Moisture Mist BB Cream Swatches & Review

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Hey lovelies,

My eldest has recently started morning kindergarten. Earlier starts, longer kindy sessions, constant tantrums from tiredness - it all takes a toll on the little guy and I can't say I've been enjoying the side effects of this transition either!
All of this means that I've begun favouring a super light makeup routine on our newly busy mornings. I pop on a bit of lipstick and use the same shade as a cream blush, run a brow pencil and spooly through my brows (ZA Brow Liners are great for this), mascara on my top lashes and of course a quick dab of BB Cream; something with enough coverage to even out skintone and imbue my complexion with a little glow to hide the tiredness. Moisture Mist's BB Cream is perfect for this! Read on to find out why.

Moisture Mist BB Cream Swatches & Review

Moisture Mist's BB Cream comes in a simple white squeezy tube with a fine nozzle and a gold trimmed red screw-on cap. It's easy to dispense as much as you need and the tube contains 30g of product. Here's what Moisture Mist say about the formula:
  • Confidently protect your skin from harmful UV rays with SPF40
  • Replenish your skin with Amino Mineral Complex
  • Energise your skin with Vitamin B Derivative
  • Correct dullness and even out skin tone with Colour Control Powder
  • Diffuse light from the skin’s surface with Poreless Powder
  • Keep shine at bay with Oil Control Powder
Moisture Mist BB Cream also has a PA rating of +++, making it a broad spectrum product. If you're not familiar with the Asian PA rating system, there's some helpful information here.

Moisture Mist BB Cream Swatches & Review

Swatched heavily (left) and sheered out (right) on bare skin under daylight bulbs

The Moisture Mist BB Cream is an okay match for my skintone, a little too warm but passable. For reference, I wear MAC NC15, Estee Lauder 1N1 Ivory Nude (Double Wear) and 1C1 (Perfectionist) and ZA OC0W. It has light, even and buildable coverage and applies smoothly on my oily-combination skin. I also have a few stubborn scaly bits at the moment and it's quite forgiving of those. I tried using both a dampened sponge and my fingers and both yielded a nice application.
I'm not overly fond of the strong floral fragrance this has, although it's not intolerable and becomes less noticeable after an hour or so. I wish the lasting power was a bit better too, I get six hours wear after which it becomes increasingly faded and patchy before disappearing. For me to be truly happy with the results all day, I add a bit of concealer and translucent powder, but if I just want to look a little more polished for morning errands, the six hours is sufficient.

Moisture Mist BB Cream Swatches & Review

Before Moisture Mist BB Cream

Moisture Mist BB Cream Swatches & Review

After Moisture Mist BB Cream

The Moisture Mist BB Cream retails for $39.00NZD and is a permanent fixture of the range. If you're into a bargain though, here a couple of deals going on at the moment:
  • Currently available in the Glamorous Autumn set ($49.00NZD) along with the Moisture Mist Beauty Cake, a ZA Eyes Groovy palette and a blender sponge while stocks last. See more details about that set in my impressions post here
  • Exclusively at Farmers, buy any Moisture Mist foundation or BB Cream and receive a free blender sponge (offer valid 22nd May-17th June or while stocks last).
  • Exclusively at pharmacies, spend $49 on Moisture Mist products and receive a free Impressive lash mascara worth $30 (offer valid 25th May-21st June or while stocks last). See the Moisture Mist promotions page for full terms & conditions and exclusions.

What I liked:
  • Light, even coverage
  • Applies smoothly, forgiving of dry patches and blends out well
  • Easy to apply with fingers or a sponge
What I didn't like:
  • Only wore for six hours
  • Wish there was a wider shade range
Where to buy:
  • Selected Life & Unichem Pharmacies
  • Japan Home Mart
  • Makeup Direct


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