Etude House Precious Mineral BB cream cover & bright fit first impression review

Etude House precious mineral bb cream reviewWhen new BB creams hit the market, me eyes just shoots like lasers!  So of course when this hit my door step, I’d have to do a first impression review of it :D.  This is Etude House latest addition to their Precious Mineral line, “Cover & bright fit” which is marketed to be able to give “flawless coverage” while brightening the skin with a long lasting finish.  So let’s see if this will hold up to the test, let’s go! (/^▽^)/

Full name of product:
Etude House Precious BB cream cover & bright fit

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

“This is a cover & bright fit BB Cream that smoothly glides onto skin with its Double Fitting Concealer Technology
Brighten skin without darkening, flawless coverage, close adherence, long lasting effect.”

$12.40 USD

Amount of product:
1.23 oz/ 35 g

Amount of sun protection:
SPF30 PA++

Packaging measurements:
3.5 cm width, 13 cm height

Duration before expiration:
12 months/ 1 year

Where to buy:

Shade available:
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3 shades available: #19, #21/22, #23 on korean website
2 shade available on global website: Honey beige W24, Natural beige W13


Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Sodium Hyaluronate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Talc, Pearl Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract, Uncaria Gambir Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Beeswax, Sorbitan Olivate, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Triethyl Citrate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Adenosine, Propylene Carbonate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), FragranceIMG_8311The shade that was sent to me was Natural beige, which is usually the color that I get through my Pink Bird box.  If you haven’t seen this month’s pink bird box unboxing, click here!

Product packaging:Etude House precious mineral bb creamThis new BB cream’s packaging is very straight forward.  It comes in a tube format with a plastic twist off cap and the tube itself is a squeeze tube with no pump.  I don’t mind this packaging since it is convenient, nice and thin and would fit into my purse or bag without it making it bulky.

Etude House bb cream review

Color/ pigmentation:
The BB creams I’m usually used to and prefer are the ones that have light to medium coverage, light weight on the skin and is easy to apply even with just fingers.  I’ve very rarely had any other type of BB creams that have a more thick consistency or any coverage above that.  This BB cream is noticeably thicker in consistency, definitely has higher coverage and is very brightening, all of which are marketed.  The shade that I got was in natural beige W13 and I would say in person, if you don’t look too close and I had some bronzer on, it would be a decent match.  If you were to wear this to a place where you were going to be photographed with or without flash, I would not recommend this to be the choice.  On my MAC NC25 skintone, very yellow undertone, vampire-ish looking skin, this work great.  Build able coverage, blends right into the skin.

Texture/ finish:
Texture of this BB cream is very smooth, can be easily blended with the fingers or a brush.  Finish wise, this BB cream has a definite satin finish, slightly matte but still with a natural glow to the skin without it looking dead and 90’s total matte look.  It also sets very quickly on the skin, and after 10 minutes, the tacky and slightly dewiness completely goes away.

There is a very faint soapy floral scent, but not strong enough to make me gag.  Smell-o-scale: 3/10

Lasting power:
I wore this a couple of times out and the BB cream lasted on my dry skin for a solid 8 hours before slightly fading around my nose bridge, but that is a definite given because I wear glasses.  Overall, I’d say the lasting power is enough for someone to carry out a 10 hour day without worrying about fading.


IMG_8360Here is my bare skin with slightly filled in eye brows, mascara, eyeliner and lip balm.

My skin concerns are:
-dark circles from staying up late and not getting quality sleep
-redness around the cheeks, nose and chin from hormones
-never-ending reproduction of blackheads

What I usually look for in base makeup products:
-hydration for my dry skin

-formula does not cling to my dry patches of skin
-light-medium coverage
-coverage for my redness
-if it covers my dark circles, that would be a bonus but not really a criteriaIMG_8361I’ve also gotten a bit of sun damage on the left side of my cheek because I kept forgetting to consistently wear sun block. ( ͒˃̩̩⌂˂̩̩ ͒)


Etude House bb cream reviewLet’s try this thing!

IMG_8368My skin is so pale, it threw off the colouring in my camera.  Great….  This always happens.  I’m a vampire don’tcha knowAnd the fact that I have to take these pictures by myself with my glasses off also does not help that it is sometimes out of focus.  

Here’s a quick tip to get an even coverage without blobbing tons of product onto your face.  Break off the cotton tip of your Q tip, or use the back of your brush and evenly dab lines all over your face.  The places where you need more coverage, place more dabs and then either use your finger, brush or sponge and blend away.IMG_8369

IMG_8373My weapon of choice was my air puff from my BB cushions which I actually found didn’t work that great since the BB cream slightly dried and I had to use a slight wiping motion instead of the usual dab/ stamping motion I use.  I’d definitely recommend using a brush for this, a definite better choice.

IMG_8374Here is a before and after.  As you can see on the right side of my face, it it definitely slightly brighter, a bit more even in color but not so much covering the dark circles.  I would have to use my usual salmon coloured concealer for my dark circles.

IMG_8377Hmm, we need to get rid of the redness from the zit as well. Let’s see how this will go.

IMG_8379Adding one layer of BB cream, dabbed with my finger.

IMG_8384It didn’t fully cover the reddness but is less visible.

IMG_8386One side done.





Let’s finish the face and apply the full face with the finish touches.IMG_8404Here’s the finish product.  I can’t say I am liking this BB cream for my skin type and concerns since, well it looks slightly cakey for my liking and the finish is my ideal for my dry skin.  And please excuse the lop sided lip color… Oh dear.  A mess……  I applied a bit of cream bronzer, blush, highlight and lip color.  I can’t help but think that the combo of the paleness from the Bb cream and the lip color, it makes me think of back in the day when ladies had those weird, hella curly white wigs, heavy powdered faces and bright lip color.  Damn…

IMG_8405Close look…

IMG_8406As you can see, my dry skin is accentuated and you can clearly see it on my nose.  My nose is always the one place I have the most difficult time.  Dry and flaky skin always comes back overnight and funny thing is, I used my peeling gel before using the BB cream and it was still clinging onto my telescopic dry patches. 

IMG_8407The area around the side of my nose also slightly bunched up and my cheek’s skin unflattering texture is shown.  All in all, this BB cream kind of makes me look like a decaying vampire who forgot to not go outside when the sun is up. 🙁 I wish I was sparkly at least in my last moments of non-eternal existance.  Yes I have a very weird and active imagination ٩( ᐛ )و.

-product is very affordable
-gives a solid medium coverage
-buildable, blendable
-long lasting

-only three shades available
-does not work with my dry skin type; too drying
-accentuates my skin in all the wrong places

Not for me

Stars give out of 5:

I can’t say I hate this BB cream because I can see where it is going towards and it hits all the claims it makes.  However for my dry to very dry skin during the winter time, this is not a product that works for me.  I can see this product working for people with oily to combination skin who likes a more satin, matte finish with a medium coverage.  As for me, I like a more hydration, easier to blend BB cream that gives me light coverage and has a dewy finish.  Color wise, natural beige worked fine with my Mac NC25 skin tone but would not recommend using this for flash photography purposes.  All in all, I think this product would work best with those who have oily skin types and not dry skin.

What do you guys think about this product?  What did you think of the finished look with this BB cream?  Would you get a tube for yourself?  Let me know what you are thinking in the comments down below.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Nelly Lee

    Thanks for your review Christina ^^
    I was wondering about this new BB from Etude since the launch it.
    But after read your review, i’m certain would not purchase it
    We have the same skin condition (dry skin >.<~~~)

    Have you tried Klairs Illuminating BB Cream? I love it so much.
    It's a very light BB Cream, only 1 shade for all ^^, moist but not that oily feeling and light to medium coverage.

    1. Christina

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you found it helpful :).

      And no I haven’t tried Klair’s BB cream yet. I might just have to since you say it is moist :P.

  2. Gloria

    thanks for the feedback~my skin is combined type, with BB to wait for the dense case,satin sheen. And with my dark skin w24 not make me a vampire) you have very good skin,I think you don’t need a BB cream )you are very beautiful~

    1. Christina

      Having dark skin and trying to buy Korean cosmetics is a hard thing to do. I keep saying they need to come out with more shades. Not everyone is only two shades in Asia and plus, K-beauty is catching on throughout Asia and the world. They needa fix that. And thank you :). I focus more on skincare nowadays since I don’t get to wear make up to work. :<

  3. Mor

    Hi thank you for the review
    I also have dry skin like you
    What korean bb cream whould you recommend to our skin type?
    Thank you *-*

    1. Christina

      From what I tried so far, here are the following that passed and didn’t look half bad with my dry skin.
      -Holika Holika petit BB
      -Etude House precious mineral BB cream blooming fit
      -skin79 hot pink bb cream


  4. Mor

    thank you *-*
    the holika holika one is the jelly one? and what shade?
    thanks so much

  5. Allyx

    This is really helpful.
    I have oily skin. I usually use Etude House precious mineral BB cream blooming fit.
    What korean bb cream whould you recommend to our skin type?

    1. Christina

      Unfortunately I don’t have oily skin type so I don’t think I’m much help. :S

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