Saturday, March 24, 2012

This Week in BB Cream - ETUDE HOUSE DARLING REPAIR BB CREAM SPF 40 PA +++

 Some of you may have read one of my recent posts on how i had to battle it out with breakouts that's been coming back and forth since i used close up's fire freeze which i again suffered during my basic makeup training using shu uemura products. i posted my routine on how i've been so far successfully clearing up my zits, here.  part of the routine was using snail products.  snail mask sheets, snail cream before bed time and before i leave the house for work in the morning.  added to that, i had to wear my first ever snail bb (reviewed here)  the entire time my skin was sensitive.  
so when this gift set from etude house came on to my radar, i first had to well, save up so i can afford it and pay all the expenses that come with living, finally, i got to afford it, thank you sick leave conversion!  and here we are.  i've been using the sample size bb cream that comes with the gift set (it has two 8g tubes of snail bb) since i got it and here is my report.
i think it's standard for Korean companies to give the second to the lightest (the darker shade) so this is shade #2 
 so it's a tad dark, just a tad, but remember, this is supposed to be a bb cream, so it should adapt to my skin shade, in no time.
 and actually, it does!  in about 5-10mins, it eventually adapts to my cooler and paler skin shade but has a veil of coverage.
 here's my mug in the morning with the bb cream on, no foundation yet, no setting powder yet.  just the bb cream and a little concealer on my gray spots (zit scars).
 and with flash! O.O it is reflective.  just a little more reflective than the etude house precious minerals bb cream that i reviewed here
 and at the end of the day, with just the bb cream, concealer, and topped with my wannabe shine finish pact & highlighter duo #1 that i reviewed here .  as you can see, with the setting powder, it doesn't matter that the bb cream is shade #2.  the skin on my face is still was kinda even with the skin on my neck and chest.
Likes:

  • spf40 pa+++
  • claims to have snail mucin (this is my period week! i don't have a zit YET) thanks to this? maybe(?)
  • semi matte finish.  i'm no longer a fan of a matte finish on the face, it's just flat and boring LOL
  • no scent
  • a tad watery so
  • it's easy to blend out
  • clearly, it lasted me an entire shift (but i work in a place with decent airconditioning, and i haven't tried this on a hot humid day walking around)
  • i only had to blot my oils out from my forehead and nose. so
  • this saves me blotting film and touch ups with powder
  • adapted to my skin shade
  • no breakouts, violent skin reactions, no new zit, no forming zit, millia, or discoloration caused by this product
  • light to medium coverage great for this season.
Dislikes:
  • a slight gray caste while adapting to my skin.  so for about 10mins i look like i have chin chun su on so even on my fair skin, that is kinda not nice
  • mild plasticy/rubbery scent
  • dries at tad too quickly for my taste so i have to work fast blending it out.

7 comments:

Askmewhats said...

Bagay talaga sayo ang Asian cosmetics! I mean mas bagay no? Gosh , so cute on all SNAIL products! :) You look gorgeous especially your last photo! super clear skin, hindi halatang nag susuffer form breakouts :)

Marge said...

hi Nikki:
awww thanks.
hahaha well, i'd use western brands if it was like revlon and stila.  i've had not so great experiences with other western brands eh, like maybelline, nyx, and sleek, so ayun. LOL dito na lang ko sa gamay ko na.  sa shu lang naman ko nagkasugat sa mukha ng bongels eh hehehe

Kanou said...

ah. eh yung it's skin po na snail cream, compare sa etude house/tony moly. ano po mas effective?

Marge said...

it's skin followed by tony moly serum(essence).
will try the eh gel type snail product very soon ;-)

Lorraine said...

Hi! Thanks for the review~ ^^ Does this BB cream have the same type of finish as their Precious Mineral BB cream? The latter kind of dries out my skin :(
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Marge said...

hello, you're welcome. this has a semi matte finish, so not dewy and not completely matte.

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