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Friday, September 14, 2012

Product Review: Elishacoy BB Cream

By Cynthia (Guest Blogger)

Given the chance, I would love to post 101 camwhore pictures of myself. Simply because I love putting on make up, looking pretty and I love self admiration! 'Syiok sendiri' we Malaysians call it ;)

If you are a friend of mine in Facebook, you would most probably be annoyed at my 13,465 camwhore pictures that shows no one but ME! ME! and ME! alone ;) And having turned 33 this year, I realised just how much my skin has changed each year. When I started out in the working world, BB cream wasn't even invented yet. And all I can afford is some Silkygirl loose powder. Without proper knowledge about a proper base and all (fashion magazines are such a big blow to the budget!), I think I really screwed my own face. As it is I have oily skin with enlarged pores on my  T zone.

6 years back        |       3 years back


2 years back            |            1  year back

As I seldom visit malls, and don't get myself in-the trend by reading fashion or beauty magazines (they are so expensive!), I heavily rely on the Internet to get updates on what's available in the market that I can try slapping on my face. One of the greatest invention introduced to me was BB cream. Though until now I still do not know the real exact purpose and content of the cream. But if the Koreans are using it and it's available in almost every other brand, then it must be good!

Some of the stuff that I slap onto my face every morning, in preparation of putting on make up
My online splurge -NYX concealer, Borjois Organic Foundation,  Missha BB Cream, Hadanomy Collagen Mist.
The rest of the offline products that I use - Avene Whitening Series, Nivea Day Moisturiser and of course my staple - Safi Beauty Cream!

As much as a lot of friends see me as a fashion junkie, I am not! I am more of a junkie from the beauty department. Which explains why I am a long term subscriber of the Beauty Box from Fabulous Finds =P

Eyeliners! You can never have enough eyeliners!

Besides not being able to live a single day without eyeliners and my essential Safi Beauty Cream (read here and here), I am a convert of BB cream too. It was an easy convert =P I haven't been a regular user of any makeup base after all.

For 3 years now, I have been a regular user of Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream with SPF42. As the name says, it provides perfect cover! Great for days when you have breakout and uneven skin tone. It's thick enough to cement off those flaws. I just learnt a new trick from Sha-Lene for a more perfect coverage - keep piling up on the same spot non-stop!

 Sha-Lene's secrets to smooth-looking skin: BB cream :P

Today's review will be about another BB cream which I love!! Especially at my prime age of 33 now, I need something that works in the aging department too besides being able to cover uneven skin tone or enlarged pores.


Product #1: ELISHACOY Triple BB Cream 

Specialty: Whitening and Anti-Wrinkle function and SPF of 30++
Available in: Supermodel's Secrets
After using Missha I haven't really tried much of other BB Cream as the one who introduced Missha BB Cream to me, Sha-Lene never stop reminding that is the only one I should use and swear by =D The Elishacoy BB Cream is most probably the only second brand of BB Cream I have tried. 

Texture

It's more liquified than the Missha one I am using, but equally thick in substance. Do not be fooled by the dark tube and assuming that the content too is darker in shade. It is of a natural tone when applied on. In fact it it the lightest in shade based on the color swatches I have above. With it's anti wrinkle agents, this is a great choice if you are in your mid 20s and have a mid-tone complexion - not too fair or too dark. 

Application 

I would normally squeeze a small dollop and spread onto my fingers to warm up the substance before applying. However, as the texture for this is slightly too light (not as creamy) I did not spread onto the finger for too long as it tend to be absorbed onto the fingers' surface before I manage to apply onto the face =D I would reckon to lightly spread it on the finger and then rub onto face after that. If you need more coverage, you will need to build up on the application.



This is pretty good to be used on days when your skin is screaming for your attention and looks like you have not been sleeping for the past 6 days and have breakouts and unevenness in skin tone. The coverage is pretty good. All you need to do is to keep applying in layers, focusing on problem areas =P


Product #2: ELISHACOY NUDDY BB24

It claims to be soothing and moisturising on the packaging. It wasn't soothing to me though, no winds from The Alps or the Himalaya blew onto my face upon application, but it's definitely light if that's what the Koreans were trying to indicate! =D

Texture

I especially love this one when the complexion is a bit better and do not have much scars or redness to conceal. As the name of the BB cream describes - Always Nuddy (I assume it meant nude!), this is a light base. Perfect for those with fair and pale complexion. You can camouflage the naturally pale or pale-from-sickness skin tone with this light BB cream. It gives a livelier sheen to dull complexion. As said, it's light, hence it does not alter your natural skin tone, merely to brighten it up.

Application 

As this is more suited for those with dull complexion and with minimal spots, redness or scarring, you don't need a big dollop to apply. Spread thinly on to the fingers and warm it up by pressing palms together and lightly tap onto face evenly. You can again rub your palms till warm and press gently on the face again. Set the base with a fluff of loose powder.




BEFORE: Casper - the dull-faced ghost. And ombre hair!

AFTER: Smooth-looking skin and colour!

If you have never tried BB cream before and would like to know just what is this wonderful remedy created by the Korean craze, this is the best time to get your hands on a tube of the cream at an extreme bargain! 

Promotion price @ RM16 per tube of 15ml (normal retailing price at RM30) until end of September, I must say it is definitely worthy to try or simply to stock up to be used as make up base when travelling. It is neither too big nor too small and for me it lasted for more than 20 times of application and still not finishing a tube. 

I guess you will roughly know how much of the BB cream I use to be from horror image to picture perfect =P


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Happy Shopping!
Cynthia Lee (a.k.a Guest Blogger for YSK)
Edited by YourShoppingKaki :)

3 comments:

Red Dots said...

Hi.. I'm just curious... in long run, how does BB cream will affect our skin?

Cynth said...

Hi,

hmm.. so far it hasn't done me any bad as compared to those days when I rely heavily on liquid foundation.
I guess, whichever product that is slapped onto face, what is important is that at the end of the day, please do thoroughly remove every last traces of dirt to avoid build up of white heads, blackheads and zits :D

I have been using for 3 years plus :)

Amy said...

Are there any possible side effects? Looks great though

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