I ran out of Biore UV Perfect Biore UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50+ PA++++. I’ve been using this for over a decade. Sometimes, if it’s out of stock, I would get Biore UV Bright Face Milk SPF 50+ PA++++. Basically, it works the same as Perfect Face Milk except it claims to correct dullness but I didn’t see much difference. I don’t really bother, the price is affordable and it offers the same kind of UV protection. That’s good enough. I’m using it as my makeup base too. Here’s a simple review that I did on my Instagram back in 2018.
Biore UV Colour Control CC Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ is another variant found in the Biore UV range. I never wanted to get this because I am not into CC. I just want a basic daily sunscreen for the face. However, when I ran out of Bright Face Milk a few weeks back, I wanted to get Perfect Face Milk yet there wasn’t any stock in all the major pharmacies that I went to. Even Bright Face Milk was not available.
Seriously?!?! Only one bottle of Biore UV Colour Control CC Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ left on the shelf at Watsons! No choice because I used up the last bit, it’s empty!! I ended up with this and praying that it will be as sheer as Perfect and Bright.
When I got home, I read the packaging. OMG! Oh dear… This is totally not the kind of sunscreen that I want for daily use. “Beige Make Up Base”! Oh boy… I was still hoping it is the very sheer type but…
Left: Look at the colour! OH NO!!! Not sheer. My skin doesn’t work well with liquid-based makeup. All my makeups are powder-based. I don’t use liquid foundation or even concealer. It will always go cakey on me and got stuck in the nook and cranny of my face. My pores, my fine lines, my facial hair, and so on. I don’t even use lipstick/lip tint/lip gloss. Just lip balm.
Right: Here! I applied it to half of my face. Can you see the difference? Not that obvious in the photo but the one with the CC Milk looks a bit brighter. You can compare the colour at the side of the nose to see the difference as it is more obvious. In real life, it does even out my skin tone and provides light coverage to those spots on my face. It does conceal some of my visible pores. Can achieve a no-makeup look with this. However, I don’t think it will suit those with darker skin tones.
However, just like any liquid-based makeup, it does get stuck here and there, especially on the drier part of the face but not as bad. Luckily it doesn’t break me out. It is lightweight and easy to spread but not as light as Perfect and Bright. At least, this is very lightweight compared to a liquid foundation or BB. There is no need to use a sponge or brush. Just your hand will do.
It’s a little bit sticky and takes a bit more time to absorb. You might want to dust some finishing powder on your face if you want. Usually, I just leave it as it is unless I’m going out which is what I usually do anyway. The upside is that my skin looks nicer with this compared to using Bright or Perfect. It does not go cakey at the end of the day which is a good thing.
One thing for sure, I cannot apply it all the way down to my neck and chest anymore or else I’ll get my clothes stained.
Now, let’s talk about how lasting it is. No joke! The word “Very” on the packaging is true. Very water-resistant indeed. The usual ones, I can just wash it off with soap and water easily. My goodness! This one needs a lot of soap and water to wash off. Hence, using a makeup remover is crucial to remove this at the end of the day. I do use a makeup remover daily before washing my face so it’s no big deal. Will just need to be more thorough and need a bit more time to do it.
Overall, it is not too bad if you are looking for cosmetic sunscreen and you don’t want to fiddle with all those conventional liquid makeups. I would make this my daily makeup base if I have to use makeup daily but I don’t. The price is quite affordable. I got it for less than RM30 (was on offer). After finishing this bottle, I won’t get it again because I just want a basic sunscreen for daily use.
You can purchase the mentioned products from the links below:
BIORE UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50 PA++++ (https://invle.co/clbx5zp)
BIORE UV Bright Face Milk SPF50 Daily Sunscreen (https://invle.co/clbx61x)
Biore UV Colour Control CC Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ (https://invle.co/clbx652)