I was waiting and waiting for Face Shop to restock their Quick & Clean BB, until one fateful night at their branch at Bonifacio High Street...
...I found Hydro Splash, their new BB Cream! At P695.00, it's very close in price to Q&C. I believe it's a super reasonable price, considering how high some other BB creams *COUGHSKINFOODCOUGH* go for locally!
The writing on the package is mostly in Korean, but the SA assured me it's water-based. Water-based is a good thing for a BB cream beginner like me, right? Hahaha
It's a dead-looking beige color when unblended on my skin,
but it evens out rather nicely afterward.
I roadtested this last Tuesday, applying it with a sponge and finishing it with a layer of Pigeon. This is me wearing it in the bathroom at around 8AM, before leaving for a busy day of school:
(OH NO YOU'VE SEEN MY WHOLE FACE! I'M SHY! Also, hair's still wet! Can't tie it yet!)
And this is me 9 hours later at around 5PM:
(Now I'm wearing the classic "haggard college student" ponytail!)
Hmmm.... is that a shiny forehead and nose I see?
Pigeon powder to the rescue!
(Good as new again! I wish I could say the same for my hair, though. XD)
I really really like how this BB cream works on me. It's not heavy feeling and gives me a great finish every time I put it on. I also like how it blends very quickly on my skin and doesn't make me end up looking like espasol. Its scent is also bearable - it smells rather like sunscreen at first, but it goes away really quickly.
I'm not so sure if I should call it my HG BB cream yet since this is only the second one I've tried so far (the first one FAILED terribly, might I add), but Hydro Splash is quite a contender for that coveted HG title.