I’m always on the hunt for a different BB cream. I can’t even count how many I’ve tried (and have yet to review). On one of my sample hunts, I ran across the By Flower BB Cream by Korean brand Nature Republic. I’m a fan of Nature Republic, and I also like cute stuff, including pink things and flowers. So yes, I indulged.
This BB Cream claims to soften the skin, and also has soothing and whitening effects. Not the main things I usually look for in a BB Cream, but who knows? Maybe this could be the one.
This version matches the samples I received. As I don’t speak Korean and Nature Republic doesn’t really have an English-friendly website, if anyone “in-the-know” wants to shed some light, feel free.
UV Protection: SPF 35 PA++
Available in two shades: 01 Pink Beige and 02 Natural Beige
Nature Republic’s BB Cream By Flower contains cornflower extract which helps in stimulating skin cell regeneration, bringing life back to your wearied skin. This cream also functions as a sunscreen with an SPF of 35, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.
First things first, it’s not a totally different color than my skin, I swear. It’s a good match, I just had slightly different light during the after shot. Sue me.
The scent of this BB Cream is incredible. So nice and light and flowery. It’s because of the scent that I really, really wanted to like this BB Cream. But alas. Not all that glitters is gold. And not all BB creams that smell nice are perfect.
Also, I ordered shade 01 Pink Beige, because my undertones are pink as hell.
Ohhhh hormones. I never quite know what to expect with Implanon. Whatever.
This is a rich BB Cream. The coverage is nice, the scent is heavenly, but it feels heavy on my skin. Texturally it doesn’t seem like it, but once applied, it feels like a moisturizer that’s not absorbing well. It just sits there. And with a dewy finish, you can bet it’s not a home run for us oily-skinned lasses. Even with a dusting of pressed powder, it still feels so present, and the shine is there within an hour (within minutes on my t-zone, no lie). Those with dry skin might have a bit more luck with this one.
It’s too bad, because the color is spot-on for me. This BB cream can also look a little cakey (especially with a powder finish), so use sparingly. Oh, and it sinks into pores if you’re primer-less. Even WITH a primer most BB creams do this to me, so take that with a grain of salt I guess. I need to start some sort of Sad Pores Club. Anyone?…
La cara del día. Just so y’all know I don’t always look like a scrub (but sometimes.) I never wear bright lipsticks so I’m trying to branch out (although I didn’t actually leave my apartment wearing this… not brave).
Pros: Good coverage, wonderful scent, affordable.
Cons: Not great oil control, feels heavy on skin.
Final Verdict: Would I purchase the full-size product? Sadly, no. But if you have non-oily skin, I’d say it’s definitely worth checking out. You can find it on eBay for ~$9 USD.