A while ago I jumped on the BB Cream bandwagon, starting with the Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream in the shade Sheer Silky Skin #1. I wanted a product that would be a concealer, primer and SPF to save me some time in the mornings!
The design of this... I can't decide. I do think it's very cute, hygienic and mess-free, but there are definitely going to be problems when it starts to run out because you can't open it, I'm going to have to break it open!
This comes in 3 shades, all called the 'Sheer ... Skin' and numbered 1 to 3. This shade, shade #1, is the lightest. On opening it, my immediate thought was 'This is going to be waaaaaaay too dark!". You can kind of see what I mean:
There is a definite beige-y ness to it, which is something I usually dislike in a product.
However on blending it in... suddenly it becomes much more like my skin tone. My only real explanation is that the 'whitening' effect must lighten it up once blended in. I do have to be careful, especially around the jawline to make sure it's blended in well, but it really isn't bad, I've had foundations that were much worse!
I bought this off eBay for £10.15 for a 60g tube, from this seller. I do think it's absolutely worth the money, particularly on busy days where I want to have everything (primer, SPF, foundation) on but in half the time it would take to do it all individually. My only slight gripe is the colour- it isn't quite right for me, and it obviously needs to be applied all over for the SPF protection. If you're a N15 in MAC or a few shades darker I'd definitely recommend this range, but for me I think I'm going to try to find a BB Cream that's closer to my skintone. It's such a shame or I'd adore this product!
Love L xxx