Since my Missha Perfect Cover was running out I looked into buying a new BB cream and came upon Etude House’s Precious Mineral BB. One of the biggest pros of this BB cream is that it comes in 4 different shades, which caters to a more wider range of skin tones. I debated between getting the W15 (Sand Beige) and the W24 (Honey Beige) and ended up going with the W24. This BB cream boasts of 3 effects: Whitening, Anti-Wrinkle and Sun Protection. It contains SPF 30 PA++ which is pretty good for a BB cream. However, you have to know that a little drop won’t give you the sun protection that you need. When applied correctly, it does the job well. One thing I like about this BB cream is that it has a dewy finish, which makes the skin look like it’s fresh-faced and glowing. As an oily, acne prone person who usually stayed away from dewy cosmetic products, this BB cream actually worked for my skin. It doesn’t contain any mineral oil and did not break me out at all. My only qualms about Missha’s BB cream was that it does contain mineral oil, which probably contributed to my frequent breakouts. It also has a very pleasant smell. Here’s a tiny drop on my arm. Swatched out
Another thing I like about this BB cream is that you need less than one full pump to get cover your entire face. Actually, a mistake I made the first few times was to squirt a whole pump out to use and that ended up being WAY too much BB cream for my face. I always wear one layer of BB cream and then set with a powder so if you wear more than one layer maybe one full pump suits you. For a dewy BB cream, the lasting power is great. Most people say it fades around 6 hours but I’ve worn this BB cream for 12+ hours, while blotting 2-3 times throughout the day and it didn’t wear off until 8-12 hours after the first application. However, I think that if you touch up during the day with a powder you can prolong the lasting power. The coverage from this BB cream is great as well, it covers fading acne marks but for pesky little spots or blemishes you still need to go over with a concealer. True to what it says, it does make your complexion brighter and healthier. Even after taking it off in the evening, my skin looks refreshed and brighter.
The pump is easy to use once you figure out how much pressure you have to apply and blending is a BREEZE. Literally all I need are a couple dots on my cheeks, forehead and chin and I can effortlessly blend everything in. The consistency is sort of liquid-y and not cakey at all.
– SPF 30 PA++
– Easy to blend
– Makes complexion brighter
– Cheaper than most BB creams (Around $16-20 USD)
– Good coverage
– Dewy finish
– Comes in 4 different shades
– Non-comedogenic (for me)
– Pleasant smell
– Decent lasting power (8-12 hours) More if you touch-up periodically.
To be quite honest I can’t really think of any cons of this BB cream. I have no complaints and I’ve been using this for months. Of course, this is just according to me and I’m sure others have complaints about it.
Has anyone tried this BB cream before? What are your thoughts about it? 🙂