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The Low-down on BB Creams

Jolin Tsai, a Taiwanese actress, is endorsing Skin79's BB Cream

BB Creams have become a staple in every Korean make-up line and their popularity seems to be extending even outside that peninsula. For those who aren’t aware, BB Cream stands for “Blemish Balm Cream”, and has been attributed to why Korean celebrities have good skin. Most BB Creams are multi-functional, meaning they provide a variety of benefits such as having whitening and anti-wrinkle properties, UV protection, and moisturizers.

BB Creams have become a staple in every Korean make-up line and their popularity seems to be extending even outside that peninsula. For those who aren’t aware, BB Cream stands for “Blemish Balm Cream”, and has been attributed to why Korean celebrities have good skin. Most BB Creams are multi-functional, meaning they provide a variety of benefits such as having whitening and anti-wrinkle properties, UV protection, and moisturizers.
I personally like using BB Cream on an everyday basis as compared to foundation because it’s easier to apply and my skin can breathe more when I wear it.
But due to the vast array of BB Creams out there, how do you know which is the right one for you? This article will provide you some tips of choosing the one suitable for your skintone, what to expect when you do use one, and some suggestions of which BB Cream to try!

CHOOSING A BB CREAM:

  1. A disclaimer I usually tell people when they ask me which BB Cream they should buy is that if they’re not fair-skinned, finding the right product would be a hard task. Most, if not all are targeted to the fair-skinned Asians and do not offer a wide array of shades like foundations do.
  2. Know what you need. As I said before, since BB creams are multi-functional, their available in variants that offer anti-wrinkle properties to those that help whiten your skin.
  3. Korean make-up stores are known for giving away samples of their products, so try to get your hands on these as much as you can to narrow down your choices before you splurge on one. BB Creams also vary in terms of price so you don’t want to end up buying something expensive and not using it because it clashes with your skin.
  4. If you don’t live in Korea but have seen BB creams in stores, use their testers! But do NOT swatch it on your hand. Instead, use the tester on your entire face then let it settle. Don’t base your decision on how you initially look. Since BB creams when first applied give your face a grayish cast, you would have to wait for a few minutes to let it absorb on your skin. I suggest that you walk around the mall for awhile and then after an hour check to see how it looks like.
  5. Finally, do not base your choice on the PRICE. Some BB creams can be really effective even though they’re less expensive than others.
PRODUCTS TO TRY:
Just a disclaimer, these were the BB Creams I already tried so these do not cover ALL BB creams and I ranked them by order of preference.


SKIN79 Super+ Beblesh Balm BB Cream Triple Function (Hot Pink)
- Has great coverage and lasts all day long. My favorite BB cream and this suits a lot of skin types. It minimizes your pore size and reduces the redness on your face. It’s great for everyday use. Some might not like the scent though, it smells like moisturizer.


Etude House Dr. Oil Solution Anti-Shine BB Lotion
Perfect for girls with oily skin (like me)! Most BB creams have “glowing” properties but this particular one makes your skin look more matte and reduce that shiny look we all hate. But if you don’t have oily skin, this product is not for you.

Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream
Pricier than the other Missha BB creams, but I’ve seen my sister use this and her skin looks very refined and has great coverage. The glow is pretty subtle and not over-the-top. Her skin improved after she used it.

SKIN79 Super+ Beblesh Balm BB Cream VIP Gold Collection
My mom uses this and it looks really good on her. Gives out a wonderful glow (not oily kind of glow). I think this is best for more mature women around 35 years and above. I’m not so sure about this but I think it has gold and caviar extracts as ingredients! Very luxurious, don’t you think?

Liole Beyond the Solution
Comes in a really pretty packaging and one pump from the tube is enough for your whole face! Coverage-wise, not as great as the Skin79 Hot Pink, I’d say you still need concealer for it, but it does the job.

Have you tried using BB creams? What’s your favorite one? Have you tried any of the products I mentioned? Let me know!

PHOTO CREDITS:
Skin79
Missha
Etude House
Liole

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