This product is very popular and has been widely reviewed. Even still, since this has turned out to be one of my all-time favorite BBs, I wanted to write my own review and let my readers know about this awesome product.
First, this is what Missha's website has to say about this BB cream:
Originally developed as a salve for patients after laser treatment, BB Cream’s soothing and regenerative properties were adapted for cosmetics to improve skin while providing coverage. The M Perfect Cover BB Cream is Missha’s most popular product with over 30 million sold worldwide. Combining cosmetics with skin care, this product promotes natural-looking coverage while providing sun protection, treating dark spots, and preventing wrinkles.
The M Perfect Cover BB Cream is suitable for all skin types and can be used as a makeup base or foundation.
This is what I have to say:
I bought this BB in the Missha store in South Korea. It is offered in two sizes. I bought the smaller size for about 7,000 Won, which is roughly $7 US. This bottle lasted me for a few months of daily use. I have tried various Missha skincare and cosmetics products and this brand has never disappointed me! I feel that their prices are pretty reasonable and the products are excellent quality.
This BB is thicker and creamier than some of the others I have tried, although it is not greasy or extremely moisturizing. I used this BB often during the hot summer months and it never made my normal skin look or feel oily. Number 21 is the second-lightest shade. It is a light sandy beige. The color is definitely on the lighter side and has a decidedly grayish tone. The first time I saw the color on my skin, I was worried it would make me look pale and sickly, but it smoothly blended into my skin without any grayish cast, and dried to a perfect matte finish. The coverage is heavier than some BBs I have used (especially those by Holika Holika and various American Brands.) It has a nice medium coverage, while still giving that fresh and naturally beautiful look that has made Korean BB cream a worldwide sensation.
The one thing I did not absolutely love about this BB is the scent. It is quite strong and bold, and what I would describe as perfumey and "older." I imagine that the powerful middle-aged female executive characters that always pop up in K-dramas would smell like this BB cream. The scent also does not fade quickly. Even though I'm not a huge fan of the way this BB cream smells, it is only a minor issue.
Overall, I would rate Missha's Perfect Cover BB cream as among my top 3 favorite BB creams. There is a reason why there are so many reviews out there for this product! If you have normal to dry skin and are looking for a great BB with fuller coverage and a matte finish, this just might be the one. However, I would caution anyone with darker or very warm skin tones to test the color first, since the lightness/gray tone might be an issue for some people.
Have you ever tried this super-popular BB? What did you think? If not, what is your favorite BB cream?