Sorry for the slight hiatus guys – I was so drained from spending all the energy doing up the mandatory posts for the Best Beauty Blog (I guess I prolly run on low-quality batteries instead of Energiser batts hurhurhur. Psst – read my Korean eyeliner tutorial, Korean gradient lips tutorial, A Beauty Blogger’s Must-Haves as well as How to Create Korean Water Waves here if you haven’t! After that, it just resulted in the fever coming back from a lack of sleep, so I went into total bear hibernation mode.
But heyyyy I’m backkk! Here’s another BB cream review – this time, Innisfree promises no sebum with this product. hmmm. Behold my raised eyebrow.
I’ve also reviewed the Air Skin Fit BB cream previously – check out my review here.
First of all, for the love of all Korean stuff, I cannot understand why I ended up buying shade 21 when I’m usually more of a 13. Alas.
- It comes in a relatively tall slim tube measuring in at 13.5cm (cap included).
- Because it’s slim, it has a tendency to tip over more easily.
- It has the usual somewhat herbal scent of Innisfree products – green tea, eucalyptus, mint, something something. The scent dissipates about 5-10 minutes after application, so I don’t suppose it makes a sensorial difference.
- The BB cream is a good balance between creamy and watery – thick enough to give coverage, but liquid enough to be spread and blended in smoothly without pulling on your skin.
- It’s quite lightweight – none of that heavy gunky feeling on your skin.
- The coverage level is quite decent – I’d give it a 7/10 – able to cover most blemishes and scars, but not for severe dark eye circles. It has equal coverage with Innisfree Smart Foundation Perfect Cover but gives more coverage than Innisfree Smart Foundation Long Lasting (I’d give that a 6/10 for coverage)
- The finish is a glowy matte one – there’s a dewy shine, but not the super moist types.
- If you run your fingers lightly over your skin, you’ll have a light layer of powder on your finger.
- Now comes the no-sebum portion – does it work? Well, I started oozing oil after about 5 hours. Out came the oil blotters (yes yes, I know they’re not that good for the skin).
- I wouldn’t say it’s a complete “no sebum” – more like an “almost no sebum”.
- What I surprisingly like about this is that it doesn’t oxidise – no ugly patchy spotty portions of blended sebum-dirt-bb cream. Instead, it somehow just melts away and disappears. In a strange way, it makes touching up that much easily (if you’ve ever tried to apply makeup onto existing oxidised makeup, you’ll know what I mean).
Overall, it’s actually pretty decent in terms of helping hold back the flood gates of sebum-dam, considering the fact that my sebum glands are powered by Energizer batteries (even if the other parts of my body aren’t). The blending is easy, the coverage is good, the wear time is decent and the finish brightens up your complexion without being too dewy. Me likey 😀