DescriptionPrecious Mineral BB Cream promotes silky complexion with pearl infused sheer coverage. Contains adenosine & arbutin for anti-wrinkle & whitening efficacies. SPF for UV protection. Paraben free. Oil free. Mineral Oil free. Dermatologist tested.
Available in four shades: Light Beige N02, Natural Beige W13, Honey Beige W24, and Sand Beige W15 (shown below from left to right).
Ingredients*cough* thank me for typing this because I couldn't find it online *cough*
Water, Pearl Extract, Titanium Dioxide, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Arbutin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Talc, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethicone, Calcium Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Silica, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Butyl Avocadate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Mica, Alumina, Manganese Dioxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Pearl Powder, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Ecklonia cava Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
UseApply Cream to all areas of the face. Pat to finish.
I like to apply using a sponge because I get the most natural look that way compared to using my fingers, which makes the bb cream feel more thickly layered and caked on my face. However, applying with fingers means being able to use less product.
Price:14,000 krw for 60 g (2.11 oz) in Korea
Where to Buy:Etude House store or online at websites like Gmarket, iMomoko, etc.
Pros♥ easy to blend
♥ doesn't feel oily or heavy
♥ doesn't cause breakout
♥ whitening effects
Cons♥ not extremely long-wearing
♥ not natural looking (on me)
My ThoughtsWhen the product first appears from the pump, it looks very dark but then looks very light when applied. However, it does oxidize within 5-10 minutes to match my skin.You can see how it looks on me in my last post.
Coverage is sheer so you may need more or concealer for blemishes. Oil control is fairly good but I do find it necessary to blot after a few hours and at the end of the day. Also, it's not very strong on lasting power. The undertone is more pinkish than yellow and suits my skin tone (for reference, I'm about MAC NC35).
Its biggest fault is that while it borderlines on looking natural versus obvious makeup, it looks ghastly white when I'm standing in the sun or bright light.
On the bright side, I have noticed that my face is whiter than before and since I'm not using daily whitening products, I have to say that it's due to this BB cream.
Would I repurchase?Honestly, I'm on the fence. I want something a little bit more natural (but flawless) looking, as well as long lasting. I get that with high-end liquid foundations but I don't like using my expensive products on a daily basis, plus I want the skin improvement benefits of using a BB cream regularly and this is much cheaper. I do think that I might be tempted to try the Etude House Precious Mineral Sun BB Cream. Overall I do think this is really good BB cream.
Updated: I have grown to like and use this bb cream a lot now that summer is over and my skin is more light-medium and not tanned. I also have the Etude House Precious Mineral Sun BB Cream and I switch between using both. I would happily repurchase these BB creams.
What are your thoughts or experiences with BB creams?