Beauty, Korea, Product Reviews

[REVIEW] MISSHA Misa Cho Bo Yang BB Cream

LOOKING FOR A MAGIC KOREAN BB CREAM? WE GOT THE PERFECT PRODUCT FOR YOU....


In the world of Korean beauty products, one of the most prominent innovations that Korea has released to the worldwide beauty community is their flawless BB creams. However, sometimes the endless option can be overwhelming. Well, it's your lucky day! Luckily for you, we've done the research and found this incredible life-changing (I'm actually serious this time) MISSHA Misa Cho Bo Yang BB cream that will last throughout the day and leave your skin looking baby smooth.

PACKAGING

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I must admit, I absolutely love MISSHA beauty products because of their packaging. Personally, I'm not the type that wants to take time screwing a cap on and off when applying BB cream. Fortunately, this product comes in a easy squeeze tube with a pump that dispenses the perfect amount of product each time. Also, the exterior colors on the product is very reserved and understated compared to some other Korean products that are bright and colorful.

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Again, all the text on the box is in Korean. If the Korean language is completely foreign to you, have no fear. I went ahead and found the list of ingredients in English. If you are concerned about some chemicals irritating your skin, check out COSDNA's analysis of skin safety here as well as the list of ingredients.

SCENT

Like most Korean beauty products, the one thing that caught my attention with this product is the scent. Surprisingly, it is not like any scent I've smelled before in a Korean beauty product. Strangely, it smells like the inside of a Chinese medicinal store in the ginseng section. If you've been to one, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. However, the scent is subtle.  So, there's no need to worry about it disturbing your every day activities.

COVERAGE

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When it comes to coverage, a little goes a LONG way. MISSHA definitely knew what was up when they developed this formula. As you can see in the picture, I only put one pump of the product on my arm. That one dose is effective in covering my whole face and leaves my skin even.

Like most BB creams, the color itself seems a little ashy at first, but blends into my skin tone after about 30 minutes of wear. However, the product only comes in two different colors. If you're skin tone is a little darker, be aware that it may not be right for you. Also, if you have a lot of pink undertones, the BB cream may exaggerate the yellow in your skin. So, make sure to blend the product in your neck as well.

Since this is now my new go to foundation/BB cream, I do couple this with a standard concealer for the area under my eyes and any acne or trouble spots. Luckily, I find that this product blends well with my highlights and isn't a drastic color change between products.

LONG LASTING

I don't know how they do it at MISSHA, but this product is SERIOUS when it comes to wear. Surprisingly, I put only one pump of this product on my face and it lasts the whole day without any reapplication. However, the consistency is very thick and slightly dry, so make sure you use a strong moisturizer or base. 

​In fact, this product was so effective I had to use an oil makeup remover to get it off my arm after doing the demo. For this reason, this product is one of my favorite makeups of all time!

BEFORE

AFTER

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OVERALL RATING

Pros

  • LONG lasting!
  • Great coverage
  • Hygienic dispensing
  • Color matching
  • A little goes a long way

Cons

  • Slightly expensive
  • Medicinal smell
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