I used to think "psh... why BB creams, when there's the better option: foundation?"
well, now I'm slowly changing my mind. Foundation is good for a short period of time, or for special occasions. But if you have to apply something on your face every single freakin day, then the whole story changes.
I've tried.. I tried keeping up with my foundation routine everyday for the past 5 weeks, and I have to tell you - it sucked. I felt so liberated when I sporadically had bare-faced days. I bought a Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer (since a lot of people swear on it), but couldn't feel enough coverage. So I turned to BB creams. The Skin 79 BB cream actually gives a dewy look, but breaks me out. The Missha BB cream I had is quite matte and nice - but if I put on too much, my face looks ghostly. The tony moly BB cream has a bit of too much gray in it. So I invested my hopes to another new BB cream. (I know -_-; I like buying similar products over and over again).
Okay, so to make a long story short - I found a BB cream that I am quite liking at the moment. I have used this for my face for a week now and no break outs!!!! yay!!!!!!
It's the Missha MISA BB cream. (geez, I feel like a missha spokesperson, but I can't help it, I love their products :p)
It's read MISA in Korean, meaning Beautiful Thought (I guess;;). Although it says that it has SPF 30/PA++ I'm such a sun-ophobic I have to put on my moisturizer, suncream AND my MISA BB cream before I do my eye makeup.
The formula applies pretty dewy (like the Skin 79 BB) and at first leaves a bit of white-gray tint. The thing I like about it is it isn't sticky or greasy. It doesn't come off on clothes like heavy foundation, yet it seems to have pretty good coverage. The only downside is, it kind of melts for those that have oily skin like me. My face pretty much looks shiny-wet when the clock hits 3:30pm. If you like to powder your nose through out the day, then the dewiness, leading to a bit of melt down, isn't that much of a big deal. But if you like your makeup matte and well kept, this might not be the right BB cream for you.
I did get a lot of other stuff from Missha. The thing about their store is you have to go there quite often since stock items seem to go in and out. But since I'm on the topic, I'll just simply introduce some new stuff from Missha.
BB cream compressed in a creamy compact!!
how interesting is that? :)
I still have a lot of BB cream to use, but I thought it was super interesting.
And the SPF is 50!!
This is a super famous one that I've heard about for such a long time.
The shimmering ball blusher.
I have the pastel one.
It's like a poor man's Guerlain Meteorites Powder, which is the product below.
I haven't tried Guerlain, so I can't compare, but I think Missha's ball blusher does the job.
Next is Near Skin - it's a filler for wrinkles. I don't really have any deep set wrinkles (I think my problem is dull skin, luckily I still don't have crow feet or any other wrinkles), but I do think it's time to take care of my skin.
It has collagen filters and all that, but I haven't had a chance to try these yet. I am thinking of starting this weekend, so we will see, hehe.
This is also an interesting product. The Super Aqua Oxygen Micro Essence Peeling. If you don't know how it works you're in deep doo-doo. So the pump squeezes out gel-type formula. What you do with it is, you spread it around your dry face and wait for a while. The formula will oxidate and start reacting. It will turn into a bubbly formula, which presumably acts as a exfoliating agent, and all you have to do is scrub your face with the bubbly formula.
You should only do this once every week or every other week since it was quite drying even to my skin. I use this because it's quite fun when the bubbles start to form, and I'm not quite sure of the actual results at the moment. I think I'll have to use it a bit more, but overall, the bottle does bring some fun to face cleansing.
And then last but not least is this Super Aqua recovery cream.
It comes with its own spatula, and is more like a gel-cream than a cream lotion. It's a bit chunky and gooey than regular moisturizers. I'm actually not sure what it's suppose to recover (at the moment), but I will let you guys know how it works. I'm going through it pretty quickly - so we will see if there is a visible difference in my skin by the next time I film a tut.
I just wrote this post mostly (or solely) concentrating on missha products since I wanted to rave about the misa BB cream. I will share with you all other non-missha products throughout more posts in the future.
Hope everyone is doing well :)