A'PIEU | Flawless Cover BB Cream // Light Beige | 12,000 Won (full size: 40ml)
You may remember my excited enthusiasm for my very first A'Pieu product a few months ago when my KoreaDepart order arrived at my door. The brand is popular for being affordable and also attracts much attention with it's use of natural ingredients and plant extracts, featuring a green appeal.
I picked up this BB cream in the lightest shade available No.13 Light Beige but for those who have more colour to their face there is also No.21 and No.23 in this range. Unfortunately, here's where to problem started. With a small dot of product this actually swatched nicely, being a similar paleness to my skin but once blended into my face I realized this turned out be an unflattering shade of peachy pink. Nice as a blush, not so great as a foundation or BB cream.
It also had thick dense texture which required carefully patting onto the face with fingers or a damp sponge, use a buffing brush and you are almost certainly pick up every single dry patch on the skin. The finish once set the look was matte while being slightly powdery/velvet to the touch and although it did not feel like a burden on my face, I still couldn't help notice that the combination of mismatched colour and thicker consistency looked very unnatural on my face. In fact, this is one of those rare occasions in which my bare skin actually looked better than wearing a base product.
To redeem itself slightly, I can say that this does provide great coverage that goes on medium but is also buildable to cover most imperfections and discolouration that you'd like to hide, in addition you can absolutely go without setting powder and it will still look finished. If you can find a matching shade in this range, the combination of a matte finish and high coverage might be a winning combination for you especially those with oily skin.
While I fully intended to give this BB cream a good run and an in depth review, it just looked too ridiculous on my skin and I quickly gave it up without using it further to test its skincare benefits. I hope some of you have better luck out there!
This is a FLASH REVIEW : these are my initial thoughts and/or first impressions on beauty samples that I have been trying out. I hope these mini posts will give you some basic information on certain products even if I haven't had the full experience with them some of them yet.