For a while now, I have been using BB creams instead of foundation. They remind me a lot of tinted moisturizers, but more versatile and more fitting to my skin. They generally have a better coverage and last a bit longer than TMs.
So far, I have tried Lioele Beyond the Solution, but that was way too dark and heavy for me. Then it was the Missha Perfect Cover in No21, and that one broke me out in tiny bumps all over my face, so I dropped that fast. After that, it was the Skin 79 Shiny Pearl Water Drop, which was amazing, but its a little bit too sparkly and I feel like a Twilight character, so I only use it on my cheeks for the highlight. And finally, this brings me to my latest BB cream on my journey: Missha Watery BB Cream.
Missha Watery BB Cream is a very lightweight BB cream, that gives light to medium coverage and is buildable. It moisturizes the skin and keeps it smooth and even looking. The BB Cream contains flower extract and astaxanthin to nurture skin, and has a cooling effect from little droplets of water when applied to skin.
How to use:
After applying primer, apply even amounts to your face and blend evenly either with your fingertips or a blending sponge or a makeup brush.
Water, Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Alcohol Denat, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Talc, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Vinyldimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Nelumbium speciosum, Sodium Citrate, Glycine, Citric Acid, Cyclomethicone, Diamond powder, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, PEG 60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethyl menthane carboxamide, Coral powder, Pearl powder, Aspartic acid, Leucine, Amethyst powder, Tourmaline, Lysine, Alanine, Isoleucine, Tyrosine, Threonine, Proline, Valine, Phenylalanine, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, Histidine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Methionine, Cysteine, Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Arginine, Astaxanthin, Platinum Powder, Parfum, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Butylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Alpha-isomethylionone, Limonene
MAY CONTAIN [+/-: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]
$19.49 for 50ml if you purchase it from Pretty and Cute, which is where I got mine.
Missha Watery BB cream is by far the best BB cream I have used so far. It matches my skin perfectly once it is blended (I am NC15, and it is hard to find shades that are light enough for me, without being completely transparent), it is not heavy on skin, and it has light to medium coverage.
The main reason I got this BB cream is because I was amused by the little water droplets that form once the cream is applied to skin. And to my wonder, the droplets have an amazing cooling effect, which is just perfect for the summer weather. It is definitely very light and at times I even forget I am wearing any foundation at all.
One thing I did notice, that may be a turnoff for some, is a light smell that reminds me of fresh laundry, but it does not bother me at all, especially that it goes away when it is applied to the face. However, if you can't stand makeup with even the slightest scents, this may be something you'd need to pass on.
So far, I have been using this BB Cream for about three weeks or so, and I have not broken out. I've also noticed a slightly more even skin tone on my cheeks, where I usually get some red spots from previous light acne scarring.
Another amazing thing is that it is so moisturizing that it is impossible to "cake" it on. It's like applying a cream moisturizer that also covers up your imperfections. It's wonderful!
Overall, this is currently my HG (Holy Grail) product. I use it whenever I am applying makeup and will not leave the house without it. I even prefer to use this over my airbrush makeup. The only downside I can see is that it is not widely available in the US and it comes in quite a small size, so I already have to order my second one soon. But having used this for over three weeks, I have not broken out, and my skin is very soft and feels nice. I am definitely going to re-purchase this.
I hope you guys found this review informative and check back soon for more <3