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Thu, May. 6th, 2010, 11:08 am
Kiss Me Heroine Make Essence in BB Cream

This is the first time I'm trying a Japanese BB Cream. I first read about it from Lotus Palace 3 weeks ago and wanted to get bestie to CP for me since she's heading to Hong Kong she's currently in Hong Kong with her SO till next week. But I'm in luck! I was at Bugis Watsons last saturday when I came across this baby for S$21.90!

Yea, I know its not cheap as compared to buying online but since it was not marked up by a huge percentage and I could accumulate points from my Watsons card, I decided to get it.

I vaguely remember Kiss Me Heroine as a brand of an extremely good mascara. I spree-ed on Sasa.com bout 2 years ago and the most popular cosmetic product that was spree-ed on Sasa.com was the Kiss Me Heroine Mascara.

There isn't an English description nor do I know how to read Japanese but here's what I've gathered from Lotus Palace:

Essence In BB Cream is supposed to be your miracle product with the following benefits:
-Pore coverage
-Oil control
-Skincare (contains Hyaluronic Acid and nano-sized Collagen)
-Makeup base
-Foundation (skin coverage)
-Sun protection (SPF30 PA++)
-Walk your dog and do your laundry

Is the translation right? For those who can read Japanese, translate the above for me please?

Ingredient list in japanese which I can't make out a single character.

Comparing to a standard MAC Lipstick, the BB Cream comes in a pretty small tube which makes it easier for those who have alot of products to rotate like myself. Its easier to complete using the tube!

Kiss Me Heroine Make Essence in BB Cream 

Coverage: Sheer - Medium
Texture: A little thick but still blendable.
Shade: Pretty pale. Would fit those who are NC20-25.
Undertone: Yellow
Fragrance: Fragrantless
Oil-Control: 6hours
Dewy-ness: Slight dewyness
Overall Comments: This BB Cream's coverage is pretty sheer. As such, its pretty lightweight. I personally feel that this is pretty similar to a tinted moisturizer / sunscreen without the greasy feeling. Most tinted moisturizers are pretty moisturizing thus, unsuitable for babes like myself with oily skin. If you have oily skin, do not need a thick coverage, this is definitely recommended for you. And I love how handy dandy the tube is! With an SPF of 30, its a fuss free BB Cream for me when I can't decide which base makeup to use. 

Thu, May. 6th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)

it's been quite a long time since you review bb cream!

i only had one etude house mineral bb cream which i dint like cos it gives a greasy feeling after application. this one sounds good!

Fri, May. 7th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)

yea. i know right. haha

i was 'away' from bb creams for a while and i'm back full force! haha

this gives a pretty light coverage without the greasy feeling. it really feels like a tinted moisturizer / sunscreen! ;)

Thu, May. 6th, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)

benefits include walk your dog and do your laundry? hehe

Fri, May. 7th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)

ahha. yea i dont know where did that come from. haha

Thu, May. 6th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the review dear.
Btw,do you happen to know what shade will I be if I use ZA #24?
I am trying to figure out..haha

Fri, May. 7th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)

this bb cream only has one shade. ;)

Fri, May. 7th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)

Oh,will it suits my skin tone?
Since I seriously have no idea what my MAC shades yet..

Sat, May. 8th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)

go to a mac counter to get yourself matched! =)

NC20-25 is rather fair. if you're around my shade, this will suit you. ;)

Wed, Jun. 2nd, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)

hahahaha. if thats fair. i must be just white! I'm around N15. btw- could you recommend a BB cream for my skin tone? I think i can handle up to ~NC20 if i color correct w/ powder.

Wed, Jun. 2nd, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)

try the etude house precious mineral bb creams. they are very very pale. :)

Wed, Jun. 2nd, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)

oooh. looks good. Thank you! ^__^

Fri, May. 7th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)

It's been a while since you did a review on BB creams... BTW, do you know Maybeline Japan has their own BB cream? And from what I've seen in gyaru mags, its quite popular too!

Fri, May. 7th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)

yea, i know. for a while there weren't interesting bb creams that i wanted to try. hehe

we do have a bb cream from maybelline here in singapore. its been out for quite some time ago. ;)

Fri, May. 7th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)

ah, really? aah, so lucky. Maybeline Malaysia dont have that yet.... but lately I noticed that the retails in Malaysia have finally catching on with BB creams. Watson Malaysia is selling BRTC n Natio BBcreams. Sasa Just introduced Shills and Lioele products as well. Dr Jart as well. Bio Essence and Red Earth also released their own BB creams here. :). I'm excited with the new BRTC BB cream with the hot pink packaging that you've received,cant wait for your review

Sat, May. 8th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)

yea, singapore has a wide range of bb cream available now.

we have even launched one from Lancome. ;)

review coming up really soon! =D

Sat, May. 8th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): foundation

hello kim, which foundation and concealer would you reckon to be good? :D

Sat, May. 8th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: foundation

i'm a fan of bb cream so to be they are the best foundation. ;)

for a drugstore brand, the revlon colorstay liquid foundation is not bad. it has oil control and stays the entire day.

for a counter brand foundation, get the mac studio fix fluid. its pretty similar to revlon color stay. ;)

as for concealer, i'm using the stila illuminiating concealer for my undereyes and ZA for overall. :)

Mon, May. 10th, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
flipover: Re: foundation

Another question from the bothersome me...apologies.

ZA concealer? Is there only one kind? I'm a drugstore price range person so trying to find products that work well with my limited $$$.

Mon, May. 10th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: foundation

its the one in the blue tube. :)

Tue, May. 11th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
flipover: Re: foundation

Thanks, will check it out!

Sat, May. 8th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)

hi, i popped by via pisc, hope u dun mind. i want to buy my first bb cream which is not too rich as i tend to swear alot the moment i hit outdoor, which one will be good for me? my frd suggested skin79

Sun, May. 9th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)

if you want something that is light in coverage, try this.

skin79 can be a little rich. ;)

Sun, May. 23rd, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): hi!

hi, may i know if the yellow undertone of this cream will cause one's skin to appear jaundice-y?


Sun, May. 23rd, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
kimoko: Re: hi!

no, definitely no.

yellow undertone does not = yellow. =)