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BB cream

Skin79 Super Plus Hot Pink BB Cream

Product Info:
  • Lighter feel and sebum control – more powerful ebum-controlling ingredients kava & pursiane extracts will exhibit an oil-free soft skin that is not sticky. 
  • Up the water absorption – helps skin retain moisture & display a moist & smooth skintone.
  • All day whitening & wrinkle skin care – the skincare that changes dark & dry skin into transparent & clear and maintains wrinkles to show a smooth and elastic skin.
  • 10 in 1 non-stop solution – whitening + wrinkles + sebum + moisture + skin barrier + UV + perfection + corrects skintone + skin adhesion + base makeup. The complete BB cream for a busy person. 
  • Protects against UV radiation – SPF 25++ PA protects UVA & UVB, and protects your skin at all times.

It contains:

Tangerine oil – grants liveliness
Arbutin – whitening
Ceramide 3 – supplies moisture
Sunflower seed, rice bran, ivy & green tea – skin protection
Adesonine – improves wrinkles and elasticity
Phyto-complex – supplies nutrition to skin

WEIGHT: 40 grams
SHADES : Available in 1 shade only.
PROS:

  • has SPF 25 (that is great for summer time);
  • soo girly hot pink packaging;
  • the pump is really great, it dispenses enough amount product. I need about 2 pumps for my face and neck;
  • offers sheer to medium coverage;
  • brightens my face and evens my skin color.
CONS:
  • it’s not available locally, if you want to try it, find it on E-bay or other online shops.
  • available in only 1 shade (girls with dark skin complexion are not able to try this)
  • oil control is so-so, after 3 hours my t-zone starts to look shiny (when used without primer).
  • has a greyish undertone (but it’s ok with me).

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream

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Product Info from Missha:

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream offers a novel skincare concept with BB Cream, which lightens skin tone by healing visible wrinkles and blemishes with excellent skin-cover ability, and prevents skin aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties.
RETAIL PRICE: Php 900+WEIGHT: 50 ml

SHADES : Available in 3 shades.
> #13 Bright Beige (for NC15-20)
> #21 Light Beige (for NC20-25)
> #23 Natural Beige

PROS:
* semi-matte finish
* medium coverage – evens out my skintone & covers slight imperfections.
* has spf 42 PA++ for reference Dr. Jart has Spf 36 while other BB creams has Spf 30.
* texture is thick at first but is easy to blend.
* pump dispenses the right amount of product. I only use 1 pump for my neck & face.
* in terms of oil control, I like this better compared to Dr. Jart.
* feels lightweight
* has a yellow undertone
* did not fade during the day (when set with powder)
CONS:
* has a slight floral scent. Not a major con though.
* not available in stores but you can check Ebay and Multiply.TIPS:
* After washing your face, apply moisturiser. Let it absorb first.
* Apply BB cream using your fingertips or a foundation brush.
* Set with loose powder.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
Shade is perfect for my skintone and great oil control. Love it!

RATING : 4/5
More pics (click to enlarge)
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I included Dr. Jart for reference.When blended

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Purederm 3 in 1 Magic BB Cream

Product Info from Purederm:

Purederm 3 in 1 Beauty Magic BB Cream moisturizes and protects your stressed skin with the three multi-functions such as UV protection, improvement of fine wrinkles and brightening your skintone.

With effective UV protection effects with SPF 30 PA++, this product double blocks UVB & UVA rays. In addition, its waterproof feature carries out the multi-functions remaining continously on your skin against water and sweat.

Various vitalizing natural extracts and combined herbal tea extracts such as Morus alba Linne extracts and Portulaca Oleracea Linne extracts that protect your damaged skin from UV rays increase your skin elasticity and skin conditioning effect.

Made in Korea.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 660.00 at Watson’s.WEIGHT: 50 ml

SHADES : Available in only 1 shade.

PROS:
* inexpensive
* has SPF 30
* no weird smell
* girly packaging – i love the hot pink + silver combo!
* easy to blend
* medium coverage – evens out skintone & covers slight imperfections
* no breakouts
* yellow toned perfect for Pinays
* finish is semi-matte similar to Missha’s Perfect cover BB cream
* average oil control – i have to blot my face once during the day.
Note: I have normal skin with slightly oily t-zone.
CONS:
* only 1 shade available. Morena’s may find the shade too light.
* does not cover pimple marks etc (this is a BB cream not concealer hehe.)
TIPS:
* Apply moisturiser first before BB cream. 
* A pea sized amount is enough to cover the whole face. Apply sparingly to avoid a whitish cast. Check out K’s Tips & Tricks on BB cream application HERE.
* BB Creams can also be used as makeup base.
* Set with loose powder using a puff or brush.
This BB Cream suits normal to combination skintypes. I read that the Pearl BB Cream variant suits people with Dry skin. Check out Nikki’s review HERE.ADDICTION FACTOR:
I love the nice coverage and how it easily blends with my skintone (see pic below).

RATING : 4/5
Swatch on NC20 skintone
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Slightly blended

When blended

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Dr. Jart Silver Label BB Cream

PRODUCT INFO on tube:
Rejuvenating Blemish Base, whitening SPF35/PA++

This unique professional formula containing innovative active ingredients, concealing blemishes and activating skin rejuvenation. It soothes red, irritated skin while providing moisture to the skin. It can also be used as a make up base.

RETAIL PRICE: Php 1,780 for 50ml.

WEIGHT : 50 grams

SHADES : Available in only 1 shade ideal for fair skintones.

WHAT I LIKE:
* provides medium coverage.You can skip concealer if you don’t have dark circles & blemishes. I love the coverage compared to Skinfood BB Creams. Effect is like I’m using Maybelline’s gel foundation.
* high spf – you can also skip sunblock!
* scent is not bothering
* good oil control. Suits my combination skin.
* brightens my complexion and matches my skintone.
* i love the flip top cap! Much easier to use since I’m always in a hurry.
* been using this for 1 week and so far no break-outs.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:
* not locally available.
* kinda hard to blend since texture is thicker than Skinfood.
* shade doesn’t suit darker skintones.

EDIT 5/24/10: Dr. Jart is now in the Philippines! Check out Manila Beauty Blog’s post for the prices and available variants.
Note: Dr. Jart is also available at Mall of Asia Dept. Store. Thanks to May for the info!

TIPS:
I still use my moisturiser underneath to make it easier to blend. I apply the BB cream on small dots around the face, blend with Bare Natural’s Foundation brush and blend again using my fingertips.

ADDICTION FACTOR:
The best BB cream I’ve tried so far! I really love the coverage…

RATING :
5 out of 5.

Swatch with flash
Dr. Jart Silver Label BB Cream
when blended

left side : bare
right side : with BB Cream

See the brightening effect?
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5 Brands Worth Tracking Down

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5 Brands Worth Tracking Down

These brands are impossible to find, and with so many brands online, it’s easier than ever to find niche beauty brands. These are five brands that you just won’t find in stores all over the place but are worth buying sight unseen.

Le Metier de Beaute is a beautifully done line with really nuanced colors, well-thought out formulas, and full range of products. I fell in love with the brand a couple of years ago after stopping by one of a handful of counters in New York City. Their distribution has increased tremendously in the past year, but they are still harder to find in stores. My favorite products are their blushes and Lip Cremes.

Burberry created a line with a surprising amount of success–it does not feel like they rested on their brand name to carry them forward. They created a color range that worked with the brand’s image–simple, elegant, timeless. The textures equally in line with their image; silky, smooth, never too shimmery or too much. My favorite products are their eyeshadows, blushes, and lipsticks. Burberry Trench is my go-to highlighter.

Rescue Beauty Lounge is a brand that is so relatable. The creator, Ji, interacts with fans and customers so well and thoroughly that you feel like you are following her on her journey of creating new shades. There is truly something special about the way Rescue Beauty Lounge listens to their customers and finds ways to give them yet one more reason to love the brand. Many of the polishes have subtlties that make a shade unique–on top of an excellent, long-wearing, beautifully-applying formula.

Paul & Joe Beaute has such darling packaging but the products inside are equally, if not more so, deserving of praise and attention. There is a certain softness to their range, with some playfulness, and always enough creativity to keep the brand elevated from same ol’, same ol’. My favorite product is their eyeshadows!

Nubar is a brand I know I would have never heard of had i not been a beauty blogger or thoroughly immersed in the online beauty community. It is a brand that does nail polish exceptionally well. I always feel like Nubar does their own thing; you never quite know what to expect from them–sometimes it seems fitting to the season, other times they create shades you may not think you’d wear.