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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

Missha

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

Clio

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. oh yay! this was a very interesting post for me!! i actually already use that Etude House one you showed on the test! XP i thought that was the one you were using! haha… i’d be really interested in you doing a similar test for concealers! i have terrible undereye circles so i’m always on the lookout for a good concealer… but i’m really liking this kind of post cuz i think korean cosmetics are really amazing!! recently, i’ve been using some Skinfood products and I really love them a lot! though i notice that it wasn’t on the list of shops on G-Market… I thought it was a popular brand in korea??

    4 years ago
  2. My mom uses Skin79’s and yeah, the ahjumma perfume-y scent doesn’t work for me. I haven’t tried any other brand so I thought all BB creams were like that, good to know that’s false! I’ve been meaning to buy my own, I’m a complete makeup noob but BB cream sounds safe and easy enough =] This was a great review!

    4 years ago
  3. Have you tried the CC cream from etude house?! I bought it on a whim, and have loved it since day one. I have really red skin, so this CC cream whitens my evens out the tones. But it leaves my face just a little bit too white sometimes if I use a titch too much, so 99% of the time I put a BB cream on top. This particular BB cream is one of the cheaper brands, BUT WORKS SO WELL. Can’t remember the name, but both products I have are SUPER AWESOME! :D

    4 years ago
  4. I was super excited to try a BB cream by Urban Decay last year and… yeah. It was pretty disappointing. I still have it and still use it occasionally because it cost a decent amount to the point where I’m not just going to toss it but it doesn’t really do much for me. It blurs imperfections on my face but I still need to use foundation over it and my skin gets super oily with both products, mostly because of the BB cream. I have combination skin but am prone to excess oil in my T-zone. I typically use an Aveno facial moisturizer with an Innisfree foundation. It provides excellent coverage but isn’t crazily heavy and I need to use an oil removing sheet maybe twice a day. However, I think I may have fallen in love with an Etude House BB cream. I bought it while in Seoul last summer and tried it for the first time yesterday after watching this video. Guys, it’s perfect. It provides a decent amount of coverage for being so light. It does a pretty great job of covering up redder areas which I was not expecting. My face was noticeably less oily at the end of the day than with any other products I have used recently, including my usual Aveno/Innisfree routine. The BB cream I used is the same line by Etude House as in this video except brightening instead of moisturizing. I truly recommend it.

    4 years ago
  5. I loved the review but didn’t find it helpful for me, the comments were only slightly helpful, maybe I just didn’t read enough of them. I have tried the American brands, and well they sucked, they are greasy, almost like sun block mixed with foundation which is what I’m starting to think it is. They don’t cover and some of them are very runny. Ive also had a problem with them turning slight orange after awhile. and the fact that some of them say reapply every hour or two, which is a hassel when Im in class!

    I have combination skin, my skin is oily in places like my nose, eyebrows and fore head and cheekbones, but dry on my jawline and around my mouth. Some days my skin is super dry or super oily, I really don’t win. And the American brands were helping in fact they made the oil worse so i wanted to try some asian brands, but I don’t know which one to try because it seems most of them target dry skin or are to pale for my tanner days during the summer. I’m an irish girl with native american in me and I tan way to easily. I have this same problem with lotions and sun block because I hate thick heavy creams and when its oily it kills my skin. So if someone has some suggestions that would be great! thanks!

    4 years ago
  6. I haven’t really tried a lot of BB creams. If I had to break the bank, I would probably go with Dr. Jart’s. Right now I am using this BB that I found out at our grocery it’s Aqua Tinted Epielle BB, so it is a cheapie, I get it for two dollars, it’s very light but it works pretty good. I have oily, sensitive skin, so I have to be really snobby about moisturizes because of break outs. It is a little lighter on my skin, but the coverage is pretty decent! My mom uses a CC cream, but it’s an American one, which doesn’t seem to work as well as some of the traditional ones! I think as a treat I might send out for some Etude house. I wonder if there is anyone in the comments with similar skin that could recommend something.

    4 years ago
  7. I tried the Maybelline BB cream last year. It was terrible. Barely any coverage and absorbed too quickly into the skin. You’re completely right, North American BB creams are nothing like the Asian BB creams. I also tried Skin 79. It was better in terms of coverage. But I think I got the wrong shade because it looked too white on me.

    4 years ago
  8. Hi Martina. I actually use that EXACT same BB Cream from Etude House. It’s WONDERFUL. I sometimes use it with my foundation though because it makes my face so pale. But it has really great coverage. I also get it cheaper at Kpoptown, but that is excluding the shipping to the U.S. But I will try the Clio and Dr Jart if Kpoptwon has it. Thanks for the comparison.

    4 years ago
    • Oh Wait, You have Blooming Fit. I ordered Bright Fit. But they are similar.

      4 years ago
  9. I don’t wear make-up… Pretty much ever. But my best friend is always using BB cream so I might get her one of those Martina recommended as the better brands so that she can try it out and see if she likes it better. :)

    4 years ago
  10. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS! I love the Etude House BB cream and that is the one that I use. I bought the version before the one you focused on in the video. Bought it awhile back. I think it might be the same. Did they just change the design on the tube? Mine looks like this: https://flic.kr/p/oak11i Anywhoo, I love it but was always curious about other brands. This helps alot! Thanks again Martina!

    4 years ago
  11. I love make up but I also like to take care of my skin so I stopped using heavy foundations and started to use tinted moisturizers but I heard that bb creams are better for your skin and I’ve been searching fora good one. I agree with Martina U.S. Bb creams suck, they are way to heavy for a bb cream and focus more on coverage than taking care of your skin. So I decided to look into Asian bb creams, I actually like all the good thing that they did for you skin and h

    4 years ago
    • High the SPF was but the problem was that they had one or three universal colors and they where way to light form me :(. I wish that Asian cosmetic brand would make products for darker skins.

      4 years ago
  12. I’ve tried American BB products and I really disliked them. I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. After seeing this and reading through the comment section here I see that they are drastically different. I’m going to order a couple of the Korean brands and give those a try.

    This video was really helpful in deciding which BB cream to try and the comment section has been extremely helpful with additional suggestions for products and stores (Gmarket shipping is just too much for me to swallow but another site someone suggested can ship to me for free! So thank you comment section! You guys are glorious!)

    I ordered 2 Etude house creams to try (blooming fit and cotton fit) and then went with the HOlika Holika Jelly one that several people in the comment section have suggested. I’m excited to give these another go and optimistic that I’ll have a much better experience doing so this time. :D

    4 years ago
  13. i actually have the Skin79 hot pink (but i bought it from amazon and it only cost me $15 with shipping). i personally love it but i do use a blending sponge to thin it out and spread it evenly. My favorite is the Skin79 The Oriental. (btw martina you CAN take the skin79 bottles apart without breaking them to get the last of the bb cream out if you need to)
    If you don’t like scented bb creams or aren’t super duper pale i wouldn’t recommend the Holika Holika ones. They look pretty normal at first but when you blend them they turn a very ashy grey color and they are scented (not heavily scented, but still noticable)
    If you’re a bit more tan you can try the Lioele bb creams also. The water drop BB isn’t quite as moisturizing as i thought it would be but they do give nice coverage without feeling super thick.

    4 years ago
  14. Thanks for this review i found it really useful. I live in Bolivia, girls here still don`t know what BB cream is!!! (it is my makeup secret hehe),but i`m BB Cream Fan, I have tried many. My Favorites are Magic Cover BB cream from The face shop,(I got it long time ago I think it is not produced any more:( ), it corvers imperfections perfectly and doesnt look like wearing a mask,is thick but i still like it, other one I Love is HERA multi Mineral Base BB cream, ( if you dont like perfume scent you will not like it) it has a good covering and leaves your skin silky. I just wonder.. nobody talks about The Face Shop products, are they not good enough in Korea? Personally i like them a lot, please give me your opinion. Ah! while i was in Korea i found a small brand the name was ” Too God For School” do you know about it? i found it`s BB Cream Quite good to, i bougth one for my sister, so I didn`t try it but the brand is really cool, their products presentation is really nice. Martina I would like you o talk about Korean Cosmetics brands in general, the popular ones,the good ones, the cheap ones,etc. (as ther are so many).. THANK YOU ONES MORE!!

    4 years ago
  15. HEY GUIESE
    Are these BB creams (I am only familiar with American versions), do they come in different ‘shades’ or is it one color fits all kind of thing? I have a darker complexion then Martina, but not too much (still Irish) suggestions? DO Asian BB creams have shades or different colors? When I clicked the links i only saw one :(

    4 years ago
    • I clicked on the links and saw what you meant. Some of the brands only have one option. I know the Etude House brand one has different shades. That’s the one I own and really like. I’d recommend it.

      4 years ago
  16. I don’t tend to use a lot of makeup due to my freckles:( I’m a redhead with pale freckly skin. Any suggestions on what to use on a VERY freckly face?

    4 years ago
    • MAC pro long wear concealer, it’s pricey but works wonders then go over it with a powder

      4 years ago
  17. AAAA, I wish I was still in Korea!! I got back a week and four days ago! This was a great review, I’ve been really wanting for you to have one Martina. I use this bb cream called jasmine water from brtc. It is kinda thick, but it covers my acne issues without being too heavy, and it is fairly similar to my white/olive shade skin tone. But I started using dr jart facial care products when I was in Korea now, and I so far it has been pretty good to my skin (I have a lot of bad skin, but it is also easily dry), too bad I didn’t try their bb cream as well. I will buy it online later though :) But so far jasmine water is the best one for me, since it covers, leaves my skin moist (but not too much) and is not too oily.

    4 years ago
  18. Thank you for this video Martina! This was a very helpful video for me because the North American BB creams all seemed very heavy to me and not to cover very well. Besides having some info on the ones shown in the video, I now know where I can buy some – yay! One of my main problems with BB cream so far (and primers) is that I have to super clean my face with a facial scrub, soap, toner, AND rubbing alcohol afterwards or my pores are so blocked my face breaks out like, eleventy. I now understand why these sonic cleaners are so popular. To me, it’s not worth the effort of that excessive cleaning that is hard on my skin to save a few minutes when I can spend 1 more minute on makeup with all the various little bottles of foundation, cover up, powder, etc. and only have to clean with soap and a weekly scrub. Is it the same with Korean BB cream?

    I did find it a little confusing though that the putting-on-makeup shots were taken in a mirror and the sunshine shots were not mirrored so that the side of the face kept switching. Once I could handle, after 3 times, I couldn’t remember which was which and I wasn’t sure I cared much any more. It might be easier just to bring a mirror into the sun for consistency if the glare isn’t too bad.

    4 years ago
  19. I live in Europe,and actually from a year or two there has been an increasing of bbcreams. I actually have a greater variety in Romania(I’m Romanian) than in Italy ( but I live in Italy) and I find that very strange…but anyway. I have two bbcreams right now. One is from garnier,and unexpectedly I found it very good for me. It doesn’t cover much but the texture is amazing and it feels light on the skin. The other one is from oriflame. I won’t recommend products from oriflame. Any kind of them. They are bad.in any way.the bb cream feels like a strong foundation and it dries my skin. I don’t like it at all.
    I’m glad that it seems like Europeans are starting to pay more attention to Korean products, so sometimes I can find some and rejoice at the treasure finding.
    I like to thank Martina for this video. I have been waiting for this kind of tutorial, and now I’m going to go buy some products and enjoy the Korean beauty :)
    Lots of love <3

    4 years ago
  20. I’ve been using BB Cream for a while now but not from any Korean brand :( I’ve been using MAC’s BB Beauty Balm (the lightest shade) I buy it in duty free so it’s a bit cheaper than in a regular MAC store. My friend is Korean so she brings me loads of BB testers from Etude House, Missha and other stores so I can somewhat compare. I’d say MAC’s BB Cream is pretty light coverage and that’s exactly why I use it. Before the summer I wished they had an even lighter shade but now after getting tan it fits my skin pretty nicely. Soooo I recommend it to those with dry, clear skin :D

    4 years ago
  21. Really informative video Martina. I want to try BB cream but buying online is really different to buying in store XD

    4 years ago
    • You ALSO can buy it from ebay.com i am from Mexico and i buy it from ebay ALL the time, PLUS! most of them have “Shipping free” :D

      4 years ago
  22. Woah…the shipping cost makes me want to cry. Damn international shipping fees. It feels like shipping always costs more than the actual product.

    4 years ago
    • You ALSO can buy it from ebay.com i am from Mexico and i buy it from ebay ALL the time, PLUS! most of them have “Shipping free” :D

      4 years ago
      • omg…i think i might be in love with you.^^ i got what i was looking for for even less than the original total not including shipping. and then shipping was free…thank you for the advice.

        4 years ago
  23. I haven’t taken the chance to try a Korean BB cream yet but I’ve tried almost all of the Western ones (excluding some of the really pricey ones like Smash Box).

    There’s a clear one by Skin Fix that you can get at Shopper’s Drug Mart in Canada and I love it. I have large pores and am badly acne prone so I’ve started veering away from pigments. Skin Fix is made more like a skin cream than a cosmetic. It’s gel, you don’t have to use very much of it but it feels like a moisturizer going on but it doesn’t give the oily after effect. Once it’s on it feels lights, and still evens out your skin a little (because it’s actually made to combat signs of aging).

    Also The Body Shop has a newer BB cream as part of their tea tree oil line that I’ve decided to take a chance on and I like it so far. The coverage is pretty good, it doesn’t feel heavy on my skin, and best of all I get none of the melt that I experience with all other pigmented make ups. I’ve only used it twice though so I can’t say anything about how effective the tea tree formula is for keeping my skin clear.

    4 years ago
    • Thank you for your suggestions, they sound good and I will give them a try. Personally, I’ve tried the Smashbox one and the extra $$ don’t seem to make it any better than CoverGirl or the others, and some of the nicer “illuminating” ones run out awfully fast compared to the package size (not because you need more, but because they seem to be only partially filled).

      4 years ago
  24. Great video, Martina! I know the eyk crew is already very busy, but I would love to see more makeup and style videos from you.

    BTW, I had tried the Skin79 bb cream back when it first became popular, and I had similar feelings as you did. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand the hype.

    4 years ago
  25. Ive gone through a few BB creams in these past years. i’ve tried Lioele Waterdrop, Skin 79 the gold bottle one, etude house precious mineral and missha perfect cover. Gosh do I have to say, my favourite out of all of them is Missha Perfect cover. My skin is quite combination-dry cheeks and oily t-zone area. Missha perfect cover is a medium-full coverage i think, and its build-able. It goes on grey-ish, but from oxydizing, it sits into your skin tone which is great! It lasts me a full day and its great, i’m on my third bottle already and still have another 3 waiting for me (yes i bulk buy :P) P.S i live in australia with a 4 season in one day weather (yes melbourne)

    4 years ago
  26. I use to use skin79. The pump is not the straw type but the vacuum pump type? So it’ll pump out every last drop except for those in the nozzle. But I have been b b cream free for a year and this video is perfect. Picking up the clio brand ♡ thanks Martina

    4 years ago
  27. Ah BB Cream… where would I be without them?
    I actually was originally turned off by the concept of BB Creams- mainly because the current range that is available for Australians are not made for the pale, vampire-skinned type with oily, blemish-prone skin. My skin would actually look like a greasy orange!
    I took the plunge and bought my first bottles of BB creams from Japan last year, and haven’t looked back!
    My current BB creams in rotation are:

    Ettusais BB Mineral White SPF45 in Shade 10 (the lightest).
    – yellow-based, so counters redness
    – dries matte, but you can add a translucent if you wish
    – light to medium coverage, depending on how much you layer

    Skin79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm Triple Functions (green bottle)
    – one of the lightest shades in the Skin79 range (and heaps better than the pink one!)
    – made for the more oily skin types (like me!)
    – Medium coverage
    – Meant to be matte, but it’s still has a slight dewy glow, so using a translucent powder helps
    – SPF30
    – Lasts ALL DAY, and doesn’t rub off onto my sunglasses!

    Missha Complexion Coordinating BB Cream in White (http://www.missha.com.au/#!product/prd1/2029892915/signature-complexion-coordinating-bb-cream-white)
    – comes out white, but oxidises into a really nice ivory shade
    – great for oily to normal skin types
    – light to medium coverage
    – may need a translucent if you prefer a more matte finish

    (The only Western BB Cream on the list) Benefit Cosmetics’ The Big Easy
    – yellow-based colour (I use the lightest shade, “Pale”)
    – Goes from liquid to powder
    CON: Use a pore-filling primer, as it can make the pores look more obvious, and work FAST while you blend, as it sets really quickly
    – Great for oily skin types, and has SPF30 (well, it’s advertised to be SPF30 in Australia).

    4 years ago
  28. I begin using bb cream since last year and the only ones i used are the holika holika luminous silk but now the one that I used most is the Missha perfect cover no 21, its light and have a good coverage. My friends are also using it too. So I recommend it to everyone.

    4 years ago
  29. I don’t wear makeup. cause I don’t like the feel of it on my face and don’t want to waste money trying them all out. So thank you very much for teaching me them different kinds and now I know which one I want to try out. Now I can look pretty like you. :)

    4 years ago
  30. I use Too Cool For School pudding aqua shaking BB cream and I love it. It has a very light feel and it still makes my skin look flawless. It comes in a jar and has a special sponge to apply it with so it takes a few more minutes than most, but it honestly makes my skin look airbrushed so its worth it

    4 years ago
  31. I’m asian, with medium skin tone and acne prone skin. The first Korean bb cream I tried was innisfree’s green tea bb cream, followed by Missha’s. Both made my skin look better when I applied them, but they subsequently made me break out so I stopped using them immediately ugh. I was so scarred by this experience I almost didn’t want to touch any other bb creams, but I decided to give IOPE’s XP bb cushion a chance cos all my Korean friends were using it! The texture of IOPE is amazing and it felts really light, and the coverage is pretty decent. The only downside is that IOPE has fewer shades and they all veer towards the glossy finish. So what I do is I pat some loose powder over the bb cream after, and it looks fab! After two months of using it, I am happy to announce it didn’t make me break out and life is good!

    4 years ago
  32. I have tried Skin79’s Oriental Gold and Gold Plus and although it was scented it smelled like tea which was okay, but it was super thick and the Gold Plus was harder to blend. My favorite BB is Holika Holika’s Petit Clearing (G-market sells it for only ₩4,060)it has tea tree oil in it which makes it perfect for troubled skin (I have had acne all my life and my skin gets dry around my forehead and chin) It is super easy to blend and is a lighter texture, and doesn’t feel heavy. The downside is that it is only 30mL but you don’t have to use much so it lasts me a few months using everyday <3 I have tried the 'Shimmering' of this line and it gives you a radiance but for my skin 'Clearing' is the best <3 PS: I love these kinds of videos, thank you for making them <3

    4 years ago
  33. You know I never fully understood the use of BB cream, probably because it’s not crazy popular in North America (I think?) Are you supposed to use it by itself or with coverup/foundation? Is it a moisturizer? Do you put it on before or after your foundation… or not with it at all? Haha help me out guise!!! Why is is so popular in Korea?

    4 years ago
    • BB cream is an all in one serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. All BB creams are different and not all are created equal. What kind of BB you use depends on what you want. Coverage? More moisturizing, pore minimizing…the possibilities are endless. I have tried Korean and American BB’s I haven’t liked the American BB but find that the Korean ones are nicer on my skin and aren’t even as expensive as some drugstore American brands if you know where to look. Hope that helps <3

      4 years ago
  34. I bought American brand BB creams here (like Maybelline) and they SUCK. no coverage, they spread on like suntan lotion basically. <_< From korea the only BB cream I've ever tried was Etude's and as I've constantly said, I always vouch for it b/c it covers flaws awesomely. I never tried another brand b/c why change what works? Though I've heard from a lot of ppl that the Missha brand was good too so I was always curious about it-glad to know it wouldn't have worked 4 me. THANKS FOR THIS MARTINA!!!! i'm glad to see that the first BB Cream I've tried and have always used is a great one. ETUDE FTW!! I would try Dr. Jart….and having scrolled thru a lot of comments here, ppl say The Face Shop/Skin Food is good? now i'm curious about those…. x_x

    4 years ago
  35. I switch between the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream (grey undertone) and the Holika Holika Watery Petit BB(peach undertone). I feel both work well for me since I am lucky enough to have pretty smooth skin so a light coverage is more than enough for me. We don’t have an Etude House store in Toronto yet, but I do plan on getting one of their BB creams the minute I find a legit distributor of their products :) Great video guys!

    4 years ago
  36. I use the Skin79 Snail Nutrition (the one everyone always forgets about…) and love it. I have super pale, super dry skin with pink undertones and red cheeks (ugh). It matches my skin without oxidizing, doesn’t feel dry but also doesn’t make me weirdly shiny, and tones down the redness in my cheeks without making me look dead (bonus). I’m pretty sensitive to fragrance and haven’t ever noticed a scent, but I do apply a pretty small amount so I could very well have just missed it somehow.

    4 years ago
  37. Thank you, Martina, for the information and the link to GMarket! I’m ordering Etude House and the Clio for the first time! Last year, I went to my local Korean store looking for Etude House and the saleslady was steering me towards more expensive stuff. Thank YOU GMarket for delivering to US and using Paypal!!

    4 years ago
    • oh, good for you, i wanted to buy some things from GMarket too, but they don’t deliver to my country, i asked why and said something wrong with EMS delivery service… so sad, to our neighbors they sending :(

      4 years ago
    • Booya!

      4 years ago
  38. I’ve tried both the Etude House and Skin79 one, and I don’t know if it’s because I got a different type of Skin79 BB Cream but mine didn’t have a perfumey smell?(The one I got was in an orange bottle). But even then I still like the Etude House one more. Like you said, you need very very little and you still get a good amount of coverage (I’ve never really had a problem with acne or pimples or anything so that one is perfect for me since I really don’t need a whole lot of coverage).

    4 years ago
  39. I actually use BCdation from Tony Moly, but I also have pride-up from Clio (it’s the Elsa [from Frozen] pack). I used the Clio one for the first time today and I really like it. I have a very pink skin tone and I don’t like covering it up with something that is super beige, so I like Clio for that. I can buy things in peach. Same with a powder pact from there. I got a peach and “milky vanilla”
    Not perfumy or anything like that. I really like both of them.
    The BCdation from Tony Moly I just heard so many good things about, since it is a BB cream and a CC cream and foundation all together. Works very well for my under eyes, I feel, which is pretty much all I really use to cover it with.

    I’m glad to see you using Clio! It’s quickly become one of my favorite brands (next to Nature Republic. I use their eyeliner–tis my favorite). Plus 2NE1 advertises for them, so I extra like it…
    Though Etude house is good for eye shadows and stuff.

    Anyway! Thanks for this video. Watching gave me some insight on how I want to apply and go forward with my heavier make-up routines (i usually just do eyes; nothing on my whole face).

    Thanks~

    4 years ago
  40. Yaaay, I love when you do korean makeup related vids/posts! Because I am obsessed with korean brands. Y’know. I was so excited when I saw you had the Missha Real Signature because that is my absolute FAVOURITE BB Cream! But then you hated it, sadface. I find it’s not good in hot weather because mah face gets sweaty, but otherwise I love it – one of the main reasons is it’s super easy to apply and gives what I would easily call medium coverage. I can look flawless without much effort (and I have very red cheeks, dark circles, and acne scarring). I have had comments on how great my skin looks when I wear it (glowing, flawless). (My skin is olive so #23 is great for me, dry with oily chin). I hated Skin 79 (tried several), too grey and made me break out. Had high hopes for Etude Cotton Fit but I got the wrong shade soooo haven’t really tested it properly. I got the Missha Vita Moisture BB (or something like that, gold tube) as part of a deal but I found the coverage really weak – don’t bother!

    A lot of people rave about the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB (in the jar), would love it if you reviewed that as I’m curious! Have you tried any BB Cushions? I am totally wanting the Innisfree and/or Etude House summer/long wear versions (that sweaty face, y’know?) :D

    4 years ago
    • Hallo,I’m in process of trying to track down a BB cream that might work for me, but being that I haven’t tried one before, the selection is a bit overwhelming. I too am olive complected (a tad on the lighter side) and also have similar problems with acne scarring, dark circles, and some redness. I was just wondering what shade you had purchased in Etude Cotton Fit, so that might help narrow things down a bit for me. Thanks ^-^

      4 years ago