Get a K-pop Complexion: AmorePacific Moisture Bound Tinted Treatment Moisturizer

AmorePacific Moisture Bound Tinted Treatment Moisturizer

Coverage: Sheer

Shades: 1

Price: $70

Benefits: SPF 15, Aqua Sponge Complex stimulates hyaloronic acid and collagen production for moisture retention, ginger promotes microcirculation for a radiant complexion, antioxidant-rich green tea and bamboo sap, oil-free, paraben-free, 8-hour time release.

Review: This has a much lighter feel and texture than your average BB cream, and the color is on the golden-pink side. It feels very moisturizing and it sinks in fast like a moisturizer.

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Get a K-pop Complexion: DHC BB Cream Foundation

DHC BB CREAM FOUNDATION 

Coverage: Sheer to Medium

Shades: 2 (01 Natural Ochre, 02 Natural Ochre)

Price: $45

Benefits: A mineral sunscreen with SPF 20 UVA/UVB protection, antioxidant olive oil, Vitamin E, germanium to revitalize skin and fight visible signs of aging, oak kernel and cork oak extracts that “lift” the skin.

Review: This BB cream has a moderately creamy texture that nonetheless sinks in fast. The 01 Natural Ochre seemed to disappear on the skin, without much coverage or evening of skin tone, probably because it is on the light side, though it is more yellow/beige-based than olive or pink. The 02 Natural Ochre was better, though still too light for darker skin tones. The finish tends to be shiny, and if you’re looking for a bit more than sheer coverage, but less than medium coverage, this may be for you.

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Get a K-pop Complexion: Estée Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme

Estée Lauder Daywear Anti-Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme 

Coverage: Sheer to Medium

Shades: 2 (01 Light, 02 Medium)

Benefits: SPF 35, super anti-oxidant complex, oil-free

Price: $38

Review: A nice, creamy consistency that goes on relatively sheer, given the texture. The Medium is tad dark for light-medium Asian skin tones, but not too much so — it’s sort of like a bronzer, but more sheer and perfect for summer. I find mixing this shade with a lighter tone BB cream gives me a nice, believable golden (not tan) glow. The cream goes on well and sinks in well. The finish is not too shiny; it’s practically wear-and-go — not too much powder on T-zone needed.

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Get a K-pop Complexion: Vichy ProEven Mineral BB Cream

VICHY PROEVEN MINERAL BB CREAM

Coverage: Sheer

Shades: 2 (Light, Medium)

Price: $32.50

Benefits: Made with their signature Vichy Thermal Spa Water, SPF 20, high purity mineral pigments, antioxidant vitamins C and E, hyaluronic acid hydrates for 24 hours, paraben free, fragrance free, allergy tested, won’t clog pores. Their clinical tests show after 4 weeks, skin texture is more refined, complexion is unified.

Review: A nice, light texture that oddly enough takes a while to sink in. This BB cream give you a nice sheen, but the Light is definitely too light/pink for Asian skin if you’re going for a natural look. The Medium has more olive in it and is more appropriate for Asian skin. 

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Get a K-pop Complexion: Amarté Natural Finish BB Cream

Amarté Natural Finish BB Cream

Coverage: Medium

Shades: 2 (Light Tint, Natural Tint)

Price: $49

Benefits: Broad-spectrum SPF 36, sheer and fine pigments resist rubbing off on clothing, argan and macadamia oils, caviar extract, shea butter, aloe to soothe, special airless pump to prevent contamination. They also claim you can sleep with this on, due to its natural pigments in a state-of-the-art protective moisturizing base that will not block pores.

Review: A light, creamy texture that goes on smoothly and sinks in quite well. It blends easily and imparts a nice healthy glow, not overly shiny (a bit of powder is all you need). The Light Tint is fairly light, but more yellow-based than pink. The Natural Tint is more golden in hue and evens skin tone nicely — not masky at all. One of our favorites.

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Get a K-pop Complexion: Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening BB Base

Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening BB Base

Coverage: Sheer

Shades: 2 (No. 1 Blooming Beige, No. 2 Natural Beige)

Price: $60

Benefits: SPF 50, converts UV rays into visible pink rays

Review: A nice, creamy texture that goes on sheerer than the texture would suggest. Shade No. 1 is perhaps a bit too light for light-medium Asian skin tones, but rather than masky or pinkish, the effect is more brightening. A shiny finish, so use a bit of powder. Shade No. 2 is almost indistinguishable from Shade No. 1 in terms of color. Good for those looking for sheer coverage, but hardcore skin treatment benefits.

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Get a K-pop Complexion: Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

Coverage: Sheer to Medium

Shades: 2 (Light/Medium and Medium/Deep)

Price: $12.99

Benefits: SPF 15; antioxidant vitamin C; hyaluronic acid, lipidure microspheres and glycerin for 24-hour moisturization; mineral pigments.

Review: Testing the Light/Medium shade, we found that the cream felt lighter than other BB creams. It goes on smoothly and easily, blending in fairly well and sinking in fast. The color seemed to adjust to our light-medium Asian skin tone. When applied, it looks dewy, a little shiny. This has buildable coverage, so if it looks too sheer, apply more for more coverage. We like this for BB cream/foundation novices and those who don’t need much coverage.

For the Medium/Deep shade, we found the texture to be thick and creamy with a lot of coverage. Some thought it blended into skin nicely; others thought it took a while to sink in, but had better results after using it with a primer. The finish is glowy, but not oily, and lasted all day.

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Get a K-pop Complexion: Maybelline Dream Fresh BB

Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB

Overview: A great BB cream for teens or makeup novices.

Coverage: Sheer

Shades: 5 (from Light to Deep)

Price: approx. $7.50

Benefits: SPF 30, oil-free, a 70% gel-water formula with “no heavy ingredients.”

Review: This has a very light texture, it goes on smoothly and it melts in super fast. The finish is very sheer and, surprisingly, the Light shade is not too pink. Make sure to pick the right shade, though, or else it won’t blend into skin well and will look like it’s just sitting on top of your skin. This is definitely good for BB cream novices, teens or 20-somethings, or those with naturally good skin.

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Get a K-pop Complexion: DermaE Evenly Radiant BB Creme

DermaE Evenly Radiant BB Crème in Light Tint

Coverage: Sheer

Shades: 2 (Light Tint, Medium Tint)

Price: $40

Benefits: An eco-friendly option, this mineral BB cream is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Active plant stem cells for skin brightening, peptide complex Matrixyl, SPF 25, antioxidants green tea, Vitamins C and E, natural mineral color-correctors.

Review: This definitely has a lotion, not cream, feel. It smells a bit musty — maybe it’s the natural ingredients? It goes on easily, but doesn’t seem to sink in as well as other BB creams. Surprisingly, the light tint is a good color, though it may be a bit pink-ish for some Asian skin tones. This leaves a nice, glow-y finish; not shiny.

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Get a K-pop Complexion: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB Beauty Balm

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse BB Beauty Balm

Overview: A super-light, water-infused formulation good for warmer climates or oily skin.

Coverage: Sheer to Medium

Shades: 1

Price: $34

Benefits: SPF 25, made with  50 percent water, unique Water Bead Technology helps to hydrate and maintain healthy moisture, oil-free. No sulfates, no phthalates.

Review: A lighter texture, less dense, but still decent coverage. You can definitely feel the water in this formula (a slight cooling effect, which is nice) as you put it on and it sinks into skin well. The finish is also sheerer than other Dr. Jart BBs (nice for hot weather) and the shade is made for skin tones on the light side.

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