Tuesday, July 28, 2009
BRTC Gold Caviar BB Cream Review
Okay, here is my second installment of the BB Cream series. My first review was on the L'egere Multi White, and in focus today is BRTC Gold Caviar. This is one of the most popular BB creams. This particular product boasts to be a triple action BB cream: sun protection (SPF20), whitening and anti-wrinkle. The BRTC Gold Caviar BB cream claims to contain caviar and white gold extracts to nourish and tighten the skin while covering skin imperfections. Sounds luxurious, isn't it? Imagine, caviar on your face! Other ingredients are Adenosine, albutin, oligopeptide-1, green tea extracts.
As with most BB creams, this looks like a dull dark beige blob prior to application that applies light on the face, and eventually adjusts to your skintone (for light to medium complexions). It is one of the thickest BB creams I've used, which is great I guess for coverage. I used it using my Coastal Scents kabuki-on-a-stick brush, and it applied really well and even. I applied a light layer of Meow mineral foundation on top of the BB cream, and set it with finishing powder.
Once again, if you have darker skintone, I don't know if you can actually pull off wearing BB creams as the main gripe about them is that they only have 1 or 2 shades at the most. You might be able to pull it off by wearing a darker foundation or loose powder on top, but I cannot be sure of that as I haven't tried it that way. Also, this particular brand of BB cream didn't go well with my combination skin, as I looked greasy after only a few hours. And also, unfortunately, this brand broke me out the most out of all the BB creams I've tried.
Verdict: This has good coverage and sun protection (SPF20), flawless finish on the face. The downsides are that there aren't a lot of shades to choose from, oil control is not good, and if you have sensitive skin, this might break you out like it did to me.
All in all, if you have light to medium skin and are not that acne-prone, try this BB cream and see if it will work for you. Oil control is also not excellent, so bring oil-blotting sheets, and a good primer and t-zone mattifier can really help.
As for its skincare claims, I haven't used it long enough to verify these, as I really didn't want to break my skin out even more. I've had better luck with other brands of BB creams, so stay tuned for more reviews.