I have always liked the idea of BB creams. It sounds like the perfect all-in-one beauty product for lazy people like me as they are meant to act as a moisturizer, sun screen, foundation and concealer altogether!
Sounds too good to be true!
Then again…. It’s all about finding the perfect shade. Most BB creams come in only one shade where companies claim the BB cream will adapt to your skin colour. Rubbish, I say!
I know of many people who have found their perfect BB cream but I do know of people who have simply given up on searching for the one due to the limited shades they come in.
This is the first BB cream I purchased! I only jumped onto the BB cream bandwagon sometime during Christmas last year when a friend introduced me to Sasa.com. I went a little berserk and started purchasing various Japanese drugstore products when this one caught my eye. It was ranked No.2 on their bestsellers list so I thought why not give it a go if it’s so popular it should work on me!
Bad, bad choice. *scolds self for making impulse purchases most of the time*
Let’s have a look at some swatches!
The moment I squeezed the product out of the tube I went
‘uh-oh why is it so dark?’
Colour wise, it takes on a pinkish undertone but does oxidise quite quickly too, I must say as after applying it onto my face I gasped as I watched my face turn ash grey. Okay it sounds more dramatic than it really is but this does turn ashy on me but I initially thought it’s that ‘skin-adapting technology’ at work.
Forgive me, I know nothing about BB creams! Sheered out, this is actually the silkiest foundation-like-thing I’ve ever used!
According to the tube, the Dr who created this BB cream (Dr. Gowoonsesang)
‘applied special skin moisturization system using 2 different ingredients, hydrophilic and lipophilic ingredient. It focused inner and outer in human skin. Inner care is for the water holding effect using hydrophilic ingredient. Outer care is for the water preventing effect using lipophilic ingredient.’
I don’t understand it. At all. Nevermind I shall attempt to translate it into layman terms.
This is a moisturizing BB cream. The end.
LOL! Anyway, I blended the BB cream all over my arm and here’s the result:
If you look at the top left hand corner of the photo you will see my true skin colour peeking out. =p That’s how dark this BB cream is! =(
I got the bf to take a comparison photo with both my hands:
It’s a good 3-4? shades darker than my original skin tone T__T so much for my foray into BB creams.
On a lighter note, this doesn’t break me out which is saying quite a lot seeing my skin enjoys acting up if it dislikes something I use. Also, this provides full coverage in my case where all my redness and even minor blemishes are hidden just by using this product! I would love this if not for the shade!
I don’t like throwing products away so I usually use this and then finish it off with a dusting of Bare Escentuals’ Illuminating Mineral Veil which does help brighten my skin a little. =)
What are your favourite BB creams and do you have any to recommend for fairer skin tones?
Happy Monday, everyone! xx