Today I’m heading back to my roots. My BB cream roots, which are what birthed this blog. I’ve had samples of the Good Afternoon Rose Lemon Tea BB Cream by Korean brand Skinfood for a long time. Way before this blog got started. So… since last year sometime. I finally kicked myself in the butt and snagged a full-size product so I could give y’all an in-depth review of this slightly misleading BB cream.
Misleading, you ask? How awful is this product going to be? Should I even continue reading?
Yes, not at all, and yes.
This is actually a favorite BB cream of mine right now–it’s just that the samples are nothing like the full-size product, so I’ll clear up some discrepancies for you if you’ve tried them.
UV Protection: SPF 20 PA+
Comes in two shades: No. 1 (Light Beige) and No. 2 (Natural Beige)
All skin types
[Rose Lemon Tea BB - Hydrating & Fitting]
A hydrating and fitting BB cream that revitalizes and hydrates skin with aromatic rose and refreshing lemon extracts. Immediately releases water drops to transform skin into a soft, supple texture.
[Good Afternoon BB Cream Story]
Try our Good Afternoon BB Cream Line. Infused with skin-revitalizing afternoon teas, it helps you keep a bright, vibrant skin tone all day!
Yep, the reason I bought the full-size product is because I was puzzled by the sample I had of it. As you can see, when I opened it, it had a strange, mousse-like consistency and wasn’t really a cream at all. I thought maybe it was a fluke, but every sample of it I had was like that. I figured they were maybe just an old batch and were drying out or something. In retrospect, I’m guessing that the formula just wasn’t meant to be packaged like that. The actual product is definitely a cream, albeit lightweight and fluffy. So, if you’ve been put off by a sample you’ve tried, the real thing is a lot different.
This photo makes this BB cream seem way darker than my skin tone, but that’s not the case. It’s a -little- bit darker (most BB creams are for me) but it oxidizes quickly and melts into the skin for a perfect match. The weird sample photo above it is actually more accurate in terms of color. (I’m using No. 1, of course.) It appears to be quite sheer, but the coverage actually ranges around medium, in my opinion. You won’t be hiding any major blemishes with this alone, but for minor discolorations it’s great, and it evens out the skin amazingly. Also it smells sooooo good.
My poor skin. It doesn’t always look this bad. Only when a flash is illuminating every single flaw. Which is why I normally choose to use ambient lighting, but I figured this would help show what this BB cream is capable of. My pale-ass skin has a shit ton of sun damage… and most of it got evened out thanks to the magic of roses and lemon.
This is supposed to be a hydrating (and fitting, but who the hell knows what that means) BB cream, so I was a bit apprehensive at first, since I have oily skin. But surprisingly, this stuff wasn’t greasy at all and actually calmed down my oil production. A miracle.
This BB cream has a slightly glowing finish at first, but after about ten minutes it sets and is noticeably less glowy. Thank the heavens. But of course, I need my powder. It’s like a drug.
After everything else. Did I mention powder is my best friend? It is.
The Good Afternoon BB Cream line also includes Apple Cinnamon Tea (brightening/detoxifying), Peach Green Tea (oil-control/mattifying), Berry Berry Tea (smoothing/concealing), and Honey Black Tea (moisturizing/illuminating). I’ve tried the Peach Green Tea and the Honey Black Tea… reviews to come someday.
Pros: Lightweight, easily absorbed, decent coverage, heavenly scent, non-greasy, good oil-control, super affordable (I got mine for $6 USD on eBay, including shipping from South Korea).
Cons: Low SPF, weird samples.
Final Verdict: One of my new favorites, up there with The Face Shop Clean Face Oil-Free BB Cream. Definitely will repurchase, especially at that price.