Thursday, April 21, 2016

Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream Review

Typing about the Kate Toky Mineral Mask BB Cream reminds me so much on how I started Beauty Blogging!  From Ebay shopping for Korean and Japanese BB Creams and testing them out one by one, going bonkers over new BB cream brands over the other...yes, I'm made for the BB Cream age!  Thank you to whoever invented BB creams because they are indeed the "star" in my makeup arsenal!

Kate Mineral Mask BB Cream is known to cover dry skin and skin problems like a mask to give a porcelain finish.  I got a bit scared with the term "Like a Mask" so it took me a while to really wear this outside! 

a photo of Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream

The shade I got for review is OC-C which is an exact match for my skin tone.

a photo of Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream

Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream Says ---
  • Dual-effect mineral powder
  • Multiple moisturizing ingredients (olive oil, jojoba oil and almond oil)
  • Serum ingredient to prevent skin dryness (water-soluble collagen) 
  • Alcohol-free
  • Fragrance-free
a photo of Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream ingredients

AMW says ---

  • Packaging.  Always a fan of tube packaging as I can squeeze out all the product til the last drop.
  • Applies smoothly on skin.
  • Lightweight.
  • Does not oil-up.
  • Non-greasy.
  • No white cast
  • Evens out my skin.
  • Skin looks smooth and healthy.
  • Very natural-looking.
  • None of those white-cast even on flash photography.
  • Non-drying
  • Color-matching.  Could be difficult to get the right shade especially for first-timers.
  • For oily skin, need the extra step to "set".
  • Coverage is just okay.  Can even out some spots but not cover-up.
A semi-matte BB cream that gives light coverage and evens out the skin. 

  • Lightest shade is OC-B and darkest shade is OC-D
  • For users with oily skin, always remember to set with an oil-control powder especially on areas that tend to oil up easily.
  • For better coverage, apply 2-3 layers but I prefer to apply a thin layer and use a concealer for coverage.  That way, makeup feels light especially for the summer.
  • Can be applied using clean fingers, sponge or brush.
  • I actually like to use my Etude House Beauty Tool Secret 121 Oval Brush in application.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Normal and dry skin.

Where to purchase and how much?
Available at KATE counters priced at Php825.00 (approx $18.75) available at selected SM Department Stores/ Watsons, Wellworth UP Town Center, Landmark Makati and Trinoma and Metro Gaisano Cebu.

Related Links 
Instagram: @katetokyoph
Twitter: @katetokyoph
Facebook: Kate Tokyo Philippines


Easy-squeeze tube

a photo of Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream

Swatch: OC-C
This shade looks a bit gray and light at the back of my hand but given a bit of time to settle, it disappears and look natural.

a swatch photo of Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream

As for application, I like to apply several dots concentrating from the center of my face.
Adding more on areas that needed coverage.
a photo of how to use Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream

Using my Etude House Oval Brush, I gently buff the product for a seamless finish.
a photo of Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream application using Etude House oval brush

Before and After
As you can see, the after photo looks so natural it could pass up as someone not wearing any makeup at all!  But see how the redness on the sides of my nose and cheeks disappeared?  Also, the darkness under the eye lessened.

before and after photo using Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream Review

Half Face Test
My skin but better!
half face photo using Kate Tokyo Mineral Mask BB Cream

Do You Agree?

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  1. Whoa the bb disappears in your face! Hope I could find my shade match in bb too.

    1. yay, I love this shade so much and this base! :D Nice brand and their shadows are to-watch-for


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