I ordered this from Amazon a week ago, and I've used it three times now. I got shade 23, and even though it initially has a white/grayish cast, it goes away after 30 minutes or so. It always looks really nice a few hours into wearing it... how funny. It's so natural-looking! Some people think it smells too strong, but I really like the smell (but then I'm sensitive to fragrances to begin with). I discovered that my regular Qiora moisturizer (I, II) is too light for this BB cream to go on smoothly. It's a little bit think, and I have trouble blending it out with my fingers. But if I use a thicker moisturizer (Clinique Dramatically Different), it goes on really smoothly. I put one pump into my palms and rub it between my hands before applying it to my face. I tried the whole only rubbing it between my finger and the dotting thing, but my ways works the best for me.
So far I really like this product. I purchased this from Seoul Glamour through Amazon In shade 23. I like that it has a very high SPF but does not make me shiny. I tend to get very oily and shiny and this keeps me under control. The coverage is buildable but I like to keep it sheer and apply Laura Mercier mineral powder foundation on top. Can't beat the price. I will be ordering again.
I have really oily skin (extremely oily) and this BB Cream made my face really shiny and oily in just a couple of hours :(
If it weren't for that detail, I would have given it five stars. It's really light weight and the scent is subtle. When you put it on, it feels as though you haven't put anything on. If you have dry or normal skin, the rapid oil production will probably not be a problem at all. Sadly, if you have freakishly oily skin like me, you might want to stay away :(
So far I'm very pleased. I ordered mine from ebay so it came all the way from Korea to the Netherlands within 12 days for the great price of 12 euros for the 50 ml tube.
I am fair skinned so I got 13, which is a great match. At first, when I put it on my skin it looks a bit streaky and seems to really show up on flaky skin but a few minutes on it seems to merge with my skin making it look absolutely amazing. And my skin can be difficult to deal with (dry patches, red itchy angry skin...). It seems to make my skin happy and look absolutely great without looking like I put on make up. Coverage is medium to quite a lot, I feel its buildable on areas where you need some extra coverage.
The packaging has a nice pump but you have to put it the proper way up else its hard to get stuff out. It doesn't smell of anything imo.
Overall great product, great price, I'm so happy with it. See if that changes, wrt breakouts and stuff, then I'll update my review. As for now I'm super impressed!
Been using it for a couple of months now and I am still in love with it, it does not break me out. Gives me all day long perfect skin. I find that if I forget to take it off at night this isn't a problem, my skin will actually be stunning the next day.
Edit: Now I also got shade No 21 which suits my tanned skin amazingly well. Still absolutely in love with this stuff.
UPDATE: I'm afraid this started giving me white heads so I rarely use. Found a better alternative although I do love applying this.
I have yellow undertones and this bb cream has this grey cast on me.. The color is not dark for me but makes my complexion look dull and grey. The finish is semi-matte to dewy. I've only tried this a few times from my sister. Haven't given this a full trial yet. It seems to last pretty well through out but blotting and reapplying powder is required if you have combo-oily skin. The smell doesn't annoy me.. It's kinda nice and it never broke me out. But I won't buy this because of the color choice!
I absolutely love this product. I have an oily t-zone and I always hated tinted moisturizers because they were way too greasy after a few hours and they would literally rub right off. This is very different from that. It has more coverage than a TM, is longer lasting, and gives more of a satin glow-from-within finish rather than dewy. I think it's great for combination/oily skin types.
The color I use is 13 Bright Beige. I am NC/NW 10 and it's a great match for the palest of pale. It's neither yellow nor pink, just neutral. It looks very pale at first but oxidizes into my skin tone.
I can't say enough good things about this. It looks so beautiful and natural, feels light on the skin. It lasts as long as my high end Nars/Chanel foundations. It's BRILLIANT!
This product is amazing. It gives my skin a radiant glow & it conditions it well!
This product is downright amazing! It does have a nice scent but it may react on sensitive skin. It feels amazing on the skin its really moisturizing. The finish is kind of dewy, but i set this with a matte powder which lasts for around 3 hours, i do have to re apply powder during the day but i dont mind. The coverage is great, it gives a lovely natural glow to the skin and covers up the majority of the discoloration i have. It makes my skin look really healthy and glowy. I havnt had any problem with this sliding off my face or anything even when i dont use a primer, so staying power is great. I LOVE this! Would recomend to anybody!
Let me start off by saying this is my first bb cream! I've heard hype about bb cream for a while & OMG I can't believe I waited so long to try this!! I have pretty dry skin, with unfortunately some fine lines under the eye area due to premature aging. This bb cream feels so amazing on my skin unlike anything I've ever tried before! Its very smooth and has imo very good coverage I wouldn't consider this at all anything like a tinted moisturizer. It covers any imperfections you have and doesn't emphazise any fine lines or wrinkles. By all means I am not complaining about the price but I can't believe how inexpensive this is considering how lovely it is on the skin. I was using makeup forevers hd foundation but after trying this I honestly don't think I'll be using anything else on my skin in terms of foundation. I'll definitely keep buying this just as long as they continue to sell it! PLEASE MISSHA DON'T EVER TAKE THIS AWAY!! ;(
I use this in shade #13, "Milky Beige".
- Shade: I was desperate to find something that would match my somewhat NC10 skin; I got notice from this product and bought it having little information about it beforehand. When it finally came I slapped it on and first thing anybody said: "It's too orange", from my father. Almost two years has passed and I still use it, why? It certainly has a neutral shade but leaning to pink, so, someday it oxidizes "pinkier" than others and the result is a *very* light orange-y-like shade barely noticeable when combined with my warm skin, and even if it matches almost perfectly, there's this sort of "too intense" shade that I have to erase with white powder (Stargazer's one, which has some coverage...) to make my face match *perfectly* my neck. Anyhow I'd totally go out just with the MPC on, it's not that bad at all, but certainly it's there. I'd say this will match up to a NW15, maybe a real NC15 finds it too pink but it may match, but I haven't seen shade #21, maybe it's better for those shades.
- Coverage: I'd say this has medium coverage, but quite adjustable. My skin in winter becomes quite dry and if I use too much of this it highlights incredibly any imperfection on my skin (it gets concentrated a lot over peelings), it just doesn't melt with dry patches and looks not-so-good. Also even in summer when used too much it leaves sort of...areas with concentrated product which I find are difficult to blend. Because of this, I'd advise using little, actually I think this works as a prebase with some colour, adding too much causes it to just sit on the surface of the skin making it look very unnatural. When used little and when you work it well, pores and most of redness dissapear, but it doesn't cover it up perfectly. It leaves a very pretty, soft, regular, smooth skin, it looks pretty natural and I actually, except when my skin is at it's driest, like a lot the results. It doesn't cover pimples when they are very red, or big, but I would leave that to the concealer. When talking about too much, for *my* skin I would not use an entire pump of the 50ml bottle, but less and work it very well. Where needed more coverage: concealer.
- Control of oil: I get an oily t-zone in summer, and shine and oil in this case starts appearing in 2-3 hours if I'm not sweating that much, and using powder over it. In winter my skin becomes normal-dry or even just dry in zones, and using powder I don't see oil for hours maybe 8 hours and I really don't get that much oil but get a "bye bye" from the BBCream. Without powder I'd say it lasts a lot also, not less than 6-7 hours before it starts dissapearing. In summer with oily skin or oily areas, blotting is a must, in my case.
- Acne/Skin: This is weird because when I started using it I experienced some acne, I just kept using it and my skin with time became very clear (I started with glyclolic, it's unlikely that it was because of this BBCream...), and sometimes even so, I feel as if when I get some pimples here and there, this causes it at least...well, sometimes. In general nevertheless with correct skin care I get pimples with my period and even when not perfect my skin it quite clear. About it properties, whitening...I have noticed anything, so,...
- Others aspects: As I use little, this lasts a lot, it's cheap, the odor is there but doesn't bother me (smells like baby powder with flowers or so, but lightly and goes away fast), I apply it with my hands for the best result, best match with my skin to date...I really like this product, even when I experience dryness, I use a heavier moisturizer underneath and even if I loose coverage, I still like it. Maybe if this wasn't this pale I wouldn't love it as much, but matching products are and has been so difficult that...just love it.