Yay I'm back again with another review! *feels proud of myself*
Couple days ago I posted a BB cream review and now I'm back with another BB cream and concealer review. It's a set from Klairs, which I'm pretty sure many of you have tried at least the BB cream? At least I've read dozens of reviews on this bb cream since couple years ago. I've always debated whether I should try it or not. Back then I had bad acne and super oily skin so I put the thoughts away. But now I finally got the blemish cream and concealer.
Klairs is a Korean based company that carries cosmetics and skincare products from cleansers, pore care kits, natural soap bars, serum, mask and more. I've always loved Klairs products and have tried a few of them in the past. I shared my take on Klairs cleansing foam before. I also tried the cleansing oil and sugar scrub (reviews coming soon) and I must say my skin likes Klairs. Klairs products and especially this Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream and also Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer are meant to be natural looking. The cream has brightening effect, wrinkle care and oil controlling, while the concealer is meant to covers spots and pores. Seeing both products only have 1 shade for all, let's see if they live up to its claims.
There are some descriptions and ingredients list in the back of the box packaging. The cream itself comes in medium slim size tube packaging. It contains 40ml of product and the packaging reminds me of my toothpaste. Its main functions are intensive sun block, blemish balm, and also as whitening and wrinkle care.
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Betaine, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Yellow Oxide Of Iron, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bentonite, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Red Oxide Of Iron, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Talc, Black Oxide Of Iron, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Centella Asiatica Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Allantoin, Adenosine, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hibiscus Mutabilis Flower Extract, Corchorus Olitorius Leaf Extract, Methylisothiazolinone
This is the swatch of the blemish cream and it looks similar to most Korean bb creams with #21 shade, or at least a shade between 21 and 23 for some. It is light beige and the consistency is a bit thick and not so watery. I don't know if it's because I always apply my softener and conditioning lotion before any makeup that it feels thick when I apply this blemish cream on my face after my day skincare routine. But when I don't apply my moisturizers before, I can apply this blemish cream just fine, although I still recommend moisturizer whichever skin type you have.
Redness, acne, pore, blemishes are my main concern, especially redness. And Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream is the perfect choice to eliminate those nasty redness. I love how my skin has no more redness afterwards. But scars are still visible obviously. I have humongous pores, and while it covers some of my pores, I feel like it clogs some of those big pores at the same time. I love the finish on my cheeks especially, but not so much on my nose. But again my nose is sensitive area and it only likes few makeup base that I have and unfortunately Klairs blemish cream isn't the one for my nose. It makes the dry patch on my nose a bit visible. But the blemish cream is a miracle to the rest of my face. Complicated much?
It has semi matte silky finish once blended. Also, since it has almost translucent finish, like I mentioned before some of my blemishes are still visible and need more dabbing or concealer. The plus size is it doesn't dry me out and feels hydrated on my skin. This blemish cream works wonders when mixed with other foundation/bb cream too so it can work as base makeup and a good mix with my favorite foundation. Despite the thickness after I first apply it with 2 layers of IOPE moisture softener and Etude House Conditioning Cream underneath, it doesn't feel heavy on my skin for the rest of the day, until my oil seeps in.
The oil control isn't too magnificent compared to some other base makeup I tried before. It's not the worse, but quite average if I should be honest. By oil control, I mean how a product control oil on my most oiliest part of the face aka my nose. I swear my nose is the troublemaker part of my face. My cheeks can be oily too but the rest of my face is dry, how awesome is that? *sarcasm* Anyway, this cream lasts 4 hours controlling my oil on the nose before it starts leaking through my pores. And for the rest of my face, it lasts about 6 hours or more depends on if I go outside on a very hot humid day or not.
- Travel friendly
- Quite lightweight
- Hypoallergenic formula; No breakout so far
- Eliminates redness (!!)
- Covers some pores, blemishes and acne
- No irritating sensitive skin
- Silky finish
- Only 1 shade
- Average oil control
- Feels thick when applied after my moisturizers
WHERE TO BUY
Wishtrend for $24.99
This Klairs concealer is a bit smaller, only 6ml in slim bottle packaging. It is very travel friendly, which also means it can get lost easily lol I've lost this one twice already before I finally found it stuck between the book in my bag or trapped in the inner part of my bag. There's not much info about this concealer on the packaging. But basically it is a liquid concealer with natural shade (also only 1 shade) to cover pores and blemishes. It is quite watery and easy to blend with tapping motion.
It comes with doe foot applicator and the shade is quite natural, a bit darker than the blemish cream but it has yellow undertone.
I am not a huge fan of wearing concealer because other concealers that I have and tried before always make my makeup look cakey and feel heavy. But this is one of the very few concealers that I like, finally! It is liquid, and the doe foot applicator makes it easy to apply on the areas I need to conceal, visible scars, pores, and eyebags. If the Klairs blemish cream makes my face looks more pale, after I blend out the concealer, my face looks more natural as it evens out my skintone. I also notice this concealer covers the big pores on my nose really well! I use it as lip concealer too, I really like the result. And as for under eye concealer, it can only cover so much. It does a good job minimizing the darkness though but it makes my already visible fine lines more obvious. It doesn't crease if I apply pressed powder on top of the concealed under eye.
- Travel friendly
- Creamy texture, easy to blend
- Covers redness, blemish, and pores with medium to full coverage
- Not oily
- Only 1 shade
- Only 1 shade
WHERE TO BUY
Wishtrend for $14
There's ongoing promotion for this product: buy 1 Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream and get 1 Klairs Creamy and Natural Fit Concealer for only $24.99 until September 24!
That's all for today's lengthy review. Hope it helps and let me know what you think. Have you tried Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream?
Disclaimer: The products mentioned above was sent to me for review purposes by Wishtrend, however all thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and entirely my own.