Wednesday, September 7, 2011

REVIEW: Kanebo Kate Makeup Base BB UV SPF31 PA++ vs my Shu Uemura Under Base Mousse

my second Japanese bb cream, my first one being Shu Uemura's Under base bb in their limited edition packaging

the only thing i understand is that it's 25g (for about 20+SG$ = PhP700) it's a tad expensive compared to Korean bb's that around PhP700 you'd at least get 40g worth of bb cream.

and since it's Japanese i couldn't tell/read what spf it provides.  so i had to googleZZed eet. 
nice packaging with a pointed tip, no protective seal though, i just have to trust no one used this ahead of me since not only is it Japanese, i got it in Singapore.
swatchie swatchie,
it's a little runny but it's creamier than the maybelline "bb" cream.  it almost has a liquid to powder finish like the vmv hypoallergenics foundation for oily combination skin and similar to vmv hypoallergenic's foundation, this bb cream has a very as in very light coverage.
a pic with me without the flash on (just the bb cream and lipstick on)
it's a little reflective, but then the skin on my neck area downwards is reflective, too LOL so i won't consider this reflective, ho hum i can still see a gray scar under my right eye from a pimple about 2-3mos ago.
and a close up hahaha no need to click to enlarge the pores ooops i mean the pic.  hardly any pore coverage and hardly and coverage on my old scars O_o
overall, i'm glad i got this for free from the buy 2 get one free promo at the great singapore sale, otherwise i'd be displeased to say the least.
between the two Japanese bb creams i have, i prefer the finish and coverage of my Shu Uemura under base bb.
Aspect Kanebo Kate Makeup Base BB UV SPF31 PA++

Shu Uemura BB Under Base Mousse

Shade Match just right for my nc20 skin shadejust a tad darker but i can deal with it
Coveragelight to almost no coverage O_olight to medium but buildable
Finishpowdery matte finishmatte
Sun ProtectionSPF31 PA ++ enough for indoors SPF30 PA +++ enough for indoors what's one between friends LOL
Lasting Power4-6 hoursall day up to 10 hrs
Oil Controlmoderatesuperior to kate's
Break Outnone so farblack & white heads after a wk's use
Scentnonevery very faint baby cologne alcohol kinda scent
Packagingvery convenient for travel, sanitarymousse can, but very pretty LOL
PriceUS$17+ fr around PhP700+ for 25ga whopping US$45 for 65g
Recommend-abilityDefinitely for girls with NC20-25 for girls NC25-30
As a Basemade my photoready last longer on me and doesn't cake it up  makes my revlon mineral aqua last longer if that's possible
Oxidation none none
Will I repurchase?no no - limited edition, it's no longer available but this is something i'd think of repurchasing specially for special occasions


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