Review: Missha Perfect Cover B.B. Cream - 23 Natural Beige

I have been a huge fan of Missha Perfect Cover B.B. Cream since I bought my first one back in 2016. I have gone through several tubes already, but mostly in the shade 21 Light Beige. But when I saw shade 23 being sold in their limited edition at a very affordable price, I gave it a go. After all, 21 was too light for me in the summer and fall. 




Packaging

This is Limited Edition packaging made in collaboration with Line Friend, which is global character brand featuring memorable characters which was originally created for use as stickers for mobile messenger application. But now they have expended on many different areas, even beauty. As far as I understand, they are very popular in Korea. This brown bear is called Brown. 

Even the plastic box that it came in has such a cute design. BB cream is in a brown colored plastic tube to represent Brown with a sad blushing face drawn on it. It comes with a brown pump and transparent cap. Pump lets you control the amount you want. I absolutely adore this tube packaging with pump, because I can always use up all of the product. It literally shrinks to the point that it's paper thin, so you know you have used up everything.

In it is 50 ml of product and at time it was on sale for 9.50$ on Jolse. It's usually around 15$




Formula

I already have a review of this formula in shade 21 Light Beige. It's a creamy, slightly thicker formula that glides on the skin. You can blend it out just with your fingers or use a brush or a sponge, whichever you prefer. I find it to work best with a brush. Finish is quite luminous and gives your skin lovely natural sheen. It's not dewy or greasy looking at all, just very fresh and sheeny. 

Obviously, with Asian BB creams you always get more than just a tinted moisturizer. It has a lot of skin care ingredients in it. Some herb extracts, ceramide, hyaluronic acid and gatuline RC to give your skin moisturized and calming effect.


Colors

I believe there are 7 shades available, but in Europe or in most online stores you'll usually find less. So far I got 21 Light Beige and 23 Natural Beige.

23 Natural Beige is sort of light medium shade with grey undertone. You'll find most Korean BB creams have grey undertone. I usually use it mixed with my other foundations anyway, to match my warm light skin tone better. I have a lot of olive undertone, but in the winter my skin tone tends to look more neutral, so I can get away with it.



Comparison

It's no denying that Korean BB creams have an obvious grey undertone - just look at the comparison with other foundations. Both of Missha shades have grey base to them, although 21 seems more neutral and 23 looks warmer. Once you actually blend it into the skin, grey undertone isn't that obvious. I almost always mix these kind of shades with other warmer and more yellow toned foundations to get a more neutral to warm undertone.

Missha Perfect Cover B.B. Cream 21 Light Beige - light grey to neutral shade
Missha Perfect Cover B.B. Cream 23 Natural Beige - medium grey to warm beige shade
Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation 010 Light Beige - light warm to neutral shade
Revlon Colorstay Foundation Combination/Oily 150 Buff - light neutral to olive shade


Performance

It leaves a bit of a sticky finish on the skin which I always powder down with powder, unless my skin is really dry. Then I leave it as it is on those drier parts. It feels very lightweight on the skin and looks natural, but covers so well. It's one of the main reasons why I love it so much. Because it gives you a good medium coverage, but still looks like skin and never looks cakey

It makes skin look healthy and moisturized and doesn't sit in fine lines. It won't emphasize dry patches. However, it's not pore blurring, obviously, since it has such a luminous sheen on the skin. It's also long lasting and it wears off evenly. Don't think of this BB cream as your usual European or Western BB cream, this has much higher coverage, but wears so much better than regular foundations. 




This is Missha's bestseller for a good reason. It's my absolute favorite BB cream, but I use it as foundation. It's moisturizing, looks natural and luminous, covers very well and never looks cakey. It will be great for normal and dry skin, but can also work for combination skin. Oily skin may find it a bit too luminous. I absolutely adore how this wears and sits on the skin. If they had better shade selection with Western foundation undertones, this would be a total winner. 

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