BB-cream, foundation & sunscreen in one – Mizon Snail Repair BB

Mizon snail repair bb cream review

Wouldn’t it be great if your foundation was your sunscreen?

I love to wear a tinted sunscreen as my base in the summer, but there are occasions where I want more coverage. You can always just apply your makeup on top of your sunscreen, but personally, that can feel a bit heavy. So if there was a foundation that provided me with a great SPF, I’m game.

And that’s the case in this product. I’m talking about a BB-cream that actually does it both – it protects my skin from the sun with a physical sunscreen and acts as a medium to full coverage foundation at the same time. I know foundations tend to have SPF in them, but it’s not usually that trustworthy.

However, this feels more like a sunscreen, that just happens to give me coverage at the same time. It’s the perfect alternative to summer parties, where I want to have my full face of makeup on and still be sun-protected. It’s the full-coverage foundation version of the physical sunscreens I talked about on this post.

mizon snail repair bb

If you don’t know the difference between a physical and a chemical sunscreen, check out this post. And if you’re looking for less coverage, check out my earlier post about my favorite natural sunscreens.


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foundation that has good spf sunscreen in it

Mizon Snail Repair Blemish Balm review

As the name suggests, this BB cream contains snail extract. There’s actually 40% of it here. Snail extract is awesome, because it’s regenerating, soothing and moisturizing. It’s one of those ingredients that sounds suspicious, but is actually awesome. In my experience snail extract feels extremely silky and smooth. And no, it’s not gross or smelly. More about snail extract in this post.

As someone who has struggled with acne before, I also appreciate the anti-blemish properties of this BB cream.

Mizon Snail Repair Blemish Balm BB review

This BB-cream is medium to full coverage and it leaves a satin finish. If you like a glow, you can skip powder. But for the best longevity, I would apply a light layer of powder on top of this.

The consistency in this foundation is quite thick. That’s typical for a physical sunscreen and that’s what gets you covered. For best results, I apply this with my fingers. It dries down quite quickly, so you need to be quick in your application. But because this BB cream has pigment in it and has a creamy texture, it’s easy to see where you applied it and therefore get an even, reliable sun protection.

It’s also very long-lasting. It kind of sets on the face and doesn’t move when it’s on. Hence, it’s perfect for summer parties, like weddings.

But as always – if you’re staying in the sun for long periods of time, and you’re sweating off your makeup – you need to reapply, just like with any sunscreen. Physical sunscreens tend to stay well on my skin though.

before after mizon snail repair bb cream sand beige
Before & After of Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream in the shade Sand Beige.
Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream Rose Beige and Sand Beige Swatches
Mizon Snail Repair BB Cream #1 Rose Beige and #2 Sand Beige Swatches

As for the shades, the 1# Rose Beige has a red undertone and is quite light.
The #2 Sand Beige has a yellow undertone and is slightly darker in shade. This is my shade.

*Mizon Snail Repair Blemish Balm $13,89

Mizon Watermax Moisture BB Cream

Mizon Watermax Moisture BB Cream

I also got the Mizon Watermax Moisture BB Cream and I wanted to include it in this post, because it’s more suited for dry or normal skin. It’s a moisturizing BB Cream that is much lighter in consistency compared to the Snail Repair Cream.

The shade in this is quite light and rosy (close to the Rose Beige shade of that other BB cream), which is why I haven’t been able to wear it. I did however test the consistency on my face just to see how it compares to the snail repair BB cream. The texture is very light and it feels like a light gel that just glides on the skin. I like the consistency. It still has good coverage, but it’s not as full coverage as the snail repair cream.


I have also reviewed Missha’s BB Cream that has SPF 42 here. That is also a good option. Korean BB-creams are awesome!



What’s your go to BB cream?

Christmas Party Makeup Tutorial

christmas makeup tutorial

I named this makeup Christmas Party Makeup since it’s December and there are a lot of pre-Christmas parties right now. Now is the time of glitter, silver, gold and red! In this makeup I used silver and glitter on my eyes but you could replace the colors with brown and gold. I usually do my brows using a different color, but here I wanted to try a new product on them and it ended up being a warm brown. Works amazingly well with greyish eyeshadow though, doesn’t it?

The classic red lip is made with a new lipstick from Holika Holika. It might just be the cutest thing ever since the applicator is heart-shaped! I haven’t tried Holika Holika products before but I’m convinced now that I’ve tried this amazing, really pigmented lipstick and their brow pen as well as the eyeliner. All the products used are listed below as usual.

holika holika heartfull lipstick

On to the tutorial! Or pictorial. I made small collages so that this post wouldn’t drown on pictures. If you want to skip the face part, just roll down to the eyeshadow pictorial.


face makeup tutorial

I wanted to take a photo of each step to make this tutorial extra easy to follow.

First picture is before makeup. Then I applied the primer. Then I applied my BB-cream in two different shades. First is the lighter one which goes all over my face and especially on the center of my face. I actually applied a bit too much here (the struggle of taking photos and doing your makeup at the same time is real!) but you can see clearly where I applied it. After that I was a bit pale so I warmed my face and did a bit of a contouring with a darker shade. Then I set the foundation with powder – again you can see how much (or how little) I used the powder.  Last picture is after primer, foundation and powder.

I wanted to use the same shade on my cheeks as I did on my lips. So I applied the lipstick as blush using my fingers. Whenever you’re using a cream blush you should apply it before powdering the face – just to get it to blend easier. I actually forgot this and powdered my face before but I managed to work it out. I always smile when applying blush so I can see the highest point of my cheek and then I apply the color right there. I have a square face so that’s where the blush goes on my face.

brow pictorial

I did my brows a bit differently since I tried a new product. The Holika Holika brow pen applies quite heavily so I softened the lines using a brow brush.  The difference between before and after brows is huge!

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is magic.


how to red lips

I lined my lips first to help with the lipstick application and to make it stay on longer. Then I applied the lipstick using a lip brush.



Here is a small pictorial made with paint to show you exactly what we’re trying to do. We’re creating a halo eye which means the center of the eye is where the lightest shade goes. So you actually apply dark shadow not only to the outer edge of your eye but also just above your inner corners.  And with my eye shape I wanted to blend the outer edge a bit but if you want the shape to be more round you can skip that.

black silver halo eye pictorial

I used the black eye pencil as a base for my halo eye. You want to blend that out quite quickly ’cause it dries out fast. However it’s just a base so don’t worry too much about it being perfect. I applied a dark grey eye shadow to the same areas I applied the black pen. Then I blended carefully.
I applied a grey eye shadow on top of the dark grey shadow and blended it out so it goes on higher than the dark base (check the paint version if you feel lost). Then I applied the same grey shades on my lower lashline – leaving a gap right in the middle for the silver and glitter. Then I applied the silver at the center of my eye using just my finger and a tapping motion. Then I applied the glitter on top of that. Then it’s up to you if you want to use just mascara or add lashes!

christmas makeup tutorial

With lashes and all ready!

Thanks for visiting my blog and checking this post out. Let me know your thoughts on the comments below! Oh – and happy December the first.

PRODUCTS (adlinks)

MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream 21, Light Beige
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner 01
Zuii Organic Bombshell Palette
Sleek Vintage Romance Palette (the silver shade)
Zuii Organic Shimmering Powder in Blossom (glitter)
Missha Fan Volume Mascara
Eylure lashes 157

Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow 02

Rimmel Lipliner 007
Holika Holika Heartful Moisture Lipstick RD808

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