Missha BB Creams Comparison/Review

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Hi everyone!

I thought it might be helpful for those who trying to decide or learn more about BB creams to do a short comparison with the Missha BB Creams that I have. I know when I was trying to figure out which one I should try first reviews and comparisons were very helpful :]

Basics:
I won't go into detail what a BB cream is because there are descriptions and explanations all over the internet! Basically, they claim to improve your skin in a number of ways while providing decent coverage,moisture and other stuffs. Sort of like a do it all miracle cream! Every brand and even type under a brand can vary in functionality. Ususally they come in more colors but this is why I like Missha's BB cream. I'll go more into details about the BB creams I personally own down below! Leggoooo!


Missha perfect cover #21, #27 and Missha Complete #23 swatch
color comparisons! 
Missha Perfect Cover Series:
Blemish Balm, also called BB Cream, is known to have been formulated as an after-treatment cream to help patients who have gone through laser skin surgery to soothe and regenerate the skin.

The M Perfect Cover BB Cream gives an even and natural-looking coverage with the soothing, moisturising properties of a cream. It is suitable for all skin types including acne-prone skin, and can be used as a makeup base or foundation.

Whitening + Anti-Wrinkle + UV Protection (SPF 42 PA+++)


(description taken from the Missha website)

Pros:
  • Color Selection: They have 5 colors which is much more variety than the usual 1 color fits all that color brands usually go by. Probably because Eastern Asian women tend to be on the paler side. Of course not all but most. Being South East Asian, I am obviously not that light and so I enjoy the wider range of colors :] ! #31 is their darkest shade and should match people who are NC40-ish. YAY! 
  • Price: You can find for about $16 on amazon which is actually much cheaper than getting it from the official Missha website.
  • Amount of Product: One bottle can last you quite a long time! Even if you use it frequently, it should be able to last 6 months +
  • Packaging: It has a sanitary, travel friendly packaging! It's not super crazy huge or anything. They also have 20ML bottles which are smaller and lighter than the 50 ML bottles. the 20MLs are also better if you are not sure if you will end up liking it. The pump is also controllable so you don't get too much on accident!
  • High Spf: Good for those who want spf protection!
  • Decent lasting power: I don't set or prime my face and it stays on pretty well! I just apply toner, moisturize then apply bb cream and I'm off to eat breakfast!
  • Coverage: I'd say its light-medium. It is build-able though! I just use concealer or put extra product on my trouble spots. 
Cons:
  • Color undertone: Of course even the wide color selection may not be able to fit every skin tone. Everyone has different undertones and sometimes if you don't blend in the BB cream well enough, it will look obvious, unnatural and just awkward. I recommend using your clean fingers to apply! If you end up getting  a lighter color by accident, use it as a concealer! Works beautifully! Click to see my post on using it as a concealer!
  • Packaging: Cap can get dirty but all you have to do is wipe it clean :]! Also, you can't see how much product you have left. Not a big deal if you don't mind little things like that though!
  • May not work for everyone: This goes for every type of product. I saw reviews on makeupalley.com that it broke people out and other problems with it reacting to it negatively. It also has parabens which are known to sometimes cause a number of different issues. Boo :( Personally for my very sensitive acne prone skin, it doesn't do a thing to make it irritated. PHEW! 
  • White Cast: Leaves white cast in pictures because of the high spf. Boo x 2 :((
Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream:
This BB cream is targeted to those with more sensitive skin. Their colors also vary from the Perfect Cover line. 
Pros:
  • Ingredients: Contains no parabens! 
  • Moisturizing: Much more moisturizing than the Perfect Cover for me. 
  • Color selection: If you are NC 35 and under, #23 should be fine. I am currently a NC30-ish and it is perfect! The undertone is more  pink/yellow and blends very nicely! There are also 2 other lighter colors. 
  • Coverage: I also find this to have more coverage on its own that the perfect cover. If you are going to layer, make sure you start light! Don't go all out in one go :] Applying it with clean fingers definitely helps it blend it better also. Covers my dark acne scars and evens out my skin tone! I do need extra concealer when my scars are superrr reddish purple though. 
  • Long lasting: Again, I don't set or prime my face and it lasts me a VERY long time! It does tend to melt a bit when it is hot outside but then again, it doesn't fit my summer skin color so I mix it with Revlon Colorstay in Rich Tan. 
  • A little goes a long way:  I use it pretty much everyday (as long as I'm in my my fall/winter skin color phase) and I JUST finished my very first bottle which I purchased more than a year ago! ♥
  • Packaging: It's pretty! ♥ The pump is great too! You can control it pretty easily so you don't get too much product.
Cons:
  • Price: It is more expensive that the perfect cover. I usually get it off the Missha website during sales or on Amazon. I pay on average $22 for it
  • Packaging: It is bulkier than the perfect cover (the 50ML one). Again, you can't see how much you have but I don't mind. You can always transfer it to a transparent bottle if you like!
  • Limited color selection: It also has 3 compared to the prefect cover. 
  • White cast: It has spf 25 so it still leaves a white cast when taking flash photography. 
Final comments:
I like both! They both don't irritate my very sensitive acne prone skin :] ! Missha Perfect Cover in #23 and the Real Complete #23 are different shades and undertones. I can't say the same for the other overlapping colors since I don't own them. The perfect cover #27 will def be my go to BB cream for the summer time now! It's a tad too dark for my NC30-ish skin right now but can still blend it ok since my forehead is darker than the rest of my face. I use the 3 different shades and the 2 types for different reasons and occasions as you can see:]

I hope this post wasn't too long or anything! I really wanted it to be useful/helpful! Again, not associated or being compensated by Missha. These really are my honest thoughts ^^ 

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8 comments

  1. Oh wow this is such a thorough review! I was actually researching on BB Creams, considering to invest in one but your pros and cons helped =D

    > http://geebambino.blogspot.com

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  2. @geebambino
    ^^ yayy!! let me know which one you get!

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  3. Nice comparison! I was also planning to blog about a comparison between the missha perfect cover, and the oriental gold bb cream! =P I like the missha one more than the oriental gold (even if the oriental gold comes with a small mirror and pink cheek/lip cream)

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  4. @Vyvy
    thank you ^^ great minds must think a like! teehee i wanted to try that one but i wasn't sure if it was going to be too light on me

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  5. Your review is very detailed! I have 23, but I wish I bought 27 :(

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    1. you can always wait until their seasonal sale rolls around :D ! YEAH SALESS

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  6. Very useful post! I've been thinking whether to get 27 or 23. We don't have Missha where I'm at :( so I'll prolly have to get someone to CP it for me, that's why I really have to select the colour carefully without real swatches on my skin

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    1. yeah it definitely is really tricky! it was hard for me to but reviews and swatches definitely helped! good luck on your color selection and i'm glad you found my review useful ^^

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