I picked this up when I was living in Korea and headed to Busan for a beach holiday as it was listed as 'waterproof' and was really cheap. It sort of is, if you're just splashing water around and it did hold up better than my non waterproof bb creams but it won't be guaranteed to last if your in the water for a while. It didn't make me break out but I did get a little oily from it but nothing horrendous. Was a tad dark for my NC15 skin but on the lighter end of bb creams I've used.
I found the sponge on the end to be useless but you can screw that off easily and use the tubing underneath without a hassle.
- living in singapore with a humid weather.
- age 20
- working indoors(air-con).
- combination skin.
- fair-neutral skin
- problem area > dark eye circles & scars
- coverage is light -medium
- matte finish but after 4hrs, will start to become oily slightly (specially on t-zone but can be solved by dapping with a tissue paper)
- the packaging is kind of difficult to use but i didnt use the sponge as it can be extracted at the top when u turn out so the sponge is useless
overall - i would reccomend ths product but get natural begie instead cus light begie will look abit fair on skin rather then a natural look. Im mixing this with thefaceshop phytogenic infinite foundation SPF20+ NB21 as NB21 foundation is slightly yellowish but would be good for dark eye circles but if applied on whole face without mixing, would be slightly yellowish :)
This is my latest great BB find. I have this in W15-sand beige. For starters I have NC35 skin, very oily skin, have moderate scarring and live in hot and humid weather.. So naturally I'm looking for something long wearing without breaking me out.
Shade- it comes in 3 shades and I have the darkest color. It is slightly lighter than my skin tone but once blended in and applying powder on top, it is not so noticeable. It has a good yellow undertone unlike most BBs that lean more pink or grey. Oxidizes just a little bit after application to suit the skin tone more- it stopped oxidizing after this and stays the same as the day progresses.
Texture- the texture of this bb is very lightweight, not thick but not runny either. Applies very smoothly and blends effortlessly. I really like the lightweight texture. Feels like I'm not really wearing much make up. Has Satin finish, makes skin look flawless and radiant. Doesn't highlight any dry patches at all. Feels moisturizing without being heavy...but may not be enough for dry skin girls.
Longevity- this is by far the best staying Bb cream on my very oily skin and In a tropical hot and humid weather sure beats my missha real signature bb cream in terms of staying power. This stays more than 14 hours, on me with slight patchiness, towards the 7th hour. It is of course to be expected. I get oily after 5 hours, blotting is needed at least 1 to two times a day. Great oil control without sucking out moisture out of your face. Stays on wonderfully well on very oily skin, and doesn't transfer on clothes either. Does not settle into fine lines or smile lines.
Coverage- has true medium to full coverage, covers blemishes and redness very well. Buildable without being cakey. I usually go without concealer with this bb on.
Caveat- does not photograph well due to the high SPF 50 PA++, but great that i don't need extra ss with this.
Packaging-comes In a squeeze tube with built in sponge applicator, you can take off the sponge to use the fine tip depositor. Comes in a 30ml tube, price is reasonable, around 12 USD. prices are marvelous in gmarket though. I love this and have been using this non stop since I bought it. Highly highly recommended for normal,combi,oily and very oily. But not so much for dry skin...unless you moisturize well before hand
For someone with combination, acne prone skin, this bb cream does the trick. Hasn't broken me out, and gives medium coverage with a dewy finish. I put concealer on some areas with hyper pigmentation that I want to conceal 90% and set with a powder, light listing of skindanavia finishing spray and I'm good all day. Love the spf50, but don't care for the sponge applicator. That came off the 2nd day I used it. I do notice that the finish is great and smooths over my pores making skin appear smoother and brighter while looking natural and not mask like. For days when I have an important meeting at work, I will dab foundation on top of this and I end up with a flawless look! Also, I live in Florida where it's ht and humans 75% of the time.. Without powder or without finishing spray I start to look oily within two hours, but with small easy steps I have a natural, semi matte look that lasts all day.
Best korean BB cream I've ever used. The texture is beautiful, my skin looks great, and the high SPF/ PA is a great bonus.
I bought it for 14 USD on Ebay and the Natural Beige W13 is a great match for my NC 25 skin.
The only thing I'm not quite confortable with is the sponde aplicator. I think it sucks up too much product and it's a bit unhygienic, but you can easily take it off.