Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42 PA+++

I first read about Missha’s BB cream on Ponikuta‘s site. I’ve heard of the brand Missha for quite some time now, but had no access to the products until Val very kindly told me that there was a Missha boutique at Boxhill. As she gave quite a raving review on this BB cream, I thought I’d check it out myself.

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream Box

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream


Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream offers a novel skincare concept with BB cream, which lightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes with excellent skin-cover ability, and prevents skin aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties.

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEF/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Arbutin, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Hydrolysed Collagen, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Caviar Extract, Adenosine, Algae Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol. MAY CONTAIN [+/-; Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream Tube

First off, the cream is thick. It’s not as thick and gooey like The Face Shop’s Aloe Sun BB cream, but it’s definitely thicker than most liquid foundations I know. Me no likey the tube with the pump; don’t really understand the need for a pump when it’s used on a tube instead of a bottle. Unnecessary use of extra plastic, that’s what I thought.

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream Swatch

Having said that, the coverage is excellent. Of all the BB creams I’ve used, this gave me the best coverage. It evened out my skin tone well, and made the freckles appear lighter. Although you might not want to apply too much of this on the skin, ‘cos when I did that, it sort of emphasised the tiny pink bumps on my cheeks. Euuww. When used sparingly though, it does give a lovely flawless effect.

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream Swatch on Palm

Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream Spreaded Swatch

With this, there was no need for foundation nor sunscreen. I’m quite impressed at its high SPF content (SPF42 PA+++). It has an oil-free base, which is great for those with oily/combination skin. The oilies on my nose didn’t show even after a couple of hours.

The only gripe I have is that it is fragranced. You know me, I don’t like scented skincare and makeup products if I can help it. But if you’re all right with you, then the scent is actually pretty good.

I chose shade No.21 (light beige) for my skin. The colour blended perfectly onto my skin and did not leave me looking white as a ghost. As for claims of whitening-the-skin and anti-wrinkle hoolabaloo, I wouldn’t put much hope in that. I didn’t see any difference in my skin other than good coverage and evening out of skin tone, as what BB creams and foundations would do.

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream is available at Boxhill Centro (Melbourne) at AUD32.90.

What I like about it: Great coverage on the skin; high SPF

What I did not like about it: It contains fragrance

Note: You can also read Elizabeth Gimbad’s review on this BB cream on So Loverly

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36 comments… add one
  1. Nikki

    Read so much about this brand but haven’t seen them anywhere. I want to try BB creams like most beauty bloggers did, but I am afraid on breaking out!

  2. Val

    Hi Tine,

    I did get some minor breakout from this product at the very beginning but since I added primer before the BB cream nothing happened. Maybe it was the fragrance or maybe it was some of the ingredients. A lot of people did suffered breakouts with numerous brand of BB cream. Glad to know that you enjoyed it.

    Otherwise, many Korean groceries stores in Melbourne do sell the Scandal BB cream but I didn’t like it because they were rather white-ish.

    Thanks for mentioning ponikuta.


  3. Connie

    I’ve tried a sample of this before. I loved the coverage very much but the color turned kinda ashy on me 🙁 Even the silver Missha BB cream can look kinda ashy as well. ahhh… I wanna try another brand of BB cream but I’m too cheapo and it takes forever to finish even one tube!

  4. frances

    Hello, i hope you still reply to this. Which do you think is better in terms of coverage and which feels better on the skin, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer or Missha bb cream? Thanks! 🙂

  5. Tine

    Try to score yourself some samples if you can. Tell you what, if you don’t mind, I can squeeze some out for you into a 5g jar just for you to try out. If it doesn’t work for you, then you can chuck it, and that’ll save you money.

    No worries Val. I have you on my Google Reader, your blog’s a great read.
    To be honest, I broke out a little too with this cream. After that it was all right. Could be the fragrance.

    That is so true. I now have THREE tubes of BB cream, which honestly, I’m never going to finish 🙁

    Hi there, thanks for dropping by!
    In terms of coverage, definitely the Missha BB cream. It’s practically a foundation! In my opinion, LM’s tinted moisturiser felt better on my skin though, as it is a lot lighter in texture.
    Hope this helps!

  6. Nikki

    hey tine ! wow! thank you so much!!!!! And I’m thankful I still haven’t clicked the BUY NOW button of ebay! LOL I had it all lined up and I’m currently doing research 🙂 Thanks for the sweet gesture tine 🙂

  7. prettybeautiful

    i tried it out at the missha stall yesterday…im thinking to get another BB, and im in dilemma now. not sure whether i should go straight for BRTC perfect recover or not. the missha store lady said they did not have any samples to give out 🙁

  8. Chea Yee

    Hi…. I have a tube of Etude House BB Cream.. it comes in a blue pump though.. Still jst trying it out for the past few weeks. Its a bit “wet” and I was told that it is not necessary to use powder/cake? after using it.

    I am not sure if it is right for my skin though (but my Korean friend bought it for me when i was in Korea)…It was winter (it still is winter now!) but it is hydrating (good for dry weather) but not sure if it is suitable for use in malaysia ( i have combination skin though).

    Heard about Missha … their products are much cheaper than FaceShop here , so i might considrer Missha when my FC supplies run out… ( i bout about a few 100k won worth of FC products in korea as it is much cheaper there of course!) 1,000 won = RM2.30.

  9. Lee Ann

    Where can i get Missha BB cream in Penang, Malaysia?

  10. mstan

    Any other BB creams that can help with freckles, uneven skin due to acne scars & dark eye circle? I prefer those w/o fragrant.

  11. thi

    hi, any one want to buy bb cream, skin 79 gold or pink 40g, missha m perfect spf42 30ml
    they all can have them for 25aud each. i am opening a new website soon, in the mean time i put on the news paper, they come to my office and get them, i am in adelaide. please send me a massage, you can pay by net banking or paypal. when my website up and running i will go in here and post. and i really like your website. they are beautiful. please bare in mind guys, if you can have a group of friends wants to buy them, ring me in adelaide on 0403123372, and i will do a group price for you guys. as i get in bulk so save more money for you guys.

  12. Angeline

    If youre a NC 20-25, which shade of bb cream would be better? 21 or 23?

  13. Ethel

    Hi Lee Ann,
    I’m having an e-boutique selling Missha M BB cream selling for RM72.90. I have other brands like Lohashill, Shills, Starwhite and Skin79. If any of you are interested, kindly email me for more info. I’m from KL, M’sia.

    1. Kaye

      Hi, i’m interested in buying missha products. I’m currently in holidays in KL for two weeks….let me know the site please….regards Kaye

  14. erica

    @Val’s comment about getting minor breakouts ,
    i went over the ingredients and i think its due to the algae extract
    – which is highly comedogenic and is an irritant .
    this is the only ingredient which i found would be the only ingredient
    which might cause breakouts .

    lols , hope it helps !

  15. chinnie

    hi! i’ve tried missha bb cream, and it also causes me to have break outs, and i am still waiting for it to heal but i’ve stop using missha. maybe it doesn’t suit my skin. i’ve tried skinfood aloe bb cream, and it works for me, it prevents pimples from forming. i will go back using skinfood after my skin heals. but i have heard that missha bb cream works for other people.

  16. salgy

    hi,i ve just found bb cream…i never heard it before…i would like to try it but i am alittle bit confused which one that i will used?
    there is a lot of bb cream brand….well,after searching some information i have 2 options; that are missha bb cream and dodo club bb cream…which one is a good one??????thx…

  17. ice

    im selling KOREA missha online~my facebook: icebaby9996@yahoo.com.hk . my number 0103991833

  18. ice

    im from malaysia

  19. Emilee :D

    Thank you for this info, i have been looking for a full ingredients list for a long time haha. I just want to know if it’s ok for dry and pretty sensitive skin ( since I have ezcema ) I don’t want to waste a whole tube just because I have a reaction :/ my mom would also dissaprove of ALL bb creams if my skin reacts bad w/ this one ( first bb cream )

    so will it be ok for dry / sensitive skin?? Thank you so much!

  20. Jenny

    very good review here (y)

    i recently purchased the same bb cream and that broke me out sooo bad!
    my skin was kind of clearing up, just had the little bumps, but after using it for about 4 days, i noticed large pimples forming, almost like ‘blood pimples’.
    i’ve stopped using it for about 5 days and my skin is starting to heal.
    i wouldn’t recommend people with sensitive oily/acne prone skin to try the missha bb cream.

  21. Jamie

    the pump is for sanitary issues. there is less of a chance of drit and bacteria to get in the makup if it is pump, so it not a waste of plastic. 🙂 my skin is around nc15 would you reccommend this?

  22. nancy

    this cream don’t work on it’s on for me I have to use my foundation over.. but I am very please with the finish look.. I was skeptical at first but after using it the first time I feel immediately in love with it.. I have oily, uneven, darkspot, large pores, acne scar skin.. so i need heavy cover up.. this cream goes great under my foundation and concealer… if this cream is too thick for you or too white for your skin.. you can try applying a thin layer as a primer, and then use foundation over… or you can even mix it with your foundation, primer or morning lotion.. you’ll be amaze what this cream can do!!!!! I absolutely love this cream!!! it gives me a beautiful finish!!!

  23. roonie

    Weird. I saw another ingredient list for this product and mineral oil was high on the list >.<
    I got a 20ml sample size to try it out and when I found out it had mineral oil, I immediately washed it off. So, I wouldn't buy this again. I honestly think using an SPF and tinted moisturizer works the same way.

  24. kb

    roonie: what do u meant by oyu have to wash it off immediately…is there something wrong with mineral oil??

  25. serena

    I heard there are some fake missha bb creams out there. Is there a way to tell the difference? I recently bought mine on ebay for a cheap price and I’m not so sure now…

  26. suzanna

    where i can get this in Kuala lumpur?

  27. AnnieYen

    i also nervous abt this issue. Actually i interested with Missha M Perfect 42SPF . I prefer to get from Missha shop instead online coz the price all diff. i’m worry that i might get the fake stuff.

  28. Bellisa

    I looked over the ingredients and BB cream contains some preservative chemicals such as parabens which is deemed to be toxic. Natural products should not have this preservative in them.

  29. anisa

    so far, which BBcream that you’ve recommended for oily-acne skin? because i’m looking for it as primer and daily treatment. help me please

  30. Monika

    Hi, I just recieved my Missha B.B Cream today. I am not sure if it is real or fake.. Can someone help me? There are misspelled words on my box…

  31. Thais

    Hi, um.. Does this BB cream works well in extremely oily skins? Because mine is reaaaally oily.

  32. kaushar

    hii..i heard a lot abt missa bb cream so i bought frm ebay for cheap price but now i m bit worried about its quality may b its fake or someding if any one know d differnc plz tell me.

  33. Punica Makeup

    I intend to buy some foundations from Missha. Your review is really helpful and keeps in my mind about this to make sure I won’t have to regret anything. Thank you so much for sharing this 💜
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