Etude House Shini Star BB Lotion is a limited offer product.
I tried another BB cream last week. A friend (I consider her a friend more than just a customer since we’ve been transacting for almost two years and she’s very patient with me!) from Singapore ordered something from Etude House. I told her that the shop gives away a poster of Shinee for any purchase of Shini Star product. She ordered a BB cream and I got her the poster. When I saw that it is “colorless”, I purchased one to try.
The Etude House Shini Star BB Lotion has SPF 20++. It has a “whitening” effect and also “colorless”. The latter probably means that its okay for cool and warm skin tones. The bb lotion itself is not “colorless” or transparent – like what I thought it would be.
My favorite BB cream has no SPF value. I just love it because it blends well and it looks natural on the skin. I’ll write a post on it one of these days.
Anyway, Shini Star BB Lotion is easy to apply. It has a more liquid consistency compared to other BB’s that I’ve used. I guess that’s why it says “lotion” instead of “cream”. The first time I applied it on my face, I was a bit disappointed. I thought it didn’t cover well. On the second day, I just tried to blend it well and it was okay. Here’s a before and after application picture starring my sun-damaged late 30’s forehead and chicken pox scarred chubby cheeks ;p I got the chicken pox on July 4, 1988. Then President Aquino was thinking twice about declaring the day a non-working holiday. I was already at school when they announced “No Classes” – !@#$%^&*!
I just use my usual loose powder on top of the BB lotion. After about five hours, my forehead was a just a bit oily but not too oily that I would use an oil blotting paper. It must be the weather.
Oh, I think you can use Shini Star BB Lotion on your lazy days. I go for it for the sun protection factor. With its packaging, I guess the product is intended for teenage girls and women in their early 20s — which means it’s not really for my age bracket ;p