Average Rating 3.8/5
Review by PaleIsTheNewTan
I do like this product; and I would recommend buying it again - if only for someone with a different skin type than I. However, like a lot of the new Western BB Creams, this does not compare to the Asian ones. As a standalone product, this is worth a try - especially for ladies who have oilier skin but want something with minimal coverage. As is, the product performs quite well. It's got a familiar thicker, gel-like texture: similar in thickness to Marcelle's BB Cream. However, unlike a lot of the real true BB creams, this has VERY sheer, minimal coverage - about as much as Stila's Sheer Color TM. However, this lasts a lot longer than a TM - with or without powder, on my (currently in humid weather) combination-sensitive skin. Color-wise, the 01 Sand is a great match for my skin - if a slight hair too pink; if Stila's Fair or Bare in the TM is too yellow, this would be a great match. While it doesn't perform as well as true BBs (and as such, probably should be called a TM and not a BB, but you got to get people's attention somehow!) it is worth trying if you need minimal coverage and have combination-slightly oily skin. The packaging (for those whom packaging is a deal breaker!) is a sleek black tube. Priced a little high for drugstore (even imported drugstore) at $22 for a full fluid oz. Again, the lightest shade 01 Sand (and the shade range is VERY limited!) is a good match for my skin. Foundation matches include BB Skin #00 Alabaster; MUFE F&B38 & HD110; UD Naked Skin 0.5, Maybelline FIT Me #110; Revlon PhotoReady and CS Whipped both in Ivory. TM matches include Alabaster Tint in BB and Bare in Stila. BBs I wear include Elisha Coy All in One, Skin79 Lovely Girl & Super Gold SPF25 PA+++. Concealer matches include NW15 in MAC Sculpt; Extra Light in CoverFX ConcealFX, SC-1 in LM Secret Camouflage and YSL Touche Eclat #1.