i am an NC25-NC30. i have sensitive, hormonal cystic acne prone skin, oily t-zone and dry cheeks. some hyper pigmentation on cheeks. when i get upset my cheeks get red and stay red for the day and even until the next day sometimes.
my sister is an NC30-NC35. her skin is oily and sensitive.
we both tried this beauty balm everyday for a week.
did not irritate skin
did not cause breakouts
-(not even when slept in)
tube has a pump
chalky grey pink color
-(i looked dark and pink, my sister looked grey- literally scary)
does not give a matte look
-(i never have to use more than one oil blot sheet, i almost finished a pack in a day with this balm & my sister looked sweaty)
did not subdue the red in my cheeks when i got upset lol
not enough coverage, a concealer is needed
This was my first BB cream; I sampled it at Sephora, and then bought a small 10g tube to try a bit further than the 2 days the small Sephora sample afforded me. The coverage is medium, a little bit thicker than my Legere Multi White, but about the same as my Skin79 gold. I dont think it makes me look as dewy or glow like the other two bb creams, which is why i stopped using it. The SPF is higher and is the main reason why i bought this product. I think the price is a bit high too; there are so many bb creams out there, and they are about half the cost, although you have to wait for international shipping (such a drag, when you are so anxious to try your new product).
I dont regret buying this, but i wont buy it again simply because there are so many out there to try. It really does have a nice coverage, but to what i refer to an 'american standard'. I am Asian, NC25-ish and feel that other online purchases of the many varieties of bb creams makes it hard to want to re-purchase this again. It is a superior product, and the quality is awesome, which is probably why Sephora chose this brand, from the hundreds out there. The SPF alone is a great feature.
I didnt have my sun powders nor set this bb cream with a loose powder, but i feel that i might have liked it better if i set it with my Etude House O2 Whitening sun powder (i really love this stuff, i am furiously trying to make 20 reviews so i can add this product to this database)
Sadly, it broke me out right after I used it on two occasions :(
I had such high hopes for this product and was especially intrigued by the SPF45. I have very fair skin with a slight pink tinge. I was given a sample at Sephora and this morning applied it. I wasn't bothered by the feeling of putting liquid paste on my face but I was so disappointed to see my face getting PINK and I do mean pink. I waited thinking the shade would change but it did not. I now have a very pink face next to my white neck. I don't think Sephora carries the Dr. J product that comes in different shades. Even though that product isn't SPF45, I'd give it a try. I'm so disappointed - back to SPF moisturizer, then primer, then foundation.
A couple hours later, I looked in the mirror. The pink had subsided a lot. But the makeup was too dark - a definite difference between face and neck. I stopped into Sephora and asked the "expert" what she thought and her response was it's too dark. She then showed me SmashBox's BB Camera Ready in "Fair". It's SPF35. I took a sample and will try it tomorrow. So I still would not buy Dr. J but will hope for the best with SB. SPF35 isn't as good as SPF45 but it's better than a lot of other stuff. By the way, SB BB came in (I think) six shades. Fair was the lightest.
I've tried a bunch of Korean BB's (several Skin79, BRTC Gold Caviar, Tony Moly Honey Bee and a couple of Innisfrees). OK, my selection does not seem cosnistent but in fact I look for high SPF, good coverage, no mineral oil and natural coloring. Though not perfect (a little more oil control and coverage would deserve a fifth star), Dr.Jart Premium beats all other Korean BBs by far. I've tested it in both cold and hot weather (and open sun too) and it stays true in delivering the declared effects no matter what. Though not particularly drying or uncomfortable, it benefits from a light moisturiser/serum used underneath (my skin suffers from chlorinated water during my aqua fitness 3 times a week). Insufficient oil control is easily corrected by a light veil of, say, BRTC Jasmine Moist Pact SPF50, they go well together in color and overall result. A few dark spots require a separate consealer. In essence, this could be the best of Korean BBs available to those non residing in Korea, and for me this is a star product and a must-have. Like most Korean BBs it is intended for fair to medium skin and has distinctive pink undertone.
Myself: probably fair with pinkish undertones (Dior 020 or sometimes 022), mature sensitive skin which easily gets dehydrated but is overall "normal" with oily T-zone, not prone to breakouts but very prone to pigmentation/sun damage
This is a truly fantastic product. It starts out a chalky gray/brown and then quickly melts into the skin, matching the shade and tone perfectly. The formula is rich and moisturizing, and I have yet to find a product that evens out my skin as effectively as this one does. A bit pricey at about $50 a pop a Sephora, but about the same as I was paying for my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and you're getting MUCH more bang for your buck. And SPF 45? Yes please!
LOVE LOVE it. Dont let the color scare you, it melts into your skin to even out the tone And texture, it makes concealer (for a melasma freckle work better) with this stuff under it, a little mineral vail, or powder to set it, then blush & it STAYS put! Also i have very dry skin, this doesnt dry, or flake or sink into fine lines. I even put it on my freckled chest bc of the spf 45+++ it works and my decolette looks much nicer.
I have tried a number of BB creams and they never looked right on my skin they turned me different colors this I first got as a sample in my Sephora 2012 Sun Safety kit. I threw it to the side having given up on BB creams but I was going on a tip figured try it no harm. I fell in love and bought the full size when I was on vacation my hunt for a skin base is over I love it everything right down to the pump packaging I will be getting rid of all my other foundations T/M BB creams this is my holy grail BB cream!
I was curious about the BB Cream craze & noticed this brand seemed to be getting a lot of love from the boards. I normally use Make Up Forever Face & Body in #20 (ivory). I went to Sephora & they actually gave me a huge sample of this. I ended up being extremely disappointed w/ this though. My biggest issue is the color- I have fair skin but I'm not exactly considered ghostly pale...but this was very dark & pink! I actually didn't realize just how dark it went on me until a few hours into my day. I had my hair up & when I glanced into the mirror- it looked like I had on a foundation that was too tanned/pink on me. I wouldn't even say this is only for fair skins, I was say this is for light skin tones verging on lightly medium, especially for those who have pink undertones. If you have fair skin w/ blue undertones, this color is NOT gonna work for you. Another thing I noticed is that, this is actually thicker than a lot of foundations out there, I was expecting little to no coverage but this is has almost a thick medium coverage to it. My skins on the dry side so maybe that could be the reason it felt mask like but this just wasn't for me at all. Even if the color option gave different shades, it felt too heavy.
I tried this because my super-sensitive skin had gotten quite dry and I needed an alternative to mineral makeup. Sephora gave me a sample and I immediately thought it was going to be far too dark. However, it melts into skin and does a good job of disappearing. It is a tiny bit darker than foundations I buy, but because it's more sheer, a little Mineral Veil over the top seems to address that. I generally avoid having flaky skin and do very little touch-up during the day - usually just my nose, which gets red from allergies. It's really great to have moisturizer, sunsreen and tint in one product. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, I particularly recommend it, as a quick dab on the tip of the nose makes you look and feel better with minimal effort and no mess!