With all the talk about BB Cream, I was super curious to give it a try. Am primarily appaled by its promise to give that Japanese/Korean stars look (yea I’m vain like that), and wanted to prove it myself. So I searched the web, asked around on my twitter timeline, and came across several recommended brands.
However, I did not want to risk spending too much – in case it doesn’t work out, so I finally went for Maybelline’s BB Cream. It’s got some good reviews, one of which from @ditut, and it only costs IDR 35K! So I bought it last Sunday, and tried it yesterday.
First impression: I like it! After application, I can see a noticeable improvement in complexion, my skin tone looked more even and brighter. It also covers well, but doesn’t feel heavy on my skin. It’s like a step-up from tinted moisturizer, but not as heavy as foundation – so it’s fine to use on a daily basis.
I applied the BB Cream after all my skin care regime. Even though it says on the packaging that it also moisturizes and has SPF 26/PA+++, I still use my moisturizer and sunblock beforehand – because one thing I believe is that you don’t use make-up to do a skin care job. I read that people usually apply BB Cream using a brush, but since I don’t have one, I applied using my finger tips – and I didn’t have a problem, the texture makes it easy enough to spread all over your face & neck evenly.
Another plus point of the BB Cream is how it makes cream blush blends easier. I didn’t use powder, applied the rest of my make-up straight after the BB cream, and it makes my Bobbi Brown cream blush blends easier and hence looks nicer compared to when I use my regular compact powder.
I was worried not using powder will make my face looks oily (I have slightly oily skin on the T-Zone), but, surprisingly, that wasn’t the case. However, I was only out for 5 hour-ish and they were all spent in air conditioned situations, so the not-making-face-looks-oily thing may need to be revalidated.
Bottom line, that was a 35K well spent!
For a brief explanation on BB Cream: see the Wiki entry here http://j.mp/eeQ4dr