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Project BB Cream | Nature Republic By Flower BB Cream.

Yay, another BB Cream post! See? I'm keeping my promise of writing about BB Creams more often. This time, I'm giving my two cents' worth on Nature Republic's By Flower BB Cream.
By Flower.
I can't recall exactly how this tester ended up in my stash, but I reckon this was sent to me as freebie from my favorite eBay store.
Lost in translation, lol.
Unless you're well-versed with Hangul, there really isn't much to see (nor understand) at the back. But at least I know that it's SPF35 PA++; its sun protection factor is pretty much mid-range, which sounds good to me. Anything beyond SPF30 PA++ is actually good enough, at least for my skin. Also, there's a number '2' written, which indicates that this shade is in 02 Natural Beige. The other shade, just so you know, is 01 Pink Beige.

Cornflower extracts, commonly used in cosmetic products, can be found in the By Flower BB Cream. Hence, this product has antioxidant properties, and can soothe and whiten the skin at the same time. Here's how the product looks like:
02 Natural Beige.
I think I may have dabbed a little too much, haha.
Its thick and creamy consistency reminds me of the Power Perfection BB Cream from The Face Shop, though this one doesn't dry as quickly as the other. Coverage is pretty good too - buildable, from medium to full and can cover light scars and imperfections on the face. Just don't overdo it like the way I did on the back of my hand, as this BB Cream has a slightly grayish cast, which can wash out your face if you use too much. As for the staying power, it can last for at least six to eight hours when worn with a primer.

Left, without BB Cream. Right, with BB Cream.
Yeah, I did squeeze out a tad too much. Mianhe. 
Personally, I love its mild, floral scent and its dewy finish. The price is pretty reasonable, too. A full-sized 35mL tube costs Php 445 at Lazada, so I'm thinking it's the same price (or even less) when purchased at Nature Republic stores. In Korea, this BB Cream sells for only 6000 Korean won (approximately Php 229 when converted)!
By Flower on my face. :)
What I love:
Light, floral scent
Lightweight, buildable coverage
A little goes a long way
Dewy finish
No allergic reactions whatsoever
SPF 35 PA++
Affordable price

What you might not like:
Slightly grayish cast

Finally, here's the customary FOTD photo. I'm using less makeup these days because I'm trying to keep up with this season's makeup trend - strong versus subtle. It's keeping your face bare (well, almost) while highlighting your best feature with a dash of color. 
Products used:
FACE: The Face Shop Face It Velvet Skin Primer, Benefit Erase Paste in Medium,
Nature Republic By Flower BB Cream.
EYES: elf Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Fairy Drops Volume Burst Mascara, 
Avon Ultra Luxury Brow Liner in Dark Brown.
LIPS: Maybelline Baby Lips in AntiOxidant Berry, Sleek MakeUp Lipstick in O.M.G!

Notice how I didn't use an eyeshadow or a blusher in this look? :)

9 replies:

ReviewsSheRote said...

very nice and honest review.

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

like I told before u r the bb cream specialist.nice review again.

Joy said...

Wow! What a difference a good cream can make! Thanks for sharing!

MaryJane Tauyan said...

lovely dear! i was in the shop as well last night and im supposed to buy a BB cream but there's no many of them i cant decide which one! Will be reading some reviews first like this one the web! xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for the review! Always on the look out for good makeup :)

Susan said...

You already know how I feel about BB cream! My favorite. I wish I could try all of the oversea availability here. Great review.

Prescilla said...

Thank you for the review. Just a quick question, should the primer be worn before the BB cream or after?

Czjai said...

Hi Prescilla!
You apply the primer first before anything else. :)

brontelover56 said...

Does this contain oil? Good to know because oil would make me break out