Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2 in 1 Review: BB Creams (Missha and Colour Collection)

Okay, so I guess some of you have watched my latest youtube upload and some have not. But as promised, I will be doing a more in depth review of these two bb creams that I've been using lately. I won't be doing a long introduction this time around since I will have to talk about two products in one post and a long intro might just bore you and force you to close this tab (or window).


The thing that I like the most about this bb cream is the packaging. It looks so lovely, just like a perfume bottle.

I got this BB Cream from an online shop in facebook called Kkochipida. It's an online shop specialized in Korean beauty products. The owner is like a sale expert. She knows when there would be an ongoing sale in the Korean beauty market so she always has a lot of k-beauty products to offer at a cheaper price (compared to other online sites). If you want, you can click on the link above to check her page out.

Before anything else, can I just say that the packaging of this product is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L? It looks like a perfume bottle! It's one of the many reasons why I decided to get this particular product. It also comes with a pump so that's another plus! Another good thing is that this particular bb cream lets you take a peek on the actual product inside so you'd know when you're almost running out. The swirl of brown and white is the actual product, by the way.


I got the shade no. 21.

Primer + BB Cream= Swirl of white and brown

As stated above, the swirl of brown and white is the actual product and when you dispense the product, the normal beige color comes out, along with some of the white. If you look at the demo video, you'd see what I was trying to explain. Initial blending shows a little white cast (probably due to the white part of the bb cream) but once everything has been blended and set, the white cast disappears. I got the shade #21 and it's a pretty good match with my skin with a little bit of brightening effect. 


This bb cream is quite creamy but not sticky. It takes a little time to set but not a big deal since that gives me more time to blend the product without having to rush.
It has a good medium buildable coverage. It was able to even out my skin tone and conceal some of my dark spots.
It has a slight dewy finish. I prefer to set it with powder since I have oily skin but if you want that glowy effect, you can use this product on its own.
Since this bb cream is infused with primer, I feel that this bb cream stays on longer than the others I've used. Probably around 5-6 hours? Truth be told, I never counted. One thing's for sure, though. I never touch up after using this. I do have to blot every now and then but I don't feel the need of having to retouch even if I live in a very humid country.
Now this bb cream claims to have wrinkle improvement properties but since I don't have that much problem in that area, I can't really say anything about that. After using this product, however, my breakouts have lessened so I guess the ingredients (of this product) and my skin are good friends.


Got this particular bb cream from

 Made in Korea!

Colour Collection was a brand that I never heard of before. I learned about this through a site called Sample Room where they offer different samples of different featured brands/products. There'a point system that I won't be talking about in this page. Basically, though, you don't pay for the samples. You use points! You need to pay for shipping, though. But I think that's okay especially if you're planning to sample more than one product. To learn more about Sample Room and their point system, go to their website as linked above.

Packaging-wise, this bb cream seems to be on the losing end. It's a metallic blue colored squeeze tube packaging and although I have nothing against these types of packaging, I prefer pumps so I guess I'm naturally not impressed with the packaging. Just to be clear though, I am not impressed but definitely not disappointed. To sum it up, I feel neutral about the packaging itself.

There's a foil seal to ensure that the bb cream hasn't been opened yet.

The color is a little bit darker than the usual bb creams I use but since I feel that this bb cream doesn't oxidize on me, it's okay. It still has the brightening effect and matches well with my skin tone.


This bb cream is creamy, almost colloidal. But I like it. It helps in controlling the product dispensing. Although this bb cream is a little bit heavier than other bb creams I've used, I wouldn't say it's bothersome. It's not lightweight but not overly heavy so I guess it's somewhere in between.


It has a good medium buildable coverage. I don't feel the need to use concealers when using this for everyday.

It has a dewy finish which I like to set with powder.

It lasts about 4-5 hours but I'm not really the type of person to count since most of the time, I don't retouch my base makeup.


This bb cream claims to have a whitening effect but I never really noticed any difference in my skin tone after using this.

with love, Anna Luisa

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