I am blown away buy the natural coverage and feel this provides! It seriously feels like my own skin! I didn't find this sticky at all, prob. cause my skin tends to be a bit drier. It does leave a slight grey cast, but nothing my bronzer can't fix. I had really wanted to try out a bb cream and this is my first so i have nothing to compare it to. I bought this one based off reviews and im happy i did. I will prob. try others though, so i may not repurchase right away. the only downside for me is the smell. I smells good far away, but once on my skin it is too strong and floral for my tastes. It's a bit nausiating so i may not be able to wear it, i don't know yet.
I've been using this BB cream in shade#1 for a year, daily, but still not running out of it yet! I don't find it greyish (I'm asian but I have very light skin tone). I was acne prone but this BB cream didn't break me out at all. It's Very moisturizing and it's the only thing that I put on my face in a 12+ hours flight that could keep my skin moisturized without any dry lines.
However, I dunno if the high spf in the formula is really working or not. I'm living in Arizona and it's very sunny here, this BB cream is the only sunscreen I'm using and I did notice many more freckles on my nose now. :(
Other than that, I agree with other users about it feels sticky on your face after you applied, I always apply loose powder on top so it doesn't bother me.
I've recommended it to many of my friends and they all very satisfied with it. I will definitely repurchase.
Would I buy the product again, I say no because I want a light textured bb cream, but for my mom yes because she finds it real good.
I actually find this really good, like it is totally an amazing product. It's very cheap (as compared to Laneige), but offer a much more coverage.
My actual purpose of using this product is for its 'healing effects' which I must say is alright. I never broke out that much, and my skin is in tip top condition.
However, I don't use any foundation brushes or sponges (I am poor!!!) so I use my own hands, I warm it up first the n put it on my face, but I still find it very sticky, it feels like some kind of glue stuck on my face!!!
I got number 23, which is a bit dark for me. When I put it on, perfect but once it oxidises, it turns into this darker color which I don't like!
Also I have yellow to olive undertone, and this BB cream has pink! So it looks like I am wearing a mask instead of it being natural.
However I did receive some compliments on my first day using this 'whoa your skin is cleared up!', and I quite like it for that.
I just mix this with my artistry multi protect, to give it a lighter shade, and a little bit of yellow undertone. On the first few weeks, I found myself reapplying it during the day, but now since it's winter, not anymore. I am planning to get number 21, or I might try other BB creams first.
UPDATE!: No I seriously am hating this product right now. After using it for a good 1 month (I'm quite definite, or even more), I developed these huge bumps on my face!!!! And I hate it so much!!! I am quite oily, but this bb cream makes my skin way too dry and flaky!!!!!! It's quite complicated and it just isn't flattering at all. I am never going to use this for the meantime!!!!
I love Missha products. I've used so many of their make ups and skincare and they have never failed me. Some didn't work very well but at least they did not break me out. My favourite one is the Missha BB cream! Its fantastic. I'm actually using the gold one, slightly cheaper than the M Perfect Cover. It has lower SPF, less coverage and does not have a whitening effect yet I still love it. It cures my pimples fast and it makes my skin look fresh, soft and smooth. It also sits very well on my skin once applied. It's just like putting on some moisturiser. I've heard that the M Perfect Cover is the best one as it has anti aging, whitening, more coverage and higher SPF. I will give it a try once i finish my gold one. I really believe BB creams are better than normal foundations as they don't just cover up, they also give the nutrition the skin needs.
The only downside I find is that it can get a little oily during summertime but once you finish your face off with a light powder, it will be perfect. Otherwise, it is perfect in winter.
wow wow wow..I got this in #23 and it matches me perfectly after it sets..holy cow does this make my skin look flawless...please dont let it break me out...so far...love it!
Beautiful Product, stays on for a long time for my 10 hour wear or more. Did not break me out. I got it in #23 which is a lil pink for my yellow tone skin. I had to touch up once or twice during the day but nothing major :)
***THERE IS A NEW DARKER SHADE AVAILABLE ONLINE!! IT'S NO.31 GOLDEN BEIGE!!! FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO FIND NO.23 TO BE TOO LIGHT FOR YOUR SKIN, GIVE NO.31 A TRY!!
now back to the review...
This is the first BB cream that I've ever used and I love it! It did not break me out and it's a great for daily use if you don't like using foundation and has super SPF of 42!! I use shade #23.
Packaging: (50ml) sleek, dark red tube, has a PUMP and a CAP! It may take a lot of pumps to get out the product during the first use, but afterwards, it comes out easily!
Texture: Moderately creamy: feels like a cream moisturizer, light weight and blends amazingly well, does not dry up the face. Though sometimes, it will show dry patches like a lot of other foundations on the market. Just make sure to exfoliate and moisturize your skin whether you have super oily or dry skin.
Scent: it's a very light and pleasant smell, kinda like baby products. Personally, I love this smell.
Shade: For reference, I'm nc30-35 and revlon colorstay golden beige. I use #23 and it's a great match. When I first put on this bb cream, I freaked out because it look a bit greyish, but after blending it out, it matched my skin very well and seemed to brighten up my face and gave it a gorgeous glow. :] It now comes in 3 shades: 21, 23 and 31. 21 has a more ivory tone to it while 23 has a yellow undertone, both are pretty light. Shade 31 is great for medium skin tones (nc35-40).
Price: I got this for about $15 on ebay from skinfood4you (i think), free shipping!
Overall, great product 5/5
no. 21 `light beige`
my gosh do i hope all the things it promises are true because spf 42 pa+++ (the `pa` refers to uva protection while the spf refers to uvb protection) and anti-wrinkling promises have me almost drooling, haha!
* consistency: coming from 2 months with the mac face & body, this was definitely a change - while it's not super-thick, it does feel quite... `concentrated` (for lack of a better word) & has the texture of a moisturizer. using fingers, it's much easier to *dab* this stuff on the face than it is to try to spread or blend it. after application, face feels a little `sticky` or `moist.` i have dry skin so i suppose this is not necessarily a bad thing. however, when i have flaky skin, it just seems to sit on top of the rough patches rather than moisturizing them =(.
* coverage: medium to full - buildable - comparable to most liquid foundations, though you'd be expecting a tinted moisturizer!
* color: only 2 shades available: no. 21 (light beige) & 23 (natural beige); a lot of people have noted the `grey` cast or undertone to the foundation and i do too. it doesn't seem to matter too much after you've applied it - only when it's been squirted out and is in a concentrated mass before it's been blended - HOWEVER, i have noticed once in a mirror in really dim lighting that i looked grey. but in sunlight/ normal lighting, the color looks healthy and almost glow-y.
lasting ability: i've only tried this once and it seemed to last ~5-6 hours - however, a downside was that because of its finish (slightly `sticky` or moist), it tends to cause your other makeup trouble (eye makeup especially) and make it less long-lasting - though this may depend on the way your lids fold (i'm asian with single folds).
Rewriting previous review.
This is my first bb cream, purchased in No. 23 for around $20 when the Missha US website had a sale in April 2010. I used to dislike this bb cream because it was too light and the pink undertone did not match my NC30 skin at all and it just looked very unnatural. However I think I have gotten a little paler so it looks better on my face now. I do have say this can give off a slightly greyish/whitish appearance. Would not recommend if you are going to take flash photos but on a regular day I think this looks very nice.
I use this as I would a regular foundation. You should NOT use this as a substitute for your sunscreen, even though it says SPF42 always double up with sunscreen for added protection. With the amount needed to give you adequate coverage from UV rays you would have to apply a generous amount, which would look very cakey and unnatural as you really only need a small amount of this product. I still put moisturizer underneath this bb cream but for more oily skintypes I don't think it's necessary.
With the way I apply this (moisturizer,sunscreen, then about 1-1.5 pumps, depending on the coverage I want), it gives a very nice dewy finish, don't need to apply finishing powder if you don't want to. Probably would not repurchase because I would like to try different bb creams, but this is pretty nice and is not too expensive if you get it on sale.
I got this in a No.23. I have asian tan skin and it was way too light. They only come in two different shades so that's a negative for darker skin tone people.
Anyways, this was the first liquid foundation I've ever gotten. I had high expectations for it due to the positive raves and reviews. But it ended up disappointing me. I have dry to normal skin and this foundation made my skin look dry and flaky. It also gave an ashy/grayish tone. When applying this foundation you have to wait for a while to let it set (took forever). It also made my face look lighter than the rest of my body which looked unnatural. AND somehow by the end of the day, my t-zone would be kind of oily which is unusual because I have dry skin. Overall, I didn't like this foundation and would not buy it again...ever.