Review: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit

Sundays are fun days – I get to delve deep into the covers and blankets and spend a nong nong time with the BBP – Blankie, Bolster and Pillow. When I get the energy, I also try delving deep into the beauty stash to unearth some goodies to play with as well as to review. Here’s something I bought during the opening of Etude House’s largest Flagship store in the world, but as usual, couldn’t bring myself to use it (till now). Must. Do. Something. About. The. Hoarding.

 

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Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit poster

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit shades

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Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit 3I got this in Light Beige N02 (but this has a very very slight rosy tint to it)

 

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Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit 6Full face with Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit (no concealer under the eye) as well as MAC Mineralize Blush on the cheeks.

I say…

The Packaging: It comes in a tube with a pump dispenser that requires quite a number of pumps to get the BB cream flowing (not sure if it’s for all the tubes or I just got a wonky one). It can stand on its own pretty well, but it doesn’t take much to tip it over, so I prefer to store it in the drawer lying down.

The Scent: There’s a faint powdery scent to it that is pretty negligible – I prolly wouldn’t have noticed it if I didn’t need to sniff it for this review.

The Texture: It’s creamy and smooth and spreads over the skin superrrr easily. It’s slightlyyyy creamier than the Stay Up Foundation.

The Effect: Upon application, it brightens up the skin (perhaps cos of its 16.5% pearl extract content) and has a mostly matte finish (perhaps a slight tinge of dewiness around the cheekbones and at certain angles). I’d give the coverage a medium rating for about 6.9/10 (still requires undereye concealer), and I also need to apply 2 layers on areas where there were subsiding acne blemishes (the Etude House Skin-Fit Foundation only needs one layer to cover those up). It’s pretty lightweight and doesn’t weigh down on the skin much. In terms of wear time – it lasts a decent 6 hours, but will slowly disappear, especially around the corners of the nose as well as the chin. Thankfully, no oxidisation splotches are visible. Phew.

The Verdict: I’m pretty impressed with Etude House’s BB Cream/Foundation/Base products – they’re affordable and yet perform pretty well with decent coverage and wear time. I’m pretty happy with this item, but I would just gravitate more towards the Stay-up Foundation as well as the Skin-Fit Foundation because of their greater capability in covering dark eye circles. If I had to use this, I’d pair it with my current favourite Shiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector. However, if you’re not a direct descendant of the panda or raccoon like I am (and therefore have less need for undereye coverage), this would be a pretty decent item to get.

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3 thoughts on “Review: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit

  1. Hey! Nice review! Your blog actually helps me a lot in choosing the right korean make up product πŸ˜€ I really want to get a BB cream from korean brands but don’t know for which one to go for. My skin is combination, slightly oily t-zone and some dryness aside my nose but normal on the other parts of the skin. Plus I want something that would be good for summertime, lightweight and non greasy. Thanks in advance! πŸ™‚

    • Hello! Hmm I usually try to refrain from recommending for people because I don’t know their climate, lifestyle and skin tone, but I can tell you my personal preference and hope that it works for you too. You seem to have a similar skin type to mine, and I like The History of Whoo’s Essential Foundation as well as Etude House’s Stay Up Foundation. I also like Laneige’s Pore Control BB cushion for easy touch-ups. Hope it helps! πŸ™‚

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