Category: Blemish Balm


Hi hi hi haiiiiiii ^__^
I’m so excited about this post I’m gonna do. Thank you Shu Uemura Indonesia for the product, this brand new addition will surely be loved by many, and here’s some of the “why’s”
First, you see details from shuuemura.co.uk: HERE.
You might really need to open the official website that I just gave you since all the details and instruction on the bottle is in Japanese ^__^
Direction from shuuemura.co.uk:
use a walnut sized amount to hand or sponge and apply half to left cheek, half to the right cheek and use the remainder for the forehead and t-zone. for best results use shu uemura pentagon sponge.

As seen, I use it too much XD, I shake it a bit and like corrector pen there’s like a metal ball inside so when shaking it you hear it, and careful not to over-pressed like I did heehee. So easy to get them out but you wont need that much.
This is my naked face. You probably already know I always do this after a shower and clean my face plus the towel is still there on my head ^__^ the thing is, I want the face still fresh. I cleaned them, toned, put serum and moisturized. They are ready for the BB Mousse now.
The texture is like amazingly lovable. Like a soft cloud. I really really like it. I know it is better to be used with sponge or brush, but nevertheless I still can show you how good it is just by hands.
The foam is easily burst, so you need to be fast and applied all over your face.
The scent is mild/delicate, you wont find any problem there, and again since I put it too much (more noticeable for picture taking) the difference is greater than normal use. But then I spread it on my neck and arms as well XD Don’t want any of them to go to waste. Since the lightness of the mousse, I also need to be gentle in spreading, a brush will definitely very handy, but hey, I didn’t use any of the tools today and I still can do it 🙂
And voila! The finished look. Smooth, delicate, so natural and the lightness is like feather.
Forgot the difference from the ‘before’ pic?
Here it is! No more redness, the whole appearance become smooth, even-tone, less visible pores, and so on!!! Best of all? My skin feels like they can breathe easily. Love it! OH yes, definitely get 5 star from me for being so natural and light.
Tips: Best to be used on a clean face. After cleaning, toning, serum and moisturizer, wait around 5-10 minutes or until the face absorb all those skin care before using the BB Mousse. Make sure you have clean hand as well and spread it following your facial hair direction. Pay attention on lines and in between, like under the eyes, sides of the nose, etc.
Aren’t it cute? This is the previous (still on sale, don’t worry) mousse that got the buzz all over the world. And I’ve tried them as well with Mr. Hendrix (Shu Uemura Indonesia Make Up Artist) during my makeover.

Click –> HERE to read about my makeover by Mr. Hendrix.

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Hi all!

Lately I have been reviewing some blemish balm on the market and some are even brand new. Here are my reviews regarding the products.

L’Oreal BB Max: HERE.

Maybelline BB Cream Clear Smooth : HERE.

Lancome BB Complete : HERE.

But today, I want to do a comparison review on three of them. I do this since most of the time many people surround me (incl you) are asking, “Okay, I’m using this brand now, is it better than that brand?”. And some added description can only be observed when we put them together to see what’s different between them

Start with packaging. The design of L’Oreal BB Max is more luxurious while Lancome BB Complete is simpler and ‘cleaner’. I can’s say anything about Maybelline BB Cream since the one I have is only sample size. The tip of L’Oreal BB Max is better than Lancome for being less messy and more precise.

The texture: L’Oreal BB Max and Lancome BB Complete have almost the same texture, but if you look closely, L’Oreal BB Max is slightly (just a tad) thicker and Maybelline BB Cream is the most fluid between them.

The color: L’Oreal BB Max and Lancome BB Complete had an almost same tone (but when spread later you can see the mild differences) which is like a grey-ish tone. While Maybelline BB Cream is more like nude skin color tone.

Scent: Amazingly again, L’Oreal BB Max and Lancome BB Complete smell almost the same and Maybelline BB Cream smell like my painting art color. Really they smell just like that. Well maybe, they just unscented so the natural scent smell as it is.

Sun Protection: L’Oreal BB Max and Lancome BB Complete stays up there with SPF 50 UVB and UVA PA +++ while Maybelline BB Cream contains SPF 26 PA+++

Tone selection: Only Lancome BB Complete provide 2 option. Lighter, which is pinkish, and warmer tone for a nude natural look.

Now as I spread the three of them, I can see more differences. L’Oreal BB Max and Lancome BB Complete is softer and smoother compared to Maybelline BB Cream texture. And now please do take a look at the tone.

L’Oreal BB Max looks warmer than Lancome BB Complete that seems fairer. The difference is not much but funny thing thou’ later on Lancome BB Complete able to blend in with my natural skin tone after a while.

L’Oreal BB Max and Maybelline BB Cream stays to their tone and will not adjusted into my natural skin tone. I’m not saying this is bad or good, it’s just a preference for customer to choose.


This is the picture after I blend it on my skin. L’Oreal BB Max and Lancome BB Complete is easier to blend in compared to Maybelline BB Cream, but overall it’s a matter of selection and all three have a fairly good coverage ability.

Last but not least is the price. Maybelline BB Cream Clear Smooth is the most affordable, followed by L’Oreal BB Max then Lancome BB Complete. But Lancome BB Complete have another ingredients that in the long run of usage will benefit the skin condition.

All three need to be clean using double cleansing for it’s sun protection and makeup function. Use a cleansing milk with cotton or rinse with water (if possible) then followed by cleansing foam. Or use a cleaning oil like from Shu Uemura which doesn’t need double cleansing.

Tips: All three of them can be applied better using a brush for liquid foundation to achieve a smoother look. Use them little by little and graduate for added coverage, no need to go overboard since BB cream was used for ‘natural’ look, if you use too much, you can easily look cakey.

Wait for the BB cream to sits in before applying more makeup, like loose powder or color. Any BB Cream best to be used with loose powder of your own natural shade.

These are my looks using different BB Cream


L’Oreal BB Max: HERE.               Lancome BB Complete : HERE.

Maybelline BB Cream Clear Smooth : HERE.

Thank you for reading and see you again soon ^__^