Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream

I recently had the opportunity to try a couple of products from the Ginvera range, which is a line of skincare with it’s focal ingredient being Green Tea.  The BB Cream comes in a typical BB Cream style squeezable tube with a silver lid, but what I like about this style of packaging is the fact that it more closely resembles the Asian BB Creams rather than the more Westernised ones we’re used to seeing.

The BB Cream itself is very fluid and comes out of the tube looking quite dark.  I initially thought it would be far too dark for me, but it blends beautifully and doesn’t need to be worked in to the skin to look natural.  The finish is very dewy without looking greasy, but the thing that I love most about this BB Cream is the fact that the coverage is unusually buildable for a product such as this.  I’ve applied it with a brush, fingers and a beauty blender and I’ve found I achieve the best and easiest finish with the beauty blender.

Whilst my feelings about UK BB Creams are mixed as there are some I love and some I’m not sure on, I can confidently say that this is my favourite to land on UK shores so far.  I’ve only been using it for a week, so I can’t comment on it’s effectiveness as a skincare product, but I can say that it hasn’t broken me out, nor has it clung to my dry cheeks.  It wears well and I’d say I reached about 6 hours before my oiliness started to cause its usual havoc, which is definitely a decent length of time for me.

The downside is that this is priced at £20 putting it in the higher price end for BB Creams, but this will definitely be a repurchase for me, mainly due to the dewy finish and buildable-to-full yet incredibly natural coverage.  Ginvera BB Cream can be purchased here and it’s also worth noting that you can request a free sample of this through the same link, which is something I’m really pleased about as I always thinks it’s a sign that a company has faith in it’s products if it’s willing to post samples free of charge.  If you do go ahead and request a sample then please let me know what you think as I really do rate this product so I hope everyone else will too.

*PR Sample



  1. Tereza February 8, 2012 / 8:55 AM

    Ive been tryin it to too, n I absolutely love it, the best Asian BB cream Ive tried:-) x

    • BeautyGeekUK February 13, 2012 / 9:39 AM

      It really is fabulous isn’t it? I can’t actually find a negative review on it so I think it has the opportunity to go cult over here xx

  2. Discovering Beauty February 8, 2012 / 10:37 PM

    I think I have tried this brand before, but an exfoliator. This sounds great…will be ordering my sample :-)

    • BeautyGeekUK February 13, 2012 / 9:39 AM

      Yay! Hope you love it :) let me know what you think xx

    • BeautyGeekUK March 18, 2012 / 4:30 PM

      It really is fabulous, I keep trying out all sorts of different ones but keep coming back to this xx

  3. Anonymous March 4, 2012 / 12:46 PM

    I am looking for foundation now that my current brand has discountinued the range I use…I am very prone to breakout and has anyone tried it long enough to see if there will be breakout?

    • BeautyGeekUK March 18, 2012 / 4:31 PM

      I have! I’m very breakout prone too and it doesn’t break me out at all. It’s seriously a really lovely BB Cream that I’ll be repurchasing when I run out xx

  4. nugget March 27, 2012 / 9:22 AM


    Was googling this out of curiosity since I’ve been using it regularly for over a year, and in asia, it’s a pretty cheap brand. Despite that, it’s one of the nicest ones I’ve used. No breakouts, blends into a truly nude look, is really sheer and absorbs fast.

    Shocked to find out it costs that much in the UK though, here it only costs US$7 per 20ml, if that.

    • BeautyGeekUK March 27, 2012 / 10:00 PM

      You know even after all this time I’m still using it, which, considering how many products I managed to get through, is quite a statement! It’s just so easy to work with and provides the perfect level of cover. I wish it was cheaper though; it isn’t that expensive but there are cheaper ones available xx

  5. Anonymous April 15, 2012 / 4:08 PM

    i have been using the sample they sent me and I have to say it’s lovely and I’ll be buying some soon. I hate feeling like I have makeup caked all over my face, which is what I thought it would do at first but it really doesn’t. Nice even coverage. Would recommend it!

    • BeautyGeekUK April 15, 2012 / 8:35 PM

      I’m genuinely yet to read a bad review of it as it’s such a good product. Will be gutted when I run out, but I think/hope it’s going to be a little while yet xx

  6. Anonymous April 17, 2012 / 11:56 PM

    Thanks for your review on this BB Cream. As it is advertised in singapore quite frequently, so i was thinking whether it is really that good. Looks like it gonna be a good BB cream 😀 I will definitely buy it!
    Anyway, i was shocked to see that it is selling £20 in UK O.O cos it only sells at SGD$16.90 in singapore. Quite a really big difference i would say.
    This is a Singapore brand product and their products are always sold at quite a low price here. Was really surprised that they sold that exp in UK 😡 haha.

    • BeautyGeekUK April 20, 2012 / 2:38 PM

      I have heard that quite a bit; apparently it’s sooo much more expensive here, but to be honest it’s such a good product that I don’t mind paying a few pound extra. Hopefully they’ll reduce the price soon! xx

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