Monday, 21 January 2013

Review: Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream

Hi! I'm finally back this time with a review.
Wow! It's been what? 3 months? And this is actually my first blogpost and first review for 2013.
So, happy new year my very lovely followers! Sorry if I'm a bit late already, but hey! It's still January anyway and it's not even Chinese new year yet, therefore, it's not the actual year of the water snake thingy yet. HAHA!

I have here my review for Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream. I'm obsessed with face/skincare products lately. Might as well I should start taking extra care of my skin right now and my pimples are starting to pop out everywhere on my face after the board exam, stressed much?

I'm actually not a huge fan of BB creams, but ever since I found out what they're really for. I feel like I want to explore more of them. I've already used one before but that didn't really work out for my skin so well.

The BB or "Blemish Balm" cream actually originated from Korea. They are these sort of all-in-one cream. It's basically a foundation/concealer/make up base/whitening/moisturizer in a bottle. The texture is a bit thicker than lotion but they blend really well on skin. It has this sheer finish which makes the skin have that pearly glow. No wonder Korean actresses have such nice skin.

I had this one from Etude House. The very first time I tried their BB cream, I fell in love with it! and what I love about it is, they really work on oily skin.

I also like the packaging. It's cute. And it has this pump which you can control how much product you can use.

I'm glad that Etude House is expanding their market by offering more shades of their BB cream. Last time I checked, they only have 2 shades, but now they already have 6! Which is good for the Philippine market.
I had the one in W15 Sand Beige.

 voila! The sand beige shade just blends perfectly on my skin.
The Verdict:

  • It's super lightweight on skin and blends really well.
  • Very good for people with oily skin. It actually takes 3-4 hours before my skin starts to get oily again. So what I do is I apply powder for touch-ups, but still my face looks healthy.
  • It brings that sheer glow on the face. Unlike liquid foundation, they tend to cake and also give that sort of dry complexion which I hate.
  • It conceals acne marks! 
  • It has SPF 30, meaning it can protect your skin from UV rays for 8-12 hours.
  • It's a bit pricey. Php 798.00, but I can say that it's really worth of your money.
  • Darker shades of this product tend to run out in the market quickly.
and that's it for this review! I do hope you find this one very useful if you're planning to try BB creams this time, but I'm still actually open for more options. 
What other BB creams have you already tried aside from Etude House? Let me know through posting your comments below.

'till next post! - k*


  1. I loved the old version of this and I think this version gives a better glow nga. :D

    Welcome back to blogging and congratulations RPh! :D

    Ladelu Review + Giveaway on my blog!

    1. LOL I didn't know they had an old version of this BB cream XD

      Thanks! :)and also thank you for the giveaway link :p

  2. I've been meaning to try Etude's BB Creams but I'm kuripot pa. Haha! It's pricey for me kase. hehe.. Btw, new follower here. Mind to follow back?:) xx


    1. Hi Mitchie!
      Thanks for follwing :)
      I think you can save up more if you buy a BB cream, well in my opinion :P

      Sure, I'll definitely follow your blog back :)

  3. I've been hearing lots of good things about Etude House BB Creams (and other Korean BB creams, for that matter). I've tried one from Etude before, sample lang siya and I can't remember the name, pero it was too white for me. Haha. Glad to know there are more shade selections now :)

    1. They have only one shade available in samples dear :(
      But EH have testers on their stores, you might as well want to try their other shades when you visit next time :)

  4. Palitan mo na lang buong mukha mo! Nakakasuka yung mukha mo!