Hi everyone! This is my last post for the year and it's just going to be a full review on a Japanese BB Cream called Hada Labo BB Moist Cream with SPF 32 and PA+++. It's a 45g product made in Japan. I asked my family to buy it for me when they visited Japan earlier this year and I only got to use this product around late 2012 or something but I've been using it ever since (definitely more than 3 months). This serves as my everyday makeup base and I am more than ready to give a review on the product.
I have already posted a BB Cream overview video over at my youtube channel and you can check it out to see the actual color and how it applies. I also talked about the product in a bit so if you just want a quick overview of the product then you can just watch that instead of reading this whole post and save some time. Here, however, is my full review of the product.
a pump would've been nicer but this one's okay too
So I want to talk about the product in terms of its color, consistency, coverage, finish, lasting power and long-term effects.
I really love its color. It's a pretty good match with my medium skin tone. It doesn't have a grey undertone and doesn't oxidize to a darker shade even after applying it for some time. Once applied, this bb cream brightens and evens out my skin tone.
This bb cream does NOT feel sticky at all. I have oily acne prone skin and I hate face products that feel sticky/oily. This bb cream definitely receives a thumbs up in this area. The feel is almost watery but still has creamy properties. It's also easy to blend which is a plus for me. I just use my fingers to spread this bb evenly. I find that it's the best way to apply it as opposed to using a foundation brush or a flat top kabuki brush.
It doesn't offer much coverage, in my opinion. Some people might say this has medium coverage but I'm not really sure about that. I think it gives a light to slightly medium coverage. It's quite buildable but not too much cause I find that layering this products makes it look a bit cakey, if not done correctly. You definitely should layer this up by applying thin layers at a time. You might need your trusty concealer if you have a lot of blemishes and dark spots to cover.
I'd have to say the finish is what I like most about this bb cream. It has the best finish ever. It has a slight dewy effect but not over the top so oily skinned people like me can still pull it off. It makes your skin look glowy and healthy. Just don't forget to set this with powder on areas that you oil up the most like your t-zones 'cause this bb cream tends to oil up after 4 hours or so.
Although this bb cream doesn't last for that long, I don't mind. It lasts for about 4 hours tops in an air conditioned environment without melting. I have never tried applying primer though. I don't make it a habit to apply primer everyday so I'm sorry if I can't comment on that area.
Not only do I have very oily skin, but I also have sensitive acne prone skin. This bb cream, however, has never broken me out. And even when I do have break outs, this bb cream has never irritated my spots and all that. I have observed no significant change (on my skin- in general) after using this product for months.
This BB cream is definitely one of my favorite BB creams and I highly recommend that you guys try it out. When I first started using this, my family and friends commented on how livelier I looked.
I'm not sure if I still missed out on anything but if you have questions, just comment down below and I'd be more than willing to answer your questions. That's all for now. Thank you so much for staying and supporting me this year. Happy New Year everyone! God Bless us all!