Continuing the BB Craze with Caring Colours BB Cream

So the buzz about BB cream in Female Daily forum has been going strong for a few years and it’s still buzzing till now. Our beauty editor, Dunia_Dandan has reviewed so many BB cream to save you time to actually read the discussion on the BB Cream thread in the forum one by one. That thread has reached 812 pages you know!

Anyway, lately the BB Cream buzz has gone mainstream. I’ve gotten questions from non-beauty maniacs asking about BB cream because the rave and rage about this rather “mysterious” product has finally reached their ears. Their questions usually range from “What is it?” to “Where do I find one?”

But even after all that frenzy, it still escaped my interest. Maybe because I already have a few “arsenals” when it comes to complexion products. I have a set of primers, foundations, tinted moisturizers, concealers and powders which I can use on its own or in combination with one and another, depending my needs. So I thought I didn’t need any BB cream.

Until a package from Caring Colors arrived at the office and it contained their newest product: Caring Blemless* Balm Cream. And then just like that, in a matter of minutes, the wall broke down and I got sucked right into the BB cream hype :D

There are 3 variants of these BB creams. Everlast, Luminizing and Fair White, each formulated for different needs. Caring BB Creams contain mineral tourmaline which can create active micro circulation, reviving skin’s natural radiance and making skin looks healthier.

BB Cream Luminizing

As the name suggested, this product promises smoother looking skin and radiance. Caring BB Cream Luminizing contains saccharomices and pearl extract that were added to the formula to make skin looks more luminous. The texture is smooth and quite easy to blend. But when I put it on my face, the shade looks way too light for me. Amal quickly reminded me that this is usually the case for BB cream and that I should wait for a while until the cream “blends” into my skin. And she was right! About 15 minutes afterward, it doesn’t look too light on my skin anymore. It gives a light to medium coverage and I could definitely see the “luminosity” that they promised, my guess is that it’s due to the pearl particle. It feels silky on my skin but after a few hours, my face started to look oily and I had to blot it with a paper. I think this will suit people with dry skin more.


BB Cream Everlast

Now if you have normal to oily skin, this would be the perfect BB Cream for you. Apart from the Mineral Tourmaline, Everlast contains Cinnamomum extract, which Caring claims to be able to absorb excess oil from your skin. The formula is thicker than the Luminizing one and it feels a bit gritty, like there are tiny granules in it (maybe the pigment?) It’s also a bit harder to blend compared to Luminizing. Your face needs to be really well-moisturized for this product otherwise, you’ll end up with patchy-looking skin. The coverage is medium to full and the staying power of this product is amazing! The first time I tried it, I was so busy I didn’t have a chance to check my face in the mirror for the whole day. But when I went home at around 10 PM, I accidentally glanced at the my reflection and was stunned. My face looks fresh and bright! Now I know why people are crazy about BB cream. When you find the product that’s right for you, it’s really quite hard not get hooked. Several people have made some comments about how radiant my skin looks when I was wearing it. But just like BB Cream Luminizing, the product took a while to sink into my skin and blends with my skin tone.


BB Cream Fair White

On the website, it said that BB Cream Fair White contains SPF 25 but when I checked out the information on the back of the other variants, they all contain SPF 25 which is great! But what makes Fair White different compared to the other 2 then? I am not sure. But when I put it on, I noticed that this product looks the lightest on my skin and has the most greyish tinge after application. It gradually became darker, just like the other 2, and the greyish tinge disappeared, but somehow it still looks too light on my skin. So maybe this is intended for people who are very very fair? The coverage is medium to full and it’s quite long lasting too. But of all the BB Creams I’ve tried, this is my least favorite because of the shade.

Please note that on all pictures above, I didn’t wear any concealer and very little loose powder to finish it off. So you can see that the coverage of these creams are pretty great and can cover our blemishes well. Overall, I really like these products, especially Everlast which I feel suited my skin condition the most. My only problems is all three products have a slight scent which kinda reminds of hair perming product. It’s not too strong and can be ignored once you’ve had them on your skin but you can definitely smell it when you first apply it. The other complain is the shade. If I’m not mistaken, there’s only one shade of each variant (though it is not indicated in the product nor in the website). Two variants are more or less my shade¬† (I’m NC 20-30) but Fair White is definitely for fairer-skinned girls. What about those with skin darker than me? I think these won’t look right on them at all. So please do consider making these great products in other shades too, Caring! You’ll win the hearts of so many gorgeous Indonesian women with tan skin :)

Anyway, Caring BB Cream is now available in Puri Ayu and Martha Tilaar shop. They offer a package where you can buy Caring Colors Two-way Cake and Lipstick and get this BB Cream for free! The price of the package is Rp. 55.000 for Fair White, Rp. 69.000 for Everlast, and Rp. 83.000 for Luminizing.

So I’m going to call all BB Cream addicts out there. Have you tried these products? What do you think?

*Blemless = Blemish less

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  • lena

    from the photos, it’s clear the luminizing one is luminizing ya, it actually looks really nice on you affi. sayang oil control is no good ya.
    but i’m really happy a local brand is picking up the bb cream bandwagon. in terms of shade, gue rasa kalau laku, they’ll make other shades. i’d defo give them a try *nice to go to the counter with a mission haha*

    • Affi

      Hahaha yes Len. You really should. Oil control is no good on my skin but Everlast, after a few hours wear, has more or less the same effect.

  • hanna

    mba affi cuantek banget.. suka warna lipstiknya mbak..

    • Affi

      Thank you hanna :)

  • mayang

    Wow Affi *ngiler* coverage nya bagus juga ya tp ngga terlihat terlalu berat, so natural..btw apakah produk ini sudah beredar di puri ayu yg di bandung juga? pengen segera ngesot ke sana :)

    • Affi

      Wah, udah ada belum ya di Bandung? (lah malah balik nanya) Di websitenya nggak ada keterangannya sih. Tp mungkin bisa ditanya ke facebook page-nya?

  • syecay

    Mba, kalo di ingredientsnya ada perfumenya gak yah? kulit aku sensi banget ama perfume ni :(

    • Affi

      Nah aku jg nggak ketemu ingredient listnya tuh syecay. Mudah2an dari Caring ada yg baca dan bisa jawab yaa..

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  • ketupatkartini

    Affi review-nya ngebantu banget!!!
    oohh… syukur deh, jadi tau kl shade-nya bakalan ga cocok buat yg berkulit rada gelap. kl langsung ke counternya, SA-nya pasti bakalan bilang, ‘cocok2 aja kok’, hehehe..

    • Affi

      Hahaha semoga segera tersedia ya shade2 lainnya..

  • alphabetababy

    i already bought the everlast at the beautifying conference, likey this product. tdnya mau nyoba yg luminizing tp wktu itu blom ada. utk aku yg blm prnh sama sekali pake bb cream sih everlast ini bagus hasilnya (kulitku normal kombinasi), sampai sore pun jg kulit msh tetep smooth kliatannya. tp krn teksturnya agk thick aku biasanya ngga bedakan lg, lgs blush on aja ^ ^ takut ketebelan.

    • Affi

      Iya bener yg Everlast emang agak thick teksurnya dibandingin yang Luminizing. Mungkin bisa jg agak di thin out pake moisturizer ya, belum pernah coba sih gue, but it might work..

  • Catra

    Aku pernah dikasih sample BB Cream (TUbe-nya warna hitam) dan dipake gaenaaaakkkkk bgt…
    Udah teksturnya berat, muka jadi kayak topeng gitu a.k.a keputihan.
    Sbnrnya BB Cream itu apaan siiih?

  • Mai

    Indonesia ngluarin bb cream keren abis (^^)b,, murah lagi,, udah pake brapa lama?? ada efek negatifnya kah bb dari caring ini dikulitmu,, cause bbrapa bbc bikin kulitku jrawatan

    • Affi

      Mai, pakenya sih udah sekitar sebulan, tp nggak setiap hari. So far sih nggak ada perubahan apa2 di kulit :)

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  • sheLLey

    menarik juga bbc dari caring..*mana packingnya reminds me ama skin79* kalo dari penjelasan di atas,kudunya kalo nw15-20 pake si fair white yak?padahal pengennya pake si everlast,tapi kalo ga cucok shadenya susah juga..

    rekues donk fi,kalo bisa di-swatch side by side..biar agak jelas perbandingan warnanya

    • Affi

      Shelley, kayaknya sih NW15-20 masih masuk deh ke Everlast. Tapi coba deh ya aku taro swatch-nya di thread swatch forum yaaa

  • rere

    jadi pengen coba. selama ini males coba2 BB karena kebanyakan impor dan keterangannya juga gak bisa dimengerti, apalagi ingredientsnya. kalo udah ada merek lokal yg bikin, paling nggak gue bisa baca instruksinya :)

    • Affi

      Betul! Nggak mesti nebak2 ya nek :D

  • alice

    fi, aku kok seneng sama lipstik kamu :) may i know fr what brand/shade? tengkiiu :)

    • Affi

      Itu lipsticknya MUFE Rouge Artist yang no.37, yg udah pernah gue review juga :)

  • Rizka

    kemarin waktu ketemu orang martha tilaarnya,dia bilang shade nya udah mulai beraneka. trus tadi siang coba cari di puri ayu tapi shadenya msh terbatas. tetep beli yg everlast suka banget dipakenya. harganya 69rb sekalian dapet 2way cake + lipstick :D

  • mayang

    Update : ternyata caring bb cream ini belum masuk di puri ayu bandung..gue uda keliling ke yogya kepatihan & sunda dan para BA di kedua tempat itu sama2 bingung & have no idea about what bb cream is..jadi kapan ya gue bisa coba bb cream ini?

    • goldu

      Di Amplas ada, lantai paling atas. Standnya si Mustika Ratu.
      Mustika Ratu kan ya?
      Gw baru beli juga ko dsna

      • Affi

        Nggak salah? Ini kan produknya Caring dari Martha Tilaar.

  • Mai

    haduh sayang bgt bbc ini belum masuk bandung
    harus ikutan PO orang jakarta kayanya =p

  • Vie

    i’ve been looking for this stuff in all puri ayus in Bandung but to no avail…. all the SPGs just went “aah, apa itu?” which was enough for me to leave the counters. They should’ve been well-informed about the latest products of the brand they represent though they still haven’t sold them yet. So, can anybody tell me when n where can i get it in Bandung?

  • Dita

    iya loh, aku nanya di Malang juga malah ga ngerti mbak nya..
    kapan ya keluar secara resminya?

  • Affi

    Mai, Vie dan Dita
    Semoga komentar kalian di baca sama pihak Caring yaa biar nanti dapet jawabannya juga.

  • Arummmanis

    Wah…senangnya Caring ngeluarin juga BB Cream. Selama ini on off terus pake Caring TWC. Ok sih formulanya. Gak kalah sama TWC impor.

    Udah masuk Carrefour belum ya? kan biasanya di Carrefour ada konter Caring tuh. Kalo di konter Caring yg di Matahari gitu ada gak ya? Apa baru ada di Puri Ayu n Martha Tilaar aja?

    Kalo ada yg tahu, ditunggu ya infonya.

    • Affi

      It’s best to ask the rep in their facebook page:

  • lisa

    Aku dah cb yg Fair White,dptnya di Puri Ayu-Delta Sbya.Enak2 aja c,lgs ngeblend di kulitku dan ga merasa berat/tebel.Covering lmyn bagus,kl oil control so-so.Aku cmn pake loose powder di atasnya.Krg lbh 2jam hrs blot pake tissue/face paper.Jd pengen coba yg Everlast..heheh

  • arummmanis

    waktu nyoba bb cream ini brp lama jangka waktu pemakaiannya? ada reaksi negatif gak?

    • Affi

      Sempet pake hampir setiap hari sih selama seminggu (sekarang nggak tiap hari) dan nggak ada reaksi negatif kok :)

  • dwul

    hi…salam kenal…
    I just read this post n just bought BBc caring fair white…my skin tone is darker than yours….. guess I made the wrong choice…so far..I haven’t tried it either….but I do wish that it will working well for me…thank you for sharing this…so very useful for me whose never try any kind of BBc…see ya… :)

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  • Arummmanis

    affi, kalo bb cream perlu pake flat top brush gak sih makenya? apa pake spons/jari aja?

    • DesZeLL

      Kalau pakai kabuki brush atau flat top lebih rata dan lebih nempel ke muka sih rasanya. Kalau pakai spons/jari akan terlihat terlalu tebal. Apalagi kulit kita inikan sawo mateng :p

      Haram deh pake BB Cream terlalu tebel jadinya bisa keputihan. Harus pakenya tipis-tipis ajah.

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