Remember all the bb cream craze when it started many years ago? I simply fell in love when I first tried them. I liked that the consistency was vey similar to a face cream and I don’t know why the hype has died down, because they rock! Well, maybe a big problem with bb creams is the shade range. But, they are one of the few base products that make my skin look very healthy and well hydrated. I had been meaning to try this one from Klairs for some time and decided to finally buy it. The Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream has an SPF of 40 and PA++ (Protection Grade of UVA). It has a natural color suited for neutral and warm skin tones ( light yellow/golden undertones ). I’d say the shade corresponds to nr. 21 in Korean foundation shade. This BB Cream comes in a white tube with a noozzle and twist cap.
Due to the creamy texture of this bb cream I think the best way to apply it is using your fingers (or a cushion puff). That’s how you’ll achieve an even streak-free finish.
Texture: It has a light creamy texture which goes on smoothly on the skin and blends easily.
Finish: The finish is very dewy and natural which I like, because it makes the skin look radiant and glowing, however, you can use a blotting paper if you don’t prefer that kind of finish to tone it down.
Coverage: Light to medium coverage (buildable) – Looks like skin and covers light blemishes. Evens out the skin tone very well. You’ll definitely need a concealer for the under eye area and spots that need more coverage. Doesn’t cover acne.
Lasting Power: It does last for a couple of hours if you just use it by itself and do not set it. I’ve noticed that depending on what products I’m using under, it will either separate or sink well into the skin. This is something to keep in mind. If separation happens, don’t give up on it so quickly and check the skincare products you’re using underneath.
I have oily acne prone skin and this bb cream has not broken me out or irritated my skin in any way. Covers up the redness on my cheeks and does a nice job on covering pores.
If you have issues with your skin texture this may cling a little onto flakes. It’s no major issue. It helps that the bb cream has a creamy texture and is moisturizing and will mostly smooth everything out. However, make sure to take care of your skin texture first so your bb cream or foundation can stay and look better on the skin. It makes a great difference on how your makeup will perform.
Contains a lot of hydrating ingredients, niacinamide, adenosine, plant extracts (Centella, licorice..) and UV filters: Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.
- Looks natural on the skin.
- It’s moisturizing.
- Sun protection (SPF 40 and PA++)
- Evens out and brightens.
- Suitable for all skin types (especially for dry skin).
- Does not accentuate fine lines, smoothes them out.
- Doesn’t leave a white or gray cast.
- Cruelty free and Vegan.
- Lasts for a couple of hours.
- Does not cover dark circles or acne (You’ll need a concealer).
- Only one shade.
This is a natural everyday BB Cream for those who do not need a lot of coverage. Looks like skin, brightens and evens out the complextion. The lasting power is not amazing, but you can reapply it throughout the day. I like its dewy finish and that it does not feel heavy on the skin. It feels moisturizing and smoothes fine lines. I love this bb cream and use it very often so I will definitely repurchase it when I run out. (Update: I’m already on my second one!)
Where to buy it: If you’d like to purchase the Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream SPF40 PA++, you can find it at Wishtrend* currently 15% off for $21.25. It’s also available on Yesstyle*.
Have you tried this bb cream? If yes, please share your thoughts in the comments 🙂
Also check out my review on the Klairs Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer.
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Hi Puja! This bb cream would be a true number 21 in Korean shades. The undertone is yellow-based and looks natural. I will be updating the pictures in this post since it’s been some time since I wrote it. Meanwhile you can see a better swatch of the bb cream in this post: https://kbeautynotes.com/dr-ceuracle-vegan-kombucha-tea-bb-cream-review/
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Hi and welcome to Kbeauty Notes! :)
I’m Ledia and I’m very passionate about everything skincare. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experience with many amazing and not so great products out there, hoping to help you make better decisions regarding your skin health.
I’m very happy to bring you on this journey with me and I hope you enjoy it! <3
My Skin Type: Oily, acne prone, dehydrated, a little sensitive, large pores.
Skincare Concerns: hydration, pore care, anti-ageing, PIE (acne marks), brightening.
I am duelling between whether or not to make the purchase. I love the ingredients but I am worried about the shade. Could you kindly refer to your usual complexion shade(as in 23N or foundation shade) so I can make an estimate?