I bought Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (No.13) in the 20ml. Travel Size for $13 ($9 + $4 shipping on Amazon). There are counterfeit versions of Missha that come from China. To be 100% sure that I was buying a real Missha BB cream, I bought it from a South Korean seller. It took 3 weeks to get to my house. I also got 2 free samples - Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream and the Signature Dramatic Base Boost.
My skin is acne/clogged pore prone, a little sensitive and on the dry side. I had a very bad reaction to a sunscreen last year that left me with horrible acne scarring all along my jaw line and a few spots on my cheeks. With pale skin the acne scarring left behind can be almost as bad as the actual acne that caused itÖ
APPLICATION & COVERAGE -
It seems like with BB Cream less is more. An amount the size of a large pea is ideal. I apply it with my fingers. It spread and blended well with very little streaking or unevenness. The coverage is light - med. I would say about 90% of the red marks from acne scarring, freckles and dark spots under my eyes were covered. I dabbed a little extra product on a few of the darker spots and most of them were then covered as well. Dark under-eye circles, active acne or recent scarring would need a bit of concealer under the BB cream to make them completely disappear. HOPEFULLY the claims of evening skin tone and reducing scarring is true. It will take a few months to know for sure (that would be wonderful).
COLOR (No. 13) -
Shade No. 13 is the lightest version of this BB cream and matches my skin tone perfectly. Iím very pale and most foundations are too dark or have an undertone that throws off the color, so itís pretty awesome to finally find a color that I do not have to correct with powder.
'Dewy' would be accurate. It gives you a natural glowing look. I donít hate it, but Iím not used to it either. Iíve always used foundations that give a matte result. I have dry skin and read that BB creamís are notorious for building up around dry areas. Itís very trueÖ I have to use moisturizer and do a light exfoliation before putting it on.
The 2nd time I used this I put on too much at once (2 or 3 peas) to see if I could get better coverage. It didnít work out so wellÖ My skin looked flawless for a few hours, but by the time I got home (about 6 hours later) the product had accumulated around lines and globbed together a bit. For the 1st time that I can remember, my face looked oilyÖ It wasnít horrible - I still got a lot of complement at the play group my son and I go to. Iím sure applying two thinner layers would be a better approach.
Skin Problems? -
I have been wearing this BB Cream for a whole week (4 separate times) and I have no active acne. As in none! I had been wearing Revlonís Colorstay for about 6 months. I knew that it made me break out - for me every foundation does to some extent. Some are worse than others. Missha seems to be the first foundation that has actually improved my skin - so far.
This was my first BB Cream and I love it! I donít see myself going back to a regular foundation any time soon. M Perfect Cover BB Cream (No.13) is the only foundation I have used that is an EXACT match for my skin tone AND it doesnít make me break out. I love that it has 42 SPF! Iíve had horrible luck with sunscreens so the 42 SPF is a huge plus. BB Creams are also a lot easier and faster to apply than applying liquid foundation with a sponge or brush (not counting additional SPF and powder). It looks more natural too. Pending my Missha Signature sample, Perfect Cover is my 1st HG foundation. I plan on buying the full size when my travel size bottle gets low (2 or 3 months?).
There are a few things that I donít like about this product. Waiting 3+ weeks for it to be shipped to my house is not wonderful. I would prefer it to have no fragrance. I normally avoid fragrance because you donít know what the hell cosmetic companies use to make the smell and it is a common irritant to sensitive skin. Besides, does your face need to smell like flowers? Anyways, itís not foul but it is strongÖ The smell doesnít really go away. Throughout the day I catch whiffs of it here and there. It annoys me a bit, but at least it smells good. Dry skin patches are an ongoing issue. At the same time thereís a tipping point where applying too much makes my skin look oily. BUT, If you get it just right it's perfect. I might need to find a powder to go on top this summer when the 'dewy' look might turn to oily mess on hot days. I wish this would have a little more coverage. With all of the horrible acne I had last year, and the scarring that followed I have gotten used to med-full coverage foundation. Missha does not give me any additional acne or clogged pores, so I think this problem will be a non-issue in a few more weeks. If it helps to heal scarring and evens out my skintone, I will make a Missha shrine in my closet and take all of that nit-picking back.
I am a super pale neutral skinned gal, with a sensitive, yet oily skin type. I decided to try BB creams before they became all the rage in this country, and so I ordered the MISSHA BB off of Ebay. I got color #21 which is the lightest I could find, and it works well on my skin tone.
The BB covers decently, but it is a bit too moist for my skin's taste. It takes a bit to soak in, and leaves me reaching for some pressed powder to blot up a bit of the excess oil.
It hasn't irritated my sensitive (eczema and psoriasis prone) skin yet, however it doesn't seem to be moist enough, oddly, in the driest spots.
Overall, I like the scent (quite flowery, but pretty) and the color, and I believe it's a great BB cream... I just don't know if I'm the BB cream kinda girl.
Love the packaging - pump dispenser and I love how this was the first by cream that did not exacerbate my acne or clogged my pores. I'm the super light pinkish Asian type so I was recommended no. 21 and it suited me perfectly and continued using it for a year. Now that a year has passed. I'm still loving everything about it except that I've noticed that I appear either as if I got even more white in photos, or the color no longer matches me and I'm more tan now. Not so sure but this is still a great product with great sales on the u.s. website.
This is my first review, so hopefully it isn't too bad. But if you just want it short: I absolutely love this product, and it is by far one of the most superior that I've tried.
I am an NC45 in MAC Studio Fix powder and #170 in MUFE HD (and I will likely never return to either of their foundations), and I use MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream in #27, Honey Beige. ---
Now, most would ask how that's even possible since CLEARLY #27 does not match NC45, and is at the most made for NC35/42. Simple: after applying the bb cream over my face, I use a very pigmented powder that matches/is close to my natural skintone. And...that's it. It's the best thing I've ever used in my life. HG. HG. HG. I am in love, even if it's only been for two months.
"Why not use #31, Golden Beige? It's darker." - The #31 has more red/pink undertones, whereas I have mostly yellow/golden undertones. It would look very strange with my skin color.
------ Coverage: Light to full; buildable; up to you.
If you're a girl who has some dark spots, or other pigmented scarring, or spots in general, from acne or anything else, that you're still trying to get rid of and heal - don't be so quick to believe those who say that this product is absolutely, without a doubt sheer/light coverage. At least it isn't the way I'm able to use it? Since from my perspective, it covers amazingly well! However, there are various perspectives on what constitutes "sheer" anyway, but I almost feel like "covers well" is an understatement, as this covers everything I need it to. Yet, it doesn't do this in an unnatural way. I have no need for concealer anymore. No supplementary creams, liquids, nothing. This really is a primer-foundation-concealer-moisturizer all in one. ^__^ The time it takes for me to do my makeup has been cut in half, which is a great thing if you're a college girl like me, or just want a simple, non-heavy look on some days. I can't even put into words how glad I am to have finally found a product that does what it promises (most of us have experienced the truth behind the lies of MU companies).
that I've noticed - my skin texture has improved, it's brightened my face, lightened some of the dark spots I have, I don't feel it on my face, lasts 10+ hours without needing a touch-up (does depend on weather and application though), and while I do not have acne-prone skin, I have noticed fewer, smaller breakouts :] Even though you don't notice it, can't forget about that awesome SPF 42! Also, one pump goes a very long way. For problem areas, maybe only 2 to 2.5 pumps. 3 pumps on bad days. I have so much product left even after two months of (mostly) daily use.
I've been searching for makeup that I could finally have on my skin, without feeling like I was going "one step forward and two steps backward" every day. You know? The thick foundations and concealers that feel like they're heavy and suffocating your skin all of the time, with absolutely no benefit to your skin other than a little SPF and full coverage. I'm trying to achieve that kind of "flawless", no-makeup skin (not a look - the real deal), and I honestly feel like MISSHA M's BB cream is going to help me get there sooner. I would recommend this product to everyone, the only cons being the cost and limited colors, though it's still a better color selection than the other true (true, as in, none of that drugstore faux BB-cream, tinted moisturizer junk) BB cream brands like Skin79 and Holika Holika. But for my HG, my love, I will definitely spare the $27 (I bought it on ebay, with fast and free shipping, but sometimes you can find it much cheaper). It has helped me so much, and I hope it does the same for others!
This is for the Perfect Cover in shade 23, natural beige. So far, so good! I'm an Asian and my shade range is about a NC 20, give or take (slightly darker in the summer). Shade 23 works beautifully for me. It initially goes on sort of grey/white, but then oxidizes to blend in with your skin. I know some people don't care for the scent but it didn't bother me since it was mild (smells like slightly perfumed baby powder). The texture is very lightweight and goes on smoothly, unlike other BB creams I've tried. It's also nice that this comes with a pump to be more hygenic, and also comes with an expiration date on the box. The only reasons I would hesitate to recommend this if you are medium skinned, and for anyone looking for more moisture. I wouldn't say that it's particularly hydrating so anyone looking for that better look elsewhere. I also respectfully disagree with reviewers who recommend this for NC 27-30 (which I've read elsewhere). I actually think it would look ashy on anyone who is even slightly darker than the NC 20 range. I think it's a great option for relatively light skinned women with combination skin.
This is by far the best BB cream I have ever purchased. I've tried "Western" BB creams such as the ones from Garnier and Maybelline before, but they were all disappointing. This is the real thing. I've ordered it on eBay and it was shipped from South Korea.
First, it matches my skin tone perfectly. I ordered no. 13, which is a tad bit too pale for my fair skin, but it makes me look like a pale porcelain doll, which I love. Unlike Western "BB creams", which tend to come in a veeeery limited range of shades and often look too orange, this one is very neutral, it has no orange undertones and comes in a wide variety of shades, 5, I believe.
The coverage is superb. It covers literally everything, I've had foundations that provided a much worse coverage than this. Any redness, pores or dark circles are gone, it's amazing.
The consistency is thick and creamy; a small pump is enough for the entire face. It blends easily and becomes one with the skin, it's virtually invisible that I am wearing makeup.
Another thing I very much like is the sunscreen, SPF 42, which is very high and perfect for my sensitive skin. As for the smell, although some have complained that it is very strong and matronly, I for one, cannot sense any. It has a very discreet scent and very neutral. Overall, I am very satisfied.
Cons: It does contain some mineral oils and parabens, so I do hope it won't break me out in the long term.
I like this product, not "wow" effect but i like this. Not love but like.
®Good coverage, cover eye circles and even freckles too.
I am sincerely disappointed. I wanted to try Missha BB cream after reafing all of these great reviews. I really wanted to love it. Fist day of using it: Felt soooo goodddd.It did gave me the natural coverage I wanted. My skin looked smooth and it was glowing. Second and third day of usage: A huge pimple appear on my left cheek, then another one on my right cheek, then another one and another one... It's a nightmare, Don't use this product if you have oily or acne prone skin. It may fit to the dry /normal skin but not for the unlucky oily/combination/acne prone skin. :(
I got the #21 as a new customer free gift. It is too pale for my NC30/35 skin, but hey, I didn't pay for it. I use a darker loose powder on top to get it to look more natural, and it works. I was concerned that it would break me out because it contains beeswax and fragrance; I have been using it for over a week and my skin has been surprisingly good. One complain is that the texture is too balmy, I have to be rubbing my skin way to hard to blend it properly. Now I put a sunscreen around my eyes before this BB cream to help with the skin pulling problem. It isn't a bad product, but I probably won't buy it again, mostly because I don't want to get violent with my skin to blend, and it has more coverage than I need for an everyday look.
LOVE this product! Blends amazingly, looks natural, leaves a dewy finish, long lasting, and smells great. Doesn't break me out. Love love love!