So today I have the Klairs Illuminaiting (yes they spell it that way) Supple Blemish Cream SPF 40 PA++ to review. I’m not sure if that might be another country spelling illuminating a different way or a logical error since this is made in Korea? Either way I was excited- Korean BB creams are said to be the best of the best & I’ve only had the opportunity to try a few! Keep reading to see if this one lives up to the hype!
The quick lowdown is that this isn’t a grey tone (many BB creams are), not tested on animals, alcohol free, paraben free, & has a long long list of pros. Some of the main points are intensive sun care, whitening, wrinkle care, & even sebum control.
Th packaging is pretty minimal- a simple black & white tube. The tip is a small entrace, much like a concealer, so you have decent control. I actually don’t mind the packaging too much. It might not be fancy but it seems effective.
Something to notes is that this BB cream only comes in one shade, is meant for all skin types, & is meant to be a natural finish. Obviously I can only speak for my own skin which is pretty dry & also quite light. Many of the grey cast BB creams actually look okay on me, I’m pale that way. This one is slightly yellow toned & is really creamy. I tried applying it without a moisturizer underneath but my dry skin looked patchy so I recommend using some kind of base. This wore okay & I liked the overall finish- I really do think it looked quite natural. Another note is that upon application I didn’t have an issue blending. With many BB creams I have to work really face or it kind of “sets” up a bit.
It says not to apply to blemishes (odd since this is a blemish balm right?) & luckily the main breakout I have right now is on the right side of my chin. I also have very dark undereye circles. I went ahead & applied concealer just on the spots on the right side of my chin & undereye concealer & brightener. I am also wearing blush & highlight, as usual. I also have light redness currently (hello allergies!) which this covered pretty well although you can still see some pinkness around my nose & cheeks. You can still see all of my freckles so this is definitely lighter coverage.
Overall I like this BB cream for easy coverage days & I think I’ll wear this more in the spring & summer when I’m less dry & need less coverage. I think the shade match was quite good considering there was only one- it really blended in well. If you have darker skin, need more coverage, or want a matte finish this won’t be for you!
Have you ever tried the Klairs BB Cream? What is your favorite BB or CC cream?