Sunday, May 22, 2011

Missha BB Cream Comparison

A month ago, I obtained a few Missha BB Creams to try.

M Cover BB Balm [Pact Type] SPF50 PA+++ No.23 Chic Beige

Convenient, hygienic packaging for touch ups

Misa Cho Bo Yang BB Cream SPF30 PA++ N0. 1 Natural Beige, 50ml
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Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream SPF25 PA++ No.1 Light Pink Beige, 20g
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BB Cream Comparison:

M Cover-
Texture: Creamy, not too runny not too thick either
Fragrance: none
Actual shade: No.23 Chic Beige
Shade description: More beige than pink, best suits my skin tone out of 3
Coverage: Medium
Sun Protection: SPF50 PA+++
Oil Control: 2.5/5, shine on T-zone after an hour or so.

Functions: Covers dark spots, evens skin tone, leaves soft and moisturising afterfeel, protects skin from oxidation, calms skin

Overall: As the coverage is pretty good, I prefer to use this at night, or makeup might look thick in the day. A thin layer of the cream will do to give face a flawless complexion. Ironically, this balm provides superb sun protection, though I don't think I will use it in the day. What I like about this is that it gives skin a radiant glow, which looks really pretty in artificial lighting. I do not know how it works, my skin just looks better in this at night than in the day. Perhaps the color is too fair for my skin (despite being the best color out of 3) and makes my skin look ashy in daylight. My main issue with this is that the oil control is just average. Best applied with sponge provided. I love the sponge (soft and Q). It's good quality.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Cho Bo Yang-
Texture: Thick, creamy
Fragrance: Herbal, Ginseng-ish
Actual Shade: No.1 Natural Beige
Shade description: More pink than beige
Coverage: Medium to full
Sun Protection: SPF30 PA++
Oil Control: 3/5

Functions: Contains 3 kinds of precious ingredients such as Korean Wild Ginseng, Cordyceps Sinensis, Velvet and Pure Gold which help to create perfect makeup with radiant and bright skin. Prevents skin troubles, soothes skin.

Overall: I have to use this sparingly, because I chose shade No1, which is actually a little too fair for my skin tone. I chose a shade fairer on purpose, as I did't want something that is natural (hahaha). I love the herbal scent =) It's a herbal ginseng-ish kind of scent. I do know of some people who avoid this because they do not like herb-y scents though! This shade might look ashy on skin tones that is closer to yellow beige. Can be applied with both sponge/ fingers. Makes my skin look flawless.

Overall Rating: 4/5

M Signature-
Texture: Lotion-like, More watery than usual foundation
Fragrance: Herbal, floral
Actual shade: No.21 Light Pink Beige
Shade description: More pink than beige
Coverage: Light to medium
Sun Protection: SPF25 PA++
Oil Control: 4/5, best out of these 3

Functions: Wrinkle repair, whitening, long lasting

Overall: This BB cream has a nice herbal floral scent. It is best applied with fingers with light tapping motions. I tried using a sponge and it didn't work out so well. The oil control is really pretty good, as I didn't see the usual sheen on my T-zone after an hour or so. The down side is that I think my skin is allergic to it (crap!), as my skin gets a little itchy each time after I apply it. Grrrr! Though coverage is light, skin still looks pretty flawless after application. Good for days when skin condition is better. This shade is close to the Misa Cho Bo Yang No.1.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 (would have given it 4 if not for the irritation)

Conclusion: I like Misa Cho Bo Yang best, as coverage is good, moderate oil control power, and doesn't irritate my skin. I like the ginseng scent, and I like how the cream makes my skin look moisturised and radiant after application!

I am a M.A.C NC20. Usually natural beige tones work best for me. I have normal to combination skin.


Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Great comparison! I have the M Signature one as well and it IS watery like you said :p It's a great BB cream nonetheless!

galpal.hi said...

I have M Signature and don't really think that it's watery. I really it but I find that it oxidizes a lot on me and is an ashy color. I have it in color #23 since I'm a MAC NC 25-30

Thanks for the comparisons! I'm a BB cream junkie!