Sunday, December 5, 2010

HUGE BB Cream Overview, Reviews & Swatches

Hi everyone! So today's blog post is going to cover a topic that is probably one of the most-requested subjects that I get: BB Cream.

To explain quickly, BB Cream or "blemish balm" is sheer foundation-like, multi-functional cosmetic that is purported to be good for your skin. It was initially developed in Germany as a healing cream with coverage properties to help patients who have undergone plastic surgery or other cosmetic procedures. The Korean cosmetics industry took that idea and ran with it, creating various different "bb creams" that usually have skin benefits such as SPF, whitening, anti-wrinkle, and nutrients to help improve the health of your skin.

I've entrusted my friend Hannah to help me review 9 different BB Creams to show their effectiveness and shades on varying skintones and skin types. :)

For reference, Jen is MAC foundation shades NC25-30 and combo-oily to normal skin, and Hannah is NW15-NC15 (NC15 is slightly darker than NW15) with eczema and dry skin.


Part 1

Part 2 (this one has some bloopers... ;)


(For those asking, Jen's headband is from Urban Outfitters, necklace is from See Jewelry, and cardigan is from Banana Republic. Hannah's hair was curled using the Remington Air Wave which I did a tutorial on in this blog post. ^_^)

BB Creams reviewed:
Skin79 DermaRX BB Cream
Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream (hot pink)
Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream
BRTC Gold Caviar BB Cream
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream No. 23
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream No. 21
BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream
Skinfood Ginko Green BB Cream
Hanskin Super Magic BB Cream

Skin79 DermaRX BB Cream
Consistency: light like tinted moisturizer
Shade: oxidizes to NC30, greyer
Benefits: fades acne scars (contains arbutin), SPF 15, softens skin texture
Oil-control: Medium. I had to powder in summer, in winter I can just wear this alone.
Bottom line: Best I've tried for acne-prone skin. Fades acne scars, but coverage is light so it doesn't fully cover hyperpigmentation.


Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream (hot pink)
Consistency: medium to full
Shade: oxidizes to NC25-30, greyer but oxidizes to match my skin
Benefits: SPF 25 pa++, whitening (contains arbutin), anti-wrinkle
Oil-control: Medium. I had to powder in summer, in winter I can just wear this alone.
Bottom line: One of my favorites. Better coverage than other bb creams and improves skin texture.



Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream
Consistency: full
Shade: NC20-25, yellower
Benefits: moisturizing, good coverage
Oil-control: Low. I had to powder + blot, but good if you like the dewy look.
Bottom line: It was too light for me, but coverage is great. Looks matte in photos after powdering.


BRTC Gold Caviar BB Cream (SPF 50 version)
Consistency: medium
Shade: NC20-25 and leans pink
Benefits: SPF 50 pa+++ (SPF 20 also exists), anti-aging, whitening (contains arbutin), gold caviar extract for skin nourishment
Oil-control: Medium
Bottom line: Too light for me in summer when I recorded the video, but will try again soon! Love the texture and it seems to improve skin condition & has crazy high SPF. Good for sensitive skin.


Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream No. 23
Consistency: light to medium
Shade: NC30 and leans grey
Benefits: SPF 42 pa+++, moisturizing, softens skin texture
Oil-control: Low. Fine for dry skin, oily girls will need to blot.
Bottom line: Nice overall skin texture and moisture improvement. Less pore coverage but the color is nice after oxidizing.



Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream No. 21
Consistency: light to medium
Shade: NW15 and leans grey
Benefits: SPF 42 pa+++, moisturizing, softens skin texture
Oil-control: Low. Fine for dry skin, oily girls will need to blot.
Bottom line: Nice overall skin texture and moisture improvement.

BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream
Consistency: medium
Shade: NC15 and leans pink
Benefits: SPF 30, wrinkle repair, moisturizing, oil-control, quickly brightens skin
Oil-control: Medium. Formulated for dry, sensitive skin.
Bottom line: Saw drastic skin lightening. Nice overall skin texture improvement and moisture.

Skinfood Ginko Green BB Cream (Shade #1 Bright Skin)
Consistency: medium, feels like light-to-medium foundation
Shade: NC15-20 and leans yellow
Benefits: nourishing with green tea extracts, lecithin and Vitamin B.
Oil-control: Low. Best for normal skin. 
Bottom line: Basically just has sheer coverage. No SPF and no noticeable moisturizing or skin improvement.


Hanskin Super Magic BB Cream
Consistency: medium
Shade: NC20-25 and leans grey
Benefits: SPF 30 pa++, whitening, anti-wrinkle, moisturizing
Oil-control: Medium
Bottom line: Color is very grey! Seems nice but didn't use long enough to see benefits.


And here are the very-important comparison swatches:

On NC30 skin and NC15 skin

NC30

NC15

As you can see from the swatches, most of these bb's look very grey. Thankfully they tend to blend in better after oxidizing but it's definitely something to keep in mind if you apply it heavily and it looks off at first.

In the Summer, I tend to match Missha M #23 and Skin79 DermaRX best but they do tend to both lean grey/pink at first and are lightweight. For winter at my lightest I will probably go for BRTC Gold Caviar or Hanskin Super Magic. Currently, I've been using Skin79 Hot Pink and it's been working out great. :)

Hannah likes the Missha M #21 a lot and will probably also use the BRTC Jasmine Water more through Winter. She is also going to look for the new Missha color #18 which is supposed to be super fair! We learned about that one from reading the Youtube comments. Speaking of that, there is also a darker tan Missha color #32 that I'm quite curious about since it apparently matches NC35-40 and leans very yellow. Maybe I could mix that with my Missha 23 to make it less grey? Hmmmm...

One last note, I do want to emphasize that BB Creams ARE makeup and you must remove it at the end of the night just like regular foundation. There is a possibility that some BBs can break you out like any other makeup and everyone's body chemistry can react a little bit differently to each one so it's helpful to try samples if you can. I believe they do contain parabens so if you are hesitant about that sort of thing then be sure to watch out for it.

Alright, I hope that was helpful for those of you who are wanting to try out BB Creams but don't know where to start. It sure took a long time to put together! Also, HUGE thank you to Hannah for helping me with these videos and swatches. You reviewed for the first time like a pro! <3

Let me know if you guys have any more questions in the comments and I'll try to answer to the best of my knowledge. I haven't tried any other BB Creams yet but maybe some of you can add your own knowledge there as well, so go ahead and comment about your favorites too. :)

Disclaimer: BRTC BB Creams were provided by a representative of the company. Lioele Beyond the Solution was provided by prettyandcute.com. Skin79 hot pink was provided by Pinky Paradise. All other items mentioned were purchased by ourselves because we are crazy maniacs obsessed with bb creams.



110 comments:

  1. Super helpful, Thanks for the reviews! :)

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  2. WOW I am amazed at all your mini reviews and swatches! Thank you so much for the info.. this is going to be so helpful =)

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  3. Thanks for this review! It's a really detailed one..love it..

    xx

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  4. Wow this review looks like it was a ton of work. I've never tried a BB Cream but I'm now tempted. As long as it doesn't lighten me up too much bc then I'd be invisible.

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  5. Hey jen! Thanks for posting this up! It was really helpful ahah! Great job with the details as well! :) and of course your friend Hannah :D

    visit my blog!!! :D http://cyutiishortii.com

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  6. I need to know: just what ARE bb creams? i mean like are they really any better than plain ol' foundations? cuz foundations have better shades and stuff and bb creams are always low in oil control or come out in weird colors (at least for me its hard to find one that matches and easier to find one that matches with foundations) so like why the hype?

    does it really gives you perfect flawless looking skin?

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  7. Nonners: LOL! That's why Hannah liked the Jasmine Water BB but avoided it for summer. :) I actually think there are more choices for white girls than medium-skinned Asians like me. :p

    hana: It's hard to say exactly what's "better" and it may all be in my head after all, but I do feel like my skin is nicer when I use bb creams compared to when I consistently use liquid foundations. Foundation has a higher chance of breaking me out compared to the bb cream's I've tried and usually don't have the nutrients that bb cream supposedly do.

    In terms of just texture, bb creams tend to be more gel-like and lighter weight than most foundations which I personally like. :)

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  8. Great review! Out of all the bb creams that you reviewed, I've only tried the lioele. Sadly it's too light on me.

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  9. Jen!! Thank you thank you and more thank you!! <3
    This was so helpful! and I want to thank Hannah too because I'm pretty pale myself (well.. not as pale as her) but around NC15-NC 20 and the swatches were super helpful! It's interesting to see how grey some of the BB creams are.
    xoxo

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  10. You are both absolutely adorableeee! Hannah should come help do more reviews haha (Also, loved her rings! So much bling)

    Thanks for the reviews! Very informative~~

    I do have a question though: You say that it'll oxidize to darker/closer to most skin tones... is it possible that it'll oxidize to too dark?

    Thanks agaiN!!

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  11. Awesome review, jen! Out of all the bb creams the only one I've tried is the skin79 hot pink packaging. I have to say it's really light weight and I love it. I used it all summer long and used bare minerals to set the foundation. I didn't notice a difference until my aunt, who always ridiculed me about my skin, actually complimented me one day. This as after two months of using it religiously. So I felt like the foundation really did help me, and now I want to try more! I've been dying to try the misscha number 23 for awhile. And now that I know for sure it matches nc30 skin, im gonna give it a try! Thanks so much Jen. I very much enjoy your blog :)

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  12. Great review! I'm wondering though, do you still use moisturizer before applying BB cream because I heard that they're supposed to moisturize as well?

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  13. Thank you so much for putting all of this together! I will try one out! I wish there were paraben free bb creams though :(

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  14. Loved this post and video (saw your video last night). It's very indepth and well thought out.

    My personal favorite right now is the Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream. It's on the pricier side but it works well for me. I would say that it's quite comparable to the Missha M Perfect Cover but I think that the M Signature gives better coverage. I use the No. 23 for both.

    *Kat*

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  15. hi there, i hope you can get back to me.
    do you think you know the inredients for any of these bb creams?
    i suddenly became sensitive to titanium dioxide..
    and ih ave no idea if brtc or missha ones have titanium dioxide on my skin.

    i'm scared to apply it incase it will make my skin erupt into bumps again :(

    thanks if you can get back to me!

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  16. This was very helpfull, thankyou. You both looked lovely btw :) x

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  17. Great efforts Jen, thank you so much for sharing! I've never used BB cream b4, so I'd go and try one myself!

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  18. Wow, honestly I never knew about BB creams - when you mentioned them in other posts, I thought it was just a brand you were talking about! Argh, I hate not being able to view videos at work and I always forget by the time I get home. This one I will definitely have to check out though.

    Thanks!

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  19. i've tried pretty much all the BB creams out there. I agree that skin79 hot pink is a great match (probably the best out of all the ones your reviewed!), but my HG is the konigin perfect herbal bb cream - it's one of the only TRUE german products out there. remember bb cream was developed by the germans...

    this one oxidizes a lot and is a great moisturizer as well. awesome for improving skin texture and works amazingly well as a makeup base.

    in winter, i apply it all over and set with a tiny by of (dry) shiseido powder foundation that is much more yellow/orange in tone. this combo creates the PERFECT coverage for me.

    try konigan! so much better than the korean ones (and yes, i'm korean!) http://www.mstskin.com/konigin-perfect-herbal-bb-cream.html

    thanks jen!

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  20. Thank you so much for this post!! I've been so curious about bb creams but had no idea where to start. Your super helpful post pointed me in the right direction

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  21. The reviews are VERY helpful because I've been looking at several bbcreams. However, my biggest problem is the color shade and I'm acne prone too. Which one do you recommend that is suited for more on the darker side? I want to check before I make a purchase. Thanks Jen!

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  22. I like and use Legere White Multi BB Cream. I am NC 20-25. At first it appears dark when it first comes out of the bottle, but oxidizes very nicely on your skin. I've gotten a lot of compliments on my skin that it looks glowing!

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  23. Thanks for the reviews! I just bought Skin79's Oriental Gold recently, but I really want to try the Hot Pink one next, or maybe Missha #21

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  24. thank you for the review!! It was helpful to have another reviewer with different skintone on board as well :)

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  25. Wow! This review was so helpful! I'd never heard of BB cream before this. I have acne scars and wanted to try the first one you reviewed. Where did you buy it and how much does it retail for?

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  26. i heard about BB cream, but i don't think i will buy it. but thank you for the reviews :) i am thinking about changing my clinque foundation to mac foundation :)

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  27. very helpful post ^^ i want to try some BB creams however it's not easily available in my area which is a shame >.<

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  28. Wow, this was such a great post! Thanks so much for putting it together. I really wish this info was around when I was first looking into BB creams.

    I was surprised about your take on the Missha Perfect Cover -- I actually think it does a great job of controlling my oil! Looks like I'll have to check out Skin79 to compare!

    Also, have you ever tried any Etude House BB Creams? I was hoping you'd include this in your review! No worries though, thanks again! <3

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  29. thanks! this review has helped me a lot... i've been using BB cream from a company named Atom.. but now i want to try some of the ones u reviewed.

    thanks once again :)

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  30. Love the post!! I can't seem to find the Skin79 DermaRX BB Cream online. Where did you purchase this BB cream from? Thanks!

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  31. Thanks for the post and reviews and most importantly, the swatches! This is probably the most detailed BB Cream review I've seen so far! Thanks for taking the time to make this for us~

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  32. do you still put powder after the bb cream?

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  33. Hi girls, I'm using The "Precious BB cream Mineral" No.2 from ETUDE. It works very well with me. And they have also the make up base product from the same line called "Precious Make Up Essence Mineral." The BC at the counter of ETUDE told me to warm it up together with the BB Cream, it helps the BB Cream easier to apply and the texture turns smoother. Could u pls do the review about these 2 products as well? Thanks!! :-)

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  34. hey actually my skin is quite beige and i got some acne. n i wonder which bb cream is fit to me. i m using HANSINK SUPER BB now. i dun think it looks natural... so plz rely me! sweety!! xoxo

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  35. I love my BB Creams!!!
    You should definitely try the #1 and #2 of Pearl Mineral BB Cream by Etude. They are by far my go-tos for BB Cream :D
    I have combination skin (Oily T-Zone) and I found them to be good for oil control etc.

    The only problem I have with BB creams is that they seem to not photograph so well..So for weekends/partying or going out I always go to my trusty Armani UV Silk. <3 can't switch!

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  36. this helped a LOT. wow!! Now I know which ones to stay away from lol.

    My mom bought new foundation already though... I was hoping to get her the Missha #23 because she is a bit more tan than me. I can get as pale as NC15 but generally i THINKKK I'm a NC 20-25. I haven't been to a MAC counter to be "color labeled" yet tho lol.

    this post must have taken a longggg time to do so i really appreciate that you and hannah took yall's time to do this.

    keep up the great work :) love your blog jen!

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  37. this is a super helpful review, jen :) now i want to give the hot pink one a go but i'm probably too dark

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  38. Amaaaaazing post. Thank you for a overview of so many bb creams <3

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  39. Wow that was very informative! I would like to know where I can buy these products? Thanks!

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  40. Thank you Jen and Hannah so much for the massive review on BB creams. I think I'm definitely go out and buy one now :).

    I was wondering if you had any advice on the following. After half an hour passes when I put on my make up my skin will tend to get shiny/oily, especially my nose. I'm constantly putting more powder on or using blot papers and it's no fun >.<. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do? Thanks so much!!!

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  41. thanks so much for this post! i am now thinking about purchasing Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream (hot pink). have you tried or heard anything about the VIP gold collection? http://www.amazon.com/SKIN79-Super-Beblesh-Collection-1-33oz/dp/B0020Z31S6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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  42. thanks for the review! just wanted to let you know that they have a "mini" version of the hot pink--

    http://www.amazon.com/SKIN79-Super-Beblesh-Triple-Function/dp/B0020YTX3E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=beauty&qid=1291850450&sr=1-2

    I got this as a trail to see if i like it;)

    following you!:)

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  43. Wow! What a great review! That must've taken forever so thank you for doing it. I'm definitely interested in looking into a BB cream now. I'm new to your blog so I'm looking forward to your posts (just started reading your old posts).

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  44. Thanks for the reviews! I've always heard of BB creams, but never known if I could use it... I don't even wear foundation, but I'm 17 and kind of want to start wearing it haha

    So since BB cream sounds better than foundation, do you know if there are BB creams for dark skin? I'm Indian American with medium brown skin, if that helps at all :x I'm guessing I'd be around NW40.

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  45. hi~ i think it is first time to leave my comment.! im rosie. it used to be my name when i was in texas, but im live in korea~! i always come to see your up dated cosmetic review or make up tutorial.
    and you sometimes get inspired by korean pop star~ (2Ne1^^)and always impressed!!!!!and how did u get all the BB creams????someone in korea send you them? Misshha is one of my favorite BB creams and it is very popular in korea cosmetic community. it's not that expensive also. ^^*
    love you Jen !!!
    i'll leave message again anytime soon^^

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  46. hi jen! do you think you could do a review on the Loreal voluminous million lashes?

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  47. can you buy this product in store? how would you determine your shade otherwise if you can't

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  48. hi there! I actually own both the #23 and #30 Missha BB cream and I do mix them because 23 alone is just too grey for me. works really well! I use about 2:1 #23:#30. HOpe it works for u!

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  49. thanks for the great post!

    where do you buy all the bb creams?
    on prettyandcute.com?

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  50. thank you soo much for doing this review! i've always wondered about bb creams but didn't know anything about them. since reading your post, I've picked up the missha #23, l'egere multiwhite, and iope air cushion to test out...

    shimmering2light.blogspot.com

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  51. awesome review, it was the first comprehensive bb cream review i've seen and it was super helpful. could you do an application video? I have skin79 hot pink but im unsure how to apply it to get it to look really flawless.

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  52. Hey Jen, I was wondering if do orders for BB creams? I want to get a BRTC perfect recover bb cream but don't want to buy it online. I heard they're only sold in Korea and Singapore, and maybe some other places? Thanks. And wow, u have a lot of bb creams!

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  53. hi jen, i just wanted to thank you and your friend SO SO SO much for this review / blog, it was soooo helpful. so far i've only tried the missha bb cream and have been happy with it, but since there are so many others i really wanted to see if there would be another one that would suit my skin better -- but was really scared to as bb creams don't really come in a lot of shades and i was worried it would be too dark/light for my skin, but your swatch was DEF a life saver! thanks a million, xo

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  54. Thanks for posting this. I've always wanted to try BB Creams but hesitant because i don't really know what they are and what they do. I might try the Skin79 (Hot Pink)... wish me luck hehe :)

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  55. this review was totally awesome and really helpful.. jw where i could find the skin79 dermaRX? i found most of the other ones, but i couldn't find the one i was most interested in!
    thanks again for the helpful review!

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  56. Hi I've bought the Gold Caviar BB cream, and I was just wondering, how thickly do I put it on? Do I just apply thinly like a moisturiser? Also, can you do a translucent powder review? (if you use them) Thanks! :D

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  57. you should try dr.jart black label =]

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  58. i bought Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream based on your reviews. I LOVE IT! Its perfect for my skin during the winter ( i normally use bare escentals, but my skin has been so dry as of late).

    your blog is super awesome.

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  59. Hi Jen! :)

    Thanks for the comprehensive review on these BB creams. Because of your review, I bought Skin79 Hot Pink BB cream. Heehee.

    Anyway, I posted a review on my blog about Dr. Jart Blemish Base Silver Label. If you're curious about it, you may check it out. Hope it helps your other readers too. :)

    The more reviews, the better! Go Jen! :)

    http://sunsetglowlove.blogspot.com/2010/12/dr-jart-rejuvenating-blemish-base.html

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  60. So I really found this bb cream very helpful. The only problem is a lot of bb cream tend to be for very light skin and the colors r limited. I am tan skin, so I'm light or dark. Just right in the middle. So I'm not sure if there is any bb cream that will match my skin color. But thank you so much for the review.

    Please visit my blog:
    http://ihope-diversebeauty.blogspot.com/

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  61. Hello, thanx a lot for this review, it helped a lot !

    But I have a question,
    Is there any paraben in those two BB creams : Jasmine Water and Skinfood Gingko Green ?

    My father is a doctor and my stepmother is very careful about these things so they wouldn't buy me one if it's not all healthy and stuff

    thank you !!

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  62. hey Jen, so did you mean there is also Missha #13 now thats really light? Because thats the new one I want and I've never heard of #18. Is that one and is it really pale too?

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  63. This review is really helpful! I wonder if you've tried the Magical Makeover B.B Cream by Lelan Vital. The one in white and gold. :)

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  64. Hi Jen!! I have a question (I already posted it on YouTube but just in case...) Can you direct me where, online, I can purchase the Skin79 DermaRX BB cream?? I can't seem to find a website that actually sells it:( Some Korean sites say they sell it but there is no button or "cart" for me to actually make a purchase. Please help if you can. Thanks!! joyce

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  65. Hello,

    My skin color is medium (NC 40) and I would like to try a BB cream, but I live in Portugal and is difficult to find online stores that sell it.

    Got any suggestions that I can use on my skin tone? And it is sold online?

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  66. Hey! I loved your review, but I have a question. I have darker skin than you (nc35-37) and I'm not sure which ones tp buy. I have used missha (I have to mix #23 and #31) but am looking for one that has more whitening properties (as i have quite a few post-acne scars). Thanks!

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  67. BB creams are actually available on Amazon- I think I'm going to get the Skin79 mini sampler set to find the best color match for me before I get a full size tube: http://www.amazon.com/Skin79-Cream-Miniature-Mini-Black/dp/B002HPBF32/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1298481224&sr=8-13

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  68. I love Lioles BB cream. To see a full review visit:

    http://yamismakeup.blogspot.com/2011/02/review-lioele-triple-beyond-solution.html

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  69. Thank you Jen, super helpful review. I just bought BRTC Jasmine Water recently. Thanks again :)

    Visit my blog www.beautifulpetal.com

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  70. Thanks for the super helpful review Jen! I have been trying to find the perfect bb cream. I tried the SKIN79 Oriental BB cream. For a review on that go to my blog post:

    http://yamismakeup.blogspot.com/2011/05/review-and-comparison-skin79-oriental.html

    Thanks again.

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  71. These reviews are so helpful! I am very fair like Hannah, and I ordered a few BB creams off eBay that looked like they would be perfect. I ordered the Missha Perfect Cover in #13 and it is perfect! Definitely for people with fair skin, even if it is called "Bright Beige." It's not beige-like at all. It has slight pink undertones and medium buildable coverage. I also got the Baviphat Tea Tree It Trouble BB Cream. It has some tea tree oil and is meant for oily or combination skin, which is pretty great. It has slightly more yellow undertones than the #13, but still oxidizes perfectly with fair skin. Thanks so much for doing these reviews and considering several skin tones!

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  72. Hi, I'm impressed of your blog
    actually i live in korea. (i'm korean so i am not good at english ^^;)
    you look gorgeous! i use missa's BB cream too.nice to meet you!*_*
    bb is very useful. isn't it?

    i'm happy to find your blog and i'll visit here again.
    see you

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  73. The Missha M Signature is paraben free. And the new Boscia one that Sephora sells now is paraben free and has very natural ingredients.

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  74. Thank you so much for this awesome review. I just purchased the hot pink one.I usually use Laura Mercier oil free tint moisturizer but can't wait to try this out!

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  75. Are bb creams hypoallergenic and non pore clogging? And are they oil free? Plz reply <3

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  76. This is the most helpful review I have ever read/watched on BBCreams! Also the most unbiased! Thank you so much in aiding me in finding the right one for me. :) You girls are beautiful and I can't wait to hear more. <3

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  77. Thank you very, very much for this big review!It helped me a lot. Ordered my first BB Cream some minutes ago. Thank you again!

    ♥ http://dealystar.blogspot.com/ ♥

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  78. Hi Jen! I was just wondering if since this video, you've tried any of the American brands that have started to pick up the BB cream trend, hopefully with more color selection. I know Sephora carries a bunch, like Too-Faced, Smashbox, and Clinque, etc.

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  79. Thanks so much this review was super helpful! I am very interested in BB creams now because I'm a pretty low maintenance girl and sometimes i just want a dab of coverage not a lot of foundation and all the benefits seem amazing as well. I'm wondering though what about people with slightly darker skin? I'm latin and though i get significantly paler in the winter i can't say it's actually THAT pale. i tried to read around your comments to avoid re asking something but i must have missed it. Thanks again, you gals looked like you had a lot of fun!

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  80. Hello Jen:
    I'm a NC 30 in winter & NC 35 in summer. Could you recommend me BB creams that match my skin color? After I watched your video I ordered Missha M Perfect nº23. But I like to try others without algae ingredients on it, because of my combination acne prone skin.Thanks. :)

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  81. Hello Jen:
    I'm a NC 30 in winter & NC 35 in summer. Could you recommend me BB creams that match my skin color? After I watched your video I ordered Missha M Perfect nº23. But I like to try others without algae ingredients on it, because of my combination acne prone skin.Thanks. :)

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  82. Thanks, that's really helpful. I think I'll buy some jasmin water BB cream and misha perfect cover. I'm a really pale white girl and after purchasing SKIN79 VIP Gold recently, found it too dark. I've been using bb cream since 2007. Etude House Total age repair SPF45 (wrinkle reduce royal bb cream)is great for aging skin. Recently I bought Baviphat secret recipe AC+Cure control BB cream (light beige#1)SPF35, I love it, it's perfect for pale caucasian skin. But I'll try the jasmin water and saw on someone's blog that missha perfect cover also have a shade 13, for the palest of skin. Oh, by the way, I have also been using Etude House precious mineral BB compact (zero) for about 3 years, because I love it so much. I'd recommend this strongly, it comes in many shades.

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  83. Hey Jen, I'm from Malaysia n i love all your tutorial make up in YouTube.. I just want to know where I can get these BB creams esp Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream (hot pink)..? As I'm a flight attendant n I love the coverage on u.. Hee..

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  84. Thanks, this was really helpful. Just ordered Missha Perfect Cover #13 because I am suuuuuuupper pale, like, translucently so, and it is really hard finding BB creams pale enough for me (foundations don't even go that pale). I'm glad that you take the time to do stuff like these reviews. :)

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  85. hi may i know where can i buy this BB creams?

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  86. hi jan! iam an Asian with very dry skin. i wanna buy a BB cream. i use currently Clinique superbalanced makeup teint equilibre parfait 01-PETAL (P) and it suits me greatly and i love it. now i dont know which BB cream i should buy or which colour. please please do help me out

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  87. I have oily skin and a light to medium ligh skin tone. Whcih bb cream would work best for me?

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  88. Helloo !
    I've got a oily skin with acne and most of the time I wear glasses.. and my skintone is a bit lighter than yours.
    which bb cream should I take? because where I live you don't have got bb creams only the one from garnier but I heard some bad things about that one. So I can't go to a store and buy one. I must buy one on internet but I don't want a bb cream what breaks me out or makes my skin more oily or doesn't get into my skin. Can you give me some advise ? I would really appreciate it.

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  89. Hi! I came across this and was excited because I was thinking about trying BB cream. I was wondering if non-Asian bb creams are different and also how bb cream affects freckles? (I am half-Chinese so I have medium-tan skin with a smattering of freckles) Thank you for the video, it was quite helpful and informative!

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    1. From what I've heard, non-Asian bb creams are more like a tinted moisturizer and doesn't have the same gel texture and skincare benefits as Asian bb creams. It would give some coverage to freckles but maybe not 100%. Hope that helps!

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  90. hi im stuck, i cant find the right match for my skin tone, my skin colour is light brown, yellow undertone and my skin is quite dry. which bb cream will be the best one to use?

    Zinat :) x

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  91. Jen! :) I was just wondering, in the post above you mentioned that there was a missha perfect cover bb cream #32. However were you talking about the no. 31? because I can't seem to find a 32 at all! If there is a no. 32 do you have a link to it?

    Thank youu! :)

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  92. Jen: I also have NC25-30 and combo-oily to normal skin, but I have hyperpigmentation on my face so what I need is great coverage, whitening and larger SPF poretaction. What could you suggest me because as far as I have seen, all these products dont have all these three things that I need..

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  93. Jen: I also have NC25-30 and combo-oily to normal skin, but I have hyperpigmentation on my face so what I need is great coverage, whitening and larger SPF poretaction. What could you suggest me because as far as I have seen, all these products dont have all these three things that I need..

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  94. Hi! Does anyone know if the Skin 79 (hot pink) or the Missha Perfect Cover actually whiten your skin?

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  95. so do you buy your bb creams from korean websites or are there any sold in american drugstores >.< uberdumb but I am not a big fan of buying online. or recommend sites u trust please:) Also are they very expensive?

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    1. BB Creams like these are generally not the type you'd find in drug stores, if the US even carried these brands. You can check out some from Too Faced and Estee Lauder in department stores or cosmetics stores like Ulta, though. Some drug store brands over here are trying their hand with BB Creams. Garnier and Maybelline both have some, AFAIK. I've not tried them, but I wouldn't expect them to be on pay with ,say, Skin79.

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  96. Thank you for the review. It's really helpful :) btw, what kind of lipstick do you use? it's very pretty

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  97. Hey Jen! Where can I buy Skin79 DermaRX BB Cream? Thanks so much ! (:

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  98. Hey Jen! Where can I buy Skin79 DermaRX BB Cream? I can't seem to find it on the internet. Thanks!!

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    1. Unfortunately DermaRX is an older discontinued line. :(

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  99. Hi Jen! What other sites besides pretty and cute and pinky paradise do you recommend that sell authentic BB creams?

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  100. That was reeeeaaaally useful. I have freakishly pale skin, am always trying to get it to match to my hands and neck T-T even though my face seems pinker... probs cos I failed when I was younger and got sunburnt a few times....... but yeah. I've been using the Missha Signiture Real Complete BB Cream in 21 for... nearly a year now I spose. But had to use a paler powder just to match my face better as it's a little dark, but still wayyyyy better than any of the BB creams available in UK shops lol. Plus I have oily-combination skin, dryer in the winter. I noticed it was definitely dryer the 2 days I was in Seoul, which meant I didn't have to use powder at all XD. But when I was there, got some Etude Precious Mineral All day strong in #1, Sheer Silky Skin, which I was told by the cute salesboy is the palest tone. And it is. I think it's about the same as Missha's 21, maybe a tad darker after oxidising... but it doesn't *need* powder to get rid of any shine. It's nice and matte, how I like it. If it was just one colour lighter that'd be amazing T-T. But I have a Japanese brand of foundation, Predia Moisture Liquid Foundation in OC-400, which is the lightest they have, and it's the closest match to my skin *EVER* but it's not a BB Cream... and not as matte... maybe if I mixed the two... who knows XD I could try one day.
    My friend uses the Missha M Perfect #23, but she has darker skin than me, fits her perfectly, no need for powder or anything. My skin ain't that dry.... stupid oiliness... specially in summer... I prefer winter lol. I might try the Ginko Green or Jasmine Water actually, cos they look really pale.
    And I do need to find out my actual MAC colour... I forgot if NW or NC was yellow/pink tint. My skin is deffo pinker... so I'd need the yellower colour... if I remember correctly XD

    Sorry for the excessively long comment XD

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  101. Hi Jen :) Thanks for this review. Yesterday I went to Sephora to try Smashbox BB Cream and the Two-Faced BB Cream. I liked the Smashbox one better because it felt softer to the touch and gave me more coverage. In your experience how do the American brands compare to the Asian brands? I know they aren't as skin revitalizing, but have you tried any of them? Would you suggest Skin 79 and Missha over Smashbox?

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  102. Hi Jen,

    When bb creams say they are whitening, does it mean it aims to whiten your face in general, or just dark spots? I would like to try Asian BB creams because it seems they are better, but I do not want to whiten my skin tone, should I be worried?

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  103. Hello. I buy Pinkyparadise's BB hot pink by Skin79. It is real or fake?

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  104. Have you ever had any interaction with Juice Beauty products? They are organic and something the sales people keep pushing to customers. Are they just trying to push a product or are they truly great products? I have the CC cream on my face as a trial (its $39) but a pretty decent sized tube. Just curious - I've never seen many of the brands in your video - here in the us-

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  105. This is awesome :) what would you recommend for super dry / palest skin? Thanks!

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