I bought the Etude House Precious Mineral Blooming Fit BB cream and have been using it on and off for over 2 months. I had a love hate relationship with the Etude House Precious Mineral Bright Fit BB cream (read review) so I was not expecting to love this BB cream at all. I started using this BB cream when I was in Korea and had dry skin and have been using it even now that I am in India and the weather has made my skin more “Normal”. Read on to find out how I feel about the Blooming Fit BB cream from Etude House.
Product: Etude House Precious Mineral Blooming Fit BB cream – W24 Honey Beige
Claim: This BB Cream comes with a slim layer fit formula that smoothly glides onto skin even when you apply several layers, helping to express clear, bright and smooth skin with its mother of pearl.
Quantity: 60 g (2.11 oz.)
Price: 15000 KRW (~15$)
One of the first things that struck me when I used this Bb cream was the glow it gave me instantly! Of course it is because of the mother of pearl (and the obvious name Blooming Fit) but I have never gotten such a beautiful glow just from a BB cream or a foundation. A highlighter/illuminating base under a BB cream or foundation usually gives this effect. So if you do not like Glowing skin, this is not the BB cream for you, you should probably opt for the Matte-fying Cotton Fit BB cream (suitable for Oily skin).
The texture of the BB cream is quite similar to the Bright Fit BB cream and it has a medium coverage. I think it can also be sheered out so it can be used for people who need light to medium coverage.
The claim says that we can build several layers of this BB cream, but I think it is not a very light-weight BB cream so any more than one layer can get too heavy for the skin. And for this reason I think this will work best for normal to dry skin types.
The BB cream contains Titanium dioxide and Iron oxides which makes it give a slight (not very noticeable) white cast in photos especially in artificial lighting but I do not mind it because SPF30 and PA ++ means medium sun protection! The lasting power of the BB cream is comparable to a foundation. It does settle a little under my eyes if I do not set it with a powder and rubs off around my nose after 3-4 hours but with a little upkeep, my skin keeps looking good throughout the day.
My only concern is that this BB cream, like the Bright Fit BB cream, clings to dry spots. Now it is summer so I do not have that problem but during March-April time, when I was having dry spots, I applied the Etude House Super Collagen Moisture stick on the dry spots to moisturize them just before applying the BB cream.
I have not used this daily to know about the anti-wrinkle or whitening effect so I cannot comment on that. I got myself the darkest shade in the range W24 Honey Beige from the 3 shades – N02 Light Beige, W13 Natural Beige, W24 Honey Beige. That color works well for me but I think the shade range is very limited (with just 3 shades) and is not suitable for darker skin tones.
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(FOTD) Products used:
- Etude House Precious Mineral Blooming Fit BB cream – W24 Honey Beige
- Etude House Surprise Essence Concealer #2
- Etude House Dear My Milky Gloss – MPK002
- Etude House Easy & Quick Pen Liner – BK801
- Etude House Lash Perm 3 Step Volumecara
- Innisfree Eyeshadow Quad #14
- Missha Sheer Fluid Blusher #4 Vivid Coral
- L’Oreal Super Liner Gelmatic pen – Glamour Gold
As for the packaging, it is sturdy and very travel-friendly. The BB cream comes in a baby pink squeezable tube with pump to dispense the product. I feel that the quantity & quality of the product is awesome for the price!
Out of all the BB creams I have tried until now (and I have tried plenty), the Etude House Precious Mineral Blooming Fit BB cream is amongst my top 5! Just to be clear – I have dry skin and I like moisturizing BB creams that give me a glowing look, I also prefer medium coverage because anything more looks artificial and anything less does not work for the amount of imperfections I have. All in all Etude House has done a good job with this BB cream, I definitely recommend this to people with normal to dry skin.
Have you tried the Etude House BB creams? What do you think about the Etude House Precious Mineral Blooming Fit BB cream?