This BB cream has remained unopened in my stash for more than a year now and I’ve just opened it a few months ago — I can’t remember exactly when. I am very aware of the countless raves and positive reviews this product has, hence, why I bought it in the first place. Read on to know what I fully think of it.
A BB CREAM FOR ETTUSAIS
Skin-perfecting BB cream contains skin-caring ingredients that nourish skin for a noticeable improvement. Yellow-toned cream is specifically formulated for Asian skin to smoothen skin tone and conceal enlarged pores and blemishes while protecting skin with robust SPF 30. Ettusais-exclusive AC Control Oil keeps skin hydrated while preventing acne formation. Use as a makeup base.
The Ettusais BB Mineral Cream comes in a pink squeeze tube containing 40 g/ 1.4 oz of product. To my knowledge, there are only 3 shades available: #10, #20 and #30. I never managed to research swatches before I bought this because this was an impulsive buy. I just prayed to the heavens that shade #10 will would be a good match and what do you know, it is.
This BB cream has a yellow undertone with a thick texture and no scent at all. It does blend nicely on the skin and feels almost nothing. While it only has a light coverage, it does a good job of filling up the pores and evening out the skin tone. I can best describe the finish to be a combination of satin and skin-like. It makes it look like you’ve just got better skin. Also, it does keep the shine off my face for a good amount of time.
And now for the bad. I just recently found out it has dimethicone in it. I did notice that around the time I began using this, I never ran out of close comedones and there would always be a new pimple to deal with the longer I continuously use it. Here I was thinking that the persistent appearance of tiny little bumps along my jawline was due to hormones. What I’m not sure of at the moment is how frequent I can use it. The breakout’s not as extreme as from when I’d react to any MAC base makeup — which is always immediate. I do think I can use this continuously for a few days, give it a rest a few more and use it again.
Another thing, I always find it collecting on the lines around my mouth by the 5th or 6th hour. It can only be minimized by a primer or a good setting powder but I have never noticed it to be otherwise.
If you’re not sensitive to dimethicones then I highly recommend this BB cream if you’re searching for something lightweight. But if you are, then I suggest either looking elsewhere or getting a sample first so you can try it out without spending. We all react differently to certain ingredients, that much I can guarantee. What might be a mild reaction to me, may be entirely be different in your case. That said, I really want to give this my approval but the dimethicone content makes it hard for me to do so.
Who else has tried this BB cream? Or any other product from Ettusais?
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