Saturday, 2 March 2013

The Face Shop Review : Face It Power Perfection BB Cream SPF 37/ PA ++ Natural Beige

Hello, March

Here I come up again with new review, my first review for this month, still in the Korean Corner, this time is The Face Shop.
I'm gonna tell u about my experience with one of best seller BB Cream from this brand, The Face Shop Face It Power Perfection BB Cream SPF 37/ PA ++ Natural Beige.
The pic is courtesy of The Face Shop
The picture above is the full version of this BB Cream. But I did not purchase the full tube.


  • A ‘3-in-1’ BB cream (anti-wrinkle, whitening, sun protection) with perfect  coverage
  • Total Skin Treatment BB cream(Special ingredients for rejuvenating skin): actively addresses all skin problems such as loss of firmness, dry skin, uneven skin texture and dull complexion
  • Better makeup results (flawless coverage + good adherence + long lasting):
- Provides perfect coverage without being thick on the skin.
- Contains coated powder similar to skin cells which offers great adherence.
- It leaves skin feeling comfortable, providing delicate and long-lasting makeup results.
  • Marvelous airy-touch texture:
  •  A light-as-air texture that smoothly melts into the skin upon application making skin comfortable and able to breathe.
  • ※Clinically tested. (Clinical trials to test firmness, moisturization, coverage, and long lasting ability)

How to use:
  • Dispense an adequate amount and apply to the entire face
Available in two shades: 01 Light Beige and 02 Natural Beige


I only got 2 sample sachets as freebies from buying The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Toner which I'm gonna review later. I ever mentioned about it in HERE.
One sachet is enough for 4 times usage. I only use little amount every application. Too much would look too white on me.

Price : for 40 gr bottle about IDR 240k, 20 gr IDR 150k in the online shop

See how toughtful Korean Brand to put good effort even to the sample level.
Even the sample sachet has a nice design :)

 And this is the back of the sachet, there is the ingredients list
u can click the picture to enlarge/ zoom it

(sorry for poor lighting and low res pic)
This is my real bare face (zoomed) >.< I'm not hiding anything
See my huge pores, acne scars/ spots, blemishes, redness, capillaries.
Actually I really shame to show u, but for the sake of this review I did.

This is the finish pic
Sorry for the poor lighting in the pic
Ok, u can see the bb cream could cover the redness, blemishes and most of other imperfections.
Although u can still see some of my pores and darkest spots are not entirely hidden.

I can say that I'm satisfied with the coverage. It's pretty decent imo. And I swear that so far until I made this review, in term of texture, this is the lightest BB cream that I ever tried. The formula is really soft, easy to spread, easy dry and settle on skin, and felt sooo lightweight when it touched my skin. It's water based which I like.

The shade maybe little too white for my skin but it managed to adjust into my tone in some minutes. I like the finish, quite natural, smooth and semi matte imo. I can wear it alone without setting powder.

The oil control is average on me. I have to blot my T-zone area after about 2,5 hours.

It targets all skin type. But I think if u have sensitive skin or ur skin is in sensitive mode, I suggest to cease the usage until ur skin is normalized. This BB cream contains fragrance and silicon derivative that may trigger sensitivity on ur skin.

It has scent on it, some kind of floral mixed with chemical. But I did not get bothered by the scent because it soon would fade away after I applied it.

This BB Cream is semi waterproof I guess. I splashed my face several times and it's still on.

But, unfortunately, this BB cream has bad side. This supposedly last long but it tends to be cakey after 4 hours. I have to blot properly and fix it. It started to oxidize on my face after 4 hours and slowly it kept oxidizing until the end of the day (BB cream is still on for 8 hours but oxidizing, I don't know how to call this kind of staying power >.<). I have oily- combination face and common make up tends to smear easily on me. My skin also considered as 'acidic', means that easy to experience oxidation if wearing face product that does not suit me. I guess in similar skin condition, people with fairer skin than mine may realize it soon than I am and the oxidation may be more noticeable on them.

I gave my second sachet to my mom. She has dry skin and not sensitive. I noticed that it did not oxidize on her. It looked good on her for the whole day. This bb cream lasts longer on her, it could stay more than 6 hours.

Will I buy the full tube? No way. It oxidized on me.

Are u using The Face Shop make up products? Share with me about ur experience, I'd like to know : )


Janet said...

I've tried this too and it doesn't work for me as well >_<

Penulis Amatir said...

Hello, Janet
So I'm not the only one with this kind of problem.
Too bad since this bb cream has nice finish and coverage.
Thank u for dropping by :)

Jemimah Reyes said...

I've been wanting to try this especially now that it comes in a smaller tube and is made even more affordable at 600php. I love my Missha bb cream to bits as it covers pretty much every flaw that I have but it feels soo heavy for everyday use. I'm definitely trying this out as it seems to have what I need. Hope it works for me! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! xx


Queen D said...

Hello, Jemimah, if ur skin is normal (non acidic like me), u may want to try it. I'm in love with the texture, too bad that it oxidized.
thank u for visiting here :)

IU Milan said...

Oh, it works quite well on me. And I regretting that I choose the magic cover over this one. I got tis power perfection as a sample too..

Queen D said...

Helo, IU
so u like it. Actually I like the texture, if only it did not oxidize on me...

Patricia Potts said...

I also use BB cream. Before use any things on face first of all I wash my face with organic product face wash After than BB cream can put on skin nicely. I found a site for face wash ( Thank you.