In: FAN MAIL FRIDAYS
FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Western BB Creams vs. Korean BB Creams Vs. Japanese BB Creams
I got this question from the comment section of one of my blog posts and I thought it's a very interesting topic for today's Fan Mail Fridays. Initially, one of my readers asked the difference between Japanese and Korean BB Creams, but I am adding Western BB Creams in the bunch to make this post a lil' more extensive.
Just sharing: This question made me recall how my boyfriend would always tell me that he couldn't see the difference between three, four, five or more varying hues of red lipstick. Just like my bf's red lipstick dilemma, it's hard to tell the difference between all BB Creams (or any makeup for that matter) if you're not a makeup geek-it may be even trivial for some, but it's equally important to know them so you'd be able to make the most out of your purchase.
In terms of aesthetic and skin care effects, all BB Creams, whether they're Asian or Western, will pretty much do the same thing to your skin, but the differences lie within the overall quality and performance of each brand/product. I will tell you the general differences and unique characteristics of the featured BB Creams after the cut.
WESTERN BB CREAMS
Brands such as Estēe Lauder, Clinique, Kiehl's, Lancome, Pond's, and Bobbi Brown
- Western BB Creams have first paid attention to one important factor that Korean and Japanese BB Creams have ignored: Shades (although the latter BB Creams are improving their shade range lately). I never found a shade match in any BB Cream until Western BB Creams came into the picture. Also, if you want a BB Cream that looks just like skin, you will find something that suits you in Western BB Cream brands.
KOREAN BB CREAMS
Brands such as Encara, Tony Moly, Etude House, The Face Shop, and Missha
- Into whitening? Then you must go for Korean BB Creams. Not only that, Korean BB Creams also boast of unique and innovative anti-ageing ingredients. In short, if skin care is your thing, then choose Korean BB Cream brands, you must.
JAPANESE BB CREAMS
Brands such as Fairy Drops, Heroine, Shiseido, and Canmake
- Japan's summer can get freakishly hot just like in the Philippines and I believe this is why their BB Creams are uniformly moisturizing and long- wearing, and packed with hydrating ingredients to boot. Japanese BB Creams have very good coverage too, imo. If you want a BB Cream that covers just like foundation and stays on for hours, go for Japanese BB Creams.
These are just my personal observations on such BB Creams-they're not standards for these BB Cream brands and variants though. For sure, they share each other's unique characteristics, but it's good to know what generally sets them apart from each other!
Have a wonderful Friday! :D
**Got a burning question about makeups, skin care products, beauty, dieting, and health tips, relationships, and whatever? Just send them to email@example.com or shoot 'em up at The Beauty Junkee's FB Fan Page via the MESSAGE button and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. (Please, do not send me Math- related queries. :D)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Beauty. Fitness. Fashion. Food. Travel. Unicorns. World Peace. Digify Corporation.