It’s been awhile since I’ve used a BB cream so when MisshaUS.com ran a deal on their M Signature Real Complete BB Cream SPF25++ (retail price $45.99) I decided to give it a try.
Missha makes several different types of BB creams but this particular one, the Signature Real Complete, is available in three shades. I went with the lightest, No. 13 Light Milky Beige, which I think is suitable for NW/NC10-15 skin.
I’ve only tried two other Missha BB creams before (Perfect Cover and Cho Bo Yang) and compared to those the Signature Real Complete is downright runny. It comes packaged in a hard plastic tube making it a lot more durable than the Missha Cho Bo Yang and Perfect Cover BBs that come in soft, squeezable plastic tubes. And rather than the thicker, creamy texture that I’ve come to associate with BB creams, the Signature Real Complete is more lightweight and feels like a typical liquid foundation.
I would describe the Signature Real Complete BB cream as having medium coverage, slightly less than the Cho Bo Yang and Perfect Cover BB creams.
Like all of the Missha products I’ve tried so far, this one is scented although not as strongly as the Perfect Cover. It has a powdery floral scent that’s still quite noticeable.
In terms of color, the Signature Real Complete No. 13 Light Milky Beige is pretty close to the Perfect Cover No. 13 Light Milky Beige in terms of depth but the former leans slightly more pink/gray whereas the Perfect Cover is more neutral. As for finish, both appear to have a soft matte finish on my dry skin.
In the past few months I feel like I’ve really gotten a handle on maintaining and reducing my flaky, dry skin which is why I was so excited to try a new BB cream; however, I found that this one really emphasized every single dry area on my face. I should’ve done some research before making the purchase but I took someone’s word for it that the Signature Real Complete BB works great on dry skinned folks. Sorry, not the case. The runny formula seeps underneath, and catches on, every single tiny edge of dry skin that I didn’t even realize I had.
Although I wouldn’t recommend either for especially dry skin, in my experience the thicker formula of the Missha Perfect Cover is much more forgiving on drier skin, more so than the Cho Bo Yang which Missha claims is better for dryness. The Signature Real Complete would be a good option for people with skin that isn’t as dry as mine that want something more lightweight than the Perfect Cover but with about the same amount of coverage.
There’s another BB cream, the Signature Wrinkle Filler BB Cream, that Missha says is also very good for dry skin so I’d like to try it next but it only comes in two shades and the lightest doesn’t seem to be very light.