Product Review: Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream

If you read my post about Korean BB Creams, then you know that so far, I have found them to be far superior to any BB cream here in the US. (And if you haven't read that post, you need to read it as soon as you finish reading this one! Ha!)

sample packets of Missha BB cream

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I recently purchased some samples of another Korean BB Cream - Missha Perfect Cover - in two shades #21 (light beige) and #23 (natural beige).

opened samples of BB cream

As you know from the other post (you know, the one you already read?), I really, really liked the Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus Beblesh Balm. Nice stuff. My favorite, in fact. Until now.

I think I'm in love.

Missha Perfect Cover is da bomb. It's amazing. It's glorious. If it was a man, I'd marry it and have it's babies. (Sorry, Gus!) Well, maybe no babies, but I'd at least hug it and pet it and squeeze it and call it George.

swatches of BB cream

swatches of BB cream with flash

About the product: It has a lightweight consistency, no discernible scent, applies like a dream (whether you're using your fingers or a brush), covers well, lasts all day, and hasn't caused any irritation, clogged pores, or breakouts. A little goes a long way - but you can also apply more than one layer if more coverage is needed.

It comes in 5 shades:
  • #13 milky beige
  • #21 light beige
  • #23 natural beige
  • #27 honey beige
  • #31 golden beige

I only tested #21 (which matches my winter white skin perfectly) and #23 (which works with a light tan). I suspect that I may need either #27 or #31 once I start self-tanning regularly for the summer.

It offers SPF 42 PA+++, which is great, but remember that in order to get that much protection, you have to apply the product liberally. I don't rely on this to provide my UVA and UVB protection - I always apply a mineral-based sunscreen first.

It also claims to have whitening and anti-wrinkle properties. I'd never be able to tell if a product was whitening or not because I'm as white as Casper the Friendly Ghost. But I do love the way this product makes my skin feel - very soft, smooth, and supple.

I can't believe I'm doing this - but it just shows you how much I want to share this entire experience with you! I'm going to show you before and after pictures of my face - and they've only been resized, no retouching, LOL.

This is the left side of my face. The before is in natural light with NO MAKEUP. There is some unevenness to the skintone and I also have some redness - hey, I'm 51, I can't be perfect. The after is with one thin layer of Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream #21. I stippled it on with a flat-top brush, then gently blended it, allowed it to set for a few minutes, then I gently buffed it with the same brush.

face in natural light, no makeup

face in natural light with BB Cream

This is the right side of my face - same story. Before is natural light with NO MAKEUP. This side of my face has more a uneven skintone and more redness. Honestly, I think it's because that's the side of my face that has received the most sun (riding in a car). The after is with one thin layer of Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream #21, applied as above.

face in natural light with no makeup

face in natural light with makeup

Pretty amazing, huh? I have rarely found a foundation that can cover that well, let alone a BB cream. I'm pretty sure there isn't an American BB cream like this - or even close. Why is that? Why can't we make something like this here? And for the same price!

Guess how much a 50ml (approx. 1.7 oz.) tube of this costs? Let's take a look at some of the US BB creams - I'm not even going to list drugstore brands because they don't even come close to having this kind of coverage, etc:
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 - 1 oz. $39
  • Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 - 1.4 oz. $39
  • Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 - 1.4 oz. $37
  • Diorskin Nude BB Cream SPF 10 - 1 oz. $44

So you would think that 1.7 oz. would probably sell for $45-50, right? Wrong. The Missha US website sells it for $29.99, and I bought mine on eBay for about half of that. So you get a superior-to-high-end-US-brands product for about the price of a US drugstore brand. Amazing.

As I mentioned, they do have an official US website, but you can find a much better deal. UPDATE 2017: I've been purchasing MISSHA Perfect Cover BB Cream on Amazon for some time now and I'm super pleased!

So whatdya think? Are you ready to give the Korean BB creams a try? 



  1. This was a really great and informative post! I've been wondering exactly what a BB Cream was for a while now. I've seen the commercials with no real idea of what it was much less a non American version. Thank you for being willing to share and post pics as well :)

    1. You're very welcome!! I do love my BB Creams - you should give one a try!

  2. Loving your blog! So informative and cute!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer - I really appreciate that - and I'm glad you stopped by!

  3. Loving your blog! So informative and cute!

  4. I too LOVE Missha BB Creams (and lots of their other stuff...especially their Snail Slime Cream - I know, it sounds yuck but is amazing). I was introduced to Missha through Glossybox over a year ago and fell in love with Perfect Cover BB Cream in #31 (I'm very tanned). I absolutely love the container that their BB comes's a easy to use, hygienic pump (not a hard-sided container, but a soft-sided one that collapses as you use it up, so you get nearly every last drop of the BB). Sign up for Missha's emails & you will get regular notifications of BIG sales. Great way to SAVE...although I do like you, as well, and order things off Ebay, too, when available. Happy late SITS day, BTW.

    1. Isn't it awesome? I'm about 2/3 of the way through my first full-size (after using all of the samples). I think I'll order the #21 for winter since I'm a bit paler then. When the one I have is empty, I plan to cut it open and put all that's left inside in a little jar. I bet there's a lot more left in there than you think (just judging from other things I've opened up). I assume you sign up on the US site?

  5. Hi Kim.., amazing review.. honestly I was really hooked into it upon seeing the photos showing the result after using this bb cream.. now I love it too... However I am currently using etude house bb cream, which is also a korean bb cream. And I love 'em too... Now, I'm torn between two bb creams.. haha...



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