Today I thought I'd update my current BB Cream collection!
As you might know I did a couple of reviews on the BB Creams I already own (Here and Here!) and they are probably the most searched photos on my blog! I figured since I got a new camera I should take some new photo's (because let's be honest, the old ones are kinda terrible quality).
I'm a pretty pale girl, (probably one of the palest people I know) and it can be really difficult to find foundation, concealer and BB Cream that will actually match my skin tone! Finding the palest colours generally work, but I have a very yellow skin tone and the shades labeled "porcelain" are almost always too pink .
Pretty lame huh.
So I have decided to help out some of my fellow pale princesses with swatches of my collection of BB Creams!
In New Zealand, there not very many BB Creams that are readily available. If you want to try Asian BB Creams such as Missha, Skin 79, Dr Jart etc you have to be in Auckland as there is only one mall I know of that sells these. If you can't find a local retailer you will have to buy online which can be very risky considering that you won't know the "real" colour of the BB Cream!
Before we go any further lets have a short overview about what a BB Cream actually is.
BB Cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base, beauty balm or beblesh balm. It's a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia, although larger beauty brands are increasingly introducing BB Creams to the Western markets. A BB Cream is promoted to be an all-in-one facial cosmetic product designed to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage. What became BB cream was originally formulated in the 1960s in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to protect her patients' skin after surgery. Introduced to South Korea and Japan in 1985 – where healthy-looking, porcelain skin is heavily prized – the cream was hailed as "the secret of Korean actresses," and was heavily endorsed by Korean celebrities.
BB creams come in a variety of different formulations. Because Korean companies focused initially on the Korean and East Asian markets, they are offered in a limited number of hues, instead of offering multiple shades for different skin tones, most formulas are designed to oxidize to match the user's skin tone. The skin-whitening properties of the cream, as sold in the Asian market, are an important element in its popularity. 
One of the biggest concerns when trying out a new BB Cream is the level of oxidization. This is when the BB Cream changes colour according to your skin tone. Some BB Creams change noticeably, while some do not. It's important to be able to try a BB Cream on your skin and then see it again after about 20 minutes to see how the colour has adapted. A lot of BB Creams can appear "ashy" when first applied, (a common complaint in the Skin 79 Hot Pink BB Cream).
So lets have a look at the BB Cream I currently own
Skin 79 BB Cream - Hot Pink
Skin 79 BB Cream - VIP Gold
Skin 79 BB Cream - Diamond the Prestige
Skin 79 BB Cream - Diamond Pearl Luminescence
Missha Signature Complete BB Cream - 21
Hanskin Silky Treatment BB Cream
I always test any type of foundation, BB Cream or Concealer on the underside of my arm.
You can see the difference in consistency and colour between the BB Creams. The Garnier BB Cream is incredibly orange while the Skin 79 generally have a more grey tone.
The Diamond Pear Luminescence is so glittery!
The Missha Signature Complete BB Creams are more runny in consitency compared to the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream and the Hanskin BB Cream.
The Signature Complete BB Cream is slightly paler and yellower in tone than the Perfect Cover BB Cream.
Here are all of the BB Creams freshly applied.
And all of the BB Creams Oxidized. You can see how the BB Creams have changed in colour, most shockingly the Garnier BB Cream .
The Garnier BB Cream looks fake-tan orange and also hasn't applied evenly. Splotchy orange BB Cream isn't attractive. The Skin 79 BB Creams oxidize pretty well but you can see they are still going to be way too dark for pale skin tones. The Pearl BB Cream is the right colour, but I just can't stand the glitter. It makes me look sweaty and that's just not cute.
Both of the shade 13 Missha BB Creams are the right colour, but you can see the Signature Complete BB Cream is ever so slightly paler.
When I wear my BB Creams on a daily basis I mix them with my day moisturizer since I find the coverage to be very full for all of them. Mixing the BB Creams with moisturizer makes them a little more sheer and appropriate for school.
I generally wear Missha's Signature Complete - 13 mixed with the darker Skin 79 BB Creams (not the pearl) or Missha's Signature Complete - 21 so I don't look too washed out. The Signature Complete - 13 is perfect if I want to go through the trouble of contouring and highlighting, but I only really do that for special performances or events.
To be honest I am going to sell the Garnier BB Cream. The colour is so so so far away from my skin tone that it's not funny, it was barely even acceptable when I was at my tannest during summer (if you want a full review click Here!) Considering it's the lightest out of the Garnier range, I'm incredibly disappointed. Not everybody in New Zealand is tan guys!
The Skin 79 BB Creams were really neat to try, and super cheap since they are miniatures. I totally recommend trying BB Creams in miniature packs or tester packs if you can. That way you won't get stuck with a huge tub of BB Cream that is not suited to your skin tone! You can read my full review of the Skin 79 BB Cream's Here!
I hope you guys found this useful in your search for BB Creams ^^ Let me know down below if there are any super pale BB Creams you think I should try out!