According to the bottle, this ‘triple functions’ BB cream (S$36.90) from the Skin79 BB cream family has whitening and anti-wrinkle properties, as well as UV protection (SPF25 PA++). Probably the most recognisable item from the brand, it is quite a visual treat – its shimmery hot pink hue and reflective holographic sheen courtesy of the wording make it one of the prettiest makeup receptacles I’ve ever seen.
I received this at the Skin79 preview party to review. Like many BB creams, it goes on somewhat pink-toned and has a slight grey cast. It very quickly adjusts to my skintone though and blends well into my skin. It is also somewhat fragranced but the scent is clean and floral, dissipating after a while.
It’s slightly less emollient than Kiss Me Heroine Make Essence in BB Cream SPF30 PA++ but it spreads well with a foundation brush. And believe me, a little goes a veeery long way with this brush. I sometimes buff with a sponge afterwards but laying down product with a good foundation brush first will really help you stretch this 500 g product.
The pump device is also brilliant for dispensing product without dealing with fiddly caps and it helps me to control the amount of product that comes out. Its only drawback is the cream that would inevitable sits at the entrance/edge of the nozzle – not the most hygienic or effective once it’s been exposed to the air. Nevertheless, you could get rid of it before using the fresher cream that comes after it.
Here is a photo of me with the BB cream, five hours after application. I barely had to blot – I think I only used a serviette sheet the entire time.
Although I’d applied K-Palette 0 Teka Oil Control Mat Powder over the BB cream, I attribute the sebum control to the BB cream and not the powder. The K-Palette powder, while cute and handy, doesn’t control oil production as well as MAC Blot Powder, in my experience. It does have a nice finish and pairs wonderfully with this lovely BB cream, so I will be using this combination a lot!