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Korean BB Cream Review Showdown

June 29, 2014


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THE BB CREAM SHOOOOWWWDOOWWNN! I’ve wanted to do this review for soooooooo long! I’m so happy to finally be presenting you with a more complete comparison of BB Creams then in my last much older video. I picked six different BB Creams ranging from cheap to expensive and I pitted them against each other. Also, to make this even better, there’s a Gmarket Promo going on with a whole heap of BB Creams! If you’ve been unsure about spending the money on a BB Cream maybe sale time is your chance to get them.

So to begin with, BB Cream is NOT the same as using foundation, so for those of you ladies/gentleman that don’t enjoy thick makeup up on your face, BB Cream is for you! And yes, lots of Korean dudes use BB Cream as part of their daily routine and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that.

BB Cream actually means Blemish Balm and was originally created by a doctor for people with skin issues including scarring or bad acne. The formula that it is made of is baffling to me because it applies one colour and changes to another in oxygen, it doesn’t clog my pores, it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing makeup, and it still manages to cover up my red face and under eye circles. What is this sorcery!!?? Whatever it’s made of, I use it daily like I would a face cream since all BB Creams come equipped with SPF protection from the sun. It’s very easy to apply and creates a nice no fuss routine at the beginning of the day. Even non-make up wearers could easily use this! Can you apply face cream? Then you can use BB Cream! HUURRAAHH!!!

The only problem with BB Cream is that there is a HUGE variety to choose from. For this test I stuck with popular Korean brand names and yes, Asian BB Cream brands are different than American BB Creams. I actually tested some popular American brands and they felt super thick and gooey. It reminded me of foundation mixed with glue. GROSS. So I’ll be sticking to the original source…KOREAN BB BRANDS! You can buy BB Creams for oily skin, whitening (which means evening out your skin tone, not bleaching your skin), heavy coverage, acne prone skin, waterproof, wrinkles/aging, and I’m sure I’ve missed some. Almost ALL of them come with UV or SPF protection.

For today’s review I picked BB Creams:
-for dry skin
-for light to medium coverage
-in the lightest shade available
-in matte finish (as opposed to dewy/shiny)

The dewy finish is, to me, that sweaty/oily look you sometimes see on Kpop Idols and Korean drama actors/actresses. I personally don’t like it, but Korean people think “dewy” means young and fresh looking. To each their own, right? Also regarding the skin tone, I have light/pink toned skin so not all BB Creams are okay for me. Some of them are on the brownish tanned side and others have a yellow tint to them so I had to avoid brands that were in those shades. Let’s begin!

Etude House BB Cream

Etude House

Get it here!

Price: cheap – mid
Coverage: light
Scent: no
Weight on face: very light
Amount needed for coverage: very little (less than one suggested pump)

I am an Etude House girl, I admit. For those of you that follow me on Instagram you’ll know I post pics of my hauls and sometimes I even do haul videos. I normally use BB Cream from Etude House to begin with but this one was a new type for me. I liked it! It was on the lighter side of coverage and applied really easily. Out of all the brands I tried this one required the least amount of BB Cream to spread onto my whole face. I think this was probably made for normal skin rather than oily/dry because of the way it applied, but it was still good for me since I’m not too dry. This remains in my Top 3 Picks.

Dr Jart BB Cream

Dr Jart

Get it here!

Price: expensive
Coverage: full
Scent: no
Weight on face: medium – heavy
Amount needed for coverage: two squeezes (absorbed quickly)

This was the most expensive brand on the list so I was hesitant to buy it…but I DID IT FOR SCIENCE!!! Thank goodness I like it! I was very happily surprised that this had no scent, was very moisturizing (but not greasy), and had awesome coverage and really made my skin look perfect! Depending on how dry your skin is you might run out of this faster than a cheaper brand that spreads more easily but it really does have awesome coverage. It is in my Top 3 Picks and I would buy it again!

Missha BB Cream


Get it here!

Price: mid range
Coverage: light – medium
Scent: perfume
Weight on face: light – medium
Amount needed for coverage: brand new bottle and the pump was broken so I can’t tell

I was unhappy from the get-go considering the brand new bottle wouldn’t pump at all. It could be a total fluke but that didn’t impress me. After that I got the amount of BB Cream all wrong and ended up using a cotton pad to scrape the extra stuff off my hands. What I really disliked was the scent since I’m NOT a perfume in my creams kindof girl. The coverage wasn’t great either, it still left me a bit blotchy. This one is a no for me.

Tony Moly BB Cream

Tony Moly

Get it here!

Price: cheap
Coverage: light
Scent: no
Weight on face: light
Amount needed for coverage: one – two squeezes

It was exactly what I expected from the cheapest BB Cream on the list! Very sheer coverage and I had to apply two squeezes to fully apply. I really have nothing else to say since I didn’t dislike it, but I wouldn’t buy it again because I personally need more coverage for my face. If you’re looking for very light and sheer coverage this is for you!

Clio BB Cream


Get it here!

Price: cheap – mid range
Coverage: medium
Scent: No
Weight on face: light
Amount needed for coverage: one squeeze or less

This one really surprised me! It had a totally unique feeling when it was being applied. It started as a cream but started to turn into almost a powder finish under my fingers. It was very silky. Perhaps that’s the shea butter in it? Whatever it is I was happily surprised considering I had never thought of buying this before. The coverage was nice as well but a bit more tan than my skin. I will buy this again! It’s in my Top 3 Pick.

Skin79 BB Cream

Skin 79

Get it here!

Price: expensive
Coverage: light – medium
Scent: perfume
Weight on face: medium – heavy
Amount needed for coverage: one pump and a half

Nope nope nope. The bottle was nice looking but a hard bottle means you can’t squeeze every last drop out of it. HAHAH! So cheap of me! Also, so much perfume. I guess I can’t really get past that. Also, it had a glossy finish so I really didn’t like anything about it. Considering how expensive it was I expected something better. I’d rather go for Dr.Jart if I’m going to pay for premium Bb Cream.

Altogether, here’s my handy chart, because pictures are pretty!

BB Cream Review Showdown

So that’s it for my BB Cream review. What I’d really like is to hear from you guise is what kindof BB Cream you use. Which ones do you love and which ones do you hate? Be sure to include your skin tone and preferences (example: oily skin, acne prone, etc) so we can share from each other’s experiences! If this was helpful let me know, it took a really long time to film this so if I have to do it again with different BB Creams I’d like to get it right and make it as helpful as possible!



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  1. I’m new to the whole BB cream thing, but ever since I turned 30, my mom was all, “You need face cream!” I never thought I needed it because I have oily skin. I don’t need any more moisturizing, thank you. But then I realized it wasn’t for moisturizing, it was for sun protection.

    I love my skin and I want to protect it. It’s not like I don’t care about how I look, I’m just very low maintenance, so I didn’t want to use face cream and then powder. If I was going to do it, I’d use BB cream, two products instead of one. My mom’s only request was that whatever kind I use had to have SPF 30 in it. Makes sense: if the stuff I use is for sun protection, it has to have some spfs in it.

    The kind I’m using now is Neutrogena Healthy Skin CC Cream Fair to Light. I like it. When I’m done with that, there’s an Aveeno BB Cream I’d like to try. That’s the only SPF 30 one I could find. Well, there’s another one, but the ad “I’m not airbrushed, I just want to look like I am” turned me off of the company. I get what they’re trying to do, but airbrushed implies artificial. I don’t want to look artificial.

    8 months ago
  2. Hi Everyone,

    I’ve tested only a few brands but I like Dr. Jart (Black Label Detox, Water Fuse, and Premium) and Lioele’s Dollish for Korean Brands
    I have an olive skin tone (I’m half Brazilian), it’s a bit light/medium during fall and winter and then I’m more medium olive skin toned during summer due to doing yard work and being in the sun.

    I have oily skin and these brands don’t irritate my skin or cause additional acne.
    It also works well during winter when I get dry skin around my mouth.

    Lioele’s Dollish is a thin coverage and comes in green or purple, the green is for me at least more matte and covers up the redness really well (green neutralizes red) and the purple is more of a shiny “glossy” look.
    Both depending on the time of year work really well with my skin, oxidizes nicely, if I get too tan in the summer it doesn’t look right (curse that lawn mowing).

    Dr. Jart I’ve recently tried, as Sephora has it in stock and for Christmas they had a kit where you got 3 bb creams, 1 normal sized tube (40 ml) and 2 small (15ml) and it came with a face mask. I’ve tried all of these and they work really well with my skin, they do though need to be blended in really well as a little bit goes a looong way, my fingers don’t do a good enough job so I rely on a makeup sponge, if i use my fingers I have to work at it since it just pushes the product around and doesn’t absorb quickly enough, note you can always blend the excess into your neck to make sure you don’t get the dreaded shade difference between your face and your neck.

    It takes a bit to oxidize so I wouldn’t put it on and just go outside, I’d wait about 5 minutes to make sure then continue with your makeup routine. Great coverage and totally worth the money I’d say, hides my large pores which makes me love it even more.

    I usually put loose translucent powder over my bb cream and finish with some blush.
    I also use a setting spray at the end, lets it last all day without having to reapply.
    Which is fantastic since I work with taxes and from January to March I normally do a minimum of 10 hour work days and have no desire to reapply anything! I’m just that kind of lazy bum.

    I’ve also tried the Japanese brand Shiseido’s BB cream. They come in different shades here in the US and are tinted. They do oxidize a bit though so it helps. I got this one in medium and I would say I liked it. It’s not as good as lets say Dr. Jart but it does the job and if I had to repurchase it I definitely would.

    I’ve also tested American BB Creams, I’ve only found ONE that I think is ok, it’s defintiely NOT like the Korean Brands but if you can’t go purchasing stuff online it works. It’s Urban Decays Naked Skin and it’s labled as a Beauty Balm. When I tried it it blended well and mostly it hid your pores it did not do major coverage for pimples etc. But if you’re just looking for something that will cover minor issues I think it’s ok. If this was the only item I could get close to a BB cream I would get it. This would be good for teens who have parents that will refuse to buy them BB cream from the internet, if this is the case, teens in the USA you can find this at ULTA or SEPHORA and it’s approximately $25-$30ish for a tube (35ml).

    I’ve tried other American BB Creams (example: Garnier) and they are NOT worth it, it’s basically the US Companies trying to get in on the BB Cream action and just slapping on the name of BB Cream onto a tube of tinted cream.

    For those wanting to try out BB creams, it took me a good 2 years to muster the courage to go and start buying tubes. I realized that they sometimes have little kits where there’s enough for about 2 to 3 applications per tube and you can test them out.

    When I tried Dollish from Lioele I was able to get a mini 4 pack of their other BB creams to test.
    Sadly those made me look orange but I was glad I didn’t splurge on entire bottles, I think when I got the kit it was $15, this did not include shipping.

    Try looking for these kits at the brands websites or maybe try Amazon.com sometimes you can get lucky and find them there.

    Hope this helps.
    And sorry for the long post just thought it’d help to get my full opinion on the bb creams I have tried.

    Good Luck to you all at finding your perfect BB Cream :)

    11 months ago
  3. Thank you for the reviews, Martina – BB Creams are what I’ve been looking for for years! All of the ones I tried have been a shade too light for me. I finally combined Dr. Jart+ Premium with Boscia Bronze and it’s perfect. My super dry and sensitive skin is very happy :-)

    1 year ago
  4. okay I got the Dr. Jart+ one and IT IS AMAZING! AMAZING I SAY!

    1 year ago
  5. Ren

    Hello! I recently started being interested in BB creams so thanks for this review.

    1 year ago
  6. I went to a Sephora in Paris the other. I discovered a Korean/French brand, called Erborian, and the nice makeup lady seemed baffled that I’d order from Korea to get my product. She did mention the Koren/French version is “adapted”, though, which sorta scares me. I did buy her product though (a base, the BB cream, and got a free promotional CC cream tube too!) and it was kinda nice.

    I’m still waiting on my BB cream from TesterKorea (Etude House… I think the same one as in the video!) and I couldn’t be more excited. Can’t wait to put it on. I’m not a big makeup person, but I think this is going to change soon :P

    1 year ago
  7. Ash

    I just recently started using a BB cream by Alobon. I think it’s called Clean Light BB Cream and I really like it because it brightens my skin tone and matches my skin color really well, I have really pale skin so it can be hard to find a BB cream that blends really well. The only downside to it is that the coverage isn’t great, but hey, that’s what cover up is for, right?

    1 year ago
  8. Hey guys I have a question!
    I am tempted to buy the Dr. Jart BB cream but I want to know does it have a coloring to it?
    My skin color brown and I don’t want to buy the cream just to find out that it makes me 10 shades lighter. Thanks~

    1 year ago
    • Hi,

      I have Dr. Jart BB Cream. I have 3 different kinds (they had a kit with one full sized bottle and two minis at sephora).
      I have light/medium olive toned skin, I get a darker olive tone when I go in the sun, I’d say Dr. Jart matches olive tones and lighter. I can’t say it definitely won’t for darker skin tones, the best thing I can suggest is wait for when they have kits where they have various little tubes of their bb creams to test out.
      Because as Martina says it does need testing and waiting for it to oxidize on your skin.

      The lady at sephora that helped me was African American and she tried the bb cream on her hand, it was much lighter on her skin tone but I didn’t get to see if it oxidized well or not since she wiped it off her skin as she was showing me the consistencies of each tube.

      I got my kit at sephora for $32 and it helped a lot.
      You can also see if amazon has little tubes to test. I’ve tried that with the liole brand.

      Hope this helps.

      11 months ago
  9. Hi guys, I need some help here. :)

    I never wear make-up. However, ever since I’m a kid I have a tendency to blush for no reason (my blood circulation isn’t so good, nothing problematic except the fact that my body temperature varies greatly from one place to another). My cheeks are basically 95% of the red, and I thought that BB creams could really help me with that.

    Since I live in Canada, I only tried Marcelle’s BB cream. I’ve bought it like 3 years ago because I had an interview for a huge company that I truly wanted to work in. As I said, I blush for almost no reason and stress makes me blush. I really did NOT want that to happen (I got the job by the way :P).

    I’ve used it like 10 times max in 3 years. But it feels so heavy. I’m reallyyyy not into make-up but now that I’ve seen your video, I’m interested in buying something that might be better for my skin.

    Any recommendation for someone who never wears make-up, blushes often and have a reaaaally pale skin? Something that feels light and that last for a long time would be nice (is there an expiration date on make-up? Honestly I know nothing about it and I’m just lost in the sea of products).

    I’m willing to buy a Korean BB cream but as I said, I barely use it, so if I order one, I would really like something that would help my situation.

    Thanks everyone ! :)

    1 year ago
    • Hi fellow Canadian Nasty! :D

      I’ve tried the CC cream from Marcelle before. So not good ^^; but yeah, there are a bunch of Korean BB creams out there that would suit your needs!
      It’s difficult to recommend a particular BB cream to you right now, first we need to know a few things– like is your skin dry or oily? Also, what is your preferred finish (matte face, or a dewy look)? Also, is your skin sensitive? Sorry for all the questions, but every BB cream has these different things to take into account ^^;
      Right now I think I’d recommend a BB cushion to you..it’s super lightweight and feels like next to nothing on your skin (the ones I’ve tried at least). It’s basically like BB cream or foundation soaked into a sponge housed in a compact, and you use a puff to gather it from the cushion and apply it on your face. It’s pretty foolproof and very easy to use, so it would be good for you who doesn’t wear much makeup ^^
      Apparently Laneige’s BB cushion is now sold at Target here in Canada, but I bought mine from a Korean shop. But if you want to try it, I suggest you buy the shade no.13 from Korea, it’s their lightest shade ^^ (I don’t think they have that shade here). another option that is less expensive is Etude House’s Precious Mineral Any Cushion. It’s very very popular.. Their lightest shade is shade NO2, which might suit your skin ^^

      Oookayy sorry for this huge reply XD but I hope it’ll help you somewhat! Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any more questions~ ^^

      (P.S.– many BB creams expire within 12-18 months, I think, so you’ll have a good year of usage from it ^^)

      1 year ago
  10. First of all, thanks Martina for filming this video! :D I thoroughly enjoyed it and I appreciate your opinions on these BB creams very much– they’re very helpful! <3

    So now I thought to share my thoughts here as well, since I use BB cream too and have tried a few myself ^^ I'm still on the hunt for the perfect BB cream for me, as my skin is rather tricky to work with (sensitive, combination/dry, NC25-ish shade with very yellow undertones that is hard to match…) I actually use the same Missha BB cream that Martina didn't like in the video, I've had no problems with mine and I think it's very good for my skin. When I first started using it, it seemed to even help clear some blemishes I had :) I've also used Skinfood's Red Bean BB (it was okay), Etude House's Precious Mineral BB (the original one that Martina used in one of her first makeup vids, it was good but not quite a match for me). I've also tried BRTC's Gold Caviar BB (really liked this one), The Face Shop's Lovely Me:ex BB (actually really good, despite being inexpensive), and one from a Korean brand called Sheer Skin (Perfect Natural BB cream– a good one, but WAY too perfumey for me D:). I've also used CC creams, like Too Cool for School's Dinoplatz CC cream (it's okay.. not anything special, and it irritates my skin a tiny bit T__T) and Tony Moly's Luminous Live Aura CC cream (which I LOVE). There are a vast number of BB and CC creams out there, and it's difficult to know what will work for your skin, but try to research as much as possible about a certain BB or CC you're interested in before buying it– that's what I do! Read the many reviews online about them that beauty bloggers post. I'm reaaallly grateful to all those awesome beauty bloggers out there who write them! :)

    And I read that many of you out there don't know where to buy BB cream from… I live in Canada so I don't have any Korean cosmetics shops around (sad life..) so I do buy them online. I order from two websites, both of which have good prices, excellent customer service, and free shipping :) and NO, I'm not affiliated with them in any way, I'm just spreading the K-cosmetics love, haha. The websites are cosmetic-love.com and w2beauty.com, if any of you are interested :) Hope this helps! <3

    1 year ago
  11. I actually use TheFaceShop’s HD-Perfect BB Cream. I love it! It does has a scent but I find it refreshing and light, rather than over bearing and cloying. The coverage is great too, I am with Martina that I find the magic of BB creams ability to change colors in oxygen astounding! :) It is a bit of a pain to get, there is only one FaceShop store in Chicago, but I feel it is worth it.

    I agree 100% that the American versions are vastly lacking and hugely inferior to the FaceShop stuff I use…The down side to getting the good stuff is the price. Because it is a specialty item shipped to the US it costs around $28.00 for 40 ml. (.70 per ml!) *ouch* But it doesn’t break me out (I have really sensitive skin that breaks out with nearly everything.)so I feel it is worth it!

    1 year ago
  12. Really enjoying the makeup videos :)

    1 year ago
  13. The first BB cream I bought and used was Etude House’s Precious Mineral BB cream (the regular one). I actually bought it because of the BB Cream Reviews: Matte vs. Shiny video (thanks, Martina!! :D) I was looking for a BB cream to try and I went with that one since my skin is pretty light, too x] It gives me just the right coverage while still letting me have a natural look.

    Then I wanted to try more so I bought another one: Dr. G Brightening Balm SPF 30 PA++ from Gowoonsesang. This is my to-go BB cream. It has a bit better coverage than the Precious Mineral one, but it’s a better match to my skin color, is less runny, doesn’t break me out, and feels lighter on my skin. And it’s comfortable to wear, too. This Dr. G BB cream is my everyday BB cream, but I use the Precious Mineral BB cream as a backup or whenever I want to use a different one for a day. But bottom line both the Precious Mineral and Dr. G BB creams are really nice on my skin and feel comfortable to wear.

    I’m really happy with the two BB creams that I have, although the Clio BB cream you reviewed seems convincing. It has a natural-like coverage that I really like, so I might try it sometime :] I’m so scared of using Misha products x[ I tried their BB cream oil remover since at the time I was looking for a remover specific for BB cream, but it broke me out!! ;A; So to stay safe Misha is definitely a NO NO for me. (Now I only use Skin Food’s Aloe Vera Cream Cleanser as a BB cream remover. It’s much nicer on my skin x] )

    1 year ago
  14. OMG its amazing thanks guys……………..

    1 year ago
  15. do anyone of you know where we can find the ingredient of any BB cream?

    1 year ago
    • You can go here: http://cosdna.com/ You search for the brand name or name of a specific product you’re looking for :] It gives you things like ingredient names, function, safety level, and if the ingredient is comedogenic (causing acne/breakouts) or not. It doesn’t have every product out there, but it’s a good source to start with :]

      This is another good one to use if the first one doesn’t help: http://www.cosmetic-ingredients.net/ It has many brands from all around the world. Just click the name of the brand you’re looking for and it gives you the list of products they have information on and are categorized (such as cleanser, toner, makeup). Again, it may not have all the products out there, but it’s a good list so you may find some common products listed on there. On this site, the ingredients that are in red are skin irritants or may cause skin irritation. It lets you click on the ingredient names to find out more about them.

      Hope these help! :D

      1 year ago
  16. I have used the Skin79 one and it just makes my skin mroe oily. I have oily skin so I don’t like using it, but my sister loves using it. Its the only brand she buys. I never thought it had a scent though…

    I prefer using Nature Republic by Flower. It was the first that I bought and still use today. I like it because it has really good coverage and doesnt leave my skin oily. I love using bb cream because it looks natural if you dont pack a lot on LOL and when I do my make-up I like doing things that look natural.

    1 year ago
  17. I’ve heard real good things about Holika holika BB cream~ But I guess I’m a etude house girl too haha!

    1 year ago
  18. I use Etude House’s Bright Fit and Cotton Fit.
    The Bright Fit has great coverage but I’ve noticed it makes me break out the following day, but if I use a primer that fixes the problem. I only use it now when I want great coverage for like parties and stuff.
    I use the Cotton fit for everyday use – it doesn’t break me out and the coverage is good (medium) and it’s easy to put on.

    I have the Banila.co cc and bb cream on my list :) I have high expectations for them ^^

    1 year ago
  19. I used to love using Etude House and Missha BB Creams because they have good coverage but I noticed that they appear incredibly white when I use flash photography. I’m a Filipino, but I’m on the fair side, so I don’t think it’s a mismatch on skin tone. I just think they like to reflect the flash, so it appears whiter on photos. :( Should I give up on BB Creams? Or maybe I should give up on using the flash? HAHA :)

    1 year ago
  20. Simon should do one too!
    I previously use The Face Shop Aqua Tinted BB Cream as my go-to bb cream. It has a light coverage and it easily spreads on my skin.
    I also use Tony Moly G9 Moisture CC Cream. Though it is a CC cream, it as more coverage than the Aqua Tinted one. This is one of the two that I am using rn. It also spreads easily.
    Last on the list is The Face Shop Be A Better Man CC Cream. This one is the most different of the three.
    It has little beads which is for the ‘color correction’. As you apply it on your face, the beads adjusts the color to match your skin tone. But this one is very hard to spread. It kinda hurts my face afterwards. Maybe it is because of the beads. This also has a light coverage but adjusts your skin tone. I also observed that the more you blend this, it becomes darker.

    ps. I’m a guy with a very oily face. I also has blemishes on my face. I’m currently planning to buy the Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturizer. It has good reviews!

    1 year ago
      I know some other guys want to try bb/cc creams but don’t know where to start. It would be really helpful!

      10 months ago
  21. I have used mostly Skin79 and Dr Jart BB creams. My go to right now is Skin79 Oriental Gold Plus BB Cream. It does have a perfume’d scent, but it is very light, and goes away. It has extremely full and even coverage, and goes on smoothly. I love this cream, it gives me a perfectly evened out skin tone. I use MAC powder over the top to dull that ‘dewey’ skin look. A tip for thicker bb creams like this one and Dr Jart- you can mix a bit of moisturizer with it and it will be a little less heavy.

    Another BB cream I have experience with is the Diamond Prestige by Skin79- it is a lighter coverage, but still has really excellent coverage, and evens out skin tone. It’s good if you want something lighter. I definitely prefer the Oriental Gold + and that full coverage.

    1 year ago
  22. I didn’t care for Skin79 either – it left my skin looking dull. I bought a bunch of samples of different BB creams on eBay before settling on Missha Perfect Cover #13. Coverage is pretty good and it doesn’t break me out, wheee. I’ve never had that issue with the pump though. Sadface.

    1 year ago
  23. See I’m indian so even though I reallllly want to buy bb cream I don’t think I can find any for my skin tone :/

    1 year ago
    • Hey! I’m Indian too.. And I’ve tried the ponds one that’s out.. So far I like it.. A lot of my friends bought the same product after they saw me use it. I recommend it. Try the small 9 gm tube at first if you’re unsure though.

      1 year ago
  24. I have tried that same Skin79 BB cream (my very first.. coz.. suckers for the pink packaging, right) and it just didn’t do it for me. The colour post-application just seems so unnatural.. kinda pasty.. maybe I didn’t apply it correctly.

    I am now using Skin Food red bean BB cream #1 for the past 2 years or so and have been really happy with it (it’s scented though.. but it smells good!) They don’t carry the red bean line in their stores in Singapore/Indonesia/my local Asian cosmetic shops in Sydney.. so I have to get them from eBay on average USD10-11 per tube. Decent coverage and feels light on your skin.. I have oily skin and it doesn’t cause my skin to break out as far as I can tell.. Great brand for BB cream beginners!

    1 year ago
  25. I’ve never tried BB cream from Korea, but I’ve tried many of the ones available in America and there are actually a couple I absolutely love. I have very sensitive skin that usually means a change in makeup or face wash will lead to awful all day redness. And to improve my skin, I decided to completely drop heavy foundations. So far, the best BB cream for me is Covergirl’s Cgsmoothers which is very light and airy, and it doesn’t leave my face feeling dewy all day. I use it more as a sunscreen though. The one I use when I go out is Maybelline’s Dream Fresh which is a little heavier and spreads really nicely.

    1 year ago
  26. I’ve never tried BB cream from Korea, but I’ve tried many of the ones available in America and there are actually a couple I absolutely love. I have very sensitive skin that usually means a change in makeup or face wash will lead to awful all day redness. And to improve my skin, I decided to completely drop heavy foundations. So far, the best BB cream for me is Covergirl’s Cgsmoothers which is very light and airy, and it doesn’t leave my face feeling dewy all day. I use it more as a sunscreen though. The one I use when I go out is Maybelline’s Dream Fresh which is a little heavier and has toner in it.

    1 year ago
  27. I like to use ElishaCoy’s ‘Always Nuddy’ CC and BB creams(I think they mean Nudey…). My skin seems to be normal? or mixed? I’m not sure about all the face skin terminology, but these creams are great for fair skin! The BB cream has a sorta light grey tone and it’s a bit thick, but has really nice coverage. A lot of non-Asian skin products have this horribly orange colour which looks terrible on me, so I’m grateful that Asian products mainly tend towards lightening/brightening pale tones.

    For days when I don’t feel like the BB cream is necessary I use CC cream! It’s suuuper thin and light and it does that cool colour transform where it goes on white, but then oxidises to match your skin tone. It can be a bit on the glossy Kdrama side, so I just use a light-weight finishing powder over the top.

    On the website it actually shows that you can use the BB and CC creams together to make a super COMBO BREAKER! They have some really nice charts and explanatory images that really helped when I was deciding what to buy. I order them from here —> http://www.wishtrend.com/make-up/545–elishacoy-always-nuddy-cc-cream.html

    1 year ago
  28. I’m a étude house girl too..but nowadays I’m using CC cream from Hera..very good!!

    1 year ago
  29. My friend works at Olive Young and as a birthday present she bought me a BB cream she said was a really good brand. Its called 예가 BB Cream and it works really well I think. Kinda thin coverage but thats alright since I have a lot of freckles I look weird with heavy makeup. I usually dont use BB creams because back in America theyre all 35$ and up if theyre actually Korean brand, so I stick to thin foundation and concealer, but I really like this BB cream (I’m afraid to know the price though.. don’t want to get attached to something expensive!)

    1 year ago
  30. I use Garnier BB cream for oily skin. I think it’s quite good comparing it to other cheap non-Korean BB creams. I would be thrilled if I ever got my hand on Etude House Precious mineral BB cream Cotton fit but I can’t buy it online, shipping is too expensive for my student’s budget.

    1 year ago
  31. Also, has anyone ever bought BB cream from twofacemall.com before? I went on their site and they have a lot of korean beauty products at a really cheap price and im not sure whether to buy from them or not? like, i’ve bought nail polish from them but idk how to tell if they’re counterfeit or not. help?

    1 year ago
  32. I use Skin79 BB cream VIP gold collection with wrinkle treatment and even thought i don’t use it for wrinkle treatment (bc im only 19 lol), it gives pretty good coverage. The only thing is that you can sometimes feel it if you don’t blend it well enough. The other one is BabyFace BB stick which is easy to apply and gives a light coverage. The bottle is super cute too

    1 year ago
  33. Is this a coincidence? These are the same products.

    1 year ago
  34. I use Mabelline Dream Fresh BB Cream. It has light coverage and it is pretty cheap.

    1 year ago
  35. I love my Missha BB cream but I use the super aqua cell renew snail bb cream. I sometimes get the ewwwww reaction when people ask what I use because of the snail mucus in it but for me it works really well. Good coverage not a heavy scent and stays on all day.

    1 year ago
  36. I’ve only had skin79 cause everyone on youtube seemed to love it, but not Martina, hehe. It’s pretty good for me but I think I’m going to try the Etude House bb cream because I love all of their other products I’ve bought. :)

    1 year ago
  37. I am still testing korean bb creams, i had misha signature, bio-essence platinum and brtc jasmine water. But still i don’t know, i want to find the one! I need very plate one and with medium coverage with light weight on face. Is Etude House house BBs are dark?

    1 year ago
  38. I use Maybelline’s BB Cream. I think it is light on my skin and both shades, Fresh and Natural, blends well with my skin. I am in-loved with BB Cream ever since I used it, though I haven’t really tried other other brands, except Avon’s BB and CC cream that I do not like. I wanted to try Korean brands but there aren’t much to choose from here in the Philippines. We only have, I think, TonyMoly, Etude House and The Face Shop and their products are insanely expensive. Also, they don’t offer them in small packages, about 20 ml or so.

    1 year ago
  39. i can only find like one brand of bb cream here (in India) and its so annoying cause it doesnt suit me T^T cant blame anyone cause none of my friends use BB cream :(

    1 year ago
  40. oh and you can also buy sample sizes from ebay…

    1 year ago