I bought this Pate Mineral BB Cream Natural Mat from ITS’DEMO, a variety store here in Japan that mainly sells cosmetic collaborations, makeup, women’s outfit, etc. It costs ¥1,200(tax not included) which is the average price for a BB cream here. And before I decided to buy it, I researched and tested all the available BB creams there on the back of my hand but this one stood out for me. There are also other 2 types available of this brand.
There are times when I prefer using BB cream especially when I just want a little coverage for a short walk or even at home. Compared to a foundation, it feels lighter and more comfortable. Primer might not be needed, and some have sunscreen.
It is very easy to apply with fingertips and the coverage is really good for a BB cream the cover is similar to a medium coverage foundation. This product claims that concealer is unnecessary but if you have dark spots and eye bags like mine, it might be necessary depending on what you prefer. It can be layered for more coverage and it did a good job of minimizing the pores.
It dries quickly so there’s no need to wait for a long time and obviously, concealer is still needed in my situation. It is matte and powder is not needed unless you’re very oily like me. The texture on my skin is noticeable but my pores were minimized.