Review: Martha Tilaar Caring Colours Everlast BB Cream – an Indonesian local BB cream

(Purchased product)

Since I moved to Indonesia, I’ve kept an eye on several Indonesian beauty blogs to learn of some good beauty products. One of the products I have been interested to try is the Caring Colours Everlast BB Cream.

Caring Colours is a brand which is part of the Martha Tilaar group. Martha Tilaar has several beauty brands in its group. The Martha Tilaar counter had quite a few makeup and skin care items, and was quite affordable.

Price:  Around 60,000 IDR? I remember it was less than $10 USD.

Where to purchase: I bought mine at a Martha Tilaar shop in Grand Indonesia, one of the biggest shopping centers in Central Jakarta.  I also found it at the Lotte Mart in Gandaria City Mall.

A swatch of the BB cream. It is slightly too pink for my skin, but blended in well enough.

Pros:

  • This product gave me a semi-matte finish.This works well with the hot climate in Jakarta
  • Initially, I thought that this product didn’t give me enough coverage. After using it for a while, I realized that it did a good job in covering discolorations in my skin, but still looked pretty natural.
  • I don’t believe that any BB cream is “everlasting”, but it lasted well enough.
  • This product works well for the price.

Cons:

  • This packaging is misleading. It is more than half empty. The packaging says that it contains 1.23oz, but the bottle is similar in size as products which contain nearly 3 times as much. I suppose it does actually contain as much product as is written on the packaging… but it is quite frustrating to open a new product and find it more than half empty!
  • As far as I could tell, this product comes in only 1 color. Quite strange, since Indonesians have various skin tones!
  • This product separates slightly, similar to how Too Faced Shadow Insurance tends to separate.
Would I repurchase? Maybe. I like how affordable and easily available this product is. This is not my favorite BB cream, but it is not bad!
The fact that the package was over half empty made me really annoyed! Even if the correct amount is on the tube, I felt that it is misleading and wasteful to have a product which contains so little product.  Still, it is a nice product, and I hope you have a chance to try it if you come to Indonesia.
Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K
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