A number of things led me to purchase this BB cream along with a bunch of others (Innisfree Air Skin Fit BB Cream, Skin 79 Hot Pink Super Plus Beblesh Balm, and Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit). It was around some time last year when a trip to IOPE left me in devastation when I was told that IOPE BB Skin Complete had been replaced and no longer in production. The store clerk had offered me a newer BB Cream but I was doubtful so I picked up my final tube and tried to take in the bad news. I had been using my BB cream sparingly since.
I never knew BB creams were sold for so cheap since I had always paid like quadruple for IOPE BB Skin Complete. Have I been living under a rock? Seriously, BB Cream for 10,000 won? Well this one was purchased for 10,400 won (got it with a discount). Now that I’ve had a chance to try out other BB creams, I feel like my BB cream should have been discontinued much earlier! No, I take that back. IOPE BB Skin Complete was good to me all those years.
So onto, Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream. There’s some English on the box, mostly the description and instructions on how to use this particular BB cream. I’ll type it out below so you can read for yourself since the picture I took didn’t come out too well (I’m thumbing impatiently waiting for my macro lens to arrive so I can take better quality pictures) and the box has been tossed (lesson noted).
The self-luminous BB Cream moisturizes the skin and maximizes the radiance of the skin.
– Customized for your skin! Provide moisture and radiance to your skin.
– Blemishes Cover! Provides firmmess, smoothness, and radiance to your skin.
– Faithfully delivers the function of BB cream.
Mix Goddess Aura Beam and BB Cream at a ratio of 1:2 and apply the mixture to the entire face in a gentle tapping motion. If you are only using BB cream, apply an appropriate amount to the entire face, and gently pat your skin.
So pretty self-explanatory. I purchased this without Goddess Aura Beam but I find that it yields pretty good results without it.
Here’s the good:
– affordable (and widely available)
– easy to blend
– good coverage, buildable for those who desire more overage
And the bad:
– comes in a single shade
– oil control good for a few hours at best
This is definitely one of the BB creams I’m glad I tried out because I do feel like a goddess, albeit an oily one after a few hours. I had initially thought of buying the Goddess Aura Beam just to see how different it would be but after reading a few reviews I decided, I’m “glowy” enough without additional help so I think I’ll pass on it.
I’m currently trying out the other BB creams but I always find myself reaching for this one. I like the shade and I feel like it’s neither too dark or light on me. Sorry I can’t really provide you with a reference, I have no idea what my skintone is. When I read other blogs, people are always like I’m NC25 or NC15…and I’m like “Where do they get these numbers from?!” =)
Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Cream is quickly becoming one of my favorites and I don’t know when I’ll be able to review all the other BB creams since I literally can’t keep my hands off this one.