This is the first full review on a product from last week’s haul and it’s on Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (this one’s especially for you Harriet)! Right off the bat, I can say that this is the best BB cream I have tried thus far and I have a feeling that it’ll be a very tough one to beat!
Missha’s Perfect Cover BB Cream contains a handful of ingredients that are supposed to help care for your skin while also acting as a foundation, providing excellent coverage to hide blemishes and even out hyper-pigmentation. It also contains SPF 42 PA +++, which is incredible and means that it’s not necessary to apply separate sun protection before makeup application! The active ingredients in the BB cream as listed in the official website and their effects include:
- Camomile extract | Anti-inflammation and soothing properties
- Rosemary extract | Prevents aging of skin
- Ceramide | Long-lasting moisture
- Hyaluronic acid | Protection from bacteria and irritation
- Gatulic RC | Promotes metabolism and energy for firming and moisture
This really is quite an extensive list of ingredients that shows that while this BB cream acts as a base, it is also actively looking after your skin throughout the day! I think this is really phenomenal. =) Makeup can be good for your skin too!
Another thing that I absolutely love about this BB cream is the packaging. It has a pump, which makes it really convenient to get the exact amount of product you need for your entire face. I find that if I want medium coverage, 3/4 of a pump is enough for my entire face but if my skin is a little more blemish prone on a particular day then the last 1/4 of a pump is enough to provide a flawless base. It does a phenomenal job in evening out my skin by cancelling out the redness and covering up all my blemishes as well as my darker acne scars. I really haven’t tried a BB cream that acts so much like a foundation in terms of its coverage, they normally provide sheer to slightly buildable coverage.
Left: Pump, which is small enough to not dispense too much product at once; Right: hand swatch – you can see that it’s definitely more of a skin tone shade rather than being too ashy/grey!
This BB cream has a spectacular selection of shades. Unlike other BB creams, Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream offers 5 shades in total and covers individuals with tanned skin. For me, shade #23 is exactly a perfect match. It takes around 5 minutes for the shade to reduce its slight grey tone and adjust to my natural warmer skin.
Left: bare face; Middle: straight after applying BB cream; Right: 10 minutes later (after applying the rest of my eye makeup)
I can easily and quickly use my fingers to blend the BB cream into my skin and it looks flawless, no brushes needed! My skin looks very smooth and oil-free right after application, giving my skin a naturally dewy finish. It also does not feel heavy on the skin at all and I barely notice that I am even wearing makeup. The amazing thing is that the BB cream manages to maintain this for practically the whole day! I get very minimal oil by the end of the day – it is A LOT less than what I typically get using other ordinary foundations and BB creams. Considering how lightweight the BB cream, how it manages to do this completely blows me away.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend this BB cream. Especially if you have oily and acne-prone skin. It does not cake up when you layer it and it makes your skin look as perfect and smooth as it can be! Furthermore, it contains so many great ingredients that it’s actually good for your skin! It’s a big winner in my book. =)
♡ Great colour range for BB cream standards
♡ Medium to buildable coverage
♡ Controls oil and sebum production
♡ Combines skincare ingredients
♡ Long lasting
♡ Fairly inexpensive