I was recently gifted the Hada Labo BB Moist Cream in Natural Ochre by the very lovely and generous Nic Nic of bang bang she shoots.
I seem to have a love/hate affair with BB Creams--as much as I love the concept of them, I find them not the right color for me--either too light or most of them are a gray/ashy color, they oxidize too much, are not hydrating enough. I recently wrote about how I loved the finish and glow that I got from Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream but it was way too light for me. I managed to get a sample of the same BB cream but in the darker shade and it definitely didn't work out for me. It ended up being too dark and oxidizing to the point where I looked almost ashy orange. Prior to that I had been using Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream in #23 one of the darker shades. I liked it although it oxidized quite a bit and is a gray/ashy color. I tried it in the lighter shade as well and it's a bit too light. So how did the Hada Labo BB Moist Cream fare? Let's take a look at the color comparison chart that I did first:
Sorry, that one picture got rotated automatically by blogger. Don't know why it does that. You can click on the picture to view it at a larger size.
This picture was taken after several hours to show how much each one oxidizes. The only one that doesn't seem to turn ashy is Hada Labo.
So we'll start with my scary naked face which has only been prepped and primed.
I conceal using Lise Watier concealer wheel. I mainly conceal the darker, more prominent spots.
Next I set the concealer using MAC Motif eyeshadow. Strange but true. Why? Well, I found that when I set the concealer using powder, the large area concealed on my cheek would show up as a white spot after I applied foundation and blush. One MUA told me that they use orange cream or an orange lip pencil to conceal spots when doing photo shoots because it covers the spots more effectively. I started using Motif because it's in the orange color range and yet more of a skin-tone color. I think that it ends up looking much more natural.
Next is Hada Labo BB Moist Cream on half of my face. While slightly lighter than my natural coloring, it's not extremely noticeable.
Here I've fully covered my face with the BB cream. It does look a little whiter than my normal coloring.
Makeup fully done with the face/neck comparison as far as coloring goes. Again, there is a slight difference but not shockingly noticeable.
This is the last picture, I promise! This is taken after more than 10 hours of wear with no touch up. It has faded a slight bit. I have to admit though, that this day wasn't hot and humid at all.
I have to say that I LOVE this BB cream. The color match is as good as I can get, almost perfect. It does oxidize a slight bit but it oxidizes nicely and ends up matching my skin tone better. It is definitely hydrating, which is a big plus for me. It does stay a bit sticky after applying so it's best to set it with powder. I haven't been big on setting with powder since it tends to bring out my fine lines. I have been using Cle de Peau loose powder and applying it sparingly on my face with an even lighter application on the under eye area. This BB cream gives me a really nice finish in which I think that my complexion looks brighter and glowy. It also has really nice coverage, a bit heavier than most BB creams. It is also unscented.
From what I could read, it has SPF 32+ PA+++, comes in a 45g squeeze tube and is available in two different shades, Natural Beige and Natural Ochre.
I've been using this every day since I received it from Nic Nic.