Saturday, July 14, 2012

[Review] Lioele Waterdrop BB Cream

If you guys know me, then you'll know that I absolutely love BB Creams! In all honesty, I'm a little addicted to collecting them and comparing the range. I do have to say that I like the Asian BB Creams much more than the western ones, since they're just so much better (in my opinion) and are more suitable to my skin (I'm Asian haha). Now you're probably wondering why I like them so much, am I right?

For me, a BB Cream is everything I really need for my face make up. I wouldn't say that I have perfect skin, but for as long as I've remembered, my skin has always been pretty good to me. I'm hardly prone to break outs, and have had no acne scars whatsoever. If I do, it's usually one or two small pimples here and there. I don't like to use foundation on a daily basis because it's just unnecessary coverage that I don't need.

Also, I don't like the feel of it on my face for 6+ hours a day. It just feels heavy, and suffocating for my skin. A BB Cream on the other hand, is basically a tinted moisturiser with loads of different other skin benefits depending on what brand, or type of BB Cream you choose. The only downside of BB Creams is the lack of shades (most come only in two, or one colour) and more often than not, they're too ashy, grey or light for most skin types.

Most BB Creams also tend to oxidise so the colour you first apply is not the colour it will be throughout the day. Usually after 10 minutes or so, it will adjust to your skin colour - but sometimes, it can be a little off. I was intrigued by the Lioele Waterdrop BB Cream as I had never tried anything from the Lioele brand before, and when I look for BB Creams, moisture is a huge key factor for me (I have normal/dry skin). I do have to say I'm very impressed, and I have been loving it so far.

Claims to be "moisturising, illuminating, and cool". It supposedly also adheres (adjusts) to your skin colour and leaves water drops on application.

First Impression: The first thing that stood out to me about this BB Cream was that it was super moisturising. I have dry skin, and I always have to apply moisturiser before any face make up. It did not leave my face feeling dry or patchy throughout the day whatsoever, which was a huge surprise for me. Although it only comes in one shade, the colour pay off wasn't too bad at all. When it oxidises, it's not quite as grey or as dull as other BB Creams.

I know for sure that for the Skin79 Super Beblesh Balms (The Hot Pink & The Gold Caviar) they tend to be quite grey. Not for this Liole one though, since it oxidises to quite a nice skin like colour. It left my skin looking so dewy and radiant, which I really liked. The coverage is very light, which is perfect for me since it's great for a "go-to everyday product". When wearing this, my skin can actually breathe and I often tend to forget I'm wearing anything on my face at all.

I do have to say that because the coverage is very sheer/light, for those who need heavier coverage for blemishes or dark spots - it will not cover them whatsoever. This product is more so for those who just want to even out their skin-tone, and give it that little "extra boost".

I have to say that I didn't really notice the "water drop" effect it had on my skin, although I'm assuming that's because I have pretty dry skin.

How to use it, and the texture it leaves on the skin. 

What I Like:

+ Very light coverage, great for everyday use. My skin can really breathe when using this product, and it's great for those who just want to even out their skin tone and give it a little boost. It's basically like a tinted moisturiser, but so much more amazing.

+ Leaves the skin looking very dewy, healthy and luminous. It gives me that "radiant glow" which I really like.

+ Very moisturising, perfect for normal/dry skin.

+ It contains SPF 27 ++ so you don't have to worry as much about applying sunscreen in the summer. It's great for both the summer and winter months, as in summer it gives you very light coverage and is super hydrating for the winter time.

+ It blends like a dream. It gives the illusion that you aren't even wearing make up at all.

+ When it oxidises, it doesn't give that kind of greyish tinge that most BB Creams do. It oxidises to a more skin like colour, and complements my skin tone quite well.

What I Dislike:

+ There is only one shade available, so its a hit or miss whether or not it'll work with your skin colour.

+ Light coverage can be a good or bad thing, depending on what you're looking for. This gives little to no coverage at all, so if you're looking for something which can cover any old acne scars, blemishes or dark spots - this product really won't work out for you.

+ For oily or combination skin, you may have to set this with powder or blot throughout the day. I have dry skin, so it gives me that "dewy effect" which I like. Over shiny-ness though, can make the skin look oily instead of glowy. If you're looking for a matte finish, then this product really won't be the one for you ^_^"

Overall Opinion: I am in love with this product, and it does everything it says it's suppose to do. It gives me everything I look for in a BB Cream, with of course added bonuses. I absolutely recommend this for everyone who has normal/dry skin, or if you're just looking for a product that will give a little boost to your skin. It is definitely a great product for everyday use, since it feels as though I'm wearing little to nothing at all on my skin.

I'm now a lot more interested in other Lioele products, and will mostly likely purchase some more in the future. I do have to say that this BB Cream is definitely not something for everyone. Those looking for higher coverage BB Creams, or have oily/combination skin, then this product is either a hit or miss. It's all up to you to try it out.

For me, then this is a great product, and a definite HG. It's a staple for me everyday, and it's one of those products I always tend to reach for. Love, love, love!

Would I Repurchase? That goes without question. Yes!



  1. thanks for your review! will def be trying it out!!

  2. Hello, nice review
    I just bought it, fyi my skin is oily-combination and this bb cream works for me. My skin color is something between yellow and brown. It blends nicely into my skin color.
    U're right, this one is very light and have waterlike sensation when applied on skin.
    thank u for sharing review