Over the last several days, I have been testing out the two BB creams. Following is my personal thoughts on them.
First up is Skin Food Peach Sake Pore BB Cream.
It is lightly scented and I love the smell. It doesn't linger though, which actually is a good thing. It comes in this tube with a pump style dispensing top. I don't like the dispensing top because I can't seem to control the amount of product that comes out. I want to apply just a thin layer of the BB cream on and the amount that squirts out is way too much for my preference.
The color seems to me to be almost a peachy color too but it does seem to blend in nicely. It might be a bit too light for me but I can work with it as I prefer too light over too dark.
Scary! This is my face which has been prepped with toning lotion,
moisturizer, sunscreen, eye cream and primer. I hate my freckles!
(And yet, they look cute on other people.)
Skin Food this side =>
I have the Skin Food BB cream applied
The coverage is okay, I think more of a light coverage and it does seem to help to brighten up my complexion a bit.
Next is Etude House BB Magic Cream.
The scent of this is kind of mediciney--perhaps something like Bactine. Fortunately, the scent of this doesn't linger very long either. It is also in a tube with a pump style dispenser top. I like this dispenser top because I can control the amount that is pumped out.
The color is more of a pink beige color and is on the lighter side like the Skin Food BB Cream. It does blend out nicely as well.
<= Etude House Skin Food =>
The coverage is light as well but I think that it is better than Skin Food's coverage. Looking at the picture above, it seems that the Etude House side is lighter in color. I'm not sure if it's the shade of the BB cream or if it is because of the brightening effect.
Both creams created a matte finish on my face. In reading the descriptions of the product, it is supposed help to control oil. While I like the matte finish, I need something that is hydrating. After a couple of hours, it seems to settle into my pores and brings out my fine lines. I like that it evens out my skin tone and before it brings out my fine lines, I love the way my finished face looks (finished meaning after applying foundation). One thing that did happen is that I had a few small red spots break out on me. That could be because the BB cream clogged my pores or just that it was a new product used on my face. I find that sometimes when I use new products on my skin, it can break out in small spots until it gets used to the product.
Finished face with foundation applied over BB creams
I still have to try Etude House Dr. Oil Solution Anti-Shine BB Lotion. I have a feeling that this will be too matte-fying on my skin as well.