I just recently received the full size version of no. 27 in a swap and holy cow. i had previously bought and tried no.23 but it was too gray (even after oxidizing) and pink on my skin. The 27 was perfection. It blended in perfectly and I used less than a full pump for my entire face. The whole day (christmas day) my family was complimenting me on how nice my skin looked, especially in pictures...that means...NO WHITE CAST! Even with it's high spf, i didn't get that ghostly whiteness in the countless photos that were taken that day. It does dry fairly quickly so might be difficult to blend for others, but i managed ok. i used this over my clinique moisturizer and mufe HD primer and it lasted all day without getting cakey or looking streaky. Towards the end of the night (about 9-10hours later) i started to look a little dewy (i do have oily skin), but it was a nice dewy look. I'm already looking to purchase another bottle just to have it on hand. **Oh and I applied with my fingers. I just dotted where I needed the most coverage and used my fingers to blend outward from there. Worked great.
I purchased colour #21 of this range.
- high SPF
- decent coverage
- too bad i breakout on this
- it isn't moisturising enough
- the colour seem kind of grey to me, therefore making my face look dull
- there's fragrance that may offend other people. It didn't offend me though.
It offers a good coverage and SPF and also blends very easily into the skin. However I could never get the shade right - I guess my skin is somewhere in between No. 21 and No. 23. A lot of people complained about its "Johnson&Johnson" smell but I actually find it quite relaxing plus it doesn't irritate my skin.
Although this is not a bad BB Cream I doubt about buying it again because it has no staying power plus I don't need to add extra oil into my oily T-zone!
i bought this bb cream a year ago and i have to say its quite nice. i have very very oily skin. skin that would get oily in 30 minutes after a shower. i have acne prone skin and i break out quite often. this bb cream is geared toward normal skin types which makes me a bit oily. but setting it with powder can help minimize the oiliness. the smell is like old grandma perfume. i dont really like fragrances in any of my product. overall, i havnt seen a difference with my skin. i have the color in no.23 and im a NC30 in mac.. laura mercier in beige? revlon colorstay in 300.
I bought this BB cream after I tried a Western one that I was completely unimpressed with. I heard asian BB creams were better and having read positive reviews for this one and discovering it had a shade dark enough for me I decided to give it a try. Ilove LOVE LOVE this BB cream. It's fabulous it covers my dark spots well when applied properly and it's high SPF content is perfect as I'm live in the Caribbean where the sun is always about. My only complaints are that it doesn't by itself do much for my oily forehead but setting it with some powder fixes that. Also it's a bit pricey for my liking. I would definitely get it again though !
Wow! I am very impressed with this product. I have no idea what my skin colour is Mac-wise as I have never been matched. I will say that I am of Irish/Scottish decent, super pasty white, freckle easy, burn like a mofo when exposed to the sun for anything more than thirty minutes even if it is winter (sunscreen is always needed folks) and have jet black hair. I suppose I am what people in America call Black-Irish looking. I often have problems finding a matching foundation as I am so pale even the lightest offerings typically wind up looking orange on my skin. I have had the most luck with Cover Girl`s tinted moisturizer in fair to light, which regrettably is no longer sold in Canada. With that in mind, Missha Perfect Cover in number 21 blends into my skin quite well. If I could get my hands on the a bottle of 13 I would love to try it. This product makes my skin look fabulous. It takes away any redness I encounter from wind burn in harsh Toronto winters and does not seem to accentuate any dry patches, it does not rid me of them however. I have been using this product for the past two months so I a not sure how it stands up to humidity. I like to have it in my purse if I ever felt I needed to touch up, but so far I have yet to actually need to as it lasts through the day! It does not cover blemishes out-right with only one layer, but the product is easily build-able and never ever looks cakey. When I wear this my skin simply looks very healthy instead of looking like I have put anything on it, which to me is a great thing! I have yet to use this in conjunction with foundation as I don`t feel I need to when wearing this product, but I would wager a guess that it would work very nicely as a base. If I ever do use this as a base, I will be sure to come back and update this review with my findings. I would definitely buy this again and recommend this product to anyone with my skin tone who is looking to cover redness and even out their skintone without looking like they are wearing any makeup. I likely wont be repurchasing this however as I have jumped on the BB bandwagon and have ordered three different types which I am waiting to arrive soon. I do hope they perform just as well as this product, because really, I am quite blown away at how good it is! I will be testing out Skin79 Gold BB next as I have read it offers great moisturization in the winter which I think my skin could use, fingers crossed it is as good as Missha!
Would I buy it again? Hell ya! For reference I am roughly an NC10 and the lightest shade (bright beige) fmatches me perfectly! Very dewy but not oily finish, very natural, it does cover my redness really nicely! I looove this stuff!!
I have acne prone skin and my skin love this bb cream. I did not like it at first but through trial and errors and reading beauty bloggers and youtube videos on bb creams I learned the best way to use and remove bb cream. Missha bb cream is my favorite so far because of how cheap the price is and how I get great natural looking skin while being protected from the sun. The texture is creamy and thicker than most foundation and this has a light perfume scent. I brought this for 15 dollars and I have shade 21. (MAC foundation NC 20-25). This last all day for me no matter what I am doing (I wear this to work and I sweat a lot) and I have combination skin but I do need to set with powder. I really like the tube packaging since it is very hygienic.
I have been using BB creams for 3 years now and from experience you really have to start off with a clean exfoliated and moisturized skin to get the best results. Also I tried many different ways to put this on like sponges, mac 190 brush, stippling brushes and none of them works as well as my fingers.
I put on two thin layers. The first layer I squeeze out half a pea size on the palm of my hand and I warm it up in my hands by taking my ring finger and swirling it. Then I dot it all over my face –blend it with my fingers and I do the same with the second layer and if I need extra coverage I use my concealer instead of using another layer because it would make my skin look cakey if I keep layering. BB cream coverage is light because the purpose of it is to look like your natural skin but better. BB creams are not like foundation, they are closer to tinted moisturizer with added benefit such as sunscreen.
Also you must remove this thoroughly. Not removing it completely is the main reason why some people break out from this. I use coconut oil (sometimes I use grapeseed oil) to remove my entire make up off my face including bb cream and afterward I use an acne cleanser from clean and clear, follow up with a toner. This never made me break out and I would definitely repurchase. If you have bumpy skin texture or medium to heavy discoloration, this is not the product for you. Hope this helps.
I like the consistency of this product. It offers a little bit more coverage than a tinted moisturizer. The smell is floral, some seem to find it overpowering but I like it. Goes on pretty smooth and is easy to blend. What I don't like is the grey cast it leaves on my face. The color (#23) seems a little too dark for my skin. I haven't tried #21 yet though. I would recommend being careful when you wear this because it rubbed off all over my shirt when I was trying on clothes once.
I am generally not a liquid foundation wearer, I stick with powders/MMU or tinted moisturizer. I just never find liquid foundation to be wearable for me. It never looks like my skin (I have a number of beauty marks and freckles on my nose, it never looks natural over them). Anyway. I was intriuged to try a BB cream because of the idea of a product that packs a lot of benefits in addition to perfecting the skin. Plus, SPF is a good thing.
I chose this BB cream because I had read the Asian ones were better and this one seemed relatively inexpensive and easy to acquire. I bought the small bottle for $7 to try out. I bought shade 21 which is a good match for my pale, neutral skin (NW 15-20 usually, but I have an obnoxious combo of yellow and pink undertones, so I'm sometimes hard to match).
My intial thoughts: I have dry skin and I needed a heavier moisturizer to make this work. The first time I wore it, I hated how much it accentuated my dryness (I was still using my summer moisturizer and the cold weather had begun so I needed something heavier). I think it actually dried out my skin some too. Also, I needed a LOT more product to do my whole face than I expected (I applied with my fingers). I find it doesn't spread very easily and I needed more than I would've expected.
Also, I hate the smell. Why oh why would anyone scent anything like this? It's awful, but I don't deter easily. And it does fade fairly quickly.
Now, moving along. I accept that most products have a bit of a learning curve so I didn't give up. I switched out my moisturizer for something more heavy duty and had much better results. I still had to use quite a bit of product and it still smelled bad. But I didn't need to use concealer and my skin was even, dewy (but not shiny), even and looked like happy, radiant skin and not makeup. The coverage is on the high-end of medium so I found that you have to be careful to apply it evenly. It lasts well without any sort of finishing powder, no greasiness or oxidation. It does begin with a gray-ish cast, but that adjust for me fairly quickly.
So, not a completely perfect product for me, but I do like it quite a bit. I suspect it may be the cause of a blemish on my chin though the jury is still out on that one (I'm generally not blemish prone). I'm not certain I'll repurchase just yet, but I may. I really like the result I'm able to achieve, but I do wish it was more moisturizing and didn't stink. I haven't noticed any long term benefits with this one but that also my just be a result of not having used it for very long yet. All in all, I'm happy with my first BB cream purchase.
The lippie I took off was primarily because of the smell.