BB (Blemish Balm) creams are getting so popular these days that many well-known beauty counter brands are launching BB cream along with their regular skincare/makeup lines.
And the good news is Laneige Singapore will launch their latest product - Snow BB Cream SPF41 PA++ on 16 July 2010.
What are the product benefits of Laneige Snow BB Cream?
Laneige's Snow BB cream is a 3-in-1 product that comes with whitening, anti-wrinkle and UV protection benefits. It doubles up as a moisturising essence to provide instant hydration benefits. Key ingredient Liquid Crystal Essence also helps create a moisture barrier on the skin to keep the moisture locked-in for all day hydration.
Laneige Snow BB Cream brings you one step closer to perfecting that natural makeup look as there are 2 shades to choose from.
What are the ingredients in Laneige Snow BB Cream?
- Best known for its srtong anti-oxidant properties.
Liquid Crystal Essence
- Key ingredient in Laneige Snow BB cream
- Acts as a moisturizing essence, replenishing the ksin's moisture levels for instant hydration benefits.
-Similar to lipid structure of the skin's natural moisture barrier, thus it helps form an additional barrier on the skin to retain moisture for a longer time.
- Excellent skin-de-pigmentation properties block and prevent melanin formation. Lightens skin tone.
- Anti-inflammatory agent helps to accelerates wound-healing properties, promoting collagen production and increases tissue repair and reconstruction, leading to younger, firmer skin.
So how is the effect after applying on skin?
I am privileged to be the few lucky ones to be given the chance to try out a sample of the latest Laneige Snow BB cream SPF41 PA++ (in Shade No.2 - Natural BB Cream) even before they hit our counters... so here is my humble reviews after trying out for a couple of days..
First of all, let me provide you with the swatch of this BB cream ( Shade 2- Natural BB cream)
After blending onto skin:
It is pretty fair as you can see from the picture.
Swatches of Laneige BB cream with Dr.G Brightening Balm and Revlon Softflex Liquid foundation in Sand Beige for your reference/comparison..
After blending in the BB creams and liquid foundation into skin...
It is the lightest shade out of these 3.. ( By the way, Dr.G's tone is not suitable for me, I find it too dark and it will turn grey when oxidise..just using this as an example to show the difference between dark and light tone BB cream)
Trying Laneige Snow BB Cream on my face...
My skin tone is medium fair ( In term of MAC colour tone, I am a C3 for MAC Studio Fix powder, NC20-NC25 for Studio Fix Liquid Foundation), for these few applications I did not use any concealer prior to applying Laneige Snow BB cream, in order to test its coverage.. I only used a small amount of Laneige Snow BB cream and use a stippling brush to apply the product onto my skin.
Color: Most of times I find that BB cream is either too dark or too light for my skin tone. However, I find this BB cream is quite close to my skin tone,.. so I think its more suitable for fair to medium skin tones.. Its more of a pink-peachy under tone.
Texture: I like that its quite creamy and light-weight, something like tinted moisturiser feel.. it just blend easily onto skin.. I tried to use my fingers to apply Laneige Snow BB cream onto my undereyes and felt that it really glide smoothly on my skin.
Scent: There is a light fragrance to the product and the smell actually will linger for quite a while before it goes off. Luckily its unlike those typical SPF smell, although it contains a rather high UV protection of SPF41 PA++.
Coverage: I find that it does cover my slight redness on my cheeks well, but it did not help to conceal my horrible dark circles though.. It sort of even out my skin tone. After I applied Laneige Snow BB cream onto my skin, it will feel sticky and a little shine.. but once I set it with some loose powder, it gives a smooth and matt finish.
Lasting Effect: It is pretty lasting, I was in the air-con for around 6 hours.. and my makeup stays ..It also did not oxidise much though..here is a picture that I took after I wore Laneige Snow BB cream out for 7 hours..
Overall, I find Laneige Snow BB cream is worth checking out for fair-medium skin tones. I treat it as a foundation and it does provide natural coverage, covering minor imperfections. It does not oxidise much too.. and one plus point is it has got pretty high UV protection of SPF41 PA++, can skip the step of applying sunscreen since its a 3-in-1 product. Think if it can provide a better coverage to my acne scar marks and undereyes dark circles, and comes in fragrance-free formula, it will be really even better...
Laneige Snow BB cream is available islandwide from 16 July 2010 and the retail price is $49.00 ( for 50ml)
Check it out at any Laneige counter from 16 July 2010 onwards.
List of Laneige counters:
Takashimaya (Tel: 6733 3442)
Robinsons Raffles City (Tel: 6338 9077)
Isetan Orchard, Wisma Atria (Tel: 6738 5138)
Isetan Tampines, Tampines Mall (Tel: 6783 6269)
Isetan Katong, Parkway Parade (Tel:6346 7932)
Metro Paragon (Tel: 6341 9730)
Metro Sengkang (Tel: 6338 4341)
Metro Woodlands (Tel: 6893 9578)
Metro City Square (Tel: 6509 0645)
BHG Bugis (Tel: 6835 9772)
Tangs VivoCity (Tel: 6736 9863)
Thank you Laneige Singapore for giving me this opportunity to try out your latest product - Laneige Snow BB cream SPF41 PA++ ('',)