Welcome to another episode of BB Creamology! Can you believe this is already the 4th one? With three BB creams each episode, this one would mean I’ve reviewed 12 BB creams already. And there’s more to come. Yeah, I have THAT many BB creams.
Today we’re going to Korea for our BB creams.
Shade: Cool-neutral undertones. Only available in 1 shade
Texture: Rich and creamy
Fragrance: Floral yet almost sunscreen-y fragrance
Wet-To-Dry Time: Takes a longer time to dry on the skin if there’s too much BB cream on the skin. Dries to a dewy finish.
Sun Protection Factor: SPF50+ PA+++
Price: Price ranges from $15 to $25
Availibility: Asian beauty stores, YesStyle and eBay. I got mine on eBay from this seller without any issues.
Shade: Cool-neutral undertones. Available in only 1 shade (natural beige)
Texture: Creamy but dry-ish texture. The longer it’s on the skin, the lovelier the finish.
Fragrance: Floral fragrance, is a tad strong
Wet-To-Dry Time: Very quick to dry on skin with a matte finish. Have to spread on skin very quickly because it dries quickly.
Sun Protection Factor: SPF30 PA++
Price: Price ranges from $20 to $30
Availibility: Asian beauty stores and eBay. I got this from the same eBay store I bought the Skin79 BB cream.
Shade: Cool undertones. Available in 2 shades, #1 in Radiant Skin and #2 in Natural Skin
Texture: Rich and creamy
Fragrance: Floral fragrance, quite strong
Wet-To-Dry Time: Dries fairly quickly on the skin and leaves a semi-matte, almost powdery finish
Coverage: Medium to almost full coverage
Sun Protection Factor: SPF20 PA+
Price: Price ranges from $12 to $25
Availibility: Asian beauty stores, YesStyle and eBay.
Skin79 is one of Korea’s most popular BB cream. It’s rich, creamy and just what Asian BB creams are usually about. I’ve been wanting to try out one of their BB creams for a while now, and when I saw this on eBay, I thought it was time to give it a go. Of all the BB creams reviewed in this episode of BB Creamology, sadly it’s the one I like the least. It takes a long time for the cream to dry on the skin and I just didn’t like the oily finish on the skin. T-zone shines up quite quickly with this one. Not my cup of tea at all.
The Skinfood Mushroom BB cream came highly recommended by Val, Tina and Yishan. This BB cream also has a rich texture, but it’s not as thick as the Skin79. The Skinfood Mushroom has the best coverage of the three. It has a lovely semi-matte finish and makes the skin look naturally flawless. I find this a tad too heavy for my skin in the hot summer months but in other cooler seasons, this is the BB cream I’d go to. The fragrance is a tad too strong for my liking though.
The Liole Triple The Solution BB cream has the lightest texture of the three (mind you though, it is still pretty thick and is typical of an Asian BB cream). I like this packaging the best because it has a pump in a tube. Makes for easy dispensing, don’t you think? This one dries very quickly on the skin (in fact, you have to work the cream quickly or else it will dry up and “harden”). The coverage is not as good as the Skinfood and Skin79 but it’s still better than most Western BB creams and definitely comparable to a lot of Asian ones.
I like the Skinfood Mushroom BB cream the most simply because it gives the best finish and longevity of the three. It doesn’t streak or disappear at the end of the day, and with most BB creams and foundations, looks better as the hours go by.
Have you tried any of these BB creams before? Your thoughts? What do you think about the general opinion that Korea comes up with the best BB creams?