After watching a Sunnydahye video [link here] about the Aritaum full cover bb cream, I wanted to try it out for myself. The commercial for the product it shows a girl who is suffering from acne and after using the bb cream, her skin looked pretty amazing. It was a promising commercial that totally lured me in. You can watch the commercial here. Lately, due to stress, my skin is in one of the worst conditions it's ever been in. I really hoped that this bb cream was going to be my 'holy grail' bb cream.
I hope this review is helpful to some people who are interested in trying it out.
Aritaum 'full cover' BB cream
SPF 50+ PA+++
Whitening and anti-wrinkle
It's available in two shades: 01 (light beige) and 02 (natural beige)
Coverage: medium to full
Let me be honest- the first time I used it, I was not impressed and actually felt like I might have wasted some money. It felt too heavy and muddy on my face. I always hate the feeling that I have foundation on and wanted something that felt much lighter. However, I decided to give it a second chance. What I realized was that I was actually using too much product. It is after all a "full coverage" product, and so it's not necessary to use too much. This bb cream lasted all day for me and I didn't find it necessary to touch up my makeup. I imagine it will be perfect if used with a primer. Also, I didn't need to set it with a powder. However, if you have oily skin you might want to powder your T-zone lightly.
I bought it in the shade 01 (light beige) because I have pretty pale yellow-toned skin. I was originally concerned about which color to order because although my skin is very pale, typically the lightest shade in Korean bb creams is too pink or gray for my skin. It turns out this color blends into my skin really nicely. Probably if I had actually gotten a tan this summer, I would have needed the next shade though.
Here's a swatch of the color:
This is in my opinion the best way to apply it: Squeeze a small amount of product from the tube on to the back of your hand. Using your finger, then dab small amounts onto the different areas of your face and use your fingers to blend. Due to the thick consistency of the product I think it's best to just use your fingers and not a brush. I think this is the best way to apply the product evenly, without using too much and being left with that sticky feeling. Then, if you have areas that need more coverage, add to only those areas and blend it with your fingers.
Where to buy:
I bought mine from twofacemall.com for $16.80 free shipping.
You can find it here.
Here is a few pictures (including some awkwardly close shots) for you to see for yourself.