I have both #21 and #23 and I am about an NC30/NC35. Both of them really don't match my skin that well XD! They work wonderful to make darker foundations match my skin though as as under eye concealers! I have SUPER oily and acne prone skin and it does not disturb it! :D I have pics on my blog if you want to see it in action!
This is the first BB cream I bought, in shade 21. It has great packaging, easy to get it out. On me, I have normal combination skin it applies like a dream! I use the F84 from Sigma and buff it in. On me it is actually one of the most full coverage anything I have used! But bear in mind I have no xits and only a few scars, my main issue is redness on the cheeks and this hides it! It goes on smooth, and only a light application is needed to make this last all day long. I dont think it have any special scent either.
i LOVE this product!!!
My skin is severely scarred from acne in my teenage years so i tried this BB cream.
I bought it off eBay so the price($15) was very reasonable although i think it retails for $30-40.
It has reduced the redness of my scars and has visibly reduced my pores and acne pits. My skin has also become noticeably smoother.
I have dry skin so i did not need to apply powder this, although i do still apply a bit of creme blush and bronzer.
The shade #21 was a perfect match for my nc15 skin
THANKYOU MISSHA, you answered my prayers!!
Turned my skin an unnatural light color. Way lighter than my neck. Most of me was nc 30 and my was was an nw20.... Really weird. My face never felt clean while wearing this. I have oily skin but my other bb creams didn't feel nearly as heavy or sticky as this. Besides turning my skin a funny pinkish light color it did not help the discoloration under my eyes. They actually seemed to become a more brown grey color.... I went from make up optional to make up mandatory in a little less than a month. Gave it a very fair trial. however.... Really yucky. I liked the coverage and color but the affect it had on my natural skin was a deal breaker. Some people really like it so I suggest you try it. You never know. Just get the small tube off of eBay before getting the big bottle with a pump. Gave it to a friend who has freckles. She loves it. Hit or miss really. Give it a shot
(My experience is from only applying one coat of this product on my face, the product I bought is Missha BB Cream No.21) Despite what people claim, this product does NOT cover blemishes (acne scars for example). I have a couple of acne scars and I still had to use concealer to cover up the scars. However, I love the smell of the BB Cream! (Kind of smells like baby power/products lol) It does make my skin look softer and has great oil control, but it breaks me out after prolonged wear ): I always wash my face immediately after I get home to prevent breakouts from this product, but I will still get breakouts sometimes. The reason I only ever apply one coat of this product to my face is because I'm afraid applying more coats will break me out even more horribly. I have also not noticed any healing or whitening properties the cream claims to have, and it is not a very good sunscreen. This product is great for wearing for short periods of time, but it is not recommended for everyday/regular wear.
- Great oil control for my combo skin
- Solid medium coverage that doesn't look too heavy. It covers my rosacea and evens out my skintone.
- Very good SPF
- Blends easily
- Pump bottle
- Relatively cheap price
- Lasts all day even when not set with powder
- Very strong floral scent, not good for sensitive skin like mine.
- Colours aren't that good for my NC20 skintone. I like BB creams to brighten my skin with a nice beige tone, whereas this BB cream tends to run very grey. #21 was the better match for my skin (#23 was too dark and #13 too light) but makes my skin look rather dull.
- Can be drying on my skin, especially in winter. Need to moisturize extremely well before using.
This is my 2nd BB cream. I actually got a full size tube of this for free as part of my first order from Missha's website. I had sprung originally for the Cho Bo Yang BB (which was on sale for a steal) and Perfect Cover came with it.
I thought it was sort of odd that I didn't get to choose my shade, especially for a full-sized product, but whatever, it was free. They sent me #23 and it is a good match. I am NC20/N2 (really quite neutral). The gray tone of this put me off originally when I swatched it onto my hand. However, when blended out onto my face it looked fine. I use Smashbox's #19 Face & Body brush, which is a large, dense, bronzer-type brush and my preferred for working with thick/cream foundations. It was perfect for this application.
The best part about this BB (most BBs, really I suppose) is the coverage. I have good, clear, blemish-free skin, but I carry a lot of ruddiness in my cheeks. One layer of this stippled with the #19 and it's gone. It gives me a perfect clear canvas. I would imagine it would be excellent for someone with rosacea or other discoloration problems as well. I also love the dewy finish. I've had a very hard time finding a dewy-finish base that has decent coverage. Most (including some of my very favorites - MUFE F&B, MAC F&B, Chante FS and Chante JS) are quite sheer.
I can't speak to the lightening/long-term skin effects as I have only used this short-term. I CAN say this stuff wears like iron, having worn it for a 5-mile hike yesterday and it still looked perfect when we got home!
Would definitely repurchase as long as it continues to agree with my skin. continued >>
This is my first BB cream. My skin is oily/acne prone, but have it under control with the help of Biore UV ss milk as primer, ocasional blotting sheets and good skin care. I usually wear Almay Clear Complexion foundation, which I love except for the somewhat lacking coverage and the heavy yellow undertone. I decided to buy Misha #23 in sample packets for my NC25 skin.
At first application, I truly loved it. I did notice the grey cast everyone mentionts, but it does blend nicely afterwards. The coverage is nice, buildable, and the finish is dewy.
Along the day, my skin got terribly oily, the most I've experienced in my life. No amount of blotting sheets would suffice. I tweaked the setting powder to maybelline dream matte powder, MUFE HD powder, Palladio rice powder and none of them solved the issue.
I guess I'll wait til my skin is drier this winter to try this foundation again.
I got the 20ml tube in shade 23. I also have shade 21 and guess what, none works for me. There is not a big difference in Color between these two shades. 21 makes me look slightly ghosty and 23 gives me a gray tone that looks unhealthy.
After using them for a while in the summer I realize that the artificial scent is unpleasant. Because of that I don't reach for it so often anymore. It is a thick and drying type of cream so you have to work quickly otherwise it will be hard to spread even. For everyday use this isn't a great product, feels heavy and smells heavy.
Perhaps it is suitable for evening/special event make up? it does give good coverage.
I think I may have found my HG foundation! I purchased this on Amazon and received it 3 days ago. It is a little soon to be certain of HG status but so far I am in love with this perfect foundation. I have melasma and my skin is dry and showing signs of aging. Foundations that cover my hyper-pigmentation look good indoors but outdoors my spots look dark and gray. They also make my skin look dry, crepey and old. Misha foundation makes my skin look as if i do not have foundation, covers most of my melasma without making it look gray, and my skin looks smoother and dewy. I hope to update in a couple of weeks. Oh and when I took my makeup off last night, my skin looked less crepey and smoother than I have seen it in years. I could not believe my eyes and called my daughter into the bathroom to ask her to look at my skin. She said it looked very bright and smooth.