Heard all the rave on BB Cream, so being the product junkie that i am, i decided to hop on the band wagon.
Have to say i like the packaging a lot - i got the 20ml & it comes in a squeeze tube so no prod will be wasted & you can stand it up-side-down i n your medicine cabinet or counter top.
The color ranges on this prod is limited - they have 3 colors avail, 21, 23 & 31 (I think) - the last is hard to find, so i got the #23. Like many others have mentioned, it definitely has a very grey undertone to it, even after it has oxidized, I could tell that my face & my decolletage are of 2 very different shades.
The first couple of times i used this, i rub it on, like i would with a cream, and that was a mistake. It highlighted every dry patch on my face & made them look very flaky, even though i had applied a base moisturizing cream on. Now, I only use this product more like a concealer, patting it on with my ring finger for some more coverage, after I've applied my tinted moisturizer ( as i am skeptical that the small amt that you should use with this prod would provide adequate sun protection in the summer time). I'm bummed out that it didn't work on me like it did on many others :(
UPDATE: Demoting this down to a 2. It feels like I'm wearing a mask when I have this on. Plus, it makes my skin super oily.
This is my first BB cream purchase, so I have nothing to compare this to, other than my normal foundations.
I'm extremely pleased with how this covers my redness, scars and just makes my skin look even and flawless. I got the shade 23 and it's a bit light for my NC30-35 summer skin. No biggie, I just use a bit more bronzer and it's fine.
It is very heavily scented, almost a perfumey baby powder scent. And I have to agree with other reviewers that this does run very grey toned.
The only reason I gave this a 4 was because the packaging is bad. The pump is very poor (took like 400 pumps to start) but other than that, this stuff is amazing.
I also use it over the BB Booster from Missha and it lasts all day without smudging, caking, creasing, fading, etc.
OMG!!! LOVING THIS!! The smell is like j&j. I have combination oily in the summer and combination dry. Im thinking that in the summer ill set it with my everyday minerals but in the winter man screw it ill just throw this baby over. The smell is quite lovely. It doesnt cover everything but its very buildable. I have it no.23. Im asian and it blends in quite nicely! I dont see a gray cast or anything!
This is just an initial review, as I have only been using it a week so far.
I love the natural look that it gives (even my husband noticed and said he loves how I'm doing my makeup lately), and with just a little bit of powder on top it sets it just perfectly. The coverage is easily buildable, but doesn't look like you've layered your makeup at all. It has enough moisture to it that I have skipped using AM moisturizer all together. As with all moisturizers, give it a few minutes to be absorbed by the skin before putting powder over it. I love the sunscreen in it as well, yet another product cut out of my morning routine and making it a snap to get ready now. I do still use undereye concealer as I've had dark circles since I was a kid (though much less with Vit C serum, and hopefully the whitening in the BB Cream will help with this also). I haven't noticed any new breakouts either. Which is highly surprising since right now I am a cook in a kitchen with broken a/c so it is well over 100 degrees. Pre BB Cream, I was getting lots of breakouts from the heat. Another pro, it seems to be very sweatproof and waterproof. Once it is on, this stuff does not seem to budge. Which I love. And still feels very light despite this.
The best way to apply this is to dot it in specific areas and just blend with your fingers the way you would any moisturizer. I do use a little extra on my nose with a foundation brush.
I did get it in #21, which yes, does have grey tones to it. However, it does blend in perfectly with my skin tone, and the grey seems to counteract the natural redness I usually have.
One must have with this though, is a cleansing oil or Pretika/Clairsonic. Since this stuff is pretty waterproof, make sure you do remove it well to prevent breakouts.
If it keeps preforming like this, it's worth a repurchase. And if the over time treatments (whitening, anti-wrinkle, etc) continue to work then that is a big bonus. I love this stuff - it is worth purchasing if you are looking to cut down time getting ready. The Missha website seems to have frequent sales if you are looking to try it at a bargain price. My new HG face product.
ETA Update: I've been using this over a month now. Texas just had it's third hottest June in over 100 years. My skin still has not broken out from the use of this. And with the heat being so high, no makeup meltdown. It still holds up to sweat and swimming. And the sunscreen is great for the blaring daily sun. My face overall seems to be improved. It's a great product, and will buy again.
ETA Update: Over 1 year later and I just love it. I have tried going back to other foundations and ended up just returning them. Missha is all I can use anymore, doesn't give me any odd tones that show up in pictures, stays put no matter what - summer winter, water. The price is great, and 1 tube lasts me about 6 months or more. And my skin even on days that I think are bad still looks porcelain and smooth. Love love love.
I like this.. It covers flaws very good.. I just don't like that it makes me greyish so I still have to put sth over it..
And I have #23 and it still very light for me..
Love this BB cream. I'm fair with neutral coloring so I bought #13. This does go on a lil paler, but it blends in perfectly and gives me a naturally flawless finish. When I wear this, people ALWAYS compliment my porcelain skin. All I do is dab a few droplets all over my face and blend. I don't set with powder because I have dry skin. It keeps my face looking matte all day even through sun and sweat. Speaking of sun, I love that it has 42SPF. Price is great. No breakouts on me, just be sure to wash it all off at night with a good cleanser as its not meant to be slept in. Great foundation.
Honestly, no matter how many other foundations and BB creams I try, I always go back to Missha M Perfect Cover. Despite the limited color selection, #13 is a perfect match for my fair skin. It covers flawlessly, and while I do occasionally get shiny while using it, a setting powder helps--as does Missha's BB Boomer. Love it!
So I bought this in #23 and in a smaller (20ml) packaging just to try if the coloring was right and to see if i like it or not..
I'm around NC25-30, and this color, although looked kind of dark at first, was actually perfect!
-I like the texture, and finish, and the lasting power, and the oxidation that matches the skin's natural tone perfectly.
I don't like the heavy smell, i mean it smells good, but it can be pretty overwhelming, how it makes me more oily throughout the day, probably because it's a bit heavier than what i normally use. I usually blot my face once a day, now i do it 2-3 times.
Despite the oilyness, i feel like this stays on my face longer, it covers up the pores, and since it has a thicker consistency, it adheres better.
It has a semi matte- dewy finish, i think setting with powder is nice, but optional.
overall, i like it, BB creams are interesting and definitely great to try out!
I have this bb cream in No. 21 and for reference, I am in the NC 20 range for mac. The coverage is light to medium. If you have a huge pimple you want to cover, a light layer of this will not work. You may have to go over with concealer or more product. I originally bought this product because I needed something that would help my acne and something that wouldnt break me out. This product hasn't broken me out and I think it helped my acne get smaller and heal faster. I apply this product with my fingers which does the job perfectly. It has a scent to it, something that I find pleasing but it may irritate other people. It kinda smells like...Johnson and Johnson's baby lotion, really yummy in my opinion :) The pump packaging makes this product so clean and sanitary. I love this product!
This is a great product, but too bad that the color was too light. It also looked grayish on the face. I only used 1/2 a pump so I don't think it was too much. My husband commented that my neck and face looked two different colors. I'm Asian and is a light beige, so I'm actually very surprised that the color was not dark enough. Oh well.