Saturday, 7 November 2015

I FINALLY TRIED A KOREAN BB CREAM AND HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS


I never understood the hype with BB, CC, DD (EE?) creams and pretty much stayed away from them all this whole time. Whilst most bloggers and you tubers were encouraging me to buy some through very tempting posts and videos, I just decided to play blind and stick to what I like (and spend money on lipsticks and cute socks). If I want light coverage, I just go for a lighter foundation, but most days you'll see me applying medium to thick products on my face. Why? Because I'm very "Go big or Go home" when it comes to makeup; I either look alright or like a hot mess.

Through other blogs I also learnt that Asian brands made the best BB creams which were thick enough to hide redness - and actually create a proper covering layer - not to mention they were suitable for more oily girls who struggle with a greasy face by midday. Was I intrigued? Well..yes. I'm a beauty blogger after all, maybe it was time to throw down my weapons and just give in. 


I decided to try IASO's Triple Protection BB Cream and I wanted to report back to you guys to let you know what my first BB experience was like. Such excitement much emotion. 


When the package arrived, I realised something: "crap, this is only one shade...for all". Oh yes ladies, if you're extremely pale or really dark, then I'm afraid this wouldn't really work for you. I believe it is supposed to blend in with your natural colour - which it did in my case - but I'm not too sure how well it would work with people who are at either extreme ends of the spectrum, so unfortunately I can't report back on that. I have olive skin but I'm on the rather lighter side. 


From the packaging to the way it felt when I applied it though, I actually really enjoyed it. It's easily blendable (I used my trusty Real Techniques sponge), it melted nicely in my skin making me forget I actually had product on my face whilst getting rid of any redness, it didn't cake up anywhere and most important of all - it gave me a slight glow but it was matte enough for my nose/chin area. I suddenly felt like I could totally fake one of those "I woke up like this" kind of moments and pretend my skin looks that good at 6 am in the morning with nothing on. 


I have an oily Tzone and I'm very sensitive but it lasted well for about 5 hours and I didn't have any reaction to it whatsoever. With SPF 30 this (not so) little squeeze tube has become my go-to guy on days off when I want to look a little more human with the least amount of effort required. Perfect for running errands around town without a full face. It prevents the production of melanin maintaining  the skin nice and bright which is what I like during winter. 


With a dash of gloss and some highlighter this would be my all-year-round look to be honest. Such a great find considering it's good for travel. 


So that's that -aside from the shade range issue, I really do like this BB cream and I'd be intrigued to try even more products from them (as well as more BB creams). If you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments! 


XOXO 




Edit : The brand kindly offered my readers a 15% off discount until December 31st on all their products. Use "Cupcake" at checkout. 




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29 comments

  1. I'm one of those extremely pale people so BB cream and I do not mix but I really want to try this. It sounds like a really good BB cream. Curse my ghostlike complexion!

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    1. haha the struggle is real, girl. On the highstreet I have the hardest time to find a foundation to match me :( Curse my olilve complexion!!
      ;) xx

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  2. I really want to try a few Korean products but finding my shade is a real struggle! This looks pretty good though. I'm not dark but I doubt a one shade for all would blend with my skin tone.

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  3. I've been meaning to try a BB/CC cream but similarly to you I've been pretending they didn't exist. Might have to give this a shot though, sounds like it does it's job pretty well!

    ♡ Jules | lifeofjules.com

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    1. Oh yes, definitely give it a shot and let me know what you think xx

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  4. I don't really use BB creams. I'm very much a foundation girl all year around! This does sound like a good one, Shade issues aside!

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    Leanne x​
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    1. Same here but it's still worth giving it a shot :) x

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  5. I wish this came in a paler shade cause it seems fab, I love the sound of it especially as I'm always a bit hesitant when it comes to BB creams!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. I agree with you :) More shades would definitely mean a wider range of people to try it as well x

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  6. Im a pale lady and i have trouble with BB creams and thier one shade for all. Its a shame as i would like to have a lighter coverage then foundation but my english rose skin is holding me back.

    Great post :)

    Liszi.com

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    1. Awww you're so lucky in the drugstore department though. It's so much easier to find a shade that suits you x

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  7. I do hate one shade products SO MUCH but then I love bb and cc creams especially korean ones, they always seem to make my skin look glowing and better than foundation skin xxx

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  8. I like a BB cream in the summer but not for the winter as I don't feel they work as well with my skin. For me it is usually a Korean brand for a BB cream and right now Erborian x

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    1. I think I can mainly rock it now because of how oily I tend to get, but that's cool! Never heard of Erborian before x

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  9. I have no idea what a BB, CC and so on creme is. The wife has a PP creme and again my mind is totally boggled!

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    1. PP cream? Never heard of that! haha Brilliant

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  10. Adore the luxurious packaging and being a huge fan of Korean brands I've never heard of this one before :) I used to love the Skin79 BB cream but haven't used it in a good year so looking to stock up on more soon xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. Oh wow I had no idea you are into BB creams Jen! That's great, thanks for the recommendation x

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  11. looks like an interesting product. I've not used a bB cream for ages

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    1. haha can't blame you. Now that winter here some prefer to have better coverage x

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  12. I never tried any with BB/CC creams. I need to get hold of it and try out soon R

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    1. Ahh glad to know that I wasn't the only one who did't try any BB cream :)

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  13. The colour shade issue is a bit of a big thing isn't it?! It's so strange that they only have one shade! That aside, this looks like a great product. I've not tried BB creams before but I'm definitely intrigued! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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  14. This product seem really good, I might get my hands on it. I am also very away of products like BB cream, heard a lot of good and bad stuff about it. But this one seem very good! You write so good, love your blog xx

    www.brandobeauty.uk

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  15. This sounds like a pretty good bb cream.

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  16. I love Korean CC creams even more then their BB creams. They do something amazing to my skin :D

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  17. This actually sounds really great! ahh I want to try it for myself now!

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  18. I love Korean BB creams! Glad you're hopping on board this beauty train as well! :-)

    http://rougeandruche.com

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