In Korea, the trend this year in this new product which compliments your BB Creams called the ‘BB Enhancers’ ( well, they’re called Luminous Cream but Hope In A Blog is renaming them as BB Enhancers ). Long gone are the days where the matte look is an ‘in’ thing. Who wants to be matte these days? It’s all about having that natural radiant glow.
So these BB Enhancers are mixed together with your normal BB Creams or foundations to give your skin that extra radiance kick as well as to add moisture to the skin. These enhancers gives your skin a very moist healthy radiant look which is how most korean celebrities are going for. These enhancers are actually very much like highlighters and can be used alone to highlight on the ‘highlighting’ areas ( nose, forehead, cheekbones ) for a more dramatic effect.
So what options are there out there for those of you that are looking for a BB enhancer ?
1. Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer
( 15,000 wons / 25g )
Probably the first BB enhancer in the market, the Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer was a huge hit. The adviced ratio is 1 : 3 ( 1 part enhancer 3 parts BB Cream ) to give you glowing skin. The Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer which was upgraded recently now comes in three types :
The #3 is a new release. I wouldn’t bother with #1.. I have #2 and it’s not bad but a little too pinkish for my taste, so if i had to choose one, it would probably be the #3 which is transparent!
The BB Enhancer not only add a little glow to your BB Creams but also contains avocado oil and argan oil for skin hydration and nutrition. It also uses ultra low molecular Hyaluronic Acid ( Oligo Hyaluronic Acid ) which increases the skin hydration ).
2. A’PIEU Blending Luminous Cream
( 30ml / 14,000 wons )
A’PIEU, which is also under Missha , has a BB enhancer which advises to use a 2 ( enhancer ) : 1 (BB) ratio in comparison with the 1:3 ratio of the Etude House. The BB Enhancer contains honey, royal jelly, wild rose, argan oil to provide nutrition and moisture to the skin. Comes in two shades!
3. Tony Moly Luminous Goddess Aura BB Beam
( 30ml / 13,000 wons )
The Tony Moly BB Enhancer advised ratio is 2 ( BB Cream ) : 1 ( enhancer ). Contains argan oil and natural oils to protect and moisturize skin to increase adhesion of makeup. Free from talc and benzophenone.
4. Holika Holika Luminous Silk BB Starter
( 35ml / 10,900 wons )
Holika Holika BB enhancer contains a moisturizing capsule that contains ceramide, PGA and hyaluronic acid to provide hydration to the skin. It also contains 18 kinds of amino acids that improves skin elasticity.
5. Banila Co It Shiny Shimmer Cream
( 23,000 wons / 40ml )
Not traditionally marketed as a BB Enhancer, but a highlighter – the Banila Co It Shiny Shimmer Cream was the winner of last year’s Allure Beauty Awards for Best Highlighter beating Bobbi Brown, MAC, and other international brands. The Shimmer Cream can be used as a makeup base, or mixed up with your BB Cream too! Contains hyaluronic acid and phytocollagen complex to provide nutrition and hydration to the skin.
This is my favourite BB enhancer ever! Sometimes you don’t even need a BB Cream to go with this. The prices have dropped tremendously on Gmarket so this is the right time to purchase this! The advised ratio is 3 ( enhancer ) : 1 ( BB ) and this makes your skin look like you came out from a fairy tale. Hahahahaha.. Read our review here
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