Better Late Than Never: Myra E Vitaglow BB Cream

Hi guys! I’m back for another blog or product review. Again this is for a BB Cream product for a popular brand here in the Philippines. From my previous blog, I already gave some information about BB Creams and how it differs from a regular foundation.  As we all know, Myra E is a known brand when it comes to skin care. I’ve been an avid user of this product from their moisturizers to face powder and even their skin supplement. So I have no question when it comes to trying out another product they have since I haven’t experience anything worse using their products. If I’m not mistaken they’ve launch the product last year. I know I’m late in reviewing this but as you all know I’m not really much of a makeup addict or junkie. But here’s my verdict or review on this product.

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Myra E Vitaglow BB Cream in Ivory.

Pros:

  • Very affordable. For a 20ml. tube it only costs 99Php.
  • Light weight. Not heavy or sticky on the face after application.
  • Has SPF 15. Which is a good thing since it is very hot and humid right now.
  • It has a mild scent.
  • Widely available in drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. I bought mine at Watsons.
  • Hypoallergenic. It didn’t give any breakout or allergic reaction on my face.
  • It has 2 shades only. Ivory for fair skin. Beige for medium to dark skinned. Some reviewers of this product find this as a disadvantage but for me it is easier to pick which shade to use. I’m not a fan of makeup products that has a lot of shades to choose from especially for a foundation, powder or  bb cream.
  • Packaging. Simple I must say.

Cons:

  • There is no coverage on this BB Cream. Well, what would you expect from a 99 pesos BB cream. Better use a good concealer if you have anything to conceal.
  • Most of the reviews I’ve read online rants about the shimmers that is in this product. Surprisingly, it doesn’t bother me at all. I found the shimmers not that visible after applying a powder. I even checked my face during daytime and I don’t see any hint of glitters or shimmers remaining.But still it would be better not having this fancy shimmers on a BB Cream,
  • Long lasting? Nah. I don’t think so. It might last only up to 4 hours. Better yet use a good setting powder for this.

Overall, I choose the Avon Goodness BB Cream over this which I had reviewed previously. But I use this on a daily basis before going to work. I know that this product doesn’t meet expectations esp.to  makeup gurus or junkies out there but for me I can use this on a daily basis as a makeup base or sort of tinted moisturizer. This is perfect for those who have blemish free or flawless skin for a no make-up look.

First Experience on BB Cream? Avon Goodness Moisturizing BB Cream Review.

As we all know, BB creams had been widely available in the market. Almost all cosmetic brands (local or international) have their own line of BB Creams. Let’s take a closer look on BB Creams. What is the difference between Foundation & BB Cream? What BB Cream/s do you use? My take on Avon’s BB Cream.

BB cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base, beblesh balm, and in Western markets,beauty balm. It is a cosmetic item sold mainly in Asian markets, although the majority of larger beauty brands have introduced BB creams to Western markets.[2] BB cream is promoted as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock.[3] It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage. Source: Wikipedia

Difference Between BB Cream & Foundation

1. DIFFERENCE COVERAGE LEVELS

One of the top major differences between BB cream and foundation is the coverage. With foundation, it is typically thicker, so you have a lot more coverage. With BB cream, there isn’t a lot of coverage, so it’s great if you are heading out to the beach or you are just looking for something easy to put on!

2. SKINCARE BENEFITS

While there are some foundations that have skincare#benefits, BB cream automatically has them built in! This particular cream is meant to really clear up your skin and to keep it looking flawless, all while staying put on your #skin all day! Try it and let me know how well it works for you!

3. HOW TO APPLY

There are tons of ways to apply foundation and BB cream, but the difference is the you apply BB cream with your fingers specifically. That’s how it is meant to be, where with foundation, you can apply with a foundation brush, a sponge or your fingers – but it is a little messier.

4. HIGHER SPF

The great thing about BB cream is the fact that it has a ton more SPF protection for your #skin! That means, if you are heading out to the beach, just a quick slather of BB cream on your face to cover up all of those #imperfections and you’ll be more protected from the sun than if you went out with foundation.

5. BETTER MOISTURIZATION

The greatest thing that I’ve found about BB cream is the fact that it is not cakey at all! So you never have to worry about your skin drying out, because BB cream has a ton of moisturizer built right inside! Foundation can be moisturizing, but it can also leave your #skin really dry if you don’t use moisturizer beforehand.

Source: http://makeup.allwomenstalk.com/differences-between-bb-cream-foundation/7/)

  Let me present the BB Cream I’m currently using. I was browsing for Avon’s E-brochure when this caught my eye. It was at a sale for 249 Php. At that time, I wanted to stop using San San’s Soleil Matte Foundation because I noticed few nasty whiteheads on my nose after using it. So I ordered from my colleague who is an Avon dealer. Like others, I first check for online reviews about this product my main concern is if it is hypoallergenic since I don’t want to suffer from acne or allergy again.

Avon Skin Goodness Moisturizing BB Cream SPF 20 / PA ++

Avon Skin Goodness Moisturizing BB Cream

Avon Skin Goodness Moisturizing BB Cream SPF20 in Light Priced at 249 Php (less 120 Php) Weight: 18g.

This nourishing BB Cream has moisture essence which nurtures the skin for a healthy glow. Enriched with Vitamins A, C & E, it is suitable for sensitive skin.

Ingredients: Clyclopentasiloxane, Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Polysilicone-11, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Petrolatum, SD Alcohol 40-B, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Punica Granatum Fruit Juice, Laureth-12, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Dipropylene Glycol, Fragrance, Olea Europaea (olive) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phloretin, Tocopherol. May Contain: Methicone, CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492/CI77499, CI 77019, CI 77163.

Verdict:

  • Packaging:  It is in a tube. The end of the tube is elongated and its tip is really small, so if you have any excess product squeezed out it might be hard to put it back.
  • Coverage: I don’ t see much coverage in this BB Cream. This doesn’t count as a blemish balm but just a beauty balm cream. I can use concealer for tiny spots or blemishes If I have. Light to Medium.
  • Shades: Nude and Light.
  • Texture: Smooth but runny. When I apply it on my face it is very smooth. I just put a little moisturizer ( Myra-E) on my face before putting this in. It is very light on my face. The downside is it the liquid or product is a bit runny.
  • Scent: No scent.
  • Oil Absorption: Compared to my San San Foundation, this BB cream doesn’t oil up easily on my face.
  • Lasting power: On my one week experience on this product I can say it lasts for about 4-5 hours on a sweaty or humid weather. Maybe more if the weather is nice and cold. I just do a bit of touch ups using my Nichido Pressed Powder if needed.
  • Others: It has SPF content (SPF 20). It is flawless on my face (like it!!), A bit pricey for an 18g. product, it is normally priced at 300+ Php. Hypoallergenic? Maybe. I just noticed a not so bothersome small bumps on my first usage but nothing serious.
  • Overall rating: 4/5. If the coverage was great it might be a perfect 5 for me.

Honestly, this is not the first BB cream I tried. I have a colleague/friend of mine who gave me her used Pond’s BB Cream since she is not using it anymore. I don’t like it since it is pinkish on my face and at that time I had few terrible marks or blemishes on my face which only did make it too obvious. Do you have any other BB Creams you may want to share with me? I’m open for suggestions. I’m considering on looking for budget friendly ones, like Maybelline & Nichido. Thanks!! 🙂