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, Q-Depot.com. Please keep in mind that I wear each of these products at least five times prior to reviewing them on the blog.
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…
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!