I guess I'm among those who have just recently joined the BB Cream bandwagon. Yes, I've read about BB creams before and even then, it sounded like a good product concept. As one who like to keep my beauty ritual as simple a possible, an all-in-one product will surely pique my interest. What kept me from immediately buying and trying one for myself are the feedbacks that BB cream usually gives a white cast especially on flash photography. Not that I'd be flocked with photographers often (feelingera lang?
) but then I wouldn't want to look bad on spur-of-the-moment cam whoring sessions. Another reason why I kinda held me off from buying BB creams was because there's just too much variants to choose from. Do I go for a matte o dewy finish? How much SPF do I want? Do I need to get one with anti-aging properties? And most of all, which offers a shade that is the closest to my skintone? Kaloka, di ba?
I went for Etude House
since I've read some good reviews on it. I got the darkest shade of their Bright Fit variant. Why darkest? Well, I figured that I could even it out with some powder and the shade difference will not at all be significant once the BB cream has settled onto my skin. It was a good call cos I would probably look ashen if used a lighter shade.
Being a BB cream newbie, I had to learn how to best apply it to my cream. Sponges are out since too much of the product gets seeped in into the sponge. I tried using a foundation brush for application but I felt that I had to use a lot of the BB cream to get an even finish. At saka tamad akong maglinis ng brushes so dagdag sa ito sa wa-wash ko (Bad, I know. So wag tularan! Hahaha!). So fingers it is!
I'm liking it so far. I had no breakouts, it doesn't really feel heavy on my face. My skin still tend to get oily by midday. I think it's what they might call a dewy finish but I guess I'm just not used to seeing shine on my face without associating it to oil :P I bought the regular sized tube and I'm still far from using already half of the products since I only need a pea-sized amount for cover my face and neck. Coverage is ok but I guess it's buildable if you want heavier coverage. The pump container works great and it could control the amount of cream that I squirt out. I guess the only thing I would have liked better is its consistency, I find it a tad too thick for a smoother application. I wasn't using a primer though so I guess I have to road test the primer alternative that I recently bought to see any difference.
This is a step by step photo I shared with one of my FB groups. Check the second photo to see the swatch of the Etude House BB Cream
I'd still continue using my Etude House BB cream but I will also be trying out Missha's Perfect Cover BB cream. The Missha shade I want to try is lighter and closer to my skin tone. Let's just see how it fares when I have it on hand.
I will also be giving reviews on a couple more products that I've recently tried so I hope you stick around for my next posts :)