Hmm… So what’s in my mind? Due to the Korean craze of BB cream that had infected Malaysian, we were introduced with so many brands/types of BB cream. Naming the famous ones, Dr. G, BRTC, Dr. Jart Silver, Skin Food, The Face Shop, Ettude House, Skin79, L’egere and the list goes on. After some intensive research, friend’s recommendation, intensive survey plus cruel elimination, I’ve came down to only Dr. G and BRTC to choose from.
Dr. G Brigthening Balm SPF 30
Price = RM95
Available at = Sasa outlets
Coverage wise, its only medium, slightly better than tinted moisturizer. Acne scars / blemishes are slightly difficult to hide with this cream, managed to cover it after 3rd layer of application, and then it started to look cakey. To counter this problem, stick with one thin layer of BB cream, followed by adding on some concealer on needed area. Poof! I looked radiant and fresh! After the BB cream, I dabbed on my Ettusais Day Amulet loose powder to control shine. I went shopping the whole day with my gal friend, had coffee at dome (outdoor), and my face still looks dewy and fresh. Oil control is goodie-good! There’s less shine on my T-zone area compared to if I’m using my usual sunblock + foundation. I’m thrilled!
Until evening, I only had to blot my face with tissue paper, reapply a thin layer of Dr. G BB cream + loose powder, and off I go again. I guess I’ve found myself a substitute to my liquid foundation :) Reached home, did my routine double cleansing (both Clinique), and I don’t find any pore-clogging issue. To proof that, I had a good night sleep, woke up, eagerly checking my face, and found no-spots, no eeky pimple popping up. YAY, I’ve found my Mr. right!!
To complete my mission, I woke up early and off I go again, this time, to 1 Utama with my lazy boyfriend. He was dragged out of the bed this morning, grumbled the whole morning, but in the end, still accompanied me there. *muaks* Ok, back to business, I head towards Watsons’s to hunt for:
BRTC Protect Multiplex Balm SPF 20
Size = 50ml
Price = RM 130.90
Available at = Watsons
This BB cream claims to be for all skin type. How does it feel / look? Texture wise, it’s like a thick paste, thicker than Dr. G’s. Colour wise, grayish, similar to Dr. G but with pink undertone, looks dark, but lighter than Dr. G. It absorbs quickly into my skin, but it left a pinkish tone which didnt look so natural on my skin. Though thick and pasty, surprisingly this cream gave me a more radiant look compared to Dr. G, most possibly due to the pink undertone. It should be a nice colour on not-so-yellow-skin.
Disregarding its thick texture, it gave fantastic oil control! It’s great news to girls out there with acne-prone skin. And what’s more, no clogging of pores, no pimple out-break when the cream was applied or after the cream was removed.
So what’s my justice???
The things I do not like about this BRTC Protect Multiplex Balm SPF 20
- It’s slightly-too-thick-texture. Too creamy I felt.
- colour oxidizes into a darker colour which it did not happen when I was using Dr. G’s BB cream.
- SPF indicator (20++) is lower than Dr. G’s (30++)
- Price wise, not such a big issue, but good to point out that BRTC (RM130.90) is more expensive to Dr. G (RM95)
- BRTC's pink undertone brough radiance but look fake on me :(