Sefie is also quite the asian cosmetics / skin care expert, is an amazing cook AND she’s my official Fables proof reader (plus a gazillion other things), seriously is there anything this girl can’t do? I’ve nicknamed her my Asian Cosmetics Correspondent 😉
To top it off, her skin tone is quite a few shades darker than my own, so hopefully with her help I can reach out to readers who aren’t just NC15-20. Enjoy! 😀 Hoping to feature Sefie more regularly on the blog <3 I know you guys will love her as much as I do 🙂
- Darker shade then usually available
- Light to medium coverage
- Easily blendable and buildable
- Oil free
- Still a little bit too pale
- No SPF
- Not recommended for application with brushes
Where: The Face Shop outlets
Hiya, it’s Sefie again~ This time, Celina has very kindly let me loose on Fables to talk about the shared love we have for BB (blemish balm) creams. Most BB creams are developed for lighter Asian skin tones and only come in one or two shades, but some of us darker girls (I’m an NC 42), still want the benefits of SPF, skin care and lightening with light coverage. So I have bravely gone forth to sample a couple of the creams available to us here.
This was the second BB cream I’ve tried and loved (the first was one I picked up in Japan, and I couldn’t read the name since it was all in kanji!). It’s very light and has a faint powdery scent. I actually started off using this as a primer under my foundation, but after using it for about a month, I’ve found that my skin tone has evened out enough for me to just use the cream, concealer and loose mineral powder to set.
The consistency is mousse-like, nicely thick when you squeeze it out of the tube, but blends smoothly with a sponge or fingers. I wouldn’t recommend a brush for this because it does tend to sink into the fibres more than your skin.
After about 10 hours, I still feel I need to blot, though I’m quite obsessive about having a matte face. If you don’t mind a dewy complexion, then you could probably get away with not blotting at all.
Once this tube finally runs out (*sob!*), I will definitely repurchase it again. I’ve used it nearly 5 days a week for about 6 months, and I’ve still got about a third of the tube left. Great value!