I bought the Kate BB Gel Cream in Tokyo from my recent Japan trip. Believe it or not this is actually the first BB Cream I own and I absolutely love it!
This BB Gel Cream has 3 shades. The color I have is OC-C which is the medium shade.
How it actually looks like:
This color is a bit darker than the normal color I use for my Shu Uemura foundation but it still fits my skin pretty well. The foundation I use makes me look brighten as I use a lighter color, but this BB gel cream color is very natural. I think the OC-B would be too pink for my skin. Like most other BB cream, Kate BB Gel Cream doesn't have a lot of shades but since it still fits me, I am happy about it and I would rate this 4/5.
Although they call themselves a gel cream, it's more like a cream than a gel. It's definitely not like the regular gel cream you have in moisturizer. Maybe I'm used to my Shu Uemura foundation which is extreme light, I found this BB gel cream a bit thick at first, although I got used to it pretty quickly and overally I would say it's medium consistency. It is not hard to blend on my face and doesn't give me any cakey appearance. Again I give this 4/5.
I am actually surprised how good coverage is! Maybe it's the color or maybe it's the consistency, but coverage is pretty good. It covers most redness of my skin and I use it on top on the first application as a concealer. I use a dabbing motion on any acne spots I have and around my eyes. Although I still use concealer for my undereye dark circles, I don't have to apply concealer again for other redness or discoloration. I give this 4.5/5
This costs only about $10 CAD when I bought it in Japan which is very good for its quality! I think if you buy online it's a bit more expensive. I also love how since it's a BB cream, it contains moisturizer, makeup base, and SPF 30++. It's a one step product for my morning rush! Price is definitely a 5/5!
- great price!
- good coverage
- very natural color
Really I don't have any negative points for this product, maybe if I really have to find I'd say it's not as fine in consistency as my Shu Uemura foundation, and color selection is too little. But then I am paying for $10 for this Kate BB Gel Cream, whereas my Shu Uemura roundation costs me $40 in Japan, and $70 if I get them in Toronto! So how can I complain! Maybe I should complain that it's not readily available in Toronto? So far I am pretty happy wtih this brand Kate. The eyeliner (see review HERE) and blush (haul post HERE) I bought are pretty good as well!! I'm going to look for more products of this brand!
This product is definite worth a 4.5/5! Happy happy :)
Get this BB Gel Cream through Amazon.com here.
What is your favourite BB Cream?