Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BB cream madness


India has been ignored ladies and gentleman. Not just by most major clothing companies but also by cosmetic companies.

Considering that all Asian countries have the same ideas about beauty, I don’t understand why India has been ignored by cosmetic companies such as skinfood, missha, the face shop and etc. But ignored it has been and I am unable to get my hands on most of the products that I have been dying to get my hands on.

The biggest and most depressing thing starts with BB creams and ends with the Skinfood company.

Firstly, do you know what a BB cream is?

Well it is a magical cream that when you apply it on your face, it makes you fly. really.

Nah, but it kinda does make you fly with happiness as you watch your skin look flawless without looking like you’re wearing anything. and guess what. it also reamoves scars, acne, discolouration, pigmentation, controls oil… in other words. there’s a BB cream for everyone. To know more click this link.

What irks me is… why has India been ignored. Yes, it is true that common woman (and man) here don’t really care about looking good… some people even say that women who wear makeup are “bad women” but does that really affect the market that badly. Because as I see it more and more women are taking to wearing makeup and the BB cream is a really good way to get them started. Not to mention that I WANT IT!

Now the latest to join the gang of BB cream churners are western companies… Maybelline, Garnier, Clinique, MAC and Bobbi brown etc have joined the BB cream bandwagon and are churning out their products for the market to lap up and evidently lapping it up they are.

Below you can see the maybelline, Thailand advert for their BB creams.

What irks me is that none of these products have come to India. Nothing except the Body shop Bb cream and evidently, from what I’ve heard, that isn’t a true BB cream. It is just a tinted moisturizer. Which is extremely depressing.

Another reason that BB creams might not have come to India is because of their lack of colours. Evidently, BB creams are made in a max of one or two colours although the brand Missha is breaking this trend and is coming up with more colours. In particular the colours #23 #27 and #31 should suit Indian skintones.

Some of the most popular BB creams would be

Missha M perfect cover BB cream

missha perfect cover BB cream review

Skin79 BB creams


The Skinfood BB cream (I’ve shown mushroom here but from what I heard the red bean is more popular)


The Lioele BB cream


From what I have heard, these are some of the more popular Bb creams. There are BB creams that are popular that aren't on this list like Laneige, Etude house, CLinique, maybelline but then I can’t overload my blog with images now can i. it’ll take too long to load, Smile with tongue out 

From what I know, Missha has the most variety in colour and Skinfood has the most variety in types of skin. But the other two have excellent converge. IN particulate the skin 79 is supposed to feel very luxurious to apply.

I hope you like this blog post and If you feel depressed about being ignored then do comment here and share this blog post with whichever company’s bb cream you want to try. maybe they will see the collective grief and introduce them in India as well.

Personally, my favourite brand being shiseido, I’m hoping that they introduce a BB cream in India soon.



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