Belleme BB Cream SPF 36 PA++ – Review & swatches

Belleme BB Cream SPF 36 PA++ – Review & swatches

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Sara Hassan , 22 Comments

A couple of days back, I said I have yet to try a BB cream that suits my combination skin type. Well, here it is. This BB cream has become my go to product for a flawless natural looking coverage.

Belleme Blemish Balm Cream

Belleme blemish balm encompasses the qualities of primer, light coverage foundation, concealer and skin protection all in one must-have cream. Long-lasting, natural looking coverage brightens and perfects your complexion. Soft, smooth texture makes application exceptionally easy to control. Light feel on your skin.
Helps improve the appearance of fine lines and blemishes. Slender tube packaging ensures you can get every last drop out with no waste.

So natural-looking, even men can use it!

Belleme BB Cream SPF 36 PA++
Belleme BB Cream SPF 36 PA++
Belleme BB Cream SPF 36 PA++ (swatch)
Belleme BB Cream SPF 36 PA++ (before & after application)
My thoughts
Belleme is fairly unknown Korean brand retailed by Abbamart and Lush Grooming Bargains in Pakistan. I am going to share my thoughts on a few other products by Belleme in the coming weeks but right now, let’s talk about this amazing BB cream.

When it first came, I thought it might be just another BB cream that would sit around in my stash unloved and untouched but to my surprise, it’s just the opposite. I have been religiously using it since almost two weeks and I am pleasantly surprised with the results. It fulfills almost every claim it makes. It’s an oil-free water-based product that offers light to medium feather light coverage. I do believe it conceals minor spots and blemishes hence even out my skin tone. That being said, I don’t think it can hide major discoloration or very prominent scars; for that you need a separate concealer. I also noticed that it minimizes pores by playing the primer part plus keeps my skin hydrated and fresh throughout the day. Also, it has no weird scent (just a mild one) and doesn’t leave my skin looking greasy or feeling oily for the most part. My T-zone does get a bit shiny by mid day but that’s the case with just about any foundation I wear so I can’t complain. I am equally pleased with the wear time; it’s transfer-resistant and lasts for good five hours.

The shade Nude Beige doesn’t seem like nude beige to me as it appears touch pale on my NC30 skin tone. It takes some time to adapt to my skin tone however I don’t mind that because it doesn’t appear ashy or unnatural afterwards. It has a yellow undertone which would suit most Asian skins I believe. It moisturizes well and sets to a semi-matte finish. The consistency is thin and somewhat runny so be careful when you squeeze it out. Among the multitasking properties, SPF36 might not be able to offer good sun protection if you’re using a pea-sized amount so I suggest wearing your regular sun block underneath. Also, I am not sure if it really improves the appearance of fine lines and blemishes in the long run but what I know is that it doesn’t break me out.

Belleme BB cream comes in just two shades which is a major limitation for the wide range of hues we have here in Pakistan. The two shades would go well with fair to medium skin tones (Nude Beige is darkest of the two). In my opinion, this BB cream would suit all skin types. Take it if you want a natural looking light coverage for everyday use. Leave it if you want more coverage for spots and blemishes; go for a medium coverage foundation instead.

You might like it if…
  • You expect light to medium coverage
  • You expect a light weight feel
  • You want a natural looking flawless semi matte coverage
  • You have minor spots and it evens out your skin
  • You expect it to be transfer-resistant
  • You expect a good wear time (for up to five hours)
You might not like it if…
  • You expect it to conceal major spots and blemishes
  • You find it expensive
  • You don’t find a suitable match
  • The runny consistency bothers you
My rating
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My rating
4/5


Belleme BB cream costs PKR 1350 and can be purchased online from Lush Grooming Bargains.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it?


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22 comments :

  1. good review sara...these brands are not available in India...

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  2. nice review... Korean BB creams are the best among all other BB creams..

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  3. The packaging is so cute! =)
    Finally a BB cream for oily/combination skin that doesn't look greasy! Thanks Sara!

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  4. looks good ..is it available in India?

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    1. Hey Sukanya, I don't think it's available in India at the moment. Please check out Abbamart's website to see if they ship there :)

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  5. I love its medium coverage on your face, great review dear <3

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  6. Nice review Sara :) I might buy this when i run out of my foundation, I always trust your reviews because so far whatever items i bought on your recommendation turned out great . Thank you for giving us your honest opinions.

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    1. Aww... Thanks Faiza. You made my day <3 I try my best.

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  7. I quite like the sound of this BB cream. If it doesn't look ashy then i'd go for it! I have almost the same skin type as yours so your foundation reviews help a load. It's also very reasonable!

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    1. I hope it works equally well for you ^_^

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  8. Thanks fr the review! :-) I really do think these asian brands are somewhat better caz they are more adapted to our skin tones. Do u think it will look cakey with some powder dusted on top? I have an oily T-Zone too.

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    1. I always powder my T-zone for the same reason and it doesn't look cakey. Just keep a light a hand or use a transparent compact powder instead (FYI, I use Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent) :) xx

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  9. I am happy that you found ur dream BB cream.. I yet have to find one, I guess I'll give it a try.

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  10. Great review Sara.... Thanks for sharing <3

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  11. I've never heard of this brand, seems quite nice, thanks a lot for introducing it to us and for the review Sara. Have a great day! xx

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  12. Thank you Sara!!
    this sounds exactly like the thing i need!!! =)

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  13. I will surely give it a go and I think it suites u more than the rimmel BB cream:)

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  14. kindly tell me i use ivory shade of rimmel foundation and i have a medium complexion so should i go for ivory or nude?

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  15. I ordered the nude shade of this BB cream as i trust your reviews but that cream is not at all for me though i have a wheatish complexion ( not much fair)
    but it was dark and dry on me , it says that it has primer but it didnot work either way using with and with out primer,
    so its quiet difficult to find a perfect match for your skin, t
    this can be good for humid temperature but not good for winters

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    1. Hey Bushra, sorry to hear about this. There are merely two shades so it's pretty difficult to get a suitable match. On me, this one appears tad lighter but blends in with my natural color after a while. Of course, its been mentioned here that it provides a semi matte finish which is something desirable for summer. For winter I suggest prepping your skin with a moisturizer before putting it on. :)

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  16. though i dont have dry but combination skin

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