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Review: Skinfood Gingko BB Cream

Posted Jun 11 2009 12:00am
Foundations, I've owned a lot. BB cream, however, is something that I can never seem to come close to finishing. Meet my 2nd tube of BB cream after almost 2 years of owning my first [click to read Missha BB Cream review + BB cream intro]. This Skinfood Gingko BB Cream was given to me by a very kind reader, Lisa.

Read on for the review

The Skinfood Gingko BB Cream has been on my wish list for quite some time, if you've noticed. I was certain that this was the BB cream that I will get next but my bottomless pitt of a BB cream held me back. So finally, I have this in Shade 2, which is still about two shades lighter than my skin tone but acceptable. There's also a slight pinkish tinge that prevents me from layering on too much.

Skinfood's tube isn't as big as Missha's. Thus, I'm hoping that this means I'll be able to get through the tube. The nozzle is flat so there could be some mess. Compared to Missha, Skinfood's cream texture is not as thick and is easier to blend. Somehow I find that the finish isn't as fine and glowy in comparison to Missha's, which is a downside for me. Unless I use a heavier moisturizer underneath, I won't be able to put powder on top of the BB cream without looking all caked up.

Nevertheless, it doesn't slide around without powder and pretty much stayed on through heat and sweat. This BB cream would suit oilier complexions better since it keeps shine at bay and isn't oily at all. The coverage isn't too bad either.

I'm yet to find a BB cream that really wows me. Quite unfortunately, almost all BB creams come in fair shades which I can't accommodate. Any suggestions? I've heard very good things about L'egere but again, shade problem. The texture of Etude House's Mousse Magic BB Cream was gorgeous but the coverage was too sheer and color a wee bit too fair.

Retails at Skinfood stores and kiosks for RM49.90 (again, I can't remember prices but it should be correct)
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