Now my mantra is always to have the perfect skin without looking overly made-up. Kate Tokyo’s Powdery Mousse BB, one of their latest products for 2016 is perfect for those looking for an all-in-one face product that leaves you fresh and flawless. Oh and hooray for another review to include on my BB Cream and CC Cream Reviews. It has been part of our cosmetic industry for more than 10 years now (wow I’m so old).
Brand Kate Tokyo by Kanebo
Product Powdery Mousse BB
Shade Bright (01)
Where to Buy? SM Beauty, Watson’s, Landmark, and other leading department stores nationwide
Continue reading for my full review (and a bonus makeup tutorial!)
L-R: Without Makeup vs. w/ Kate Tokyo Powdery BB Mousse
Packaging – It comes in a sturdy glass jar with a twist-off-cap
Coverage – Medium to Full Coverage
Staying Power – 8 hours. It withstood through time despite the summer sweat and heat. I assume this foundation is perfect for those with oily skin!
Shade/Finish – I got one in 01 Light Beige. It seems light when first applied but after 30 minutes it blends flawlessly. It dries to a matte powdery finish.
Texture – Mousse texture that is soft and easy to blend. A little goes a long way
Scent – Fragrance Free
Final Thoughts – It works as a primer, concealer, and foundation in one. No need to use brushes too since it’s best applied with your fingers so that the product can melt on your skin. I’ve been using this on a daily basis since I received it and I’m sure I’ll empty the jar pretty soon. You know how lazy I am when it comes to putting on makeup. Heck, I’m too lazy I don’t even use brushes! LOL (except with eye liners and eye brows).
This is the perfect product for us girls. It evens out my skin tone, tones down the redness, brightens up my undereye area and leaves me with a flawless complexion. It has SPF30+++ to boot. What more can I ask for?
KikaySiKat Rating Scale Guide
1 – It should cease to exist on the planet.
2 – Troublesome. Caused negative reactions for me or made me feel bad.
3 – Boringly blah blah blah. Not good. Not bad. It’s like… nothing…so I’ll just give it away to someone who might like it more than I do.
4 – Wow. Amazeballs. It’s super effective! I’ll keep this in my stash for sure until I find something better.
5 – It’s irreplaceable! *ala Beyonce* (disclaimer:unless it gets discontinued boohoo)
JAPANESE STYLE MAKEUP TUTORIAL
For almond eyes like mine, instead of doing your typical vertical blending (down to up gradient), we do horizontal blending. Start with the lightest shade on your inner corner, the medium shade in the middle, and the darkest at the outer corner. Sounds easy right? It’s even easier than it sounds! See how I replicated it below.
Here’s my attempt at copying the manual. What do you think?
With this perfect base, you can easily transform your look from day to night! Just change your lipstick. During the day I prefer using nudes, muaves, and pinks that complement my skintone without shocking people. I like subtle vs. intense. I don’t like the attention. At night, if you prefer to dance the night away a striking red would definitely turn heads.