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Review: Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB

By Beautifulbuns

Whenever I write a blog entry (or an editorial article for that matter), I can almost hear my own voice in my head. In this case, I can’tt help but sound a bit like the cliched fella on comedies – it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Superman! What’s today’s blog review about? It’s a BB, it’s an essence, no, it’s a whitening essence BB! -cue teleprompter and fake audience applause- Yayyyy.

I received this at an exclusive preview of Sulwhasoo’s newest launches for Singapore several months back, and I didn’t open it till recently (when I had to clear stock of my beauty stuff to make space for my newest hauls from Korea). Essentially, 46% of this product consists of Sulwhasoo’s star product, the Snowise Whitening Essence, which makes this more of a tinted serum than an actual bb cream.

 

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB
Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB – SGD74

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB infor

 

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (1)

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (2)

Event Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening BB essence (5)
This comes in two shades – No.1 Blooming Beige (left) and No. 2 Natural Beige (right).

 

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (3)
I’m using No. 1 Blooming Beige

 

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (4)
Under bright sunlight

 

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (5)
Under clouded sunlight

 

Sulwhasoo Snowise Whitening Essence BB (6)

 

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Lips from 3CE Lip Color Original in 408 Chu Chu -smooches-

 

I say…

Haven’t you missed mah faceeee? No? Oh well, at least I tried. hoho. This BB cream is said to block UV rays and infra-red rays, prevent pigmentation and glycation, and reduce skin dullness. Let’s put dees to the test!

  • Packaging-wise, this comes in a handy squeezy small tube that’s easy to carry around.
  • The twist-open cap serves as a stable base cos it’s slightly weighted, and doesn’t topple over easily.
  • There’s a vague herbal scent that’s similar to the Snowise Whitening Serum (which I suppose is a prerequisite, since 46% of it is made up of the actual Whitening Serum and therefore explains the name Essence BB).
  • Since the brand manager had told me (oh so enticingly) that almost half of the product consists of the same formula as the whitening serum, I was kind of expecting a sheer natural finish since it’s not a “real” bb cream per se.
  • However, look at mah face – that’s just one layer of the Essence BB applied. You can barely see any of the recent outbreak scars I’ve had.
  • It glides on smoothly and took about 10 seconds more than my usual BB to set. I suppose this is due to the serum base. Just leave it be and it’ll set in on its own.
  • When freshly applied, it seems to give a dewy finish, but once it settles into your skin, it’ll give a slightly matte finish with just a tinge of dewiness.
  • It brightens up my skintone and gives a decent amount of coverage.
  • As you can see, it also minimised the appearance of my pores. Yay I’m a happy gurl.
  • Even though I’ve got combi-oily skin, this stayed on surprisingly long and didn’t oxidise that soon – I clocked about 6 hours of wear on this. If you’re headed for a big night out, I’d recommend something else with longer-staying power. Otherwise, this makes for a good office-day or weekend BB cream.
  • The coverage factor isn’t high enough to cover my dark eye circles though, so I had to apply my usual IOPE Dual Concealer.

Overall, it’s a pretty damn decent product – it gives decent coverage that’s great for days when you’ve overslept for work/school but still wanna waltz in looking like you own ittttt. Since it also doubles up as a skincare serum, it’s a total steal for a 2-in-1. Buy it naoooo.

 

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