Review : Lioele Water Drop BB Cream SPF 27/PA++

Looking for something AMAZING for summer? Something that feels as light as a tinted moisturizer, but actually covers imperfections? Something that makes your skin look AND feel healthy? Something that heals your skin while making it look instantly beautiful? Well, that’s what BB creams do! BB creams have been and still are the craze in Asia, and FINALLY, it’s hitting the U.S.! Even though this review isn’t on an American BB cream, it is accessible in the U.S. through online orders or those small little Asian cosmetic stores! Some links will be at the bottom of this post!

Now, onto the review!!!

Ingredients : 

Water, Phenyl Trimethicone,Titanium Dioxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate,4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Talc,PEG-10 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, CI 77492, Sodium Citrate,Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Butylparaben, CI 77491, CI 77499, Fragrance, Cyclomethicone,Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disodium EDTA,PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide , Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hexyl Laurate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract,Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid

What it claims :

“Water capture system provides increased hydration when compared to W/O Type BB Cream on the market and has a feel of soft moisturizing cream when applied. Water droplets form upon application, making skin feel cool and moist with a light wear allowing for no stickiness.Contains various plant extracts to keep skin moist and healthy, providing a natural color.”

My Thoughts :

Lioele’s Water Drop BB Cream is actually the second bb cream I have every tried. My first impressions of this bb cream is that it is VERY refreshing and it almost feels like I left it in the fridge before applying this. It’s a water based product, so it is definitely perfect for those with oily skin or just for summer! I love water based products, because it feels amazing on my oily skin. It actually doesn’t feel like I’m putting layers and layers of product on my skin.

On the colors :

Actually, I purchased this a while ago from Sasa in Hong Kong, and I THINK there was only one shade. Correct me if I’m wrong, please! I know that Asian BB creams are definitely more on the lighter side, and I’m not too pale, so I was VERY surprised that this bb cream matched me so well! It does take some time to adjust to your skin color, but when it does, it is almost perfect!

On the coverage :

The coverage of this BB cream is definitely more on the sheer side. If you have blemishes or acne scarring, you DO need a concealer. It does cover up most of my redness and evens out my skin tone pretty well, but when I have a pimple or 3, I have to reach for my concealer for sure. You CAN layer this for a bit more coverage, but I usually just apply one and then use some concealer.

On the lasting power : 

The lasting power of this is okay. Let’s just say it’s not gonna last you 12 hours in the summer. It does last around 7 hours for me with a setting powder, but I have very oily skin, especially in the summer when it’s super humid! I do have to reapply powder around 4 hours ,so half way through, I start to get shiny. Not too bad for oily skins! 🙂

What I don’t like :

The only thing that I don’t like is that the SPF is so high in this BB cream that if I wear it at night and I get my picture taken, I look cray cray. You can literally see the white flash on my face. So after that horrific experience, and the picture uploaded by my friend onto Facebook, it is forever haunting me. I have learned my lesson to just SOLELY use this during the day and if I was going to a party or hanging out at night with my friends, I will REAPPLY another foundation without SPF!

Overall : 

This BB cream is great for those with oily skin or for those looking for a light foundation for the summer. Add some concealer and setting powder for those with combination/oily skin, and your skin will look FLAWLESS. Only use this in the day, because it is not your friend in flash photography. Reapply another foundation for events at night!

Tip : 

I LOVE to use this during my flight, before landing. Whether it is a 6 hour flight or a 13 hour flight! My skin looks real bad during a flight, and in most cases, I have to meet my friends or family right after landing, so I would apply this BB cream 1 hour before landing. This is PERFECT because it is water based, making it super moisturizing and it helps plump up the skin a bit, making post-flight skin less congested and dehydrated.

Places to purchase :

http://prettyandcute.com/Lioele-Water-Drop-BB-Cream-p138.html

http://www.liliesshop.net/lioele-water-drop-cream50ml-p-491.html

http://www.soyfashion.com/products-page/cosmetics/lioele-water-drop-bb-cream-spf27-pa/

I hope you like this review!

Love,

Carmen@Shinenotglimmer