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Project BB Cream, Beauty Haul, and No Makeup Look.

My fascination for anything Korean has gone beyond watching dramas and listening to Super Junior. It has now invaded even my vanity kit and train case.

The shopping bug bit me last week, and I went on a frenzy at eBay. These arrived on my doorstep the other day.

Skin Food!
If you can recall from my previous posts, I have developed an addiction to face masks and mud packs. And my makeup ritual is in need of a primer.

Masks and primers.
I've also been obsessing about my eyebags and dark undereyes, which look horrendous - thanks to my incurable insomnia and those addicting Kdramas.

Etude is Love!
I'm hooked to BB creams, too. I call them my wonder worker, because of the miracles they do for my skin and my abominable eyebags. I challenged myself to test as many BB creams as I can, until I find the one that would suit me best. And for the sake of beauty blogging, too. Really now, which makeup junkie won't go gaga over this breakthrough product?

An assortment of BB creams! I smile just looking at them.
And I finally got my hands on this.

By golly, Tony Moly!
I've been wanting to try this product for the longest time, mostly because of Kim Hyun Joong. Haha! He used to be a Tony Moly endorser; now he's the pretty boy of The Face Shop.

Excited to play with my new toys, I tried out some of them yesterday.

Fresh from the shower, absolutely no makeup.
See what I told you about the eyebags? Blame Lee Jun Ki, whose name appears on every other entry in my blog, haha. I chose the Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream first.

Photo credit:
I actually bought two variants of this, the shade #21 and shade #23. I went for shade #21 in this photo.

BB cream on my face. Just BB cream. :)
I'm amazed at how a tiny drop of the Missha M could go a long away. I squeezed out just a few teeny drops from the sampler and voila - medium to full coverage! It has a nice, mild scent to it, too. (I'd be deterred to use it if it smelled funky.) I also love its dewy finish, and how it gave my skin a nice glow. It gets even better once it has set on your face. After a few hours of wearing, it didn't cake, nor did it break out. 

FYI, I have sensitive skin. My face is not usually dry and flaky though, unlike most people with sensitive skin. Mine is supple, but looks very flimsy - like an onion. (Trivia: I skipped regular CAT in high school and went on light duty instead because of my skin. My fellow LD cadets would call me 'Powder' - as in the movie character - because of that.) And that is why I love this BB cream all the more - it's hypoallergenic! Pure organic ingredients, paraben-free, non-chemical, mineral oil-free, GMO-free, triclosan-free, benzophenone free and alcohol-free - whoa, beat that!

Now using it with the Tony Tint and the Avon Lip Gloss that I purchased just recently, I got this effect.

Hardly any makeup look!
I'm so pleased with the Tony Tint! I got the #1 Cherry Pink, which is just the right shade of pink for me. With the right blending, a tiny dab of the doe foot applicator can give your cheek a really nice blush. This has got to be the best liquid blush I have ever used.

As for the lip gloss, well, you know I'm not a fan of lip gloss per se. The Avon lip gloss barely gave color when I spread it on my lips, considering how pink its container looked. But it works fine when you're aiming for the no makeup effect. 

Swatches from L-R: Missha M Signature Complete BB Cream # 21, Tony Moly Tint #1 Cherry Pink, Avon Lip Gloss in Tangerine Sparkles.
Would I consider getting the Missha M in its regular size? I might, since it worked great on my skin. And I don't mind if its just SPF 25, since I don't go out in the sun too often.

What would deter me from buying it? The price, perhaps. A 45g tube costs a whopping Php 1,400! That's almost double the price of my favorite Etude House Precious Minerals BB cream, and almost four times the price of my Avon Healthy Minerals BB cream. And if you're wary of the SPF properties, there are other cheaper brands that have higher SPF. (Laneige has SPF 40, while Skin79 has SPF 50 BB creams.)

I still have a few more BB Creams to try, so I'll make the final verdict once I've experienced them all. Of course, I'll be chronicling them all here. And in case you're wondering, I bought all of these from bhappywithme. :)

Sharing with BPC and Yellow Monday. :)

27 replies:

kumiko mae said...

nice haul! i try to stay away from skinfood cause i find their stuff expensive. :) etude house is great though!

Czjai said...

Thanks Mae!

Yeah, Etude is more affordable than Skin Food. :)

Unknown said...

wow! love it! i wonder kung magkano jan? no clue, pero i guess a bit expensive?

Czjai said...

Hi Vhen! Which one?

Dhemz said...

awwwwwww,,,really pretty! d bagay sakin ang make up kasi magmumukha akong!

thanks for joining sis!

Anonymous said...

Wow this looks great! I use a BB cream over here in he UK by Garnier and find it's excellent but I will soon need to find a new one as it's not working so well for my tired skin now! I found your blog on the 99% exposure blog hop and now following! x

Emzkie said...

wow i never tried any of those face mask. its nice to take some time off for yourself and indulge into beauty products.

Momgen said...

Oh you are really good. Visiting from the challenge.

Claire Justine said...

Thanks for joining us at welcome to the weekend hop :)

Jessica said...

I love all your collections Sis, when it comes to beauty, nothing matters, we have to do anything to stay beautiful :-) visiting from #28 of BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

Kim, USA said...

That is an awesome transformation. It looks good on you it's not too red on your face just right on your complexion. ^_^

Kim, USA

Jessica said...

beautiful products just like you Sis Rebel :-)Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

J.Rylie.C said...

You look pretty Tita!

Hope you can take a peek at my entry also, thanks in advance.

January Zelene said...

that's nice.. looks good on you. :)

Visiting from BPC # 28 Pretty White

PL said...

i've heard so much of this BB cream sis? does it really make wonders??? and you were really into a beauty haul... where do you buy all these stuff? hehehe... visiting from BPC #28. here's mine:

Vhen said...

lahat ng niyan sis? hehehe

im back here again!

happy MOnday!

hope to see you too, thanks!

Pepper said...

wow, maybe I should try those too. I also have dry and sensitive skin, that's why I seldom try out skin products. I want to get rid of these eyebags too.

Hootin Anni said...

Well done....a very informative and complete new look.

My Monday Post if you'd like to stop by to THEY CALL ME MELLOW YELLOW

Czjai said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone! Looking forward to share more makeup and BB cream blog posts with you!

Returned the love on your blogs, too! :)

Liz said...

Wow! I don't really wear make up and but the face masks look interesting. Skin food... I bet they smell great as well.

Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

cassandrasminicorner said...

Grabe sis, dami naman. I was into make up when I was still single now wala ng time:(

Visiting for MYM! Hope you can stop by:)

MM said...

Nice! May Skinfood ba sa Megamall or sa Manila? Ang nakkita ko lang The faceshop eh.

Ung BB cream ng missha feels sticky. I want to try these ones too.

Czjai said...

Hi Is!

Yup, meron. I checked their website at meron sa Mega. In fernez, TFS din ang alam kong meron dun kasi ba naman nakabandera si Kim Hyun Joong sa pinto pa lang ng store. Haha!

Missha feels a bit sticky nga, makapal kasi consistency. Pero ok naman pag na-apply mo na sa face, hindi naman heavy. :)

I♥am♥gie said...

Mommy!! kinikilabutan ako!! hahaha :D not only we're from the same city and got the same addiction,pati eye bag problems, mask sheet addiction at ebay seller, pareho tayo! wahh!!! :D soul sister na ata kita! :D followed you here and your other blog (don'tbother with my other blog, hindi ko na yun ginagamit except for ads. lol) kisses! ^^

Czjai said...

Hi Gie!
Hahaha, ang galing naman! First time ko magpurchase sa kanya, actually. Pero mukhang masusundan pa ito. LOL. Dami laging new items na tinda eh. ;)

maiylah said...

am not much into cosmetics, but you've got me interested! lol. will do some research...i prefer hypoallergenic ones, too.

pia said...

Hi! Which seller in eBay do you buy your bb cream samples haul? Want to purchase din kasi. Thanks. Btw, great review!