Korean BB cream?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would say they are quite different. But I would not recommend them unless you have yellow based skin or are very pale. The ones you get from the euro-American market are more like tinted moisturizers. Bb creams from Asia are ment to shout things. First of all, they are used to subtly lighten your skin. Remember, pale skin is considered to be beautiful. You DO NOT want a tan. Also, they have a very small range of colors since there demographic market is people of Asian descent. 

 

But, if you want to try one, You could watch some videos by pbunniep on YouTube to see which ones are best for different things.

 

Not: I’m actually not Asian but I have lived in Korea for a bit and follow the beauty market closely. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

I have the Skin79 cream and I love it. I’m caucasian with quite fair skin.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am *super* pale and have been using Korean BB cream for years now. You can get them in a whole bunch of different formulas. Some are better for acne, some are better for wrinkles, some for oily skin, etc- just like all the different foundation formulas we have over here. What really sells me on them as opposed to US style BB’s is the color they come in. I am so pale that I have a very hard time finding any foundation that actually matches my skin tone and the BB creams I stocked up on from my days in Korea are spot on! Another big plus- none of the brands I’ve tried from Korea have ever adgitated my sensative skin, which is a big win for me.

I have BB from Tony Moly, Holika Holika, Etude House, Skin Food and The Face Shop- all different formulas. My Tony Moly one (which is my favorite) is great for wrinkles and moisturizes super well. Each one is different though there are endless formulas out there!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

@bummbledbee:  I’ve used Missha Perfect Cover and Missha Complete, and I can’t say I like them too much. 
I’d recommend the Etude House Precious Mineral, or the Face Shop (face it aqua bb cream). I find those ones pretty moisturising.

I think if you’re hesitant on buying the full size you can usually look around for the samples.

Hope that helps (: 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@bummbledbee:  I am not the biggest fan of the Missha ones, but I agree with @teaspoonBunny:  about the Face Shop Aqua BB creams. I have a bottle of the Etude House Precious Mineral and I like it personally. Etude also sells a Precious Mineral Base that is pretty awesome for under your bb cream. I use the crap out of it! It looks like this: 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

@bummbledbee:  I actually haven’t used anything beyond the Korean one and the garnire one which wasn’t great. Mine seems to have anti wrinkle properties. It was 20 bucks off amazon so not a huge commitment. 

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