17 January 2011

Rambles: MISSHA Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42+

So as most of you have probably heard... BB creams, lately, have been a rising product in Asia and many Youtube bloggers e.g. Bubzbeauty, Frmheadtotoe Jen & MzJackieChu have had some sort of experience with.

So, what IS B.B. Cream?
B.B. Cream is short for Blemish Balm Cream and is a product which provides a light-weight coverage with many combining properties such as skin whitening, anti-wrinkle and a bunch of other goodies. Being unsure where it's originated from, it's actually quite popular in South-East Asia and in fact, only Asian companies manufacture these BB Cream (excluding Maybelline from Singapore, of course).

There are many many many brands out there, such as Skin79, Dr. Jart and a thousand others. The only international company I know which makes BB Cream is Maybelline, but the product itself is NOT distributed internationally. Only in Singapore or Malaysia, I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong but I DO know that for sure, there IS a Maybelline BB Cream.

Anyways, a few years ago, I've tried out Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF42+ in No.23.
I don't have it anymore because I've passed it to a bestie who found it to work on her really well :) since it didn't work out for me..
I bought it after watching Bubzbeauty's review and after a long time of using. I'm unsure how long, but surely more than a month.

At that time, I still had my acne, and I don't remember if it broke me out or anything as my skin was always breaking out. So applying it, I don't know whether it got worse or not.

About MISSHA Perfect Cover BB Cream:

M Perfect Cover B.B Cream No. 31 SPF42 PA+++
$32.90 / 50ml

SUPERB COVERAGE of facial blemishes Multi Functional 3-Way COVER B.B Cream!!

Whitening + Anti-Wrinkle + UV Protection (SPF 42 PA+++)
Sourced from here>

My skin conditions at the time: My skin was very oily a few years back. It wasn't until I went on Roaccutane that my skin started to dry up and now my skin conditions has definitely went for a whopping 360 degrees change.

When applied: I'm unsure if I have got darker or light over the years or anything, but right now, I am about a NC25-NC30. I'm much more of a warm undertone. When applied on me, it didn't cover very much of my acne or anything. I definitely didn't see any whitening at all, but it didn't make me tan easily either. It was just neutral. The coverage was definitely very very sheer. And when applied, it had a grey cast over my face, no matter where I applied it.
I'm REALLY unsure about the oxidized finish. Besides that, it made my skin look very shiny and at the time, it was Autumn, but some days were very hot.

However, for my friend! I saw her apply it yesterday with her fingers and realised that it looks VERY nice on her. It matched her skin very nicely with no greyish cast. And I don't notice anything about the oxidized shade after a few hours. She doesn't need to much coverage at all so the BB cream suited her VERY well! :) And she also said she liked it very much and the shade really matched her skin tone too! I'm really unsure about her MAC shade though since she doesn't use foundation :P

So that's the experience we both had. It differs for our skin conditions and our needs. So yes.
Unlike my friend, I seek for a heavier coverage so the product wasn't for me. I prefer tinted moisturizers over the Missha BB Cream really. I haven't tried other BB creams yet so I can't tell you.

But this was my experience with oily and acne-prone skin with Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in shade #23. I think there's a shade #31 now if anyone wants to give it a try :P

Research for swatches and reviews!
Apologies for no swatches because I no longer own the BB Cream :P

Yours deerest,


  1. Thanks for the review! I heard about this before and I want to try it. Maybe I can get a sample of it somewhere. I'm always on the lookout for new beauty products.

  2. bb creams are either a hit or a miss. the best ive tried is by beauty credit which sadly is not available in australia.. :(

  3. exactly what happened to me!
    it looked absolutely perfect & flawless on my sister's face but for me however, it looked way too cakey :S BB creams are such a hit or miss :S
    have a great weekend!
    - Coco

  4. I have a question: what are tinted moisturizers?

    hahaha im actually quite a newbie at face makeup. So the only reason i use BB creams is because it saves me alot of time. :)

  5. Awww, I'm glad you enjoyed that entry! HAHAHA, you should do the question tag too! :D Let me know if you do! :)
    I hope all has been well. xx

  6. BB cream is suitable or not for dry skin like me, I want to try to use this BB cream but I am so scared even more dry skin .. btw, before using this BB cream you have to use moisturizer?


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