BB Creams? Light Coverage for Acne Scars?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@missebelle:  BB creams from the US are basically glorified tinted moisturizers. I have BBs from both the US and Asia, and the US ones are pretty much useless. When I want some coverage, I use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. It only has 15 (or 20, I can’t remember) SPF though. You could also use an Estee Lauder BB cream for higher SPF, but manage your expectations. It’s fine, but not great.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn

I swear by Missha BB cream — it has great coverage, SPF 44 or something crazy like that, doesn’t feel oily… you can order it on Amazon for around $15 or from Missha’s website directly (Amazon is cheaper, but both ship pretty quickly). Just search for Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream on Amazon & it should pop up… for some reason I can’t get the link to post here. I’ve ordered direct & through Amazon before & they both were the same (great!) quality product.

 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn

Yes it does! I have some acne scars around my chin line and it covers those great & has faded them over the past year that I’ve been wearing this BB cream every day. I also have kind of a ruddy complexion to begin with & I look much less red in the face when I have this on (thankfully!).

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@Missebelle- No problem! Also before i bought that particular one I tried their sampler pack (I think like 4 or 5 diff ones) and chose the one I have now. It was cheap and might be helpful, although their diamond one is basically glitter but I use it as a highlighter on my cheeks before I go out sometimes so it all works out!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@amandaleaou:  I really want to try one of these Missha BB creams, I keep hearing great things! Any guidance on colors? I’m trying to get an idea from reviews how pale the palest one is and it seems to be mixed opinions. I’m usually the palest color possible with US makeup lines, but some of the reviews make it sound like Missha might run even lighter so I’m not sure. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn

@ChemistryBride: I’m pretty pale & I use shade 21 — now that it’s summer it’s almost too pale for me with the slight tan that I do have. Here’s a picture if you want to try to compare your skin color to mine. 21 is perfect when it’s winter like it is in this picture, but I think I need to go up one shade when I get a slight tan like I have now that it’s summer.

 

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Muhlhauser Barn

@ChemistryBride:  Also, this brand does go on initially looking paler/greyier than it ultimately looks once you’ve blended it into your skin. The first time I went to put it on I was a little nervous that I bought the wrong color entirely, but once I blended it evened out my skin tone & blended in so it made my skin look pretty flawless — much better than the Dr. Jarts BB cream that I had been using up until then & I thought that stuff was great at the time!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve also been looking into BB creams lately… commenting to follow!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@amandaleaou:  Thanks so much for the extra info! It’s super helpful. I think I’m gonna try the #13 shade because Ii’m a ginger and have pretty much no undertones to speak of lol (where it looks like you have some gorgeous rosy tones), and never ever tan. For $16 worst comes to worst I ditch it if it’s too light and go for the #21, right? And I’d still be spending less than most of the US BB creams cost!

By the way, your skin looks AMAZEBALLS in that photo! Thanks again for the help, I can’t wait to try it!

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