It can be notoriously hard to get great brands in Dubai and I recently discovered a new hidden gem of a website in thebbcreamgirl.com which stocks some of the best Korean make up and skincare brands including Skin 79, Etude House and Missha.
There is no doubt about the massive explosion of BB creams onto the beauty market in the past 3 years. BB creams basically offer an all in one solution of primer, sunscreen, foundation and moisturiser in just one tube-and Korea is the Queen of the BB cream.
I have always shied away from BB creams, preferring a heavier more matte coverage for the office, but at the weekend I tend to stick to a tinted moisturiser or light coverage foundation. I was sent this lovely sample box of BB creams from thebbcreamgirl.com which gave me the opportunity to sample some of the Skin 79 brand.
I've been pleasantly surprised. When I squeezed them out onto my arm I was worried that the colour was too dark and almost too grey toned for me but actually the balms just melt into the skin, adjusting to your skintone and providing a seamless finish. The finish is dewy as expected but not greasy and the BB creams do a great job at subtly evening out the skintone and reducing redness. I just found my complexion looked fresh.
My favourite of the 4 is the BB Diamond Collection which offered a surprising amount of coverage. The 'pearl' version is too shimmery for me but I have found it makes the prettiest cream highlighter on the top of your cheekbones.
thebbcreamgirl.com is a brilliant website-easy to navigate and full of info about the brands and products. They offer delivery all about the UAE and you can find thebbcreamgirl on twitter too.
Have you tried any Korean make up brands before?
*Contains a PR sample