Kanebo Freshel BB Creams & FoundationThursday, May 17, 2012
Let's start first with BB creams which became really famous in the region. I have never tried Kate/Freshel before by Japanese brand Kanebo so this one gave a first impression on this premium Japanese brand.
Freshel BB Creams (by Kanebo)
SRP: PHP 1000+
Availability: Leading Department Stores nationwide (e.g. Rustan's)
(+) Just with BB creams, there's so much to choose from: an original, one that's pore-refining, with UV protection, and moisturising. Like what I said before in a BB review, BB creams have both foundation and skin care benefits and Kanebo boosts their range with various benefits and shades. This review will focus on the foundation benefit that the BB creams give.
(+) The shades aren't too white which is typical of a BB cream. This range has 2 shades per type which you can match with you skin tone.
|Swatch of Kanebo Freshel Mineral Pore-Refining BB Cream - 2 coats, with flash|
|Swatch of Kanebo Freshel Mineral BB Cream Pore Cover - 2 coats, with flash|
(+) The BB creams are based on mineral components and usually mineral products are not intended for oily skin but these products work well on my skin type with minimal retouching and caking.
Overall, despite the price, the BB cream has so much to offer and is one of the most hard working BB creams I've tried. It works very much like a foundation with good and skin-matching coverage which is rare for a BB cream. The skin care benefit from this mineral-based skincare/makeup can also be expected.
Now just quickly, let's discuss the foundation of mother brand Kanebo which can also prove how powerful Japanese foundation is.
(+) Unlike most European brands, Japanese foundations give excellent match for skin when it comes to colour.
|Swatches of Kanebo Powder Foundation - 2 coats with flash|