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Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: LUVIEW Crystal Cover BB Cream

The LUVIEW Story...
I've been exposed to numerous Korean brands unheard of
prior to being sponsored by Korea Cosmetics...
...Nude Cosmetics ... EverMiracle ... and many more to come...

Today, an introduction to LUVIEW:


- Skin Type: 
   ~ All skin types 
- Formula: 
   ~ Cream
- Coverage: 
   ~ 4 out of 5 (According to LUVIEW's ratings)
- Functions:
   ~ Natural Coverage
   ~ Whitening (Certified by KFDA)
   ~ UV Protection
   ~ Wrinkle Improvement
   ~ Mineral-Enriched
- Product Description:
Soothing and natural-looking coverage for all skin imperfection, including Surgical and acne scars, birthmarks, sun spots and varicose veins with triple function of wrinkle improvement, whitening and SPF 30   ~ Natural and flawless, full coverage
      This BB cream provides customized coverage, from sheer to moderate with a matte finish.
   ~ Radiant and soothing effect
      The jewelry ingredients keeps skin velvety, radiant and translucent while 11 botanical tea ingredients
       provide soothing effect.
   ~ Cell rejuvenation
      Swiss almond, centella, aloe etc. helps cell rejuvenation with moisture supply
   ~ Wrinkle improvement
      Whitening and UV protection : KFDA certified
- Usage:
   ~ At the final stage of the skin care, take appropriate volume and apply for light pounding. Sun block
      maintenance base and foundation are not required to use separately. 

Left to Right: BB Cream ("Neat")  (Slightly Blended Out)  (Blended Out)


This BB is available in 2 shades : #1 Light Beige & #2 Natural Beige
I got this in #2 Natural Beige (naturally...), and even then I had some reservations if it would be too light...
It's really not uncommon for darker shades (#2s) to be very light as well...=_=

My thoughts when I first laid eyes on the squiggle of Crystal BB (BEFORE blending) was:
"Hhhmm...Looks promising. Verrrry promising...
Actually, this could very well be the first BB cream of Korean origin to be a shade (or 2) too dark for me"
*gasps & holds breath with wonder!*...
Dramatic, eh? LOL

(there's always a "BUT" or "HOWEVER" when it comes to my BB reviews, no? ^_^ ]]
...it could also do a L'egere White Multi BB Cream on me...
...meaning it comes out looking misleadingly perfect BUT blends 3 shades lighter!...+_+
when it comes to Crystal BB, what you see is almost what you get! HA!

As you can probably see from the photo above (or not - I'm still struggling with blog photography),
my fear was unfounded because
what you see is very similar to what you get AFTER thorough blending - just ONE shade lighter.
One shade lighter is a good match for my skintone because it does come out a tad dark.

Of course, similar to all BBs of Korean origin I've tried todate,
it's totally neutral with no yellow undertones. :(
But hey! No gray or pink cast is also an achievement by itself  :)

Hurray for a match! ^_^

In case you're wondering why the SHADE/COLOUR MATCH section is the lengthiest in my BB reviews,
it's because without a decent colour match,
no matter how miraculous a BB claims to be,
I can't use it.
I KNOW I can "correct" a BB with a darker setting powder, by mixing it with other BBs/liquid foundations,
but I prefer those measures to be Options, NOT Necessities.

This comes out a slightly viscous lotion.
Blends easily since the colour match is dead-on!

There are certain BBs which I blend NOT only to even out the product on my face,
but ALSO to get as thin a layer as possible for shade matching.
Rarely do these BBs stay in my stash for long!

Light - Medium. Buidable.
I believe Crystal BB offers me the best coverage from my Korean BB stash.

Of course, this is due to its inherent properties,
but the fact that it matches me negates the need to sheer it out...
which obviously compromises any BB's coverage.

Satin-matte. Doesn't set to a powdery finish, but neither is it sticky.

OIL-CONTROL (With Setting Powder)
For a non-oil free formulation,
this is decent on my oily skin.

It's a combination of herbal/floral and this hint of sweetness thrown in.
A little odd, but since it's VERY faint and wears off really quickly,
not unpleasant

SPF 30, so it's not full-spectrum.

Due to the Shade Match,  LUVIEW Crystal Cover BB Cream #2 Natural Beige would be inducted into my
List of "BB Creams for Darker Skin - Reviews and Swatches"

Thanks for reading <3

FTC Disclaimer: The LUVIEW Crystal Cover BB Cream was sent to me for review purposes on my Blog and/or my YouTube Channel. I was NOT paid to write this post, I am not affiliated in any way with the company, my opinions are my own and always honest. 


  1. I love this BB cream. I am very impressed that it has English descriptions and instructions. Plus it has soothing cause and gives counterbalanced damp accumulation and helps afflicted skin recovered.

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  2. What online shop sponsored your BB cream? I'd like to check out their site and see what other creams they have. 8O