Since trying the SkinFood cactus BB cream, I was very keen to try more from them. The Mushroom BB Cream is a triple function BB cream that SkinFood claims to “contain skin-friendly aloe & mushroom extract, adenosine and arbutin that helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and promotes a brighter, more radiant complexion with UV protection properties”.
I’ll be reviewing all BB Creams on the following criteria:
- Dry to touch finish
- Natural skin feel
Thank goodness the Mushroom BB Cream doesn’t come with a sponge applicator! It’s in my favourite form: flat tube with screw on cap, and flat nozzle. It also contains 50g of product which is quite generous.
The tube is a lovely earthy beige colour with matte finish, and the labels and outer cap is printed/embossed/pearlised recycle paper. I love the look of it – although have read that the paper can disintegrate after coming in contact with water, so is not as travel-friendly as regular printed tubes.
The texture of the BB cream is a gel-cream, so its coverage is slightly less than the cactus BB cream and the Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream, but is still pretty high. It also does not sink into lines which is awesome – and you can see how flawless my hand is!
I take 0.5 point off as for some reason, no matter how I apply it, it’s not buildable. So a concealer is a must when using this – which I need for the redness under my eyes, along my nose bridge, and either sides of my nostrils.
Dry-to-touch finish: 5/5
Even though the SkinFood Mushroom BB Cream doesn’t have a powdery finish like the Vichy one, it completely melts into the skin, leaving no stickiness. I can get away with not using a powder except for my eye area (but that’s to help my eye makeup application).
Natural skin feel: 5/5
Love, love LOVE how natural this BB Cream is! As it melts into the skin and that it’s not buildable, this BB cream is foolproof. No matter how heavy handed you are, it will not give you a mask face.
The colour seem a bit pink when first applied but quickly adapts to the natural skin tone. It also has a semi-dewy finish which is perfection in achieving the my-skin-but-better result.
In addition, this BB cream comes in 2 shades (stated in the little circle on back of back, see the upper right-hand pic under packaging). So if you’re a little darker, pick #2 as oppose to #1.
I don’t know how SkinFood does it, but there is no sunscreen smell at all with either of the two BB Cream I’ve tried. The Mushroom BB Cream also has a botanical smell. But rather than a grassy/floral smell, it’s a woody, medicinal smell. It’s rather hard to describe… kinda like the inside of a wet tree branch when you snap it in half.
I quite like the smell as I’m mad for anything botanical, and I happen to like Chinese medicine. But it can be unpleasant to some – especially when the scent does not fade.
This is probably as good as it can get, when it comes to longevity on my oily face. The SkinFood Mushroom BB Cream actually lasts a good 6 hours on my face, which is rather incredible considering it still has a somewhat dewy finish.
Even better, even after blotting, there is still enough BB Cream left on my face which I can re-distribute by rubbing it around.
TOTAL SCORE: 27.5 OUT OF 30
The SkinFood Mushroom Multi Care BB Cream SPF PA+ is without a doubt, my favourite BB Cream so far. It’s easy to apply, looks great, lasts a long time and does not break me out. I think it’ll suit all skin types too. And just another little tip: for a porcelain flawless finish, use a silicon base primer underneath – hello doll face!!
SkinFood Mushroom Multi Care BB Cream SPF PA+ is available in 2 shades, normall retails for US$34.40 but is on special for US$18.60 on Sasa.com – so get it NOW!!!
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