From what I've experienced, this is pretty accurate. For example, I use a Japanese BB Cream, Boscia
, which has all kinds of skin care ingredients in it, as well as Arbutin for skin lightening. It has a strange texture when first applied, but, believe me, it doesn't budge. It seems to "become one" with my skin (if that makes any sense). Somehow it has really good coverage, especially over my pores, but it's not "mask-like" in the least.
Similar American made products I've purchased in the past are Miracle Skin Transformer
in Medium Tan, and Too Faced Beauty Balm
. With MST, I like the color a lot, but it absolutely sits on top of my skin, and it never dries. It rubs off on everything, and if it's not rubbed off, it disappears in about two hours anyways. I tried setting it with powder, but it became a cakey mess. Plus one of the reasons I wanted a "bb" cream was so I wouldn't have to layer makeup on my face.
At some point, I also bought Too Faced "Beauty Balm"
. I'd never used tinted moisturizer, because I'm pretty oily, but I'm betting that Too Faced Beauty Balm is basically a "tinted moisturizer". It's greasy, somewhat heavy, shiny, and it adds color instead of blending.
The Boscia BB Cream really shouldn't be compared to the two product I've just mentioned, because it functions so differently. Fortunately for me, I can pull off the color of this one.
I've been wanted to try that Skin79, but I don't know where to find a reputable seller in the US. Myrna, do you think the Skin79 would work on medium/olive skin? Does it do the "self-matching" thing?