Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit BB Cream in W13 Natural Beige

BB Cream has always been my makeup routine since I started to be a frequent user of Korean beauty product two years ago. As you may have known before, I have a very bad greasy face but not with the body, and it is kinda desperate to find the ones which can hold the excess sebum for at least four to five hours without retouch, because I am too lazy to put makeup things in my bag lol. Talking about this BB Cream, you may find many (beauty) bloggers had reviewed it. It is the most well-known BB Cream in Asia.
Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit BB Cream (let’s just make it Etude Cotton Fit for short) is the updated version of Etude Bright Fit, or you can say its sister. It is formulated with pearl extract which it claims to help to brighten your skin and cotton veil powder to cover the blemishes smoothly, giving your skin with a flawless texture. Etude Cotton Fit contains SPF 30 / PA ++. It also claims the function of whitening, anti-wrinkle and anti-darkening.

Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit BB Cream

the back side

Etude Cotton Fit has a simple yet classy package. It comes with a soft white tube with capacity of 60 grams of product and metallic purple pump with the cap in the same color. This is a great point because pump means more hygienic to me. Be careful when pumping the bottle! Just do it slowly and the BB Cream will come out very easily.

Written information from the package box

Etude Cotton Fit ingredients

The metalic colored pump

Besides W13 Natural Beige, there are another two shades available: Light Beige (N02) as for the lightest and Honey Beige (W24) for the darkest. Natural beige is the best choice because neither I want to be so “white” nor looked “tan”. In fact, it matches well with my yellow-toned skin. Etude Cotton Fit can blend with your skin color without making it like a fake mask. Well, if only you don’t apply too much :3

The cream texture is not runny, not too thick, but will not be heavy on your skin. It also has a slight floral fragrance.

The swatch on my hand

What makes me smile is the coverage. Etude Cotton Fit gives a medium coverage only in one layer. If you have large area of acne scars to hide, just dab it softly 2-3 layers. I think it should be enough. And then you, who are insomnians… XD When you are too lazy to put some eye concealer, Etude Cotton Fit can be the alternative.

Etude Cotton Fit results a matte finishing and holds my oily face (especially T-Zone) for 4 hours with primer. And you know, once your face starts to be greasy, it will turn to a dewy look. It is like you are applying highlighter if you do not apply any loose powder to retouch. The good thing is your face won’t look dull for a long time. Well, it depends on what the supporting products you wear on your face such as makeup base/primer, face mist or moisturizer.

Before (above) and After (below)

Alright, so here is the pros:
  • Matte and silky finishing result  (then changing into dewy result)
  • Light to medium coverage
  • Good oil control
  • Contains a large amount of product
  • A little thick but light texture
  • Blendable BB Cream
  • SPF 30

The cons:
  • Kinda pricey but affordable
  • Not travel friendly

Possibilily to repurchase: YES!

Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit BB Cream may be suitable for a person who:
  • Looks for a product with a great amount
  • Has oily/combination and yellow-toned skin
  • Does activities outdoor

Etude House Precious Mineral Cotton Fit BB Cream may be suitable for a person who:
  • Has dry skin
  • Has pink-toned skin

If you are looking this lovely BB Cream, now it is available on my store Yuritopia (shipped in Indonesia only)! The price is under IDR 300,000 unless you buy it at the official counter. Teehee~ The stock is fresh and limited so don’t miss it O.O

Must-read note:                
I would like to say that the SPF is too high because a beauty product which contains SPF 30 has a sunray filtration which is not better than SPF 15, which can protect your skin at 94%, while SPF 30 actually only can do it at 97%. Notice the difference? And then, SPF 15 is already good enough for people who have indoor activity such as going to school, hanging out, working in the office etc. On the contrary, SPF 30 can be useful for people who do many things outdoor like swimming.

Even though Etude Cotton Fit is formulated with no paraben, it doesn’t mean that it is safe at all. The free-paraben products are actually not better than those which have parabens in it, because in fact, paraben is the gentlest preservatives used in personal-care products.