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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Product Review: Kanebo Freshel White C Mineral BB Cream UV

Most of the BB creams I have tried are from Korean brands and when I heard that some Japanese brands are coming up with their own BB creams, I wanted to give it a try because 1. I love Japanese brands and 2. The quality of Jap makeup is superb. So I went ahead and purchased my first ever Japanese BB cream online - Kanebo Freshel White C Mineral BB Cream UV.




What I like:
- Creamy but blends easily with the skin.
- It has yellow undertones which suits most Asian skin.
- There are two shades to choose from - Natural Beige and Medium Beige. I got the former as it is the lighter of the two. It matches my skin tone perfectly.
- Coverage is light and can be built up to get medium coverage. It feels like a hybrid of cream and liquid foundation to me. However, it does not fully cover redness and blemishes. It just makes them look lighter and less visible.
- It does not have the usual BB cream scent.
- Provides a finish that is neither matte nor dewy. It's somewhere in between. I like it because once I set it with powder, it won't look too matte and unnatural.
- Staying power is just like that of liquid and cream foundations on me.
- Does not oxidize on me.
- Does not break me out nor cause any allergic reactions.
- Does not feel heavy or greasy.
- Has SPF 41 PA++
- Pretty expensive for $15 or approximately Php 675 for a BB cream but hey, it's a Japanese brand. Plus it contains 50g of product.
- Locally available for Php 960 at Kanebo counters.

What I don't like:
- Oil control isn't great though. I have to touch up after 2-3 hours. But it could very well be due to my skin type. But now that the weather is colder, I do touch ups after 4 hours or so.
- The hole where the product comes out is pretty big so I sometimes end up getting more than what I need.

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Will I buy again? When I run out, I might, since I use this on my no-foundation days.  :)

Tip: I was told that dabbing the product using fingertips than spreading it all over the face gives a better finish. I tried it and it looks more natural. Try it too! :)


Swatch

On me

Have you tried BB creams from Japanese brands?

Happy rainy Sunday, super awesome peeps! :)

36 comments:

  1. I do love Kanebo products - thanks for the review!

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  2. It looks good on you. ANd it's not ashy as most BB creams are.

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  3. @Rae Thank you. I agree about it not being ashy like other BB creams. :)

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  4. i haven't tried any japanese bb creams but i heard bobbi brown's bb cream is amazing pammycakes! let's both get it! LOL! :p

    pammy is a japanese makeup fiend too! x)

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  5. I've never tried Japanese BB creams but if I were to, I'd def go w/Kanebo! :) Great review!!

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  6. @sugar sugar You will be able to try a Japanese BB cream, Sugarpaopao. Real soon. ;) Ayaw, gastos. :P

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  7. @Rainy Days and Lattes Go try it! And I hope you'll like it when you do. :)

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  8. awesome review! im actually scared to use bb creams since it broke me out.. but this looks promising lol. ill check it out when i see this :)

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  9. @Donna ♥ Baby Oh, I hope this doesn't break you out in case you decide to give this a try. Thank you! :)

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  10. I never tried japanese bb cream, actually I was going to get Cezanne bb cream, but I ended bought SANA base n foundation >.<

    this one looks pretty good, but my face was breakout so badly because using bb cream everyday while in sg :((

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  11. looks nice! and considering it's from a japanese brand, the price is not bad. =)

    is this available locally?

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  12. It does look very natural on you. =) If you don't mind my asking, where did you get it? Haven't seen it in eBay.ph yet. Thanks!

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  13. Great review! I know BB creams usually cater to those who have fair skin, does this version have darker shades ?

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  14. @Jackie I know some Kanebo Freshel products are available locally. Just not sure if this one is. I'll check. :)

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  15. @blackshirt13 I got this from www.adambeauty.com. Lotsa nice Japanese products that are fairly priced. :)

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  16. @Jessica-Marie There is a darker shade - Medium Beige. :) Thank you. Will check it out.

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  17. Napaisip ako! I think all my BB creams are from Korea, so yeah, never tried this and this looks great on you!

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  18. i think you have gorgeous skin whatever you use!

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  19. @Askmewhats Nikki, you gotta try Japanese BB creams then. :P

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  20. thanks for the swatch. i think i may consider this product

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  21. i've tried shu uemura's bb, it's quite good, fantastic coverage and didn't wash me out or make me look ashen and didn't oxidize on me. oil control was great, i just can't use it everyday because i started to develop black heads at dapat tipirin sa mahal LOL, but i'd try this one thanks for the heads up on adambeauty ;-)

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  22. Hi Pammy! Thanks for sharing this. I have tried a BB cream from Kate and I like it. I think Kate is a sister company of Kanebo. :)

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  23. I've never tried any BBC from Japanese brand range, but actually I've been waiting for CECIL MC BEE cosmetic range to be launched in august 2011! yay! that's a famous brand from shibuya 109 (originated in Japan), though my favorite bb cream is Luview whitening bb capsule ^___^ the brand is newly established in 2010. have u tried it yet?

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  24. @Heli'♥beauties Ooh, I hope you'll like it in case you decide to try it. :)

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  25. @Marge Shu has a BB cream too? I thought the UV mousse base is just a primer. :D

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  26. @Catmare I was choosing between the bb cream from Kate and this one. Yeah, Kate is a drugstore brand of Kanebo that's why the quality is also good. :P

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  27. @Lina Kim ♥ Oh no, I have't tried it yet. I have a very limited BB cream experience. :D

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  28. Hi, i wanna buy this. I m from M'sia. Do you have any channel to buy and ship it to M'sia?

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  29. hi, what mac shade are you? would the freshel bb suit a mac nw25? thannks!

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  30. @黛黛 Hello. I am MAC NC25. This could probably suit your skin tone but if you have a Kanebo counter nearby, I strongly recommend you swatch it first before buying. :)

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  31. I think it's my best bb cream used so far~ as compared to Maybeline and Laneige.

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