BB creams have been in the UK for a while now, and many brands have tried to recreate this Asian skincare trend. Some have come close, others are just over-hyped tinted moisturisers. I reviewed the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream here, which I liked. A bit orange/dark but it didn’t provide decent coverage or any skincare benefits. Not quite what I imagine a BB cream to be like.
But now there’s a new kid on the block, all the way from Korea. Dr Jart has finally hit the UK, so the British market can get a real feel of what a BB cream is all about.
Dr Jart Water Fuse Beauty Balm is a one-step skin perfecting balm that minimizes the need for foundation, concealer, SPF, and moisturizer. Or so it says on the packaging. The formula is oil free, and feels lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It’s made up of 50 percent water, which is great for dry and oily skin alike. The product is smooth, creamy, blendable and has a beautiful texture.
It’s supposed to act like a moisturiser and foundation all in one, plus SPF for protection from the sun. The shade is quite light, and works well with my skintone. It remains hydrating and dewy all day.
This is the product, unblended. Note my small beauty mark/mole on the left. It’s very clear and noticable. Below is a picture of the BB cream blended over the same mole.
The mole is still visible, but not as prominent. The BB cream provides a light-medium coverage, which is on par with some foundations that I have used. I apply a little concealer on the areas that I think need extra coverage, and the BB cream does the rest. The lack of pigmentation does bother me a little, as a large majority of Asian BB creams that I’ve seen can provide really good coverage. Without the need for concealer underneath.
Still, this is the best BB cream so far on the Western market.