I've seen this product pop up on YT beauty channels over the past few years, along with other Asian based BB creams. I attributed the fame to an all too familiar bunch of gurus touting around products in exchange for compensation. THAT--and I hadn't a single clue as to WHERE I could even purchase them withouth having to hop on a plane.
Years later, after giving up on the Western version of BB creams I decided to see where I could easily procure Missha BB products. Turns out they have a US based website. Good thing I waited because it looks like they recently issued a new shade (#27) which happens to be a suitable match.
For ref: I have combination skin, NC40-42.
Like most lines of BB creams--they're very limited in shades but I find, like most users, it does oxidize to fit your skin. If you're lucky enough that it's just a little lighter than your skin, a bronzer can easily fix that. I use Chanel Bronze Universel to fix it, I'm hoping I can continue to do so during the summer once I've gotten darker.
Upon application--it can feel rather heavy and sticky but it IS a cream. Decent coverage, better than most TMs. I still require a concealer for my acne scars but I find that it leaves an overall glow on my skin.
Not amazing in oil control but it's not so horrible, nothing a light dust of powder can fix by mid-day.
Best application would be to use your fingers, you get more coverage that way and blending is easy. REMEMBER: to always moisturize before application
WAIT for when they have sales, I just purchased two bottles at 30% off with free shipping.
I've bought this product when it first came out a few years ago...during that time it broke me out within 4 hours. So I decided to give it another try in 2013...and again it broke me out. Idk, the texture is nice, the coverage is good, but for some reason my skin does not like it. :(
I have NC20 - NC25 skin right now, if I had to be exact then NC22 because I am still not NC20 but leaning closer to it than NC25. I used the color no. 21 for my skin and it fit perfectly. I think this is a little hard to spread on the skin, but it looks extremely natural when done. Although it doesn't look like I am wearing anything it FEELS like I am. This is so heavy on my skin!. I think the coverage is pretty good. I only use one layer and then use it like concealer for areas I need more coverage. My biggest complaint about this is the lack of oil control and lack of staying power. After a few hours this cakes on my skin and I look so gross!!
Pros: very quick, easy application. looks extremely natural.
Cons: difficult to spread, last only a few hours (for me anyway), no oil control, feels heavy
This is an amazing product. I have acne and combination skin and after just 2 days of using this stuff my skin has dramatically improved. My spots are lighter and my skin has cleared up quite a bit. The coverage is AMAZING, comparable to MAC studio fix. I'm light-medium, NW 25 and #27 matched me perfectly. I got mine on ebay for 24$ and it was definitely worth it! The scent is pretty strong, like baby powder almost but it does fade and its a minor set back considering the amazingness of this bb cream!
After hearing so much good things about this BB cream, I decided to try it. Actually it was my first REAL BB cream (because I first tried the Garnier BB cream, wich isn't a real one) and I didn't really know how to use it.
I may sound a bit stupid but one year ago, I wasn't familiar at all with any makeup.. So when I discovered BB cream, I thought "I don't have to learn about concealer, foundation, SPF and all those things".
So I brought it first on the 21st shade (wich is like NC-20/25) and it looked really nice, blended nicely and covered ALL my horrible acne (I have really dry skin, no oil, but a lot of acne). It was a bit darker that my skintone so after about 3 month of use I decided to buy the 13st shade. And this one matched my really fair skin so it's good for REALLY white skin.
I have dry skin and this BB cream marks a lot the little dry spots and if you have red areas, then it's not really for you.
It does cover and unify my skin but not really my red areas, I have to put a green concealer under it. Plus, I looks a bit cakey if you put like two thin layers of this BB cream..
It's a good BB cream but only for skin that doesn't have blemishes..
Oh! And it caused me really little breakouts, like super little pimples that stays under you skin and looks like little mountains..
This will be my third year using this product and I have no intention of trying anything else in the near future. I have acne prone combination skin, and with the use of Bare Minerals- mineral veil on top it lasts all day with just one touch up with blotting paper half way through the day. I love how well this BB cream covers and still looks natural. I'm Mac nc 30 in winter so I use the Missha 23 mixed with 31. In the summer I'm Mac nc 35 and the Missha 31 on its own is perfect. An added bonus is the SPF 42! I used this last summer on holiday in Hong Kong which is extremely hot and humid, I can't stress enough how well this lasted. I bought a new tinted moisturiser thinking there would be no way the thick BB cream would hold, but I ended up bringing the TM back home still in its packaging.
I would recommend this to anyone, I've tried a lot of foundations in the past- it doesn't compare at all!
This BB cream is too heavy and warm for oily skin (which I have). There are more shades to choose from which is a good thing but if you are oily like me, you will prefer a much thinner BB cream that still covers flawlessly but doesn't make your face feel heavy or too warm.
This BB cream also made me oil more than other BB creams that I've tried (I've tried a lot of BBs). I now just use this one on my neck (as it can do with more moisture/emollient) when I go out as a sun protector but don't use it on my face.
Wasn't great for me.
As far as coverage goes, you'd definitely need to use concealer with this.
I didn't like the texture, it felt so thick and sludgy.
It broke me out, even when I used it sparingly and my skin isn't majorly acne-prone.
Left a weird cast on my face, I found it difficult to blend and it ends up oxidizing on me anyway.
In all honesty, I can't attest to whether or not it lives up to all the 'skin improving' properties because this went straight in the bin after a week. I'm dubious, though. Definitely one to sample before you purchase.
After spending BB creams on 4 different products for a week (one of which is Fairy Drops), finally the search is over... This is the fifth product I have tried on and its the best for my skin tone. I am tan and I just need a cream to even-out my skin tone. It gives a natural-looking and matte, very light finished. I felt like nothing has been put on my face but I look great even after 6 hours. I just need to pat a MAC pressed powder on after 4 hours and am good to go again. I bought this product in MISSHA store here in HK. I was told to buy two so that I could get 30% discount. And I didn't regret that I did, for I am going to stick on it. The price is reasonable (since it is discounted, and I think HK stores are always discounted 365 days! LOL).
Pretty damn close to HG for me, and I'm super hard to please! I have oily, VERY fair, cool toned skin, so 90% of fdtns/TMs/etc are either too dark, or too orange on me. I've got some acne scarring on my cheeks from my teenage hell years, and still get a couple nasty cystic s pimples at that TOTM. I prefer sheer-med coverage.
I wear this over my biore perfect face milk s/s (god bless Internet shopping!), and it glides on smooth and really disappears into my skin. The color match (#13) is A. MAZE. ING! But keep in mind my skin is quite pink-toned, and VERY pale - if that doesn't sound like you then this shade probably won't work... It's fab for me, though! My husband actually raves about this m/u - he says it doesn't even look like I'm wearing any, but yet makes my skin perfect! Uh yeah, I'll take that!
The ONLY negative (other than the slow international shipping) is that I think it could stand to be a little less "dewy" for those of us will major oil problems... However this isn't a huge deal b/c my s/s actually controls oil (incredible, I know!) a bit when I wear it underneath. The packaging is perfect and the price is totally reasonable even with shipping... Highly recommended!