Bought this in Japan without any real prior research. I got 10, the "brightening" one. It really does leave a dewy effect on your skin and it feels very lightweight while still having medium coverage. It evens out skintone well but might not be heavy enough to cover harsher acne.
My favourite BB cream after trying so many different ones previously. Love the shade (10 i think) and that it stays for the entire day. It's really awesome for lazy days when I just want to slap something on my face and get out of the house.
My oily face doesnt get too oily (i only have to bloat like about 5-6 hours after initial application if i even bloating), it covers redness, darkcircles, has spf and has a light texture. My HG bb cream indeed!
This BB cream is an unscented, lightweight cream that comes in three shades, unlike several other BB creams in the market (especially the Korean ones). #10 works well for me, and I really like how lightweight this feels on my skin, as compared to some of the other creams I've tried.
The coverage is medium; it covers up the redness of my skin quite well and reduces the visibility of my pores, but doesn't totally smooth it out. (Note: I'm kind of lazy and don't use any primer.) It does leave a nice dewy look to my skin without the thick, cakey feeling of some of the Korean brands...
I've not tried this with the Mineral BB loose powder yet, but I usually pat on Ettusais' Quick Fix Powder and it lasts for most of the day. For a fuss-free routine, this works pretty well for me. continued >>
Been using this as a makeup base though I will use it on it's own on days that I do not need too much coverage. It's kind of sheer but coverage is buildable up to medium, definitely not full but will do.
There's SPF (26++ ??) great for lazy me.
It's slightly on the pink side and the shades are on the lighter side. Oil control is great
Update: my skin has become much less oily with dry patches on the cheeks. The oil control is now a problem as it emphasizes the dry patches.;(
This BB cream comes in a lovely pink tube that is very travel friendly (40g). I bought it when I was in Japan last winter. I have it in a 10 (in japanese, it says "brightening skin color") which is great for me because it's not the usual greyish color you get from Korean BB creams. For reference, I'm NW 20 in summer and NW15 in winter.
The coverage is sheer, almost medium if you add more than a pea-size amount (like a tinted moisturiser) and it goes on smoothly. The reason why I won't repurchase is because I find that it starts to fade after a few hours, with or without a primer. The end result is blotchy-looking skin. I don't have time to check my makeup every couple of hours so this has been sitting pretty on my table. I will use it if I'm going out for a short while but not if I have a full day planned.
I have this in the lighter shade (10). Oil control is very good, and doesn't break me out. But almost too good for my combination but dehydrated skin. I feel it's not moisturizing enough. It therefore leaves my skin feel and look a bit dry after a few hours. Coverage is between light and medium, it's enough to even out skin tone very nicely but not enough to cover up blemishes or blemish marks.
Water, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Alcohol, Nylon-12, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, CI 77891, Lauryl Peg-9, Polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, Glycerin, Zinc oxide, Disteardimonium hectorite, Diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, Erythritol, Xylitol, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Isostearic acid, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminium hydroxide, Alumina, Isostearyl alcohol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polysilicone-2, Tocopherol acetate, BHT, Calcium chloride, Magnesium chloride, Peg/Ppg-14/7 Dimethyl ether, Sodium hyaluronate, Sodium acetylated hyaluronate, Tocopherol, CI77491, CI77492, CI77499.
Extremely moisturizing BB cream that goes on lightweight (not as sticky compared to some of the Korean brands) and does not oxidise as fast as some of the liquid foundation I have used. It works great with the mineral loose powder (which is really finely milled, floated in the air when I accidentally spilled some) that is from the same range. One tube last a long way (4-5 months for me, daily usage). Does not clog pores, no break-outs. The only gripe about it is that the colour is freaking fair even for their number 3 (darkest shade). Hence, it's only suitable for fair skin tone. Ettusais should introduce darker shades for all to use since this is really a great product.
Best bb cream that I've tried (and I've tried many). Super easy to apply. Blending is effortless and gives a nice natural matte finish. Feel comfortable on skin. Decent oil control (not superb but since i have very oily skin i hv given up on finding something that will hold my oil for more than 2 hrs). Sheer to medium coverage but buildable. Only thing I'd complain about is it's staying power. And I'd not recommend using their bb mineral powder on top of this cream (as per ettusais' recommendation) cos this combination makes my face look cakey.
I've tried a few different BB creams, such as BRTC, Sana and Dr. G. The Ettusais Mineral BB Cream in #20 Natural has the best texture, coverage and colour of all.
Colour : The other BB creams (and most of them) have a tendency to lean towards the pink/neutral/cool tones. And that's great if you have a pink undertone or are Caucasian, but as a fair-skinned Asian, it just looks weird to have a pinkish face and a yellow neck/chest. But this leans towards a yellow/beige/warm undertone which matches my skintone perfectly.
Texture: The feel and consistency of this BB cream is very silky and smooth. It's similar to a texture of a tinted foundation, or a lightweight foundation. It's not water nor thick. It is super easy to smooth out with your fingers, with a foundation brush or with a flat too kabuki brush. It's not cakey and doesn't crack after a long day. It also kept my oily-after-a-few-hours face matte. I do dust the MUFE HD Microfinishing powder over the BB cream, but only lightly.
Coverage: I would catergorise the coverage as medium but buildable. It gives a natural effect to the face but at the same time covers my redness on my cheeks, the broken capillaries and pores on my nose, and pigmentation on my chin.
I will have to use for another month to see if it affects my acne-prone skin. But so far, it has impressed me on all counts.