Beauty Wars: Missha BB Cream vs. It Cosmetics CC Cream

Beauty Wars - BB Cream vs CC Cream

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it difficult for me to pick a beauty product because… there are too many options. I read a lot of reviews and perhaps watch too many YouTube tutorials, sources that provide great information, but not much of a comparison. With this in mind, I decided to create the “Beauty Wars” series where I’ll be comparing two or more products that I’ve tested so it’s easier for you to make up your mind about which to purchase. Each of these posts will also contain a poll where you can vote for a product that you’ve tried before. In creating the Beauty Wars series, I’m hoping to provide you not only with my take on what works the best, but also with opinions from the Style Sprinter community. Let me know in the comments area below if you like that idea and don’t forget to vote for your favorite product in this first post in the series.

Okay, today I’ll be comparing two foundations that I’ve been wearing lately. The first one is It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream that I scored a Ulta Beauty’s latest sale. The second one is Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream that I received for testing purposes from a Korean beauty store, Please keep in mind that I wear each of these products at least five times prior to reviewing them on the blog.

Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream vs It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream

Coverage: Missha’s product feels a bit heavier and requires a bit more blending. However, it’s still very easy to apply and doesn’t feel as though it’s blocking my pores. It provides a medium to full coverage, but doesn’t look unnatural. It Cosmetics’ product has a lighter consistency and looks more natural on my skin.

Durability: As promised, Missha’s BB Cream is extremely long-lasting! To be honest, I didn’t expect a BB cream to stay on my skin for so long, but it’s definitely working! Even though It Cosmetics promises full coverage, I felt the need to reapply this CC Cream after 4-5 hours of wearing.

Ingredients: Both products are free of parabens and mineral oil. However, I find the long list of ingredients both products contain a little scary…

Missha BB Cream vs It Cosmetics CC Cream

The Shine Factor: Both products provide a dewy finish and I felt the need to apply a setting powder on my T-zone.

SPF: It Cosmetics provides an impressive SPF 50+ coverage, while Missha’s product is SPF 25 and PA++ (it’s a sunscreen rating system approved in Korea and Japan, but not in the U.S.).

Color: As you can see in photos, the shade of Missha’s product is a bit too dark for my skin tone when it’s applied to my wrist. However, this brownish shade changes dramatically within a few minutes of being on my skin. When it comes to It Cosmetics’ product, it comes in a much lighter shade that doesn’t change on the skin.

Animal Testing: Both products are cruelty-free.

Manufacturing: Both products are made in Korea.

Price: $24.64 for Missha Signature Real Complete BB Cream (1.58 fl. oz.); $38 for It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+ (1.08 fl. oz.).

The Verdict: I’ve been used the CC Cream by It Cosmetics more often, as it provides more natural coverage and I don’t really have any complaints about it except that it’s not very long-lasting. However, I enjoy having the BB Cream by Missha on hand for times when I am planning to go on a long trip. I used it during my recent trip to Tanger Outlets and it lasted throughout the entire day!

  • I love that IT Cosmetics CC cream, I had a sample of it that lasted me a very long time and I should really repurchase it. Never tried Missha though, actually this is the first time I’m reading about the brand.

    ps: I would love to collab with you! No idea on what though…I’m no where as good as you are in fashion or even makeup. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Me too! I purchased it because it had Spf 50 and tons of positive reviews and I now I totally understand why people love that product – it’s so awesome!!

      You are so sweet, Shireen! You are my top skincare and makeup adviser so I’d be glad to collab with you any way possible! How about we create a look using products for under $30? It could be any look, the challenge here is to demonstrate that you don’t need too much money to be able to repeat many of the looks we love on other peoples blogs and YouTube channels. What do you think?

  • Amazing photos (you’re stunning by the way), I love that both products are cruelty-free, definitely think I’m going to look into BB and CC creams more!

    Anika |

    • Yes, cruelty-free is very important for me and I’m definitely looking out for products that have not been tested on animals. I’d glad you enjoyed the review! Thanks for stopping by! 💕

  • Megan

    Thanks for the tips! I will try this!

  • thefashionfolks

    Lovely comparison! Xx

  • Do they both do well with acne prone skin? You look amazing! Great review!

    • My skin breaks out often, but these work for me! However, since these foundations make your skin look dewy I guess they are not that good for oily skin (it might seem even more shiny).

      My skin is dry and often breaks out so I don’t mind some extra moisture – that way it doesn’t look that dry.

      I hope it helps!


  • I’m actually surprised Missha’s BB Cream was darker. Since there is a Missha here and it’s always promoting light skin. I think I’ll try out It Cosmetics’ since I’m looking for a natural look for everyday wear. Thanks for the review <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

    • Perhaps, it’s just too dark for me – I am super pale, especially during the cold season. Yes, It Cosmetics is a great one to try! Thanks for stopping by, Bash! xoxo

  • I like the look of It Cosmetics cream! Looks like it blends in fairly better with a lighter skin tone.



    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

    • Yes, it’s a great shade for my pale skin. Usually, it’s difficult for me to find a perfect shade, but this one by ItCosmetics seems like a perfect match!

  • I have not tried either of these, but I really want to try some more products from It Cosmetics. I really like this style of review.

  • I really like this format, it’s super helpful when you’re looking at tons of different products already. It’s interesting that the color changes, is that typical of foundations?

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin’

    • That’s one of the few products that changes its color on my skin. Another one is a CC Cream by Juice Beauty. I am not sure if I like that quality as it makes difficult to guess which shade will work for you…

      I am so glad you enjoyed this new format! I’ll make sure to publish another review like that next week!

  • Trang Do

    Thanks for your tips!! Great post!

    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Your skin is flawless so I definitely trust your reviews! I’ve heard of IT cosmetics but never used them. I LOVE Miisha though since I’m a huge believer in Korean beauty products. Can’t wait to try these out!


    COFFEESLAG OOTD 04/02/16

    • Thank you so much! My skin is really getting better since my major breakouts experience. I guess drinking a lot of water and eating vegan really helps! Thanks for your sweet compliment! 💛

      I am a big believer in Korean brands too! FIY ItCosmetics product is also formulated in Korea!

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  • The Gossip Darling

    Amazing review and super helpful!! I’ve been wanting IT’s CC cream but I would have to mix two different shades in order to get the correct color for me. It’s a bit too much money for me to invest since I don’t know if I’ll like the CC cream….

    Mel |

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