The newer packaging of Etude House’s BB Creams is really a nice touch as the BB creams now look classier than ever. The matte finish is probably doing the trick.
Just like the other tubed BB Creams, this is at SPF 30 and at 60 grams. This shade I got is W13. And for those who read my review on Blooming Fit, let me just update you that I still haven’t tried to bring this in my hand carried luggage for fear that it may get confiscated.
The nice part about all of Etude House’s tubed BB creams, this one included, is that it comes with a pump to dispense the BB Cream. This is especially useful because I want to keep my BB cream in use for a reasonable amount of time and do not want to waste product on accidental squeezing and oversqueezing. I also think that for those who travel often, this is a good idea to take on your luggage (preferably the checked in ones) because it’s probably less likelier to spill given its packaging.
The tube may not look really big when you look at the photo, and not even in real life, but you’d realize how much product is actually in the tube when you can’t finish one even in two years’ time (yes I’m looking at you tube of Bright Fit I bought in 2013).
Though it’s hard to believe, I actually make BB cream a part of my daily routine. And I actually choose the tubed ones over the cushioned ones. One thing I’ve realized is that the tubed ones fare better in hot weather than the cushioned ones because the formula is thick and “gooey” (we all know that the cream itself is not gooey but has its own gooey feeling on the face) enough to stick on the face no matter what. The first instinct is to think of cushion as the better choice for hot weather as it’s light and less greasy to the feel, but it’s too feathery at times that it will just wear off your face before the day is even over. I choose cushion for when I know I will be in an air conditioned room or in a place with cold weather (cushion worked for me especially well when I was in Korea). But for the hot Philippine weather, I choose tube.
So here are the before and after photos of me using the BB cream. As you can see, my dark circles are not fully eradicated, but at least most of the sun spots and discolorations have been covered. I also love the overall glow that this BB cream gives. This is also the best one for everyday use among all of Etude’s tubed dewy BB creams because it’s just right— not too thick to make you look like you have a lot of makeup, but not too thin that it stays put just right even on the hottest of days.
I also have had no issues on oxidation with this (just as all of Etude’s other BB creams) because as far as I’ve heard, the gods of Amore Pacific have long heard the cries of beauty junkies worldwide and created the perfect formula that will eradicate unwanted oxidation. I can expect to put the BB cream in the morning and not look any darker in the afternoon.
As for white cast in flash, I have not experienced anything serious with Etude House BB Creams, but if you are going for a really important engagement where flash photography is involved, for peace of mind, I recommend using a no-SPF foundation instead.
This product was sent to me by the PR team of the company for review,
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post. I produced this blog post on my own volition and without any
tainting of my true opinions about this product. My verdict always will
be fair and unbiased.