asian cosmetics beauty review

Review: Skinfood Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea BB Cream No.1

5. December 2013
This review is based on a couple of samples from Skinfood’s Good Afternoon Honey Black Tea BB cream I gathered in the last months. I’m actually really trying to get rid of my samples, haha. We’ll see if I’ll keep on doing so. This is the first BB cream I’m trying from Skinfood. I have reviewed the Vita Waterdrop CC cream before (>>here<<) and I love it a lot, especially since the packaging was so cute. Considering the cuteness of the packaging, this BB cream is doing great as well. Keep reading if you want to know more:

Although, I only have had samples, even their packaging is typical for Skinfood and really cute. It shows an illustration of a bee and a beehive on the schemes of a tea bag. There are several BB cremes in the Skinfood Good Afternoon Tea BB line. In total there are five different ones: Apple Cinnamon Tea, Berry Berry Tea, Peach Green Tea, Rose Lemon Tea and Honey Black Tea. They vary slightly from one another, each having it’s own specifies. And they all come in two different shades, light beige (#1) and natural beige (#2). At the moment I tend to get natural beige, if I can choose, but in this case the samples were all light beige. Nevertheless, I can put it on and it is only a tiny little bit too bright for me, but it blends in well with the skin color on the other hand.

The description on the samples is in Korean, unfortunately, but you can read all the descriptions for the Good Afternoon BB creams on Skinfood’s official web page.
The description from this BB cream says:
[Honey Black Tea BB – Moisturizing & Glowing]
A moisturizing and illuminating BB cream with sweet honey and flavorful red tea that keeps skin soft and supple.
[Good Afternoon BB Cream Story]
Try our Good Afternoon BB Cream Line. Infused with skin-revitalizing afternoon teas, it helps you keep a bright, vibrant skin tone all day!
* To Use
Apply an even layer to skin in gentle patting motions.
I’m always a bit skeptical when it comes to honey-scented products. There is a honey scent which can be nice and one which I absolutely can’t stand, because it is too artificial. This product smells great! I really do love the scent, although it wears off after applying it on your face, but the moment you put is, it is really a nice scent. The consistency of the BB cream is light and moist. It leaves a nice feeling on the skin and feels lightweight, too. The coverage is medium, but build-able. Actually, you can see in the images below, that it covers up nicely the heart I draw with a lip liner on the back of my hand.
You can see that the cream also leaves a soft glow, but in contrast to the last BB cream from Mamonde I reviewed, this glow is not too much and I think even people with oily skin can put it on. Actually, it feels partly mattifying, too. So if you have dry skin, like me, I would recommend you, to use a moisturizer before, otherwise it starts flaking around the dry areas, for example around the nose. Unfortunately, I can’t get good lightening for taking pictures in the moment, so I have to leave you with the swatch on my hand.:(
All in all, I love the scent, I love how light it feels and I love the finish. It provides SFP20 PA+ and enough coverage. This is surprisingly a nice BB cream and I might want to try the second shade of this. I can recommend you to try this out, at least grab some samples (even the full size is not really expansive). Perhaps, it works for some of you as well.
The full size product comes in a tube and contains 30 g. You can buy this here:
Beautynetkorea for US$ 7.60 (free shipping)
W2Beauty for US$ 12.37 (free shipping option, you’ll get a 5$ voucher upon registration with this link, which is usable for orders of minimum 30$)
testerkorea for 7000 Won (around US$ 7, shipping depends on weight)
or various seller on ebay

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  • Rebecca B. Bird 6. December 2013 at 3:53

    I tried a couple of samples of this and I agree with you, it smells quite nice! Unfortunately it was too dark for me though.

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. December 2013 at 13:35

      A pitty it was too dark for you. :/ I really do like this a lot surprisingly.I think I’ll try to check out more of skinfood’s BB creams. Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Sample Hime 6. December 2013 at 8:15

    This looks really good :D the buildable coverage especially looks worth it. I wonder what the difference really is between all the BB’s.

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. December 2013 at 13:36

      I think they differ in SPF and I read that some are more considered to have moisturizing properties and other to claim to have anti aging benefits. I’d like to know if they are really that different to one another…Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Amicia Rai 6. December 2013 at 10:13

    Uuuuu those look really interesting! :D Maybe I’ll give them a go in my next shopping haul. :D

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. December 2013 at 13:37

      I’m thinking to get samples of the other Good evening BBs too. Actually, we’ll see if I’m able to compare them (depends on my purse, too XD). thanks for commenting ♥

  • moon 6. December 2013 at 13:23

    Wow, the coverage really looks great! And I completely agree with you about artificial honey scents :D

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. December 2013 at 13:38

      Hahaha, right?! sometimes it can get annoying. Luckily this one is really pleasant in its scent. thanks for commenting ♥

  • Natalie Wells 6. December 2013 at 21:19

    This may be a silly question but do you know if it has real honey or is it just scented like it? Thanks for sharing :)

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. December 2013 at 13:40

      It says in the description that it contains ‘sweet honey”. actually I didn’t find the ingredients list, and the one on the sample is in korean, but I guess it must contain some honey extract or something similar…Thanks for commenting ♥

  • 美美 6. December 2013 at 23:13

    I was planning to buy one of the BB Creams from their line in my next haul so this review is super helpful :D The coverage is really nice *-* Does it feel sticky on the skin? I really hate sticky bb creams like the one by Missha >~< Thanks for sharing ~ :D

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. December 2013 at 13:41

      It does not feel sticky on its own. Actually it depends what kind of moisturizer you use before. If that is already sticky, the BB cream won’t change that :D But if you wear it alone it is not sticky. Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Wei Song (Gin) 7. December 2013 at 0:28

    Skinfood has always exceeded my expectations with all of their products. I must invest in some of this BBcream! *^*
    The coverage is amazing! It looks so natural and non-greasy as well.
    Thank you for the review! <3

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. December 2013 at 13:42

      Yes, I agree. It really lokks and feels nice. I think one should try more of their BB creams. I’ll try to get my hands on some of the others by time…Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Erica D 9. December 2013 at 5:47

    I actually use pure honey in my facials and I love it. I would try this product.

    • Fräulein Schnee 9. December 2013 at 13:43

      Really, than you will perhaps like this one. I think honey has a lot of benefits. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the ingredients in order to look what part of “honey” is really inside this cream. Thanks for commenting ♥

  • Mizu chan 9. December 2013 at 17:14

    I had the same sample too but I haven’t try it yet. Seeing on how it works great, I might try the tester soon :)

    • Fräulein Schnee 8. January 2014 at 14:37

      Tell me how it was working on you as soon as you’ve tried. I’m really curious :)

  • yesFligh 11. July 2014 at 1:14

    Ich war auf der Suche nach Reviews zu dieser BB Cream und bin zufällig hier gelandet – als ich gesehen hab, dass du in Deutschland lebst, musste ich einfach mal einen Kommentar da lassen (vielleicht sollte ich mir lieber einen aktuelleren Post dazu aussuchen.. :D)
    Auf jeden Fall werde ich hier mal öfter vorbeischauen,
    liebe Grüße!

    • Frl. Schnee 11. July 2014 at 9:36

      Hallo :) Danke für deinen Kommentar. Ich freue mich, dass dir mein Review helfen konnte ♥ Liebe Grüße :)