I bought two versions of the Hada Labo (who make amazing cheap-ish skincare) BB Moist, purely because I wanted to see what the Japanese interpretation of BB cream was and also because I love their skincare range.
On top of this they had a ‘Dark Beige’ shade which a few people told me ran quite dark (nearly all BB Creams I use are too light).
I bought the emulsion and cream versions…I do it for you, readers:
Hada-Labo’s BB Moist Cream and Emulsion both come with SPF50 which is great! Saves me the trouble of using a SPF (not that I ever remember). You get around 40ml of product which is ok if you treat this as a foundation product.
The packaging……is nothing special at all. It’s simple and practical but that’s how a lot of Hada-Labo products are.
The Emulsion version is the thin liquid one and the cream is a thickish…well, cream. Both textures are very useable and easy to blend in. It totally depends on what you need. Dry skin will do better with the cream (and it provides slightly more coverage).
Oily skins will do better with the fluid although it’d suggest that this is best for the summer months too.
I will use the emulsion when it gets warmer and the cream day to day purely because my skin is quite dry.
I noticed a slight shade variation – the Emulsion is a tad darker:
Now…for my NC35 skintone both of these are still a bit too light. How annoying!!! Basically the fluid matches better than the cream which is about 2 shades too light. However I have been evening both of these out by using a RMK powder which I have in a matte bronze.
Then you can’t tell at all that it’s the wrong shade.
Here is the cream on my face. The coverage is excellent (the emulsion is quite good and buildable too):
However – the most extraordinary thing about this product is how amazing it makes my skin look. Just brilliant. I have been using this product as my daily base for 3 weeks and the condition of my skin has improved a lot. The tone is better and more even too.
Also, the point of BB creams is that as well as being a base and a treatment, it is supposed to help with things like pigmentation and scarring which this does (or at least, my scars look less visible).
Despite the fact the shade isn’t 100% right for me, this is the best BB cream/emulsion I have ever tried – I have zero breakouts (Korean BB cream give me spots) and my skin is glowing.
A must have if you want to try a BB cream.
I bought this from Adambeauty.com for about £10. It comes in 2 shades, Light Beige and Dark Beige.