Monday, July 1, 2013

Crazy Over BB Creams: Beauty Republic Dramatic BB Tinted Cream + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]

Hello Pinay Beauties! I am super excited since this will be my first installment on this series! Yay! I have been working hard to give this series to you and I hope that you guys like it. Anyhow, for my first BB Cream review, I wanted to share with you my thoughts about the Beauty Republic Dramatic BB Tinted Cream.

When I first saw this BB Cream, I got super curious but it was expensive for me. It retails for ₱650 but CarmenClaire Cosmetics sells 2 of them for only ₱975, which makes it ₱487.50 each.

Product Information:

Benefits and Ingredients:

Let's talk about packaging. This BB Cream is rather small and travel friendly. When you open it, the nozzle is sealed so you know that it is new. I actually do not prefer packaging with nozzles as they tend to get messy.

Here is the interesting part: it comes out as a white cream but once blended the micro-capsules break and turn into skintone color.

Now let's look at the coverage of this BB Cream.

As you can see, with one layer most of the redness has disappeared, and with the second layer most of the bumps have been concealed too. I wasn't really expecting these results and I was really impressed. It also brightened up my skin and it made it look health and glowing.

I hope you can see the difference. Left side looks dull and my red spots are super visible, while the right side with the BB Cream looks even out and my blemishes were concealed. It makes the skin look more awake and bright.

Let's now take a look at how good it is in oil control. This is what I call the "Paper Blot Test." Here's what my face looks like after 2 hours:

As you can see my face looks super shiny. I think the staying power is good as my blemishes still looks pretty concealed. But look at the dry patch which was emphasized by the BB Cream. This means that you will still need to use a moisturizer under it if you have very dry skin or if you have dry areas on the face. Now for the blotting test:

I wasn't really expecting to see so a little amount of oil on the blotting sheet since my face looks oily and shiny. I think if this was set by a good setting powder it will be mattified for more than 2 hours. I wore this BB Cream for a maximum of 5 hours and it still looks great.

What I like about this product:
  • Packaging, small and easy to travel with, but I still do not like the nozzle.
  • Easy to blend.
  • Has SPF.
  • Doesn't have a smell.
  • Good coverage, was able to conceal most of my blemishes.
  • Staying power is superb.
  • Evens out skin tone.
  • Makes skin look health and bright.
  • Good oil control, face looks shiny but my face didn't look oily at all.

What I didn't like about this product:
  • A bit pricey, ₱650 for 30 g of product.
  • Not locally available, can only be purchased online.
  • Dewy finish, makes my face looks shiny and oily.
  • Emphasizes dry patches/areas on the face.

My rating:


PBIAB thinks..





Staying Power


Oil Control








I think this BB Cream is good, and I will still continue to use it. I like how it makes my face looks super healthy and for a BB Cream it has good coverage and amazing staying power, which is unexpected. I just hope it will be more affordable and readily available, but I am still impressed.

And now for the fun part, I am giving away 1 full size of this BB Cream to one of my readers. This giveaway will run until Sunday, June 7, 2013 11:59 PM. To enter, please follow all the required entries below:

UPDATE: My first winner failed to send me an email so I have to pick another winner. And the new winner is:

Beauty Republic Dramatic BB Tinted Cream Giveaway
Congratulations! Please send me an email at [email protected] with your name, shipping address and contact number within 48 hours. Failure to submit the information will disqualify the winner.

If you wanted to purchase this BB Cream, you may go to CarmenClaire's Facebook page to inquire. I am not sure if they still have the discounted promo.

Note: This is not a sponsored review and giveaway. As always, all thoughts on this post are mine and are of my own honest opinion. If you do have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc. Do not hesitate to leave them at the comments section below and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you join this giveaway. Goodluck everyone!

-- Maica :)


  1. CarmenClaire CosmeticsJuly 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Thanks for the review! Glad you like it!

    1. maicafrancesJuly 2, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      Yes I did! Thank you so much for sharing it to your followers as well. :)

  2. rhaindropzJuly 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    oh dear i dont have instagram =(

    1. maicafrancesJuly 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      Join pa din dear! :D

  3. sarah lopezJuly 5, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Hi! Meron ka ba nung brush nila? Malambot ba, like the ones in BYS or the body shop? Sensitive kasi skin ko sa brushes na medyo nagttusok tusok sa skin. Nagkkaron ako ng butlig butlig, e ayoko naman bumili ng di ako sure. Sayang money. Hehe. Oh and I joined the contest. Hehe

    1. maicafrancesJuly 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      I only have their Duo Fiber kabuki, and I use it to apply blush. So far okay naman siya it feels so soft and blends out the foundation really well. :)

  4. MonicaJuly 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Hello! I was searching for a review about this product and I found your post about it. Glad to found another Filipina blogger. Following you now.:) And thanks sharing this :)


    1. maicafrancesJuly 6, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      Thank you so much! :)

  5. BelleJuly 7, 2013 at 4:53 AM

    sis great review.. hanap din talaga ko ng hanap ng ok na BB creams and isa ito sa nireresearch ko.. :) Thanks!

    1. maicafrancesJuly 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM

      You should definitely give it a try! They recently sold if for less than ₱400 ata. :)