Friday, 15 May 2009

Missha’s M Perfect Cover BB Cream

It’s May – springtime.

One Saturday morning, while nibbling on her fresh salad, Orchid reminds me to write about fashion and all-things girly since you know, “Girls wanna doll themselves up and such during spring.”

I nod in understanding as I wolf down my sinful plate of nasi lemak sotong (rice cooked in coconut cream with spicy cuttlefish chilli on the side).

And so, here is my contribution to spring time beauty. It is on a product that is on every Korean woman’s (and most men’s too) vanity table – the BB Cream.

On September 17 last year, I wrote about Skin Food’s Aloe Sun BB Cream. That was the first ever BB Cream I’d purchased and thought it was great. Now, I beg to differ as I’ve been using another brand’s BB Cream since Nov 2008.

Best seller: Missha's hottest selling item


Meet Missha’s M Perfect Cover BB Cream (MPCBBC) a.k.a 미샤 M 퍼펙트 커버 비비 크림. I got mine while in Seoul last year. The Missha beauty store at the corner of the street we frequented had a one-day only 20% sale so we took the opportunity to stock up on some beauty products.

The 50ml tube of MPCBBC only cost us 12,640 won (RM36) after the discount. We later discovered that a smaller tube of the same product cost about RM50 something here in Malaysia. Phew, expensivo.

The fair and lovely Korean salesgirl recommended the MPCBBC, saying it was the brand’s best selling item. After perusing my darker complexion (in comparison to her snow-white skin) she advised me to get No. 23 (Natural Beige).

I like it. The MPCBBC glides on more smoothly and evenly than Skin Food’s BB Cream, thanks to its less creamy texture. Coverage-wise, it does a good job, but like with the other BB Cream, it doesn’t control the shine on my face.

Due to my overactive oil glands, I still need to dust on loose powder after slapping on the BB Cream. It gives me a matte finish as well as causes the BB cream effect to last longer (never throughout the day for me, but longer).

The product smells good and it comes with SPF42 PA+++ (we don’t need to slap on sunscreen underneath with this heavy coverage, right? Otherwise my face would resemble a wok after a stir-fry). Apart from that, the BB Cream doesn’t clog the pores that much.

The MPCBBC also claims to prevent “skin aging through effective whitening and anti-wrinkle properties”. I’m not too sure about that one as I’ve not seen any improvement in that area :-P.

Have you any stories to tell about Missha’s MPCBBC? Do tell us about it.

Related:
Skin Food's Aloe Sun BB Cream

15 Comments:

|| Lyññ || said...

ooo... interesting!! I've been lurking around online for another BB cream to purchase! hehe... I got the Skinfood one as a christmas gift from my secret santa!! The best present EVER!! =)

Mayb I'll try this out=)
but the outlet is in 1U... YEY! at the same time I can visit Lotte mart too! My fren visited Lotte mart and he said the strawberries were YUMMY-licious (but expensive)... haha...

nice review~~


p/s: I have oily skin too! I found a great loose powder that really reduced my the oil secretions from my face... It's called Citrus Silk finishing powder from Jurlique! MY best buy for this month^^

熊貓girl said...

I use missa bb cream too.. i am no.21! it smells really good ^^

Tea said...

I've never heard of BB cream before, but after reading this blog and doing a cursory Google search, I really want to try this out! I don't suppose you could upload a sample picture of how light/dark the No. 23 is? Or how dramatic it is on skin? I would really love a reference, because I don't really want to spend the money on the wrong shade....

Lez said...

Bubzbeauty on YouTube really likes Missha's BB Cream as well. She bought it from an eBay seller that ships internationally, I believe: http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/RubyRubyshop__W0QQ_armrsZ1

This is Bubzbeauty's Video on the cream, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFNIYtFrk5k

in case anyone is interested.

I wonder if I can find this in NYC........

Anonymous said...

i am currently using Missha's BB cream no.21..got it from amazon.com..i have oily skin and don't use powder,try not to put too much product on my face...it does give me the matte finish and it controls the oil pretty well..

Anonymous said...

It must really suck to be a girl sometimes. Putting make up on everyday and washing it off every night. Jeez. It annoys the hell out of me even when I have lip balm on, I would just want to scratch my face off if I had to endure make up for an entire day.

jehan said...

i use this one too and so far i prefer this over the 5 bb creams i've tried...

peepoo said...

i bought 2 different BB Creams after reading about them over 2 years ago but i still don't know what the craze is all about...it's just foundation! i know it's suppose to have skin treatment (anti-aging, lightening, etc) capabilities but i don't see it. i think it's ALL hype.

fraulein said...

Now I remember what I was supposed to buy from my trip !! BB Cream...

Anonymous said...

Can someone PLEASE tell me what "BB cream" means. I actually use a BB cream product but I thought that was the brand name. Then I heard other products called "BB creams" so I think it's not a brand, it's TYPE of cream. Is that right? I use the BB sunscreen but I recently got a sample of Magic BB and loved it. I might switch.

Anonymous said...

Okay, ignore my question. I just saw your other link that explains about BB creams. :)

Anonymous said...

Lez:

You can find this in Koreatown in NYC at the Korean beauty store near H-Mart. I know because I bought a Magic BB Cream product from there. They are open every day but Sunday. They are located on Korea Way which is something like 32nd and 6th or close to that.

Clammy said...

32nd between 5th and Broadway, RIGHT smack in the middle if it's next to the market.

Anonymous said...

Clammy, that is correct. I was just there on Sunday. :)

Anonymous said...

In Koreatown/H-Mart that is. The beauty shop is closed Sundays.

 

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