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12.31.2012

Project BB Cream | The Face Shop Power Perfection BB Cream.

On Christmas morning, I woke up with a bad case of sniffles, a blotchy face, and a nose as red as Rudolph's. Of all the days that my allergic rhinitis chose to be at its worst, it had to be on Christmas Day. Oh, the irony!

Luckily for me, I have The Face Shop's Power Perfection BB Cream to save the day, and my face. This BB Cream, if you can remember, was sent to me by my husband some two months ago. Marketed as a 'total solution BB cream', the Power Perfection BB Cream is designed to address most skin problems (i.e. roughness, dryness, uneven skin tone) while giving the face a natural, flawless coverage.
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Power Perfection BB Cream.
My Power Perfection comes in a pretty 40 gram bottle. And I say pretty because it's in my favorite color, purple. For those who prefer a smaller size, there are 20 gram bottles available, too.
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Purple is love!
If you've been following my blog for quite some time, then by now you already know my preference for pump bottles. This one is just to my liking - easy to control, and you get just the right amount of BB cream with every pump. Plastic cap is sturdy and secure, too.
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Pump, check. 
Like most TFS products, the Power Perfection's box has literature in both English and Hangul.
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Yay, English!
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Goal for 2013: Formally learn Hangul.
Now here's how the BB cream looks like. Take note that this is the 02 Natural Beige variant. (The other variant being the 01 Light Beige, for those with even fairer skin.)
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I'd say it matches my skintone perfectly.
Although the Power Perfection BB cream has a thicker consistency than most of the BB creams I've tried, it's very easy to blend, and just a little amount goes a long way. My only gripe is that it dries very quickly, so you have to work on spreading it as fast as you can.

Coverage is pretty good - medium to full, depending on how you'd like to wear it. It has a semi-matte, slightly dewy finish, with a texture that's very lightweight and not icky on the skin.
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Left without BB cream, right with BB cream.
It has impressive staying power, too - a good ten hours and the BB cream is still sitting pretty on my face. I reckon this BB cream would suit even those with oily skin. And for those with sensitive skin like me, you'd be glad to know that this BB cream gave me no allergies whatsoever.
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Where's Rudolph? Haha!
In Korea, the Power Perfection BB Cream retails for 22900 Won. That's more or less Php 900 when converted. Here in the Philippines, it's priced around Php 1500 (correct me if I'm wrong), which seems pretty fair considering Philippine taxes and shipping from Korea. It's a tad more expensive than Etude House, but still way cheaper than Missha's. And that's a fact. :)

What I love:
Pretty (purple) and sturdy packaging
Excellent shade match
Medium, buildable coverage
Non-sticky, lightweight
A little goes a long way
Light, powdery scent
Semi-matte, slightly dewy finish
Stays on for ten hours at the very least
Safe for sensitive skin
SPF 37/PA++

What you might not like:
Dries quickly

It looks like this will be my last post for the year, so please allow me to indulge in a little self-love. Haha! Here's my last Face of the Day for 2012. 
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Products used:
FACE: The Face Shop Face It Velvet Skin Primer, Benefit Erase Paste in Medium,
The Face Shop Power Perfection BB Cream in Natural Beige
EYES: Urban Decay Ammo Eyeshadow Palette, elf Liquid Eyeliner in Black,
Avon Ultra Luxury Brow Liner in Dark Brown, Missha Viewer 270 HD Curl Mascara in Black
CHEEKS: Tony Moly Cheek Tint in Cherry Pink
LIPS: Jordana Lip Liner in Rose, Etude House Shini Star (Taemin) Lip Balm,
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in  Addis Ababa
It's been a crazy, beautiful year for me, and I couldn't thank you enough for staying with me for the past 12 months. I am looking forward to yet another wild and wonderful year with all of you. 

Happy New Year everyone! 
Ever onward to 2013!

19 replies:

Pinoy Tekkie said...

My wife tries a lot of products similar to this as she is very experimental but seems cant find the perfect one for her requirements. She's just too pick and a perfectionist...and always tries out new brands whenever there's one.

melandria said...

looks like it was a good product indeed but it was costly somehow, i hope things is well, happy new year sis.

Eunice said...

If it has a nice finish and if it stays on for 10 hours or so, then it's definitely worth it! I'll make sure to check this one next time at TFS. Happy new year as well! :D

MaryJane Tauyan said...

I've been trying some good BB creams also! this one looks very promising result! and you gave the review very honest and all. might try to find one here in KL if they have! xx

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

I haven't tried any of TFS' BB Creams and this looks like a good one to start with. :D

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

looks good,haven't try it yet...need to do this in this year...by the way happy new year my friend :)

roviedear said...

I used to own a TFS BB cream (I can't remember which variant, exactly) but I stopped using it for it makes my face look grayish-white on flash. Probably I wasn't familiar before on the proper way of putting on a BB cream :P

Happy New year sis!!

Rovie
The Bargain Doll :)

educatewithtoys said...

Never heard of this cream - would love to try it out.

educatewithtoys said...

Never heard of this - would love to try it!

Roxanne Santiago said...

I'm not much of a make-up person but when I decided to a complete kit of them I went to The Face Shop. I have their Aqua Tinted BB Cream. As I've said, I'm not an expert at putting on make-up but their products are easy to apply and they work perfect for me. I never had any allergic reaction whatsoever compared to other brands I tried before, which is why I never used make-up from tabi-tabi. You can see my post about The Face Shop here http://www.mommyroxi.com/2011/10/face-shop.html :)

Katherines Corner said...

think I would try that. Nice review. Hugs ( hopping over from VB)

thisisLOVELEE said...

I have not tried BB creams yet but I got convinced when I saw this. You can really see the difference! I love it! =)

http://thisislovelee.blogspot.com/

Franc said...

The BB product is really perfect for ladies and much cheaper in Korea. Been following your blog in 2012 and it seems like a good year for you.

Sumi Go said...

Wow, this looks like a really good BB cream! :) I still haven't used any BB creams for longer than 3 days, but hopefully I'll find my match (hiyang) soon. Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you and your family good health and prosperity this 2013! :)

Rea Nunez said...

Have you tried the light beige? Does it match your skin tone even though natural beige is perfectly good for you?

Rea Nunez said...

Have you tried the light beige? Do you think light beige would still match on your skin tone even though natural beige perfectly matches your skin tone?

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Hi Rea! I haven't tried the light beige yet. I found this link, though, where you can see the difference between the Light Beige and the Natural Beige.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kitchenstar-THE-FACE-SHOP-FACE-it-Power-Perfection-BB-Cream-SPF37-Natural-beige-/321039559289

Hope this helps. :)

jjm said...

I have the same and i love it too♥

jjm said...

I have the same and i love it too♥

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