This review is for the Sheer Glowing Skin version (pink packaging):
1. This has a lot of -cones, but at least it also includes titanium dioxide along with zinc oxide, and arbutin as well. Good points.
2. Low on the list of ingredients is sodium chloride (5\5 on comedogenic scale).
3. No single product has ever broken me so bad. One HUGE pimple that lasted for two weeks and finally resulted in a pitted scar, the 1st in my entire life of relatively good skin. All because I took me time to realize I needed to remove the BB cream with oil at the end of the day. Simple water-based cleanser didn't quite cut it.
4. I needed to add a lot of powder on top to remove the oil slick.
Now that I know that my breakout was probably due to improper cleansing at the end of the day, I could try using it again, but I don't really dare. I just dab a little bit under my eyes. The tube will last me a lifetime as a concealer. Quite good for that purpose.
I'm glad I got to buy this product in Seoul where the SAs were more knowledgeable! All I did was ask for the recommended product and shade, and so I bought the Precious Mineral Sheer Glowing Skin BB Cream in #2, together with the Nymph Aura Volumer. The SA also said it would be better not to use powder over it, because I really should on areas where I tend to get oilier.
I love this product, my friend who is into make up mentioned that it made me look pore-less, and my mom told me I looked fresh, so that makes it worth it. I always use the Volumer with this, as it gives more dewiness. I just have to remember to use the right amount because too much will make me look greasy all-over. I use this for special occasions as it has more coverage than the MISSHA M Signature one.
The pump bottle is great, but I can never tell if it's time to buy a new bottle. It's no big deal though, because we have local Etude stores where I live and for the price, I don't have to think twice about re-purchasing.
I have the one in shade 3. Anyways In short: this Etude House precious mineral BB cream is AWESOME! Here's why:
-Thin and watery but has high coverage. 1-2 layers and my red/brown acne scars are no where in sight.
-Super natural looking! My friend actually told me she noticed my acne is gone when in reality the scars are just covered under this BB cream.
-Shade 3 is actually a little dark on my hand than on my face, to make sure it looks natural apply some on the neck but careful not to get it on the clothes.
-There's a light scent to it, when you apply it it disappears.
-Even though it says "Mineral" on the name there are no minerals in it, which breaks me out.
It is one of the cheaper BB creams out there on ebay, definitely worth a try!! Between this and Missha M Perfect cover (which I like a lot too) I choose this one!
The coverage for this BB cream is medium to full. I've bought the shade #2 on impulse and when i went home and tried it on, it was too dark for me. One thing i don't like about Etude House in Singapore is that their sales assistants were rather untrained(?) or don't even seem to be familiar w the products they were selling. They told me that this (#2) was for cool skinned tone, suits my skin tone and is suitable for oily skin. Whole load of bulls***. When i went to Korea, i went to buy the one in shade #1. When i told the sales assistant that i thought that the #2 was for oily skin, she corrected me immediately and said that #1 is for oily skin and #2 is for dry skin. I had to waste SGD39.90 because of that inexperienced sales assistant! >;/
But enough of ranting. This product (#1) delivers its promise and stayed on my skin for the whole day and i almost do not have any problems w my oily skin at all! I was so surprised! I mixed it w the Nymph Aura Volumer (also from Etude) and it gave you the dewy skin that you see on Korean celebrities. Sometimes i would choose to set the BB cream w my loose powder. This BB cream can also act as a concealer because of it's thick consistency. When i went to class in this make up, no one could tell that i was wearing make up, which is good because you don't want your make up to look cakey and unnatural and look as if you've caked on 6-inch thick of foundation/concealer/etc.
I would definitely purchase this BB cream again. But definitely not from the Etude House retail stores here. It's better to check up on reviews and determine which one is better for your skin tone.
*PS: Something i don't like about this BB cream is that it turns a bit darker than the original colour a while after you apply it to your face. continued >>
Helloo this is just one of the many BB creams I own and I must say it is one of the higher coverage BB creams out there.
I have this is in #2 Sheer Glowing skin. The lady at Etude House matched me as this and it isn't perfect, but after it oxidizes and I use a face powder, it gives me really good coverage.
It leaves your skin even and covers minor blemishes. It does have a white cast on the skin for a while but if you use bronzer or a darker face powder, it will match your skin.
It did not break me out and it totally covered my pores!
This is definitely a medium coverage and leaves a natural satin finish. You don't need a lot of this product and it is best applied with fingers.
It is a thicker consistency but feels okay after it is blended on your skin.
It has mineral particles in the product but once you pat it in the skin and spread it evenly, it melts into the skin. It does feel slightly sticky and I agree that this is not great for oily skin individuals, I like mixing this with a matte foundation to keep it looking more natural by providing some sheen.
This product is not for everyone. Although it has a wide shade selection for a BB cream, it will only match those with a light-light-medium skin tone. :) Targeted for Asians with a neutral/yellow undertone. This will not work for you if you are not in the target group.
I used to apply this on top of my sunscreen and felt that it looked too thick and was slightly difficult to spread on the skin. However, I tried mixing this together with my sunscreen (Biore UV Perfect Face Milk, white bottle) and it worked perfectly. Just the right amount of coverage, very easy to spread, and gives a healthy and natural glow. All I needed after that was a light layer of loose powder, and my skin looks fresh and matte all day long. I'd only need to blot about 2-3 times a day at most.
I use 2 parts sunscreen to 1 part BB cream (about 1 pump) and it was enough for my face and neck. Have tried this method with other BB creams/ tinted moisturizer but Etude's sheer silky skin works best for my skin color as it has a pinkish hue.
Sorry, but I have to give one point to it... Break me out... Finally, I found BB cream is not for acne prone skin... So sad... T_T
I found this too chalky, grey and thick. I tried mixing with a tinted primer to thin it out and lift the colour. That worked just ok for me. It looked too much like makeup for my liking. I felt like Goldilocks trying different samplers, and got just right with Skin79 Gold label. It makes MY skin look great instead of covered in pancake batter. Not for me.
I love this stuff, works perfect on my pale skin. I have the pink tube for normal type skin and it is perfect, amazing finish. Sometimes I will use a bit of foundation or concealer with it or just wear it alone. Love the high spf and the low price. This is a great product.
super loving this product! bought it in shade #2 and I am nc30-35 in mac and it fits well my skin tone, i just dab some powder with my preferred shade, it matches well, it stays on my face the whole day without using an oil blotting paper. it didnt break me out whatsoever. i guess im just one of the lucky ones who are not so overly sensitive. though one negative comment is the packaging the pump is so unpredictable, hard to control how much its gonna squirt out :-( sometimes it gives out too much... what a waste.
btw my skin is combination of dry and oily, it improved my skin condition. and i have noticed that the dark circles around my eyes are improving, i dont use undereye concealer anymore, though im still waiting for my few freckles to vanish. hopefully soon!