Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Etude House Shini Star Clear BB Lotion

I am a picky person, for everything. Even for make up. That's why I would spend a long time to read make up reviews just to buy one product. This time, I'm craving for BB cream. For those who is not familiar with this product, this term "BB Cream" or to be exact "Blemish Balm Cream" is a special cream made firstly by the plastic surgeon and dermathologist to treat post-surgery patients. Plastic surgery? Yep, after the surgery, the scar might formed and to cover and also nourish the skin around the scar, doctors used BB Cream.

Now BB Cream is almost everywhere so I'd be a little surprised if you people never heard about it before. At first, BB cream is only created by Korean cosmetics, but now, it's everywhere in the world. Even the European and American beauty companies are producing it now. For my home country; Indonesia, BB Cream is a relatively new for Indonesian brand. As far as I know the only Indonesian cosmetics brand that sells BB Cream is Caring Colors. The rest is unknown.

So, why I crave for this product? Based on some reviews and trials from my friends' or samples, I can say that:

+ BB Cream is a one step product. Means that BB cream contains Moisturizer, Foundation, and (sometimes) Sunscreen. Pretty easy, eh?
+  BB Cream cover face flaws such as; acne scars and dark spots

So, after a long time survey on the internet and asking my friends about BB Cream, finally I decided to purchase this BB Cream; Etude House Shini Star Clear BB Lotion.


yay! my first BB Cream has arrived

the ingredients (sorry the pic is blurry :( )

I bought this BB cream out of the blue since I really crave for BB cream but do not that much budget for Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB Cream (this was on my wish list). Hehe, I didn't buy Missha M Perfect Cover because I already tried it once when my friend gave me hers. Its feature that attracts me so much is its claim for 4-free system (No Paraben, No Ethanol, No Mineral Oil, No Benzophenone). So what's so bad about these ingredients anyway?
  • Paraben :  It is reported that parabens can mimic estrogen and disrupt the body's hormone system. It can lead to Breast cancer, many sources says.
  • Ethanol :  Ethanol will irritate the skin and eyes.  
  • Mineral Oil : Mineral oil should never be used on the hair and skin. Never! Why? Mineral oil clogs the pores and suffocates the skin, which is a breathing organ. Your hair and skin are alive and you must treat them as such.
  • Benzophenone :  As a photocarcinogen, it's demonstrated an increase in the production of harmful free radicals and an ability to attack our DNA cells.
See, while the product containing these 4 ingredients might use adequate or safe level of concentration in the product, we have to be extra cautious since we also don't know whether it's true or not. You don't want to gamble on your own skin, right?

the BB cream, it's a bit small though

So, that's the reason why I purchase this product. Aside from that, I find this BB Cream relatively cheap than other BB Cream. Hehe.. The size is small, for me. But, up until now (around 4 months), this BB Cream still have more than a half of it though I use it for everyday use. One more thing from this BB Cream that I love is that it comes in pump packaging! Yay, I'm not a hygiene-freak, but I'm such a careless person who often end up spilling things here and there, so this is a big yes.

it comes in pump packaging, which I love



So, here is me before putting this BB Cream on my face :p


before: bare face

So, I just need one pump for my whole face. The texture is more creamy than liquid so it doesn't spill  everywhere (remember I'm careless, :p).


So, I blend it on the back of my hand (I tried to do swatch on the back of my hand), here it is:


And here is the result after I blend it, very natural I can say! :D



And this is after I applied it on my whole face, see, my face became more even and the dark spots due to acne scars are concealed (even just a little). I apply this using my fingers, but these days I apply it using sponge, it's easier and faster.


For more than 4 months, I've been so faithful to this product and always use it everyday, especially when I have to go outside since it also contains SPF 20/ PA++. For a lazy person like me, this BB cream has already been my savior.

(+) 4-Free System (No Paraben, No Ethanol, No Mineral Oil, No Benzophenone)
(+) Contains SPF
(+) Easy to blend
(+) The texture is creamy and it doesn't get cakey on my face
(+) Affordable among other BB Cream

(-) There's only one shade for this BB Cream

Repurchase? Yes, of course. But I guess I gotta be hurry since I've heard rumors saying that this BB Cream is Etude House's limited edition. Yeah, SHINee.. Aha, for your info, I didn't buy this because I'm a fan of them anyway. Haha.

Any suggestion for other affordable BB Cream?



6 comments:

  1. good post. i almost never use bb cream so i dont know any good affordable bb cream :/

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    1. haha, thank yew :)

      yeah, this is also my first time with BB Cream, and so far, I like it since it is a lot of lighter than foundation on my skin :D

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  2. love this BB cream~ my favourite one right now ^^

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  3. hi....I like to try BB Cream, and now I'm addicted to try all of BB cream, but this BB Cream I haven't try...
    today my 2nd time using Precious Mineral Sun BB Cream, and it's to oily for me..but i don't know it's b'coz the BB Cream or because I'm using Skin Food Mineral Water-Vit C (Cream).

    Have u ever try?
    maybe u can give me advice what is the best BB Cream for oil skin?

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  4. try the face shop's lovely me:ex bb cream! So affordable. It was the cheapest korean bb cream I saw in stores haha

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