This purchase was my first foray into BBcream use. I was definitely concerned about the coloring, but prepared to mix it with darker foundations if I needed to do so.I'm definitely darker than most bbcream users.
While it was on it's way, I discovered that Misscha makes a bbcream for golden beige skintones, and I found it on one website, but I had already ordered this onefrom an online wholesaler.
The tube was a bit smaller than I expected for the price. The writing on the back was in Korean. So, all I could tell is that it's for whitening, ha spf 41, and is PA ++. First I tried it on my hand and could see the grey tone I had heard described about bbcreams. I was undaunted.
I put it generously on one half of my face, including the eye area I could see that it was lighter and greyer than my natural complexion. I then applied my usual undereye concealer.
The amazing thing was that all I needed to do to even my skin tone was to apply the same loose finishing powder that I wear every day to set my undereye concealer!!! I applied it all over my face and I was back to my natural color. (MUFE loose powder in apricot)
I have normal skin and don't have a problem with breakouts. This product hasn't caused me any itching, redness, or pimples. I'm very happy to be able to skip the steps of brightening serum, moisturizer, and facial spf.
I've been using this for over 6 months and it has turned my routine around.
I figure alot of the reviewers here mention that it does not cover well, but in my opinion, BB creams are not meant to be foundations. If you are looking for intense coverage you should consider foundations and not BB creams of any label. I find most BB creams are sheer and cover redness. This BB cream performs well under in covering redness. But like most BB creams I find it doesn't compliment my skin tone, but I overcome this by not using too much and to blend with my foundation sponge. Its a good sheer base if you want to continue using foundation.
While I like that it is a 3 in 1, particularly the high spf. I still layer my moisturiser underneath as I have dry skin. I find that this BB cream sits dewyly on my skin and it has benefitted somewhat in its condition since using it.Or it could be that it is doing a good job of covering flaws without looking like makeup.
But this has become part of my quick as flash morning routine. I use Paula's Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate, then this and then a light dusting of Chanel Universal Poudre followed by my day other make up partners blusher & mascara.
Yes I would repurchase, maybe this time I will venture using the shimmer one.
I have not had much success with Laneige products (their cleansers, toners, foundations...) but thought I'd give this a go anyway. I purchased #2 which is the one without the shimmer. The colour left quite a grey cast on me, with a slight pink tone. It didn't do much to make my skin look brighter or anything. The texture is thin and the coverage is light. It can be built up but personally I couldn't even get this to medium coverage. It just about covered redness and evened out my skin, but that was it. It got rather oily on my t-zone within a matter of hours. I love hydrating BB creams but this left me too shiny for my liking. It didn't break me out or irritate my sensitive skin (I only used it 3 times though so who knows) which was good. However that is really the only plus point about this. All my other BB creams are long-wearing and last without touch-ups throughout the day/night but the lasting power of this one was not so good, seemed to melt off my face. I would not repurchase.
I had the same experience with usnguyen. Since this BB cream is from Laneige, I thought it would be of high quality. Unfortunately, after around an hour of wearing it, my face started to itch. And when I finally got home and took it off, I had breakouts and redness all throughout. Just thinking of it makes me itchy and angry at the same time. I couldn't locate the ingredients either. The fragrance in this product is pretty strong. I have this in the natural shade, #2. If you have hypersensitive skin, I advise you skip this product.
I have heard a lot of good things about Korean skin care products so a few weeks ago I went to Amor store and purchased this item. Oh my god, it was so smooth but it also caused a huge break out on my face after 1 hour of wearing it, my face looked like a monkey when I took it off. Amor company didn't let me return or exchange, it sucked! I'm not going to try any of their other products ever again
This is designed to be a 3 in 1 product that has skin lightening, anti-wrinkle and UV protection (SPF 41++) properties. It also contains Liquid Crystal Essence to help moisturise the skin.
There are only 2 shades available (#1 shimmer bright - a fair shade with shimmer particles to make the skin look more dewy and #2 natural which is a fair shade with no shimmers, but still designed to give a natural glow finish) so it's limited to only a few skin tones. I am a natural NC20 with goldentones and #2 is the better match for me. The undertone of the BB cream itself is not perfect for me...it's beige with a slight bit of pink to it. It leaves a slight grey cast which I don't like.
Laneige make a big emphasis on the key ingredients of this BB cream. Monogyna (strong antioxidant), Liquid Crystal Essence (moisturising essence), Arbutin (known to lighten skin tone and help tone down dark spots) and Adenocin (anti inflammatory) are all in there, designed to make the appearance of your skin look better over time.
The texture is not thick at all, but not runny either. It spreads and blends into my skin really easily. I have normal/combo sensitive skin and experience no irritation whatsoever. It doesn't make me look oily or greasy throughout the day and lasts at least 6 hours (with no primer or setting powder). The finish it gives on my skin is a natural glow...not dewy, not semi matte, not matte...just SKIN texture, if that makes sense? It's very natural looking. I don't find it to be overly fragrance either, it has a very nice light scent.
In terms of coverage, it's very sheer. It covers redness well and evens out my skintone a bit, but doesn't give much coverage to my red blemishes.
I wish the BB cream was slightly less grey and provided more coverage. I would not repurchase.
I'm surprised that Laneige's BB cream isn't reviewed. Anyway, there are only two shades, #1 being really fair and shimmery, and #2 being the most realistic choice. I like how it hasn't broke me out, and the colour, whilst not a perfect match to my NC25-30 skin-tone, it gives a brightening dewy look that isn't too made-up. I consider this a lightweight foundation because it does give a sheer coverage. So like all foundations, it requires good skincare regime, good primer and good loose powder to really make it shine and work for you. So if you are asking if this cuts down steps in my makeup regime, I'll say it doesn't, but I like it enough to pre-order a second tube from a local blogshop owner.