I finally joined the BB cream bandwagon. BB cream or Blemish Balm cream is the hottest beauty product craze in Asia and is slowly conquering other parts of America and Europe. It came from Germany, originally intended as after-treatment cream after laser surgeries. But the amazing results it gives caused others to use it in their beauty regimen. Soon enough, Korean actresses and actors use this too making it popular not only in Korea but in Asia as well.
I bought my BB cream loots from Trinketi’s Multiply shop, they have sample sizes of different brands of BB creams so that you can try what brand suits you best. I bought a 10 gram Dr. Jart Silver, 10 gram Etude House Precious Mineral #1 Sheer Silky Skin, 1 gram BRTC Gold Caviar, 1 gram Missha Perfect Cover in Shade No. 23. Laraine was generous enough to throw in another 1 gram of Missha Perfect Cover and a sample of Missha Perfect BB Deep Cleansing Oil.
So far, the only ones I tried are the Etude House Precious Mineral and Dr. Jart Silver. Both BB cream brands have received great reviews from make-up forums. I have yet to road test the BB creams for a few weeks though before concluding the results. Below are some swatches for your reference.
What’s in this BB cream? It is used as a moisturizer, sunblock, anti-wrinkle, concealer, make-up primer, skin whitener and oil-control. It is popular among make-up fanatics because it cuts the prepping time in half, imagine eliminating the need for a separate moisturizer, sunblock and make-up primer for your face. Just the BB cream and follow it with your mineral make-up or powder foundation and you’re all set in just minutes.
My only woe about BB creams is that they only come in one or 2 shades. Most of the BB creams are suited for people who are fair-skinned (sobs). I’m on the morena side that’s why the Etude House Precious Mineral I’ve tried doesn’t match my skin tone. I look ghouly, hehe… But I’ll try experimenting things on weekend by covering it with a darker shade of powder foundation to cover up the BB cream shade.
I suck at beauty reviews since I’m not a beauty junkie so I’m including the BB cream reviews I found on YouTube.