Koreatown’s eyelash extension expert Sun Lee got me jacked up about BB cream, a tinted “blemish balm” cream Korean starlets obsess over. My vanity is only matched by my laziness, so I loved the idea of replacing my moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation with a single product. I tripped over to the Face Shop, a chain of natural beauty boutiques popular in South Korea, and bought a BB cream that gives good, easy coverage. Unfortunately, the sales chick explained I should use toner and moisturizer before applying BB cream.
So BB cream is Korean for “a tinted sunscreen which is one of many aids to Korean starlets’ natural beauty, including but not limited to toner, moisturizer, and scalpels.”
저는 한국말 잘못 해요…