Hello everyone! :D
I feel like I'm getting so tanned this summer, even though I'm wearing tons of sunscreen. *_*
So I was really happy to get to try this BB Cream from Etude House, because it has SPF50+/PA+++, which is great for sunny days!
Thanks to iamlove-shop aka JOLSE.com for sponsoring me this product to review! You can find my introduction for them on this post here. But basically they are an online Korean cosmetic shop that has an eBay store and their own website, they carry lots of brands 100% genuine, and their prices are very competitive too! And best of all they have free shipping! I just ordered some products from them too. So please check them out. ^^
Anyways, if you are interested Etude House Precious Mineral Sun BB Cream review please keep reading for more info and photos!
Cute packaging just like the original Precious Mineral BB Cream, but smaller. It says "Cool Fix" but I don't find anything particularly cooling about this BB cream. :P
The back. I got W13 this time, since I feel I got more tan .:D
The sides. Love the English side with the ingredients and directions. As you can see, you can either use the sponge applicator or squeeze it out directly. The product does not come with another sponge, but I believe you can buy another separately.
The actual container. It was much smaller than I imagined, but I do like that you can store it upside down.
The sponge, and if you screw it off, you can squeeze the BB cream right out without using the sponge.
To use the sponge, squeeze the tube and the BB cream will come out of the hole in the center, then either dab or spread the BB cream on to the face! :D I like to use a dabbing motion, since it's gentler on my skin.
The BB cream on my wrist, partially blended, and blended.
The texture is very creamy, and has a beige, yellow tone to it. And blends quite well with the sponge applicator.
On my face, before and after BB cream. I used the sponge applicator. The coverage is medium, it does a good job of covering redness and some freckles, and it brightens as well as mattified my face a bit.
This is after 7 hours of wearing the BB cream. I did not use any powder over the BB cream during the 7 hours. As you can see, my cheeks became shinier, but I think it does a great job of controlling oil on my nose, and overall my face is much less shiny than if I had no BB cream on.
Oil test on a blotting sheet. The right photo shows the oil after 5 hours. Honestly I was surprised buy how much oil it contains, considering the fact that it controls oils quite well.
The texture of this BB cream is quite creamy, compared to the Original Bright Fit BB Cream from Etude House, I found this to feel just a bit thicker, and it doesn't feel as oily.
You can either use the sponge provided on the applicator, or squeeze it out and use a brush or fingers. I find the sponge will give the most even coverage. First you squeeze the tube until you see the BB cream oozes out from the center, then dab it on to your face. Or you can twist the sponge off, and squeeze out the BB cream directly.
This BB cream blends well, but using the sponge, it can be a bit streaky at first, but as you blend it will become more even. Also, this will require washing the sponge frequently, which is a pain. -.-
Comparing this sponge to the Holika Holika Face 2 Change Roller BB, I actually like the latter better, as the sponge is smaller and can easily get to difficult to reach areas. This sponge is much bigger, and sometimes I still need to use my fingers to swipe the cream around my nose.
The colour has a yellow tone, and matches my skin tone very well! As you can see in the before and after photos above, the lighting is a bit different, but this BB cream does brighten my face and makes my complexion much more even. I also gives a nice dewy glow too! ^^ I usually use two squeezes of the BB cream one on each side.
The coverage is medium, a bit less than the Original Bright Fit BB, but I don't mind, since it does feels lighter as well.
From the photo above, you can see after 7 hours the BB cream has faded a bit, but still provides some coverage. And note that I did not use any powder or spray over it! So it might last much longer if you use some kind of setting powder/spray over it.
Also, as for oil control, I think it's great. My skin is usually normal type, but a bit more oily during the summer. But I get a lot of oil on my nose area. From the photo above you can see my nose it's not at all too shiny, just my cheeks are a bit more shiny. Do remember that I did not use any powder or blot during the seven hours.
The scent is very similar to the Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB, powdery and floral.
Not too strong, and nothing special either.
I love this BB cream for its high SPF50 and PA+++. Compared to the Bright Fit BB cream, it has a lighter coverage and feels lighter too, so it's great for summer time! The oil control is good, although it does contain quite a bit of oil in itself. The sponge is allows for a light even coverage, but can be difficult to use since it's quite large, and it's a hassle to wash.
- High SPF50 and PA+++
- medium coverage
- Sponge create even coverage
- Sponge can be removed
- Good oil control
- Need to wash or change sponge
- Sometimes difficult to control amount of BB cream used
- Sponge is too big to get to some areas
- Contains a lot of oil intrinsically
Here is a comparison of the Bright Fit BB and the Sun BB.
Note that the Bright fit is in the shade N02 and the Sun BB is in the shade W13.
JOLSE.com is currently sold out of this BB cream, but you can find the new Bling in The Sea version here!
Have you tried any Etude House's BB creams? How do you like it?
Alright! That's it for today's review!
It was quite long, but I hope if was useful or entertaining in some way! ^^
Thanks again to iamlove-shop/JOLSE.com for allowing me to try this product!
And as always thanks for reading and see you next post!