Friday, 3 July 2009

Etude House: Speedy Total Mineral Base SPF 41 PA++

Hi there,
It’s been quite a while since last time I reviewed my beauty stuff.
I’ve been trying some new products, actually. So, it will take me sometime to review them one by one.

As you can see on my previous post on beauty haul, I bought a Speedy Total Mineral Base from Etude House. It has SPF 41 PA++, so it is also a sunscreen packed with the base and foundation.

This base comes with a blue squeeze tube with a pump on top. The packaging and the color is very nice in my opinion. The pump also makes it easy for me to take out the cream out of the tube. So far, I don’t need to squeeze the tube. Just pump it up et voila, it comes out as much as you wish.

The base has a light and nice texture. It’s in the middle of cream and lotion texture. I chose shade #2, it’s a yellow undertone shade, perfect for Asian ivory skin color, like me. The coverage is very sheer, of course BB creams have more coverage than it does. I think, this base is just perfect for high-school girls who are, usually, not allowed to wear make-up to school. If you combine it with a loose powder, they will create a natural-dewy look.

However, I have to say that this base is not suitable for oily skin. Even I, who has normal-dry skin, got my T-zone shiny after a few hours. As for dry skin, this base can definitely moisturize your skin.

In conclusion, I don’t regret buying this base. However, I can only use this base for a short-time activity of the day, such as: going to supermarket. Any other time, when having a fully-scheduled day, I stick to my Hanskin Super Magic BB cream with Sofina sunscreen as a sun-protector.

Overall rating for Etude House Speedy Total Mineral Base SPF 41 PA++: 3 out of 5.

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