Sunday, 11 September 2011

Etude House - BB Magic Cream

Well the title says it all, this is a review on Etude House's BB Magic Cream. Etude House is a korean make up brand (out of many!) and I've read some good reviews of their products and wanted to try this out


Next to Missha 20ml for size comparison. I was quite disappointed by the size of this product as the box makes me think that it would be quite a lot but at 35ml size, it's not much more than the Missha BB Cream.

I got this in Moisturizing which does not seem to have any SPF. It's more for dry skin whilst the other one in this series is called 'pure' and for more oily skin. I had a dilemma as I have combination skin but in England, my skin tends to be more dry than oily. The english on the packaging is as follows:

Sorry for the terrible quality of picture but the packaging makes it really hard on my little compact camera to get a good shot without some 'rainbow' effect getting in the way!


The application is a kind of pump but I find that one full pump is actually too much for my face. Also, if you don't use it often, I'm afraid that the hole might dry up and I'll have a hard time trying to clean this product. (You'll find the same with toothpaste if you've not used it for a while)

There is only one shade but apparently it blends into different skin tones. I was quite scared as although the product is quite dark, initial blending gives a white sheen but if you keep blending and waiting, the colour settles and you are left with this lovely even coverage. It blends into my skin tone, I've tanned a bit over the summer so I'm currently using Missha BB cream in no.23 but as I pale up, I change to no.13 so I'll be curious to see if this BB cream blends into my skin tone then.

The coverage is medium, it doesn't cover my heavy eyebag days but for every day use, it's perfect.

It has a strange medicinal/floral smell when you first apply it which quickly goes after application and blending.

Overall, this is a really lovely product, not oily on the skin, not too much sheen and it's really good for those office days or day where you want to look flawless without too much heaviness on your skin. I have very sensitive skin too and have had no breakouts since using this product.

I'm sorry I've had a bit of a hiatus but it's because uni has been crazy. My timetable does not even allow me to take pictures of some products in daylight but I think I'll need to write reviews during the weekend and stagger my postings during the week hehe, please bear with me!

How has your weekend been? Can you recommend any BB creams?


Anonymous said...

i like the rainbow effect in that photo! i have combination skin which is really annoying too :s i love how that bb cream has turned out, i may have to steal alex's :D xo

Rinny said...

Yea the coverage is pretty good and it doesn't look fake like a lot of foundations do on my face. Also, a little goes a long way! :D hehe yea steal Alex's, she def won't be able to finish it! x

Emzerellababy said...

thanks for the blog comment! I love asian cosmetics. Too bad it's so hard for me to get my hands on and more expensive if you buy it online hmpf =(

Emzerellababy said...

doh! I forgot I commented something similar to my last one on a different blogpost haha.

Rinny said...

Hehehehe it's ok! Are you based in the UK? My friend picked me up some samples in TW, I can post one to you if you live in England :P

Old Cow said...

Ooh I havent tried this BB cream....YET! lol

Rinny said...

Hehe, but you've totally tried so many more than I have, I'm going by some of your reviews too! x