Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My First BB Cream!

After watching Ava's youtube video on Korean makeup, I couldn't resist myself from browsing online for some! For those of you who don't know, Ava is a Hong Kong singer who does beauty videos on youtube. Most of her videos are in Cantonese, sorry to those who don't speak the language :( I initially had my eyes on the Lioele line as it has been enormously raved about from different Youtube gurus. The product on the left is the Lioele Beyond Solution BB Cream ($19 on prettyandcute.com). The only concern is that this product doesn't have UV protection. Of course you can go up a notch and pay $32 for the Lioele Triple Beyond Solution BB Cream that has SPF30 and PA++. (You'll also be able to find some cheaper ones on ebay, but you just gotta be more careful) I'm hesitant to spend that much on a product that I haven't seen in person so I decided to visit Pacific Mall in Markham to hunt down this product and also check out some other BB Cream brands.

To my surprise, none of the stores in Pacific Mall had Lioele products, or maybe I missed it.. If you know which stores carry them, please let me know! But they did have brands such as Skin79, Missha, Dr Jart, L'egere, and so on. Being a sucker for packaging, the oh-so-cute pink Skin79 bottles instantly attracted my attention :S And I purchased my first BB Cream: Skin79 Hot Pink Super+ BB Cream! It claims to have 3 functions: whitening, UV protecting (SPF25 PA++), and wrinkle free (I guess that just means it improves wrinkle prone areas (?))

The colour is a bit 'ashy' but being extremely pale myself, I think it suits my skintone. One thing to note is that the coverage is quite sheer. And also, a little bit of product would cover the whole face. I can't give a detailed review until I've tried this product for longer. Skin79 also has different BB Cream lines suitable for different people. Check their website for more information.

Price wise, it's listed at $32 on the website. However, most stores sell them for $25 at Pacific Mall. I did find this store that sells it for $23 on the 2nd floor, that's where I bought mine, but they don't have any samples there. You're better off trying it at another store beforehand.

After 2 days of browsing online, I officially started a wish list.... -__-

Left to Right:
Lioele Blooming Pop in Pink Tint (similar to the benetint)
Lioele 3D Jewel Cheek & Highlighter
Lioele Silky Highlighter BB Touch
Skin79 Luminous Pearl BB Cream (similar to Lioele BB Touch but brush can be removed for cleaning)


Angelique said...

Yay for getting your first BB cream! I'm still trying to get mine but I haven't settled on a brand yet -_-.

I might end up getting that Lioele one but I'd have to get the one w/ SPF.

Hope you get the stuff on your wishlist!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Glad you got to try your first BB cream :D Skin79 is a much raved about product all over by beauty gurus! :D I really want to try this one too but I got a Lioele one after being tempted by all these beauty bloggers :p I really like it though! Too bad it doesn't have SPF in it :/ That's a bummer for me. I have to layer on my regular SPF in addition to that :p But I got my Lioele one for $14! Can't complain.

Never heard of Ava before!! :D I speak Cantonese too!!

Marie said...

Thanks for posting about this product, will be google-ling after this!:D

...and everything girly under the sun!

ipehishere said...

haha nice for ur frist bb cream :D
i really want to try Lioele too now days :D

Dolce♥Bunny said...

I hate my BB cream... Looking out for a new product. Thankx for the heads up on brands!

Jenny said...

you should check out the lioele reviews done by youtube beauty guru frmheadtotoe too! i think she has some special code to get a really cute free princess mirror with your order!


Hey Edwina! I hope your BB Cream ends up working out for you! ( : finger crossed*
I just wanted to let you know that I have a giveaway posted, and I thought you might be interested, if you are, put an entry in! ( :

naturalnchicmakeup said...

Enjoy your new BB Cream Edwina! I still haven't been able to find one that doesn't break me out. Thanks for sharing!