I LOVE this product!
General info about my skin type: combo & VERY oily t-zone... like it gets so oily throughout the day that when I come home from school, all the makeup on my t-zone is just gone >.<
I've tried so many foundations and bb creams before & none of them I found is good for my skin :/ this bb cream is aaaaamazinggggg! It smells like a perfume & the smell stays on a pretty long time so if you're sensitive to smells, you may not like it. Super hydrating and definitely a matte finish. I cannot believe how it stays on my t-zone throughout the whole day(I set it with a powder only on my t-zone). I put it on around 7:30 & when I come home at 4, the product is still on my face! It gives me a flawless look, brightens my skin and has a great coverage (light-med coverage). I recommend it both dry and oily skin~ I got it for $27 at the face shop in Japan town. It is a little pricey but it's worth it. I love it!
Overall, I like this BB cream as it looks natural on my skin, and evens out my skin tone. Feels really light, as though applying a moisturiser.
It provides very sheer coverage and does not do much to cover dark eye circles. When initially applied, looks slightly greyish but becomes more natural after around 15 minutes. Not very long-lasting on my oily skin, and I find that it slips and slides after 4-5 hours.
Conclusion: Great for people with fairly clear skin, and are looking for BB creams with light coverage. Will use it on lazy days when I do not feel like applying a full face of makeup, but still want to even out my skin tone.
Wow, seems like another bb cream can give my usual MAC studio sculpt NC 25 a run for its money.
As usual, i did up the left side of my face with the BB cream and the other with my MAC. Upon application, the BB cream feels nice and cool on my skin and blended in very well, almost too well, that i could not really see a difference. Usage wise, i definitely used about 2x more BB cream than my usual from MAC to get the same coverage. I then powdered both sides with MAC pressed powder in NC 20. MAC side looked better as pores were visibly smaller with the MAC foundation and face looked brighter.
After about half an hour, the MAC side still looked better as pores were still smaller and shade brighter.
After about 2 hours, the BB cream blended in better, and no obvious difference on both sides of face. the BB cream side looked slightly more natural although i think the MAC side still looked slightly brighter.
Summary: I think this is a good foundation for weekends when you want to look more natural and don't mind giving up coverage for a more natural look. Cost wise, it does seem cheaper than MAC since MAC probably cost double its price, but since i used twice the amount to get coverage, it may just work out the same.
It is overall a great product if you buy it under $20. It has spf, sheer coverage, and lightweight texture. If you're looking for a medium coverage bb cream, then this is not for you. It's only for people who want to correct some acne scars that are not too visible. It lasts about 6-7 hours at most, so apply once or twice more when you go out. Since I found a better bb cream for a higher price, I won't repurchase again. However, I would say that this is a GREAT starter bb cream for those who are not used to wear makeup&begun to wear some makeups. continued >>
It's really lightweight and sheer. It evens out the skin well even though it doesn't exactly hide the redness. I'm not sure about how hydrating it is, but it certainly gives a healthy glow. I wouldn't repurchase because I like a higher SPF and coverage.
I've found that BB Creams I've tried in the past (nude by nature and various samples) are very thick and difficult to blend, so I just discounted them, even though I hear they are a miracle product. This one however is much lighter and the light beige colour is perfect for my NW15 skin as most BB Creams are much darker. This with some benetint on my cheeks makes for a perfect natural look.
This is my first BB cream, so keep that in mind. As I have nothing else to compare this to, I think it's awesome! It evened out my skin tone and gave my skin a nice radiant glow. I love the scent (kind of perfume-y and old ladyish in a good way), and as it's summer now, can attest to its staying power in the hot sun. My skin is normal/only slightly oily to begin with, and at the end of the day I felt that this BB cream didn't make my skin too oily. I could have gone out at night without redoing my makeup, so that's a plus.
My only complaint is that I wish the SPF was higher.
have to admit, this is probably one of the bb creams from my vast collection that I constantly go back to. And hands down it is because it literally feels so light on my face, unlike some brands like Skin 79 that goes on more thick and creamy like a full coverage foundation. Having said that, this doesn't really give the coverage most bb creams claim, which is medium to buildable full coverage. Very comparable in feel to the Garier BB Cream or the Maybelline BB Creams that are available in Asia. It dries to a powder finish, which I hardly ever have to set, but it will melt easily when you're out and about sweating (in which case, I won't be wearing any makeup).
It boggles me why I haven't used this so much, despite the great color match. But now that I'm my best to use as little makeup products as possible, I've busted out my BB Cream stash and fell back in love with this.
Will buy my second bottle soon. :)
This is a very lightweight BB cream. Sits comfortably on skin. However, if coverage is what you're looking for, this one does not provide it. Loose powder is not a must unless you have oily skin or apply this after doing exercise such that your skin is warm and doesn't allow it to dry. Very reasonably priced too. This is not my HG foundation (pls see Kanebo Lunasol Modeling Liquid Foundation for that), but it is adequate for people with decent skin. I use this as my gymbag foundation.
IN SHORT: Adequate, but not stunning. Not something you want to use when you want to impress!