Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Japan vs Korea: Battle of the BB Creams


BB creams will always be a staple in my makeup collection. I love the multi-functionality and how much time is reduced in my daily skin regimen because of BB creams. I have tried a lot and recently, I have started using Japanese BB creams as well. I used to patronize Korean BB creams but I find that there are certain occasions when Japanese BB creams works better. So if you are new to the Asian beauty world and can't decide whether to go for a Japanese or Korean BB cream, my comparison review might be helpful. 



As you can see in the table above, there is quite a significant amount of difference between the two types of BB creams. Finish, packaging and consistency being among the most visible difference. Table below is how I would rate each type of BB cream. 


Please be guided that this is according to my preference. I think Korean BB creams win over Japanese BB creams for various reasons. Packaging of Korean BB creams I believe is more hygienic despite pumps dispensing more amount than a squeeze tube. You have more control over the amount dispensed with a squeeze tube but hygiene wins when considering packaging in my opinion. There are qualities where Japanese and Korean BB creams I think are a tie. Most of the time I prefer matte finish but there are times when I think a dewy and glowing finish works well. I guess it depends on the occasion and the weather. SPF amount I think is also a tie between the two because though Japanese BB creams have lower SPF, I think they work well when taking pictures (i.e. not too ghastly white in pictures). If you are attending a garden wedding or any outdoor activity that will involve taking pictures, Japanese BB creams would work well. But if you are going to be exposed under the sun for a longer period of time, Korean BB creams have higher SPF to protect your skin from the intense UV rays. But it can make you look too pasty in pictures. 

Overall, I believe that it is a matter of preference as to which type to choose. For me Korean BB creams are better than Japanese BB creams but I still love using the latter. I use Korean BB creams more but depending on the occasion and my activity for the day I will use a Japanese BB cream.



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17 comments :

  1. Great post, perfect review!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  2. Nice!

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  3. Great review. Kisses!

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  4. This was such a great review and comparison! I've only tried a couple of BB creams but it's always good to hear about other ones as I'm often at a loss for what to pick when I need to replace mine and they don't have it in stock.


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  5. Lovely comparison! I think I'd go for Korean BB if they usually come with high SPF! But loved that you put them so pedagogical against each other! Xx

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  6. Important cream... Good reviews
    Kisses

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  7. I have not tried the real Korean BB, but would very much like to buy one of them
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  8. What I used before was the Encara BB Cream (like around year 2011) but then switched to normal foundation when I found the perfect product and shade that would hug my face well. True that it's just a matter of preference. Where and when will you wear it, where are you going, what are you doing... These are to be considered when choosing which product to use. :)


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  9. Hmmm....I haven't heard of that BB cream before (or maybe I have but just forget). But yeah, it all depends on what you want and need actually. For me, I prefer Korean BB creams because I find it has more benefits. But I reach out for Japanese BB creams on most days simply because of the matte effect.

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  10. You should! It is the best thing that ever happened in the beauty world!

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  11. Yes, very important. Thank you!

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  12. Thank you! I tried to compare them in a way that will be easy to understand so people don't get too confused. I love Korean BB creams too.

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  13. Thank you! I recommend Missha M Perfect Cover for Korean BB cream and Ettusais for Japanese BB cream.

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