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