Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Review: Missha BB Creams--M Signature Real Complete and M Perfect Cover, Pic Heavy

A week or so ago, I received some items from a couple of people as part of a trade. It just so happens that for both of the trades, I received Korean items. A couple of the items were duplicates of things that I had received earlier and already reviewed. While all of the things that I received were awesome and things that I really, really like, two of them were highly anticipated by me. Thank you to my friend who agreed to work out a trade with me. You know who you are and you are truly wonderful!

Awhile ago I had received a sample packet of Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream and liked it so I wanted to purchase a tube. Apparently, it is cheaper outside of the U.S. My wonderful friend found out from the Missha SA that the M Perfect Cover is also a highly liked product with great coverage so she got both BB creams for me. Both come in several different shades, which is great for those with darker skin tones than the usual light colors that the BB creams normally are available in. (I'm using shade No. 23.)

Since both are the same color, I decided to do side-by-side comparisons, which made it easier to compare versus using one on one day and the other the next day.

I prep and prime my face as usual--I used Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Radiance Enhancer as my primer.

Here I have swatched the two colors on a white cardstock. For future reference in the pictures, M Perfect Cover will be noted as MPC and M Signature Real Complete will be noted as MSRC.

First up is M Signature Real Complete BB Cream. I applied it to one half of my face. The color match is quite good and I get good coverage with this BB cream. In an earlier review of this BB cream, I was impressed with the coverage that I am comfortable using just the BB cream and no foundation if I'm in a rush or lazy.

Next is M Perfect Cover BB Cream. When I went to the Missha U.S. website and took a look at their BB Cream section here, this BB Cream was listed at #1. I'm not sure if the listing there is in order of popularity but I think that it is. (The M Signature Real Complete was listed at #2). You can also read the product details there. Since this color was the same as M Signature Real Complete, the color match is the same. I think that the coverage is the same as well so, I get great coverage and can use just the BB cream without any foundation.

Here is my finished face, using Noevir foundation, Noevir powder foundation on bottom half of face, Canmake Cover and Stretch Concealer and a powder blush, which I think was Lunasol. I love the coverage of both of the BB creams and both are nicely hydrating. Since I didn't fully powder my face, it's not a matte finish at all. On really humid days, I would lightly apply powder though because it will probably melt a bit.

The real test for me is seeing how well it lasts as I am a serious task master when it comes to the wearability of my makeup. I often will wear it for 12 hours or longer without doing any touch ups unless absolutely necessary.

And here I am at the 12 hour mark, with absolutely no touching up during the day. Everything lasted very nicely, didn't really oxidize and didn't settle into fine lines. It stayed decently hydrated and I really didn't notice any fading. I also didn't notice much difference between the two BB creams.

The M Signature Real Complete BB Cream doesn't really have any scent to it but the M Perfect Cover BB Cream does. It has a decently strong scent, which has tones of musk in it. I do not like musk at all! The scent the first couple of days, seemed to linger for at least an hour. Maybe I've gotten immune to it but the last several days, it seemed to be present only for a very short while after I have applied it.

M Signature Real Complete feels like it's a thicker cream than the M Perfect Cover when you're applying it. The M Perfect Cream seems feels more liquid when you're applying it so perhaps that makes it feel like it glides on. The interesting thing though is that when I swatched it on the white cardstock and stood it upright, the M Signature Real Complete is the one that slowly started to move down, while the M Perfect Cream just stayed put.

The price of the M Signature Real Complete BB Cream is significantly higher than the M Perfect Cover. I think that more technology has gone into creating the M Signature Real Complete. At this point in time, I can't say for sure which BB cream I would repurchase since they both seem to work the same for me. Do I want to go with price point or with the higher technology one? I like the properties that the M Signature Real Complete has. One thing that I do know is that it'll be a long time before I have to worry about it since I don't use much BB cream for each application. I'm glad that I was able to obtain these BB creams since I really like them.

I hope that this was helpful. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either by comment here or privately by email. Congratulations if you read through this whole long post!



coffretgorge said...

i always get giddy reading bb cream reviews. :P im so glad these bb's work for you, with that strong musk scent, im sure it will break me out. :( thank you for the review kat! :)

galpal.hi said...

@coffretgorge--You're welcome! Yeah, the musk scent in the M Perfect Cover BB Cream isn't one of my favorites. That's another reason why I'm liking the M Signature Real Complete BB Cream, despite the much higher price point.


Anonymous said...

They both look really good on you Im glad they both worked for you! i tried the perfect cover 2 yrs ago and it just didnt really work for my skin. I am trying my luck bb creams again - nanoce - fingers cross nothing bad with come off it haha. i got your email btw, thank you for the reply. take you time and no worries!

♥ Starryxuan said...

I like missha bb creams :) they have a nice scent. Thanks for the review on signature real complete bb. will consider to try them out next :)

BV said...

OMG I seriously did not notice a smell!! I tested both on my hand (not my face) and they didn't really seem to smell strongly - I could be wrong! But you know how I thought the Skinfood BB smelt dreadful (made me feel like gagging) and you didn't mind it! hehehe weird.

Both look Temptu fabulous on you! I would say go for the one with less smell for sure!
Thanks for review