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Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007, 11:27 am
Finally, the long awaited post. Reviews of my BB Creams...


From Left: Skin Food Gingko Green BB Cream #1, Skin Food Gingko Green BB Cream #2, Tony Moly Secret Natural BB Cream, Missha M BB Cream, Skin79 dermaRX Beblesh Balm, BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm, Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating Blemish Balm, The Face Shop BB Cream & BRTC Perfect Recover Balm


I have oily, prone to acne NC25 skin.

Skin Food Gingko Green BB Cream (S$31.20 for a 50ml tube) - There are 2 shades, #1 & #2. #1 is suitable for those with yellow undertones while #2 is suitable for those with pink undertones. This is the first BB Cream that I started on. This gives a natural dewy glow upon application but oil control isn't that fantastic. The texture is rather liquidified and easy to blend. Coverage is pretty good too. I love the glow so the oiliness didn't quite bother me. All I have to do was to blot every now and then.

Tony Moly Secret Natural BB Cream (I paid about S$38 for a 50ml tube. its not available in Singapore though) - Tony Moly has 2 BB Creams, the other is the Whitening if I'm not wrong. Oh well, I dont quite like this BB Cream. Texture is slightly liquidfied and rather easy to blend but what I dont like about Tony Moly is the coverage and the weird smell that came with it. The coverage isn't fantastic. Its not thick and heavy enough to cover. If you have spots, acne and whatnots, this will not cover. You'll have to use a concealer. It doesn't give the dewy glow but the oily look on contary. Oil control isn't fantabulous but its slightly better than Skin Food. Oh yes, it has a rather weird smell too. Can't explain what it resembles but it sure has a weird smell.

Missha M BB Cream (S$32.90 for a 50ml tube) - Missha has 3 different BB Creams and this silver tube (Missha M) is suitable for oily skin. The oil control for this is definitely better than the above 2. Drawback is that the texture is rather thick and kinda difficult to blend. Coverage is pretty good too but it doesnt really give the dewy glowy look. Overall, this is better than Tony Moly but does not give the dewy glow of Skin Food though its oil control is better than Skin Food.

Skin79 dermaRX Beblesh Balm (i got a good deal for this. paid S$48 though it will probably cost close to S$60 to be shipped to Singapore) - The shade was a little too dark for me. Coverage isn't fanastic as I thought it would be. It was pretty light. Texture is thicker than Skin Food but not as thick as Missha M. Oil control is slightly better than Missha M and I love the Tea Tree scent that came along with it. I reckon this has more medicinal properties (though all bb creams are suppose to treat acne) due to the Tea Tree oil that it contains but I have not used it long enough to be able to review this.

BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm (together with the Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating Balm, I paid close to S$130 for these 2 tubes including some other items bundled together) - This has got to be one of the best BB Cream in my collection. Its oil control is superb. Texture was pretty thick when I first squeezed it outta the tube (it kinda reminded me of the Missha M BB Cream) but upon application, it seems fine. It blended into my skin tone pretty well. Coverage is rather good too. It gave a very natural dewy glow to the face in which I initially thought my face was oily but when I tried to blot, it was actually the dewy and glow the BB Cream gave! After 9hrs of application, my face was glowing and I super love it!

Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating Blemish Balm - I love the coverage! The coverage is so much better than BRTC's Recover Balm. No concealer required! Was kinda skeptical about the coverage initially because it appeared very liquidfied but upon application, it proved otherwise. The shade was a little pale for me initially but 2 hrs later, it blended into my skin tone and looks really natural. Oil control isnt as fantastic as the 2 BRTCs but its still alright. It does give a slight dewy glow to my face but its not as dewy as Skin Food.

The Face Shop BB Cream (approximately NT400-ish for a 25ml tube. its not available in Singapore) - This has gotta be the most dissapointing BB Cream of the lot. Oil control is bad, coverage is bad. You'll get that dewy glowy look but its due to the oil that your face is producing. In short, BAD BAD BAD, Lousy Lousy Lousy. Used it twice and have never touched it again. Well, there are 2 good points bout this though. The texture is pretty light and easy to blend. Other than these 2, its just BAD.

BRTC Recover Balm (its not available in Singapore and I paid about S$45+ for a 30ml tube) -  Texture is slightly thicker than BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm but its coverage wasn't as good as the Perfect Blemish Balm (i still had to use concealer for my undereye circles, unlike the Perfect Blemish Balm which I did not have to use a concealer). The oil control is definitely better than Perfect Blemish Balm because at the end of 9hrs, my face still looks matte with a slight dewy look. I did not blot my face at all. Unlike the BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm which gave the glowy, dewy look, the Recover Balm gave a very matte look.

Dodo Club BB Cream (S$18 for a 60ml tube) - I have yet to own a tube of this but with a sample, I am still able to give a review. Texture is slightly thicker than Skin Food but not as thick as Missha M. Coverage was pretty good but oil control isnt as good as Missha M but way better than Skin Food. Blendibility is better than Missha M too. It does give a dewy look but not as dewy as Skin Food. Overall, I'll like this BB Cream over Missha M if I have not tried the 2 BRTCs. I would love to own a tube actually.

For those who are interested in BB Creams and have never tried BB Creams before, I would strongly recommend you to try something that is not too high-end for starters. Brands like Skin Food, Missha and/or Dodo Club would be suitable as its available in Singapore. Singapore only carries Skin Food, Missha and Dodo Club BB Cream by the way.

Honestly speaking, my complexion has improved tremendously since I started using BB Creams. It is able to provide the coverage of a foundation without clogging my pores and at the same time gives a glow to my complexion. Unlike foundation which at times does cake up, BB Creams doesn't. It doesn't oxidize on your face too. BB Cream should not be left overnight, you should remove it at the end of the day with a proper makeup remover and cleanser.

Application of BB Cream? This is how I apply it:

1) Normal skin care regime including moisturizer
2) Sunblock (this can be skipped if your BB Cream and/or moisturizer has SPF)
3) Makeup Base (though this can be skipped because BB Cream acts as a makeup base too but I'm using Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Minimizing Base which helps to control excess sebum and refines my pores)
4) BB Cream
5) Loose Powder (to set and to help control excess oil. again, you can omit this if you feel the coverage is fine)

*If you require a heavier coverage, you can mix your normal liquid foundation with the BB Cream to apply or go over with your 2-way cake, pressed powder after the application of the BB Cream. If concealer is required, I normally apply before the loose powder.


Dont know what a BB Cream is? Refer to this link for more details. BRTC Perfect blemish Balm has been discontinued since January 2008. I have answered tons of queries on how to get this BB. It is no longer available and I am not selling samples of this BB. I'm reserving this BB for myself.

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
ichbinice

Wowww!

Btw, are you selling the BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm and BRTC Recovery Balm?

Is the Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Minimising Base good? I have huge open pores and want to find a base which really conceal them. Ehhh... where can i find skinfood stores ah? hehe =P

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 08:01 am (UTC)
kimoko

samples of the 2 BRTCs? hmz, not too sure yet coz i really love these 2. =P you're interested?

yes, the base is damn good! my pores have minimized! i love it! skin food outlets can be found at marine parade (Isetan), marina square, Novena Square 2. Not sure if the one at FEP is still around. You can check www.skinfood.sg :)

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
iluvakademiks

Woo~ Thanks for the great reviews!

I was wondering if it would be easy to apply mineral foundation (with Kabuki Brush) over BB cream?

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
kimoko

yes, its easy. BB Cream is like a tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation. ;)

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 09:27 am (UTC)
seraphinee

Wow, great job on the review. I've been reading up abt BB creams but have only tried skinfood at the moment. Was tempted to get the Missha one, but resisted it.

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 09:31 am (UTC)
kimoko

Missha isn't actually that bad afterall. If you have oily skin, Missha is pretty good for oil control. Else, the Missha Vita SPF is pretty moisturizing for dry/combi skin.

I have mixed Skin Food and Missha but yet to try it yet. ;P

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
andain

gosh, you are tempting me!

i still got my UV underbase by Shu maybe when i finish that bottle :)

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 01:31 pm (UTC)
kimoko

the UV underbase is a makeup primer. you can use it under the bb cream! i've always wanted to try it but havent gotten around to get it. :P

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
mushymellows

so many to choose from! -.-"llll ahhhh. how!! lol. let u know my decision again tmr or smth. will pay extra if i want to get samples of brtc. (:

Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
kimoko

haha, i'm so happy that i made you so excited bout bb creams~

Mon, Nov. 5th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
toxikkk

thank you for the reviews!! still not very tempted.. :/
though the lastest ones youve got sounds good!

are you organising sprees now? i want some stuff :(
never see u online one lehhhh why why why haha

Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
kimoko

how come not tempted? u are weird leh.

u rather get foundation to cover up than bb cream which can cover and treat? =P

what stuff? from where?
u are online at weird hours. not me loh.. ahha

Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
icedcooly

thanks a lot!! this really helps..i think i'll definitely drop by skinfood one of these days to check out the bb cream and the pore minimizing base.

Tue, Nov. 6th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
kimoko

yes, do try it. i'm sure you'll like it! ;)

Thu, Nov. 8th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
eggsandtoes

Where's dodo club? Haha.

Fri, Nov. 9th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
kimoko

do not own a tube yet. its been OOS for the longest time. i only have a pathetic sample. i so want to own a tube!!!!

Sun, Nov. 11th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
greenlamppost

heh this might sound stupid but where are the missha and dodolcub shops at?

Sun, Nov. 18th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
kimoko

you can surf missha's website for their retail outlets. not sure of their website though. you can try googling for it. =) they have quite a few outlets. i can only remember Bugis Junction, Cineleisure, FEP.

Dodoclub can be found at SOL Mart (a korean retail store) at Square 2 (Novena) & Cineleisure. Else you can get it at Sasa but Sasa sells it for $24.90 while SOL Mart sells it for $18.

Sun, Nov. 18th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
annestacey

hi, i'm one of the moderators from the lj asian_beauty community. we have just been introduced to BB CREAM by one of our members. you should definitely join and give your input. we'd appreciate it. thanks!

-Anne

Sun, Nov. 18th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
kimoko

Have done so! ;)
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Mon, Nov. 19th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
kimoko

You can try http://softpeachyshop.googlepages.com/shop.htm but their prices are pretty steep.

for skin food, i can CP for you if you require. :)
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Sat, Nov. 24th, 2007 04:18 pm (UTC)
klover01: Quick Question

Hello,

I have a quick question, if you don't mind!
I'm really pale, like a ghost (;__;). Will BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm or Dr Jart+ Rejuvenating Blemish Balm work with my skintone? If not, is there a BB cream that will??
I really appreciate your help, I don't know who else to ask!!
Thank you,
Lindsey

Sun, Dec. 2nd, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Quick Question

bb creams have the amazing property that will suit your skin tone thus, they usually come in one tone. :)

Wed, Nov. 28th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): bb cream

hello can i buy from you sample of the brtc perfect blemish and the new missha bb cream?

Sun, Dec. 2nd, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
kimoko: Re: bb cream

sure. do email me at bubblegum_kimoko@yahoo.com :)

Thu, Nov. 29th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): make-up remover??

what kind of make up remover do you use?? you've got me really interested in this now ^^ lol which would you prefer, Dr jarts or BRTC??

Sun, Dec. 2nd, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
kimoko: Re: make-up remover??

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i prefer BRTC. :)

Mon, Dec. 3rd, 2007 05:30 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Question:

BRTC Perfect BB Cream or Dr. Jart?
They both sound very good. I'm getting them from Korea: BB is 35,000W abd Dr. Jart is 24,000.. Hmmm.

I have a sensitive skin- does this help answering my question xP?

Sun, Dec. 9th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Question:

if i've not own brtc, i'll proly like dr jart+ but i've both so i prefer brtc because of its oil-controlling properies. if you do not have oily skin, you might want to try dr jart+ instead.

but you have sensitive skin so i'm not too sure. i've heard of people with sensitive skin who had had horrible breakout and sensitivity problems when they used bb creams. you might want to try samples prior purchasing the whole tube because of your sensitive skin. :)

Wed, Dec. 5th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
perkshi

I just came back from korea recently. Yes the people there are hot on BB cream. I bought one and tried. It seems that it doesnt work in the weather here. My face feels more oily than when i used it in korea. I think it is too humid here. (It was dry and cold in seoul)anyway, this is another brand of the BB cream. It is by COOGI http://www.flowertox.com/product/product_detail.asp?pdt_cd=139&pagego=1&search_name=%BA%F1%BA%F1%C5%A9%B8%B2&search_title=

Sun, Dec. 9th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
kimoko

i've heard of Coogi but its for pink undertones which i do not have, thus, i did not get it. :P

reviews weren't very good either. :P

Wed, Dec. 5th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Thank you!

I'm stalking this website now for new reviews on BB creams. You've been so helpful and so sweet in going out of your way to make detailed reviews.

Sun, Dec. 9th, 2007 09:26 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Thank you!

more reviews will be coming up! :)

Thu, Dec. 6th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

i came to this website through soompi and im soo glad i did!!
thanks soo much for all your reviews!! hehe
oh yeah... i saw that you wanted dodo club bb cream... i have one that is brand new if youre interested~~ ^^

Thu, Dec. 6th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
kimoko

This is a rather outdated post. I bought the Dodo Club BB Cream a month ago. To date I have 15 tubes of BB Creams. :P

I'll update with the other new BB Creams that I have soon. :)

Sun, Dec. 9th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
girl3744

Hi...I was wondering where did you buy your "BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm"...I REALLY, REALLY wanna buy one ASAP! I've been doing a lot of research and also found this one the most interesting of all...thanks for the info as well.

Sun, Dec. 9th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
girl3744

One more thing, does this product make my face lighter? I'm just a bit curious...thanks again!

Tue, Dec. 18th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

I'm sure you've already answered this and are quiet annoyed by it but here I am asking again.

Which BB cream would you say is best for acne prone, oily skin with large pores.

Tue, Dec. 25th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
kimoko

my pores are not very large so i can't say much for large pores.

for oil control, i would recommend BRTC but if you're price sensitive, you might want to try Skin Food Aloe Sun BB Cream. :)

Wed, Dec. 19th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
azrael2455

I'm actually from Canada, so it's rather difficult for me to sample anything D: thus which BB cream would you recommend me? Fortunately i have relatives in HK that can help me out, but just in case, are they mostly available in Hong Kong?

Tue, Dec. 25th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
kimoko

i've not gotten any of bb creams from hong kong so i really have no idea if they carry it there.

anyway, if price is not an issue, i would recommend BRTC but if price is a little sensitive, for oil control, Skin Food Aloe Sun BB is pretty value for money. :)

Sun, Dec. 30th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): BB Cream

Hi,
May I know where did you get the BTRC Belmish Balm? I have been looking for that...PLease reply me at agnes_a12000@yahoo.com if you are selling....Thanks!!!!

Sun, Dec. 30th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Re: BB Cream

Please ignore this post...the email add is wrong!

Sun, Dec. 30th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): BB Cream

Hi,
May I know where did you get the BTRC Belmish Balm? I have been looking for that...PLease reply me at agnes_a12000@yahoo.co.uk if you are selling....Thanks!!!!

Sun, Dec. 30th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
kimoko: Re: BB Cream

it was a CP through someone. i'm not selling it. sorry

Mon, Jan. 7th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
chris_sng: Enquiry-BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm

Hihi Kimoko,
Frm yur reviews, BRTC Perfect BB has very good oil ctrl. Am intereted to get one for myself too... U have any idea where to buy??

Mon, Jan. 7th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Enquiry-BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm

BRTC is only available in Korea. You have to get a CP from Korea. :) Alternatively, you can try yahoo auctions, there are sellers who can CP BRTC products. :)

Wed, Jan. 23rd, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
jetblackroses: BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm

hi babe! thanks for the great review =)

i would really love to purchase a sample of this!
can you sell me one?:)

jetblackroses@gmail.com

Sat, Sep. 6th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
jadoras: Re: BRTC Perfect Blemish Balm

Hello there!

Thanks so much for your reviews?
Have you tried the new BRTC BB Creams?
Interested in the Protect Multiplex Balm.

Link here: www.brtc.com.kr