ERRATUM: please read the comments below. i still am unable to clean my sponge head, but the comments below this post should help those who want to find out a way to clean the sponge more thoroughly.
Product Description given by BeautyBox Corp
Cream What it is:
- A BB Cream that makes skin look flawless even while on camera with 5 treatment essences
- 5 kinds of treatment essence to moisturize and for healthy glowing skin: Hydrolyzed Collagen, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Jojoba Seed Oil and Panthenol
- This oil-free, waterproof and lightweight formula BB Cream has micro-gold pearls that hide scars and freckles, diffuses light to hidewrinkles and smoothens and softens skin
What else you need to know:
- No SPF. SPF gives off a white cast when one is photographed
- Doesn’t look flat on skin
- Comes in two shades: Ochre and Light Ochre
How to use it
- Apply a small dab to your cheeks, forehead, and chin.
- Spread with your fingertips or with applicator sponge
- Apply loose powder to set it
- Let sit for a few minutes if one wants to build up the coverage to avoid it from caking
the ingredient list and the distributor, BeautyBox Corp. and its price in Japanese Yen, take note of that (forex to convert that in php is usually just divide the amount in yen in two. a close enough forex.)
more product info but in Japanese
the product is supposed to ooze out but there are no instructions if you're supposed to moisten the sponge before use. so since the rule of thumb is to moisten your sponges before you use it for foundation then SPRITZ THE SPONGE and not put this in a bowl of water or under your tap.
BUT you can remove the sponge doohickey. DO NOT PULL OFF THE SPONGE, or you'll be like me who almost tore off the sponge from the plastic base. you can unscrew it and you will be revealed this tube tip.
but since it's spankin' new it was squirting product but, i like light ochre, it's the perfect 'in between' shade between my fairer neck / chest area and my darker face. soooo, the transition IS seamless.
oi! iz oil free
has a matte but not flat finish
hardly needs setting! the light ochre is a tad, just a smidge deeper than my skin tone from my neck down, but is lighter than the skin tone on my face.
I really like this bb cream, it's natural looking but it's a little lighter than my own skin tone so when i wear it i look finished rather than having full on makeup.
BUT, when i did use the sponge thingy, it was really nice actually, because it wasn't like the previous bb i reviewed with the same idea for a sponge tip applicator BUT whose sponge actually pops off. this one from Fairydrops (whose sponge, as i mentioned i almost tore off) is glued tight to its plastic base. but it could possibly be a dud MEANING, at least with this sponge tip from fairydrops, the sponge doesn't roll off its base and roll off while i use it on my fez! that was relieving.
HOWEVER, come cleaning time. i had less area to squeeze it, i could only squeeze it from the top downwards. never mind it's water proof so no amount of soap and water can wash the sponge. i needed to drench the sponge with baby oil (well cleansing oil). then i was getting the bb out of the sponge and was able to clean it off. now because there is the plastic base, it'll be hard for you to tell if the underparts of the sponge is properly dry. and you know if you have left over moisture and if it can't be aired out or sun dried and if you live in the tropical humid environment you may risk the sponge for bacterial growth. ON TOP OF WHICH, it's that bottom end that sits on top of the tube tip of the bb cream. so whatever moisture you left behind, the POSSIBLE medium of bacterial growth since it's moist and warm (unless you have your a/c set to 14 all day everyday) touches the entrance or the spout of the bb cream.
so again in tagalog:
ayun, hindi maalis yung sponge, the good side is, hindi ka mahirapan gamitin dahil hindi natatanggal habang nagaapply ka ng bb using the sponge. kaso once lalabhan mo na since hindi nga naaalis, mas mahirap syang labhan. at piga-in. so kung ano mang hindi mo napiga at naiwang moisture sa pinaka ilalim ng sponge (yung area pa na tumatakip sa dulo ng tube ng bb) baka yun ang mag ka bacterial growth. so may pro at con na hindi naaalis yung sponge.LIKES:
- the light ochre is one of the best shades i've tried
- and it's matte but not flat so the dewy glow can come from my blush and setting powder
- didn't break me out, i've been using this for 5 days straight.
- very easy to blend on my face (after my moisturizer) - so i don't get the puddles of bb cream stuck in my pores
- creates a very good canvass on my face
- only have to blot the oil from my face once in the 10 hours that i have this on.
- the sponge doesn't roll off its base and roll around my face like the other bb i tried with the same product delivery/packaging
- no scent
- very good pore coverage
- does not oxidize on me
- does not affect the shade of blush i put on (or eye shadow)
- does not cake up through out the day
- really is light weight on the skin
- AVAILABLE LOCALLY either at the store or online via Beauty Bar
- great on pix!
- the sponge - it's both a pro and a con as per my explanation above
- no spf - so it's an extra step to apply sun screen first then the bb cream, la lang i'm lazy so i'm putting it under a con.
Do I recommend? - definitely, it's something our shy filipina's who go to work or school should put on instead of white talcum baby powder. to make them look finished rather than a white floating head over a darker neck.Retails for Php1550.00 - just a couple of hundred bucks mark up from the yen price!
it is after all japanese, so it's a given that it's more expensive than other asian brands so i won't question that.