I cannot resist popping into Sasa every once a while. I admit it’s one of my favourite places to pick up weird bits and bobs and to browse through Japanese drugstore products. I noticed that Canmake released a new BB cream called Perfect Serum BB Cream. I honestly didn’t think I’d need another BB cream but I had to pick the Canmake one up because it’s pink, shiny and cute.
The Canmake BB cream comes in two shades 01 and 02. I tested out 01 at the store and it matched my skin tone well and it was slightly lighter and more neutral of the two. 02 will probably suit those in NC25-35 better.
When dispensed from the tube, the product looks similar to most BB creams. So I thought I would use my usual way of applying BB cream, which is to squeeze a tiny blob (about the size of an uncooked red bean) onto the back of my hand, dab all over my face and pat the BB cream in with my fingers. It proved to be too much! The Canmake BB cream offers surprisingly full coverage and the usual amount I used made it a little heavy.
So the next few times I used it with a damp Beauty Blender sponge (as seen in the photo above). I just bounced the product all over and it helped cover minor imperfections and redness but still allowed some natural skin to show through. My skin looked smooth with a semi-matte finish.
* close-up: wearing the BB cream alone *
The Canmake BB cream offers medium to full coverage depending on how much is used. For me, I prefer foundations or BB creams to be somewhere between light to medium and not too heavy.
* after applying loose powder and a spot of makeup *
The consistency feels like a creamy-gel and it spreads well. It dries down to a slightly powdery finish so for ladies who have normal to dry skin, you may not need to apply a setting powder on top. However I have combination-oily skin so I still need a loose or pressed powder to help it last a bit longer. Just a word of caution though, the BB cream has a tendency to pick up flaky skin so if your face is quite dehydrated, I wouldn’t really recommend this product.
It is a fairly long-lasting product but doesn’t really help control oil much. By the fourth hour, I had to blot my face but that’s normal for me. It doesn’t oxidise and when my face starts getting oily, it looks more dewy than greasy. I also like that it doesn’t get patchy and separate as it starts fading. I work very long hours and need something that holds up so this BB cream performs quite well in that aspect.
It apparently contains 21 beautifying ingredients. I think hyaluronic acid, collagen, ceramides and a bunch of Asian herbal extracts make up the concoction. It also comes with SPF50 PA+++ protection but I still apply my regular sunscreen below because a BB cream is more like a foundation to me and doesn’t really replace skin care.
The Canmake Perfect Serum BB Cream can be found at Sasa (I’m not sure if the bigger Watsons have this) and retails at RM75.90 for 30g. It is not cheap for what is supposedly a drugstore product but I think many BB creams are priced around the same these days.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one BB cream and you don’t have severely dehydrated or oily skin, the Canmake version may be something you’re looking for. The cutesy packaging helps too
Have you tried any BB creams and do you have something you really like? Do pop by and share your preferences as I’m always up for discovering new base products.