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1.09.2013

Project BB Cream | SkinFood Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea BB.

Last year, I made a resolve to try as many BB creams as possible and share the experience here in my blog. I managed to go through and write about a few brands, though I wish I could have done more in terms of product review quantity. If it's any consolation, at least my top three favorite BB creams and their corresponding reviews continue to be the most popular posts in The Rebel Sweetheart. (See 'Top Stories' on my right sidebar.)

I promise to do more BB cream features and reviews this year. More so now that I have blog followers who actually ask for my opinion when it comes to BB creams and Korean cosmetics. (Thank you, my dear readers! I am truly honored!) I even placed this stash of BB cream testers on top of my dresser as a constant reminder of my BB cream project.
The goal: Review all these within the next six weeks (at least).
Today I gave the SkinFood Honey Black Tea BB Cream a try. This is the second variant I'm trying from SkinFood's Good Afternoon product line, the first being the Rose Lemon BB Cream.
Honey Black!
As per the SkinFood website, the Honey Black Tea moisturizes and brightens the skin and makes it look soft and supple. This is exactly what this BB Cream did for me. Its slightly dewy finish gave my face a nice, subtle, and healthy-looking glow. I especially like the scent, too. It smells just like the SkinFood Royal Honey Eye Cream, which I'm still using by the way.
01 Light Beige.
The formulation is lightweight and very easy to blend, though I find it a tad runny. Watery even, as compared to the Rose Lemon Tea's formulation. Also, when you swatch the BB creams side by side (both are in 01 Light Beige), the Honey Black Tea looks much lighter. So light that the shade doesn't seem to match my skin at all.
Left: Rose Lemon Tea / Right: Honey Black Tea.
But once it settles on the skin, the Honey Black Tea adjusts to your natural skintone. You won't even be able to tell that the shade match initially missed the mark.
Left: Rose Lemon Tea / Right: Honey Black Tea.
However, the coverage is light - much like the Rose Lemon's. It's great for days when I'm too lazy to do my makeup and all I need is an even skintone. But for days when my skin is blotchy or when my eyebags are horrendous, this BB Cream wouldn't be able to give the coverage that I need. 
Coverage? What coverage? :))
Staying power is so-so. It stayed nicely on my face for at least six hours. But that's on a blustery day, with a primer on. I reckon it'd fade away in half the time during the summer months.
Left: Rose Lemon Tea / Right: Honey Black Tea.
So I guess I won't go for full size anytime soon. The full size, by the way, comes in 30g tubes for all BB Creams from the Good Afternoon line. They're priced at 8000 won in Korea (Php 300+ when converted), while in the Philippines, they're sold within the Php 400 - Php 450 price range. Not bad considering how ridiculously expensive SkinFood products are in this country.

What I love: 
The scent 
Lightweight, easy to blend
Shade adjusts to your skintone
Slightly dewy finish
Moisturizes and brightens
Safe for sensitive skin
Affordable, as compared to other SkinFood products

What you might not like:
Light coverage
Watery consistency
SPF20/PA++ only

And as always, here's the FOTD. The first for 2013. Pardon the eyebags. :) 
Products used:
FACE: The Face Shop Face It Velvet Skin Primer, Benefit Erase Paste in Medium,
SkinFood Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea BB.
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: Etude House Shini Star (Taemin) Lip Balm, Miners Matte Factor Lip Paint in Warm Red.

13 replies:

Franc said...

This should keep the skin healthy. I'm sure the post holidays eye bags will be gone soon.

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

looks like u r setting your steps towards the BB Creame Specialist.nice :)

roviedear said...

i love your project bb cream :D:D please post more:)


Rovie
The Bargain Doll :)

April Perez said...

Still haven't found the perfect bb cream for me due to my skin tone and my sensitive skin :\ I'll try to see if these will work for me, since they have small sample size :)

Momee Gee said...

I love skinfood products. However, not a fan of applying such stuff. I heard a lot of advantages out of using bb creams. Probably, no time for it yet as of this moment. hehhe :)

Rowena Wendy Lei said...

On your hand the before and after look the same, so it must blend very well. Watery and light sound good to me, hehe!

MaryJane Tauyan said...

I love reading review so i have some referrence of whats good and whats not!! xx

MaryJane Tauyan said...

I love reading review so i have some referrence of whats good and whats not!! xx

MaryJane Tauyan said...

I love reading review so i have some referrence of whats good and whats not!! xx

Roxanne Santiago said...

Buti ka pa you know so much about make-up! If only I knew how to apply everything I have properly no.

GJT said...

First of all, I doubt seriously that you could ever have a bad complexion day! But I hear what you're saying about this not being enough coverage. I had a cream like that, and it just seemed to smear around, without really absorbing and had no staying power. But I guess you have to try all kinds to figure out what works for you.

Pretty/Ugly said...

Thanks for this post. You just convinced me to include BB cream in my beauty routine again. :)

Pinoy Tekkie said...

Great article! We should really take care of our skin but with the many cosmetics and health care available, its hard to keep track of which is which....There's just too many of them and it will be difficult to try it out. I bet the ladies don't have a problem with this situation.

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