Hada Labo Whitening BB Cream Review + FOTD
Hello, friends! How was your weekend? Mine was super busy because we have two house guests plus I’m packing for my trip. Four more sleeps till NYC! And Mr BB just added SF and Montreal to our travel itinerary in our first week in America.
Today, I bring you a review on one of my pet topics — BB cream. It occurred to me that I haven’t done one in a long time (my last one was a few weeks ago) and I should get cracking…
I just want to show you how the new Hada Labo Whitening BB Cream Natural Ochre looks like on me. Like its predecessor, the Hada Labo BB Cream, I’m a huge fan of this BB cream. Both have SPF32PA+++ and behave similarly though the only difference is that the whitening version has been infused with vitamin C to help nourish and repair the skin.
The finish is very natural and skin-like with a slight dewiness. For my oily combination skin, this still sits pretty well over sunscreen and moisturizer, plus it is quite long-lasting. I would say you can wear this for 8 to 10 hours without having to blot too much. I tend to blot my face in the late afternoon once and by 9pm I’m ready to remove it at the 12 hour mark when it gets that worn look and starts to slip from the face. It is not as long wearing as Benefit’s Hello Flawless Foundation (review coming soon!) but it’s pretty good considering it is warm in Tokyo.
The coverage is sheer to medium and evens out redness and faint spots. However, for larger blemishes, you would need a separate concealer. I’m quite tanned now so this shade, Natural Ochre, is just a wee too light for me but it was easily fixed by some bronzer. In non-summer months, this BB cream shade fits me to a tee and it looks the same as the original Hada Labo BB Cream in Natural Ochre.
The bonus of this BB cream is it’s free of fragrance, parabens, mineral oil, and alcohol and contains Hada Labo’s signature hyaluronic acid concoction which hydrates skin.
Products used for this FOTD:
Hada Labo UV Whitening Emulsion SPF50PA+++ (buy here)
Hada Labo BB Whitening Cream SPF32PA+++ (buy here)
Kiehl’s Ultra Moisturizing Eye Stick SPF30
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clearing Concealer
Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Mascara
Milani Liquif’eye Eyeliner in Brown
Milani Baked Powder Blush 08 Coralina
Lunasol Skin Modelling Eyes 01 Beige Beige
Paul & Joe Face Powder
e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer Powder
NARS Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
Ettusais Rosebud Lip Essence (buy here)
Clinique Chubby Stick 08 Graped Up (thanks Kat!)
NYX Sheer Gloss Cinnamon
Have you tried any of the Hada Labo BB creams or emulsions? What BB creams are you wearing this season?
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