It’s strange how I’ve just written a post about creams one morning, with me mentioning The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream, and then being back a few hours later with my own tube. I guess it just goes to show how decisive I am about BB cream. After all, when you know, you just know.:)
I’m a Shade 02. I’m not too white, not too dark. I fall right in the middle, just like an average Southeast Asian girl. I heard that the European market sells it to shade 00. Thank God I didn’t see it, or else I would’ve become insecure.
When you put some on, the cream doesn’t look homogenous. It looks white with little brown speckles, but when you start manipulating it with your fingers, it becomes a whole new shade of sun-kissed tan. The color gets prettier the more you manipulate the cream, and the more it gets absorbed. I guess you can attribute that to the pigment capsules that get released upon application to the skin, but it totally wasn’t what I was expecting, even after reading “COLOUR-ADAPTING” on the tube. It seemed a bit like magic, I should say.
I’m really not used to spending a lot on skincare and cosmetics; in fact, it took me some time to actually decide to get this one. I don’t normally splurge, really. It’s just that I’m getting ready to jump off to better products now that I understand my face better, and I make it a point to actually take care of my skin now. Deciding to invest was difficult, but I seem to find solace in the fact that I made the right choice.