Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Review: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit SPF30 N02 Light Beige

I tried a sample of Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit in Shade N02 Light Beige the other day so I thought I'd write a quick review of it whilst I'm enjoying some frozen raspberries - I'm trying to eat healthier and be a bit more active recently, to try and lose weight/'tone up' so I can fit clothes better in Japan haha!

Brand: Etude House
Name: Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit
Shade: N02 Light Beige
Price: $12-$20 - although it looks like it's discontinued, a few stores seem to be selling it still. Saying that, I don't know if they actually have it in stock, and may just refund you after placing an order. That has happened to me a couple of times when trying to purchase discontinued products.

Bright Fit is the type of this BB Cream - there is also Cotton Fit, Perfect Fit and Blooming Fit; Bright Fit is brightening and moisturising, Perfect Fit has slightly higher coverage and Cotton Fit is oil absorbing. It's not clear to me what Blooming Fit does, it says it brightens, moisturises and has a 'light, silky feel'.

There are four shades - N02 Light Beige, W13 Natural Beige, W15 Sand Beige and W24 Honey Beige. In terms of BB creams, they usually only come in one or two light shades so I think this product is a little more versatile and the darker shades could be worn by more tanned people. I know a lot of darker skinned people have trouble wearing Korean BB creams due to Koreans affinity towards paler skin.
This is the sample packaging, quite pretty as far as samples go! The classic Etude House style of pretty. I cut open the sample and squeezed out as much as I could into a small pot.

This is the full sized packaging. It's quite cute and pretty.
This is the BB cream partially rubbed in on my hand.

The photo on the left is my untouched, makeup-less face - the second photo is with a light layer of the BB cream on, with a little more added on to touch up like I would with any other foundation. The lighting has made it look quite grey, and I guess it looks a little grey in the pot but it evens out and adjusts to your skin in a minute or so. It gives medium coverage and looks quite nice on the skin. It just evens everything out for a natural look. This is shade N02 Light Beige, which was absolutely fine for my pale skin tone. It wasn't as pale as I'd normally like but it's a natural shade and fine for everyday wear.

Squeezing the sample sachet into a small pot gave me enough BB cream for 3 applications. The BB cream feels lightweight on - since I wear quite full coverage foundation most days, I think nothing of what a foundation feels like on the skin in terms of 'weight' (like, if it feels heavy on the skin or like you're wearing a mask) but this reminded me how lightweight a natural coverage BB cream/foundation can be. I set it with my regular powder, added blush, contour, concealer and highlighter and off I went on a day of errand running.

The colour doesn't oxidise on the skin throughout the day, and it still looked nice and even after a day of wearing it. A little had worn off on my nose through touching it, everyday wear and perhaps my nose being a bit oilier than the rest of my face but it wasn't very noticeable at all.

This BB cream is a nice, lightweight BB cream perfect for natural, flawless coverage. It had quite good staying powder on my dry-normal skin type, didn't change colour throughout the day and didn't wear off much at all (y'know how you can wear some BB creams/foundations for a whole day, and at the end of it it looks like you didn't even put anything on!?). It was absolutely fine for a regular day of errand running, where you don't need a full coverage foundation. I would consider purchasing this if it weren't discontinued, although I'm quite curious to try Etude House's other BB creams, since I hear they're all quite good. I give it 4 stars out of 5!

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