"Hi! This tumblr is WONDERFUL! Your eyeshadow tutorials are practically my go-to place when I need an extra zing for a special occasion. I'm wondering if you can recommand some BB cream? I'm asian (and singaporean too!) and I tan very easily. My skin tend to be oily so I've never really used sunscreen on top of moisturizer. I've tried asking sales ladies at Watsons but they just recommand whichever product of the month to me. ALSO: we really appreciate your efforts with this blog! Thank you!"
Asked by Anonymous
Hi, nice to meet a fellow-Singaporean!
(Haven’t met many on Tumblr so far.) If you want oil control, I really like the Rachel K CC cream better than most of the other BB creams.
Just make sure you get the “Neutral” coloring, as the “Fair” is WAY too pink for most Asian skins. (Choose a CC Cream by its undertones. Not the shade it is when you swatch it on.) I like Skin79 Hot Pink Super+ Balm as well as it comes in a good tone for those of us who aren’t porcelain-pale, but so far, the Rachel K feels the least heavy/sticky but still gives good coverage.
(Also, the trick is not to rub/smear it on like a foundation, but to just dot a little over areas of your face, and then use your fingers to lightly pat-pat-pat.)
P.S. I know what you mean about the sales ladies. I don’t think most of them even use BB creams or care enough to make a good recommendation!