Review: Luview Whitening Capsule BB Cream

It's high time I shared with you my thoughts on this product. I got this as a prize from fellow bloggers Eloisa and Tara's HUGE pre-holiday giveaway. I've been using this product every time I go out since I got it :)


It's the Luview Whitening Capsule BB Cream.


Read on to know what's so special with this BB cream :)

Description (from Luview): Created with a highly optimized formula from natural elements and the most advanced dermatology. This is the functionality magic BB that pops the micro capsule and generates natural and splendid skin-tone. For combination and oily skin types. Coverage: 2 out of 5 stars.

Benefits:
  • Magic BB -  The white cream finds and blends with your natural skin color.
  • Whitening - It has skin whitening and brightening properties. Certified by KFDA (Korea Food and Drug Administration).
  • Sebum control and moisture supply - Contains hyaluronic acid and aloe that keep the skin radiant and moisturized.
  • Low stimulation - Talc-free and contains non-irritating natural ingredients, providing comfort to the skin and preventing breakouts,
  • Natural light effect - Enhances the skin and gives it a natural pearly finish.

First, let's talk about the packaging. I really like how this is packaged. The bottle looks so classy! It's not bulky so it's easy to store in my organizer and carry around in my makeup bag. The product is dispensed through a pump which can be locked by just simply twisting the cap. There's nothing much with the packaging that annoys me so far... maybe just the usual minor problems we encounter with any pump-type packaging.

As for the shade... this is what interests me the most! Why? Because when you pump the product out of the bottle, it looks stark-white. I mean, it really is white. But upon application, it does change its color and blend into your natural skin color. Really cooooool!

From white, the color of the cream turns beige-y upon blending until it matches your skin tone.


This 'magic' wouldn't work with darker skin tones, though. This cream is recommended for those with light to light-beige skin tones. This is one gripe I have about BB creams - the shades are usually limited.

This BB cream doesn't offer too much coverage. I mean, the 'magic' here is that the BB cream will match your natural skin color and not change your color completely. Makes sense?

I now do not mind sheer foundations or BB creams. I used to want those with heavier coverage but now I'm not very particular with coverage. I just need them to brighten my face and even out my skin tone since I don't really have a lot of dark spots to conceal. And this BB cream does all that - I mean, it brightens my face and evens out my skin color.

As for the finish, this has some shimmer to it so it does give a pearly finish, just like what it claims to give.

Sheer coverage, pearly finish
I'm not a big fan of dewy-finish foundations because my skin is already oily and I don't want to end up looking too shiny at the end of the day.  This BB cream doesn't make my face oilier despite the pearly finish it gives BUT it doesn't prevent me from oiling up either. This BB cream keeps my face oil-free for up 1.5 to 2 hours. When the weather is on the cooler side or when my activity level is low, my face remains oil-free for a few more hours.

Here's what it looks like on me.

With one layer of BB cream
It evens out my skin tone, brightens up my face and gives it a glow. I usually still apply concealer around the eye area, and top everything off with a powder foundation.

Taken with flash
See "The Glow" there?
One layer of BB cream + powder foundation
(Maybelline Clear Smooth All-in-One) 
One layer of BB cream + powder (dreamGirl BB powder)

Thumbs up:
  • The texture - Very easy to blend.
  • The shade - Magically matches my skin tone and doesn't make my face look ghost-white.
  • Instantly brightens up my face.
  • Evens out my skin tone.
  • Doesn't make my skin oilier although it gives a dewy finish which makes me look more shiny than usual after a few hours.
  • Doesn't dry my face. Actually, this does feel a bit moisturizing on the face.
  • Doesn't break me out.
  • Packaging - Thumbs up for the pump and for the classy-looking bottle.

Thumbs down:
  • Pearly finish - Makes me look a bit sweaty/more shiny than usual, which I tend to avoid since I have oily skin, that's why I have to avoid putting on too much. But it all depends with the powder I use to top it, too. When topped with 4U2 dreamGirl's BB powder, the finish doesn't appear to be so glowy on me.
  • Limited shade range - This is one of the common problems with BB creams.
  • Price and availability - Priced at $22.80 (~P1000) for 34g of product. Can only be ordered online.

The sheer coverage this product offers maybe a thumbs-down for some but to me it's not a very big deal. It brightens and evens out my color, anyway. And with concealer and powder on top, I'm already fine with the result. This is my current go-to face product. Topping off with powder is a must for me with this BB cream, though.

If you're interested in ordering this 'magic' BB cream, check out Luview Cosmetics' website *here.* They have other BB cream variants, too. Oh, they also have a Facebook page! Check that out *here* :)

Have you tried this or any other Korean product? Do you use BB creams? Share, share, share! :)

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19 comments

  1. Wow nice review! indeed it makes your skin glow! Kinda crystal glow! you have such a flawless skin to begin with ^_^~

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  2. Hi there,
    Early this month I won luview giveaway and I choose this BB cream as my prize, but I haven’t received it.. according to your review this BB cream sounds amazing for light skin tones, I have light skin tone so I’m excited now.. I wish my BB cream come faster :) Thank you for the review ^^
    I love Korean product because it suits my skin and usually come with cute packaging and affordable price. My favourite brands are The skin Food and Etude House.  I use BB cream since last year and I really love it because it makes my skin feels lighter.

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  3. nice revivew but doesn't it leave a too shiny finish? i hear about luview a lot esp late last yr but have yet tried them :D 

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  4. it's so strange to me because it's white before it turns into a beige color :o
    a friend of mine online had sent me one of the luview bb creams but it's different from yours. i was able to try it today and i am hoping that it won't break me out hehe.

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  5. nice review!!! i think it's similar to the laneige snow bb cream...it gives your skin a dewy finish!

    btw, you got nice skin hun!!!


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  6. I use Etude's BB cream. Hindi siya nagiging shiny. Perfectly blends with my skin!!

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  7. I've been quite curious of this BB cream ever since reading about it from other bloggers. Not sure if I'd be fond of the "glowing" factor...but it still looks great on you~ I do like sheer coverage too. ^^ Thanks for the review!

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  8. I actually love how it made you glow Aya :) Love the fact that it blends on your skin color. Looks like magic talaga. White at first then poof! Blends with your skin color. Too bad it won't fit those with darker skin color like me ):

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  9. Glowy, right? :) Thank you, Janet! But I really don't have flawless skin. I wish. Hihi.

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  10. So true about the packaging of Korean products! They're always awesome :) I hope you enjoy your BB cream! Congrats on winning, btw :)

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  11. Yeah, sometimes I feel that the finish is a bit too shiny, so I just apply one layer. Baka magmukha na akong disco ball pag dinagdagan ko pa. Haha

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  12. Right! Ooooh, which one? I've read good things about their other BB creams, too :D

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  13. Thanks, Jessa! I'm not familiar with Laneige products, though :)

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  14. I've tried it once. It was too light for me. I don't know, maybe I just didn't apply it properly :) But I heard EH BB creams are indeed good :)

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  15. Thanks dear! Not so fond of glowy finishes, too. I prefer matte ones. :)))

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  16. Di ba? Nagulat ako nung una... white kasi lumabas sa pump! Hahaha

    Thanks Gellie! I wish BB creams come in more shades, too, parang foundation. Kailan kaya?

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