BB creams. It's the famous face product among Asian women. Especially on Japan, Korean, China and even in our country. There are many brands to choose from in the market nowadays. Some are budget friendly and majority is in high price range. Honestly, I haven't tried a lot of bb creams. The only one I tried was from Maybelline, and a free sample of Lorea'l bb cream. They were nice but methinks that bb cream is not suited for my skin since I have extremely oily skin.
So I look for something that has matte formula and of course a budget friendly one. And I found one at Ever Bilena. Maybe some of you had already seen or had read some reviews about this. But here's my thought about the product.
I have extremely oily skin and has dry areas which is in the corners of my mouth, corners of the nose and the areas where I have acne scars. Does the foundation covers my imperfection? Keep on reading below to know more.
I am a big fan of EB products. So why not give this bb cream a try. By the way, their bb cream comes in 2 variants. The Anti-aging and Whitening. The Anti-aging comes in a pink tube which has Pink - Undertone. While this one, whitening formula, has Yellow - Undertone which suits me better.
It has only one shade which is the Oriental.
Packaging : The packaging looks simple but elegant with its silver cap. At first glance, I did not expect that it will only cost 198.00 pesos for 50ml. I thought the price would be higher than that. The tube has all the information about the product, such as the ingredients, instructions and manufacturing/expiration date. Even if it comes in a tube, you have enough control onto the product because the hole is small enough so the product won't burst out.
Formula : The bb cream itself, as you can see in the picture has yellow undertone which is a good thing because I have yellow/olive skin tone. The consistency is not watery. You actually need to squeeze the tube to get the product. It has thick consistency so you have to blend it immediately because it tends to dry up fast (you don't want to have cakey foundie right?). Fortunately, this one has matte finish!
Application : If I am in a hurry I usually use my fingers to apply the foundation on my face, it also helps the foundation to melt so i't won't dry that fast. Sometimes, I also use the Artist Studio flat foundation brush but you have to blend it really well, making a patting motion to avoid streaks. But fingers always do the job! You can layer the bb cream, but for me one layer is enough.
|No primer or moisturizer underneath, just the Ever Bilena BB Cream|
Staying Power : Base on my observation, the bb cream stays whole day if you apply powder foundation or setting powder on top of it. I have to retouched at the middle of the day (around 12pm) to remove the oilyness on my t-zone with a blotting paper. I saw some fading underneath my eyes and my acne scars started to show up. If you have dry skin, it is a must to use moisturizer prior to this bb cream. It may exaggerates your fine lines if you dont.
|Here is my picture, with complete makeup. I set it with my Maybelline Shine Free Foundation|
Tips : Dry or Oily skin, you need to use primer or moisturizer before applying the bb cream. Set it with a powder which is 1 shade darker your skintone. This bb cream gave me white casts on pictures specially on flash photography. But don't overy apply your setting powder because you don't want to look cakey though.
Recommendation : Product always has it's disadvantages and advantages. But despite of those disadvantages, I still recommend this bb cream to those who are in a very tight budget and to those who has oily skin. The Matte finish is what I really love about this product. You just have to blend the product really well, find its matching powder foundation. I actually love this than the Maybelline BB cream.
So that's it.
Hope this review helps.
Have you tried this bb cream?