I remember trying this MISSHA bb cream 6 years ago and thought it was an OK product, giving it 3/5 in my previous review. Back then, my skin was worse than it is now; a lot more oily, spotty and textured, hence, the bb cream wasn’t a favourite until now. Hooray for finding the perfect skincare routine and for ageing! So what happened? I was looking for a light feel, natural-looking coverage foundation with a high SPF for the Spring and Summer season and thought I would give this another shot as it had fit the bill from what I had remembered. I couldn’t decide between shade #21 and #23. It took me a day to decide from looking at online swatches to reading reviews, then ended up taking a risk with #21.
At first, it does apply quite light but then it oxidises a little bit over time which is perfect for me. Shade #23 would be perfect when I’m that little bit tanned! I always apply this with a dry beauty sponge (mhmmm, dry!), more specifically, Innisfree stamping puff and it gives me better coverage as compared to a brush. It doesn’t really cover my under eye circles or the odd stubborn spots but I’m not mad though. It is a medium coverage with a satin finish, also without the heavy look or feel. I still have to set it with a powder for that extra longevity and to satisfy my mind.
This is my go to base, even replacing my all time favourite Revlon Colourstay. Now that is a big statement for me due to having used Revlon since I was 17ish. Dayum 10 years or so now and haven’t shied away from it until now. This is definitely a game changer and will not be returning to my beloved Revlon.
If you have very oily skin, I wouldn’t recommend this for you as it does start to disappear over the day. However, if you have found your holy grail of a primer and setting powder then you can definitely make this work.
Have you ever revisited a product years later and now it’s become a HG product for you or is still/now a disappointment?