can.
As such, I find that Skinfood's Good Afternoon BB line is a great option for those who like a natural look and are foraying into BB creams for the first time, but are not so sure about committing to the cost of higher-priced BBs. The Good Afternoon BB line has 5 different formulations depending on the type of skin you have, so if Peach Green Tea (oil control, matte finish) isn't your cup of tea, you have four other options that my work better for your skin type. Skinfood does have another oil-control BB in their lineup called Peach Sake Pore BB Cream, which is yellow-toned and has slightly better sun protection, but I have yet to try this one.
Overall , I very much agree with the previous reviewer on this product. I bought it because it says oil controlling, which I'm not sure if true, because I could only wear it mixed with another BB cream due to the very low coverage. It doesn't really cover at all, it's best combined with another BB cream. The price seems quite cheap, about $8 when I bought in Korea, but for the tiny bottle you get , it's not actually a deal.