As much as I love the coverage from this bb cream, it gave me the worst breakout of my life after using it for several months. It's been a year since I've stopped using it and my face is still recovering.
I've vowed to steer away from bb creams from now on.
I have been using this for 2 months now and I've very pleased with this produce. If you have very dry skin (like my sister for example who also uses this BB Cream) It's good to moisturize first before applying.
I've notice lots of improvements on my skin: less wrinkles on my under baggy eyes, minor scars disappear, even out my skin tone, and when I have this BB Cream on, it minimizes my pores.
I THREW AWAY ALL OF MY FOUNDATIONS! I don't regret buying it! This product does go a long way, you don't need to put much. I'm not even half of the bottle! Compare to when I use regular foundation, I'd empty it in a month.
I thank the heavens for this product :) But remember: Some will work for others and some don't so it good to keep experimenting until you find the right one for your skin.
I use #21...the colour is close to my skin tone but it's sheer luck as I had to order a few BBs on line and guess the shades based on screen swabs (which is always hopelessly inaccurate). Scented but OK after a minute or 2. Coverage is heavy, due to the zinc oxide content I think. Best to put on very lightly. But I don't want to apply it lightly if using is as an all-in-1 sunscreen foundation...so it looks crap put on at "sunscreen" thickness and settles anywhere it can - even if I do a big smile it can crease up. It's not a good look at all. So I put on a decent sunscreen first and then put a tiny bit of this on top as a foundation. But that doesn't look as good as wearing a "real" foundation...so...even though it's great in theory, in practice it just stays in the bathroom cabinet.
Very late on this BB cream bandwagon and I decided to buy the one that seems to be the most popular. I'm about NC15 (warm undertones with a lot of redness) and I bought this product in shade 21. My skin is sensitive, reactive and quite oily.
First of all, when I first tried this, what struck me was the scent. Very strong hard to describe smell that you have to get used to, thankfully it disappears after a few moments (although you can smell it on your face).
Second of all, I was surprised by the consistency and the coverage of it. I expected it to be much lighter coverage, like a tinted moisturizer, whereas it covers the redness on my cheeks very well. It is thicker than I thought it would be, but spreads evenly on the face and melts into the skin nicely.
Unfortunately, it seems to me that this BB cream makes my skin look and feel oily after a few hours, more oily than it should. I use more blotting papers and more Blot Powder when I have it on my face than when I have a different foundation on. I've tried it with different skincare underneath and this has not changed the way it performs on my face. I'll keep on trying to use it and make it work for me, but I think I will not repurchase it.
I've been waiting forever for a BB cream that would go with my skin tone (I'm an NC 32, medium-tan) and find that the new No. 27 is perfect for me!! It works well for evening out skin tone and overall light coverage. I luckily got the product for very cheap during one of the Missha sales and highly recommend it to anyone who's been wanting to try BB cream!
Worked amazingly on the first day! Perfect glowy skin and covered up redness very well. I was also immediately complimented on my skin (and i have bad breakouts, so there's quite a few dark red marks on my cheeks). Then on the second day it looked more ashy than glowy but I persevered in applying it. Third day it started to look even more ashy. Then after the fourth day it completely dried out my skin!! It started to flake on my cheeks and getting irritated and my skin flared up before breaking out really badly. I was so upset. I really wanted it to work and it looked amazing on the first day. I've ordered Skin79's gold label which is meant to be for sensitive skin. So hopefully that'll be better. Also my tube leaked and went everywhere- not sure if it's just mine.
I loved this for a while. Wonderful coverage and texture, but I think it broke me out. Also, the color is so grey/pink. It looks ashen, and not dewy. Cheap price for a decent bb cream if your skin tone matches though...
NC25 Chinese, reddish undertones.
Headed down to my local Korean market, and thankfully there were like 8 BB creams to try....
#23 did not work for me at all, gray undertones. Maybe it's my red undertones, since all the Asian NC25 bloggers give it so much love.
#31 much too orange.
On the hunt for #27.
I tried this product a year ago when a roommate recommended I try BB cream. For the first few months I was in love: the product gave great lightweight coverage I could apply with my fingers, and I felt like it was making my skin more healthy. But after a while my chin started breaking out horribly, and I finally realized this product was the reason. It gets seriously deep into your skin and not even cleansing oil could get rid of it for me. Mineral oil is an ingredient, I think that's the reason. My skin was seriously clogged. As soon as I stopped my skin started clearing up. If you have acne-prone skin, I wouldn't suggest this product, no matter how intense your cleansing regimen is.
Another thing: my mom said my skin looked GREYER when I used this, and it took months after I stopped for my healthy color to return. The whitening ingredients are bad news. Please ladies, don't hop on the skin whitening wagon, it may be popular in Asia but I don't think its helping anyone.
Finally, while the product gave great, natural, dewy coverage, it also rubbed off very easily, even when I used a setting powder. And the smell was always very strong on my face throughout the day when I wore it. I know it feels natural but trust me, there are better products out there that have better staying power and won't break you out.
I want to love this, because there are so many things that it does well. The coverage is excellent, it smells nice, it doesn't break me out. It wears well, and I like the semi-dewy finish it has on my skin. Unfortunately right now, I have quite a few dry patches on my face (eczema sucks), and this really seems to emphasize those, a lot more than any other foundation I have used. I've tried several different application techniques, all with the same results: it looks great at first, but half an hour later, my face is flake city. My face is not nearly as dry in the summer time, so I may just stick to using this then. Because I love everything else about it.
Edit: Now that I have my face's dryness under control, I am really enjoying this. The shade I have (No. 13) is light enough, but tends to look a bit too pink on my NC15 skin. It's great worn sheerly though, or added to other foundations to lighten them up a bit.