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Thu, Jul. 16th, 2009, 03:51 pm
Missha M Perfect Cover & Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream

Remember last week I mentioned I received 2 BB Creams in the mail?

These are the 2 BB Creams from Gingerdip! I have the Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream in 50ml which is a pump dispenser but I have since completed the tube and that was #21 the lighter shade. I'm a little tanner after my recent trip to Bali so I decided to get shade #23 which is darker to mix the fairer BB Creams especially the Etude House Precious Mineral Sheer Silky Skin which is way too fair for me. I also gotten my hands on the Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream which has been really popular lately.

In my first review of this Missha M Perfect Cover, I did not manage to get the ingredient list as it was entirely in Korean. I'm glad that they have since revamp their packaging to include the ingredient list in English.

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream (#23 Natural Beige)
Coverage : Full coverage
Texture : The previous tubes I own was pretty thick in texture but surprizingly, this tube wasn't. Its pretty managable and easier to blend as compared to my previous tube. Is the smaller tube more liquified or did they reformulate their formulation? I can't confirm this.
Shade : #23 Natural Beige is pretty dark. I'm losing my tan and its a little too dark for me but suitable to mix it with my Etude House Precious Mineral Sheer Silky Skin BB Cream. On its own, I reckon it might suit those with a skin tone of NC35?
Fragrance : It has a very faint-quite insignificant flora scent. You probably will not notice it if you do not bring it close enough to your nose.
Oil-Control: Oil control isn't the best unless you have a good oil control primer / powder. Its suitable for those who have normal - combi skin.
Dewy-ness: It does have a very slight dewy finish to it. Not overly dewy but just a subtle glow.
Overall Comments: This is my #4 favourite BB Cream due to its high SPF of 42 and has an extremely full coverage. It comes with anti-aging / anti-wrinkle properties too. What more to ask for? Maybe that oil control could be a little better? But I'm not really complaining as I am able to manage the oil with my all time favourite Maybelline Dream Matte Powder!

Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream. This has been quite a popular BB Cream lately so I had to try it.

There isn't an Ingredient List on the packaging but it did have 2 words on the side, 'Tea Tree'. I read some reviews that it does contain Tea Tree but I wanted to try it since I didn't think the Tree Tree Oil is probably a small % in the formulation and it will probably not cause any adverse effect on my Tea Tree Allergic Skin.

It comes with a pump applicator which I totally adore!

Sadly, it broke me out. Yes it did. I hereby confirm that my skin is sensitive to any amount of Tea Tree Oil. I used it for only 2 days and my forehead, cheeks and the side of chin started breaking out like crazy. I have since stopped using it and its being well loved by my sister. I wanted to pass it on to Bestie but my younger sister has just jumped onto the whole BB Cream bandwagon and is loving this Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream.
*Those who are sensitive to Tea Tree, stay clear of the entire Innisfree Trouble Care series. They all contain Tea Tree.

Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream
Coverage : Sheer - Medium (buildable)
Texture : Relatively easy to blend.
Shade : Suits those between NC20-25 which is the normal for BB Creams.
Fragrance : A very faint Tea Tree scent. Upon application, it dissappears.
Oil-Control: Oil control is pretty decent, you'll notice a little shine only after 5 hours? Thats pretty average for BB Creams.
Dewy-ness: It does have a very slight dewy finish to it. More matte than dewy I would say.
Overall Comments: I totally understand why this BB Cream is so popular. Its a very fuss-free BB Cream that even comes with an SPF of 27 (perfect for those who are lazy with sunscreens like myself). Coverage is decent, so is the oil control and the best part is the skin healing property of Tea Tree to treat and heal blemishes. If only it contained Witch Hazel or Salicylic acid instead of Tea Tree, and it'll be one of my favourite BB Creams too. Those who are not sensitive to Tea Tree and would like to treat your acne prone skin, do give this Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream a try. It might change your whole perspective about BB Cream being just a liquid foundation with skin care properties.

Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream isn't available in Singapore as of this post. I've gotten it from Gingerdips!

*Innisfree has another 2 BB Creams other than the Innisfree Trouble Care. Innisfree Mineral Skin BB Cream that has SPF of 40, formulated with organic lavender extract and the Innisfree Fresh BB Sun Block Balm (read that this contains Witch-Hazel and Rosemary and has an SPF of 50!). Maybe I should try these 2 huh?

Thu, Jul. 16th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)

hon where do you think i can get?
Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream with SPF42
im looking for a good coverage bb cream! :x

Thu, Jul. 16th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)

you can get the missha perfect cover bb cream from www.gingerdip.blogspot.com =D

Thu, Jul. 16th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)

I think I am not suitable with Missha because when I used it,
I got break-out.

Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream totally makes it easy to use with the pump!I wish more BB Cream would have those.Makes it easier.

Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)

there have been quite alot of bb creams in such a tube. missha m perfect cover (50ml), all Etude House Magic BB Creams / Etude House Precious Minerals BB creams to name a few. :P

which missha broke you out?

Thu, Jul. 16th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Question.

Hi kimoko, will you bring more Maybelline Dream Matte Powder if you are to order it? Can i reserve one? Haha. Because it seems so good after reading all your posts about it. :P

Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Question.

i will be opening a drugstore.com spree over at sprewithkim. do participate if you're interested to get it. ;)

Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)

oh my... you shouldn't have even try... no tea tree for you... not even 0.00000001%...

Fri, Jul. 17th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)


curious mah. but then, curiosity killed my skin. LOL

Mon, Jul. 20th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)

does innis free have a yellow or pink undertone?

Mon, Jul. 20th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)

yellow (NC = yellow, NW = pink) =)
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Mon, Aug. 10th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)

I was wondering what mac NC/NW shade are you? :)
If i'm a mac nc30-35, will the missha BB cream in shade #23 fit me? hahahaha.

Mon, Aug. 10th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC)

i'm NC25.

nc30-35 might be a weeeeeeeeee bit fairer with #23. just a wee bit. not a huge difference. what i'll recommend is to buff your usual powder over to even out the shade. ;)

Mon, Aug. 10th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): BB cream sample

can i have a sample of BB cream to try ? if want to pay also OK..huhu my email :norshielawati@notes.usm.my

Mon, Aug. 10th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
kimoko: Re: BB cream sample

do let me know which bb cream would you like to sample. the price of each sample varies with the brand. do email me at bubblegum_kimoko@yahoo.com

Mon, Aug. 17th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)

Oh no..Missha #23 suits NC35?? I'm NC20-25 (Missha Watery perfect match) but I tried shade #21 but it was a tad bit lighter than my face. I was hoping #23 would be a perfect match for me. Do you think it best that I just stick with #21 and have a lighter face? Haha

BTW so sorry Innisfree broke you out. Hope all is well now! ^_^

Tue, Aug. 18th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)

yes, #23 would be more suitable for those above NC30. ;)

yea, the brokeout cleared! thanks for the concern! ;)

Sat, Aug. 29th, 2009 10:01 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Questions?

Hi, thanks for all the great information on BB cream. I would like to ask which of the (2) BB cream would you recommend on a very oily skin, blackheads everywhere person, the regular Missha BB cream or the Missha Watery BB cream?

And do you have any products that you can recommend to us for getting rid of blackheads and the massive oiliness?

I see that you really love Maybelline dream matte powder, so I am going to give it a try. This is my first time using makeup, so I like to research any makeup products that can be gentle on the skin.

Thanks for all the good info, you're so awesome.

Sun, Aug. 30th, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Questions?

for oily skin, try the missha watery or the coogi flowertox. they are pretty good in oil control. =)

Thu, Oct. 29th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): asking


just wanted to ask what BB cream is suited for tans..thanks

love your site...it helps me as i am a BB cream ignoramus..hahaha


Sun, Nov. 1st, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: asking

try the missha m watery, The Face Shop Hydro Splash bb cream or the entire Skin79 bb creams. they fit darker skin tones. ;)

Mon, Dec. 14th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
nutmag: Hello !

Hi! Great review, i'm wondering, does the missha BB cream oxidize? because i'm an NC 30-35 and i'm afraid it will oxidize into a darker shade by the end of the day and look like a mask. ):
thanks alot!

Wed, Dec. 16th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Hello !

bb creams in general does not oxidize. it might be because there is a makeup base in the formula that prevents oxidization. ;)

Sat, Dec. 26th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Haii :]

Thank you for posting an ingredients list of the perfect cover bb cream :D but anywho, you might not know the answer but if you do: I have eczema which is really dry skin and my skin is kinda sensitive too. Would the M missha perfect cover bb cream in #23 irritate my skin?

Or do you know a place to order a sample before a buy the whole thing??

Thank you so much!!

Mon, Dec. 28th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Haii :]

the missha m perfect cover bb cream works very well on dry skin!

are you in Singapore? if you are, I can sell you a sample before you commit to a full tube.

email me at bubblegum_kimoko@yahoo.com if you're living in Singapore. ;)

Fri, Jan. 1st, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)

Hello~ Just asking, did you get breakouts while using the Missha BB cream? Cause i was wondering if i got my pimples from this BB cream.
Nice reviews by the way :)

Sat, Jan. 2nd, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)

bb creams in general does not cause any breakout on me. ;)

thanks for reading! =D

Wed, Feb. 17th, 2010 12:56 am (UTC)

Firstly, thank you for all your reviews, it's been really useful!
And I was wondering, how light is perfect cover #21, can you use it on its own? Is #21 more yellow than #23? Thanks in advance!

Wed, Feb. 17th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)

i have lost my tan and i'm back to my usual NC20-25 and I can use the perfect cover #21 on its own.

#23 has a pinkish undertone rather than yellow though. :)

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Sat, Sep. 11th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): suggestions

i'm looking for a bb cream, what would you suggest?
- moisturizes and has the finish of a moisturizer, since i've tried makeup for oilier skin and it looks noticeable close up.
- medium coverage and looks like my skin but better, more even, and moisturized.
- less thick than missha perfect cover, something suitable to just slap on all over my face like moisturizer or serum.
- good match for my shade of what i think is nc20-25 with yellow undertones. but missha's 21 is kind of light so it makes my redness look like pink undertones.
thank you

Wed, Sep. 15th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
kimoko: Re: suggestions

try the Skin79 Hot Pink bb cream! =)

Sun, Jul. 24th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Missha perfecy cover

I'm NC 25-30.
which is better matching
#21 or #23?

Mon, Jul. 25th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: Missha perfecy cover

#23 should be a better match. ;)

Mon, Jul. 25th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): what bb cream for mac NC 25-30?

what bb cream should I buy if I'm Mac NC 25-30?

Mon, Jul. 25th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: what bb cream for mac NC 25-30?

there are lotsa options for nc25-30! =)

you can refer to all my reviews for the list. ;)

Mon, Jul. 25th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): moisturizing facial mist?

idk if u watch korean dramas or not lol but if u do, what is the mist actresses spray on their faces?

and if u don't watch korean dramas: what would u recommend as a moisturizing mist? bc I live somewhere really dry and cold in winters?

Thu, Jul. 28th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: moisturizing facial mist?

sorry, i rarely watch korean dramas.

anyway, for moisturizing mists, you can try SkinFood Lettuce & Cucumber Water Mist. It is really hydrating! =)

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)

Have you tried the Missha Signature Real BB cream? I was trying to look for a review on it but could not find any.
And also I've tried some of the Skin 79 BB cream and found that Missha tend to have darker shades. Like their new color for the Perfect cover (#27, #31).

Fri, Oct. 7th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)

nope i have not.

yup, missha has formulated darker shades.

Sat, Oct. 22nd, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)

I think I have the same problem like you. I found out my skin was getting all these tiny bumps out of nowhere ever since I started using products with tea tree oil. So yeah, it was stressing me out. By the way, what's your favourite BB Cream of all time so far that doesn't give you any break out and also has a very light shade? :)

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)

my favourite bb cream is the Missha M Watery BB Cream. unfortunately, it is not of a light shade, the shade of that bb cream is a little darker than other bb creams in the market.