Fifth installment of #ABBattle ⚡️, where I compare a well-known Asian Beauty brand versus a lesser known AB brand.
@klairs.global Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream vs @vnmnaturals Keep Safe Tinted Sunblock
Swipe for swatches 👉 top is klairs, bottom is V&M's. I'm really sorry for the shitty lighting 😞
☀️ I've reviewed V&M's before and have always emphasized how well it blends with a lot of skin tones. Klairs' claims the same, so that will be my main point of comparison.
☀️ V&M's comes in a darker, warmer shade, wheras Klairs' is lighter and grayish (like what we normally see in K-beauty shades but a tad bit more natural).
☀️ Both have SPF. V&M, SPF30; Klairs, SPF40.
☀️ In terms of texture, Klairs feels more like a liquid whereas V&M's is a little more tacky. You might be able to notice it from the photos. I think this works in V&M's favor because of the very natural finish and texture, but a little of Klairs' does go a longer way.
☀️ V&M has better oil control. It has a slightly matte finish and keeps me looking fresh throughout the day. Klairs kind of just fades, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's got good lasting power, though not as good as V&M's.
☀️ In terms of fulfilling the "my skin but better" look, V&M definitely wins. It suits a wider array of skin tones and definitely looks more natural. The grayish tint of Klairs has a tendency to look pasty, even on lighter skin. V&M's does come at a darker shade, so lighter skin would blend very well with Klairs. V&M's does leave a bit of a tint on light skin, but it's still quite natural looking, like a light tan.
☀️Both are 30mL but V&M's comes at about half the price of Klairs.
☀️ Overall, V&M wins again. The more inclusive shade, slight matte finish and oil control, and cheaper price makes it a no brainer. Only con is that they don't offer international shipping yet. If you have light skin (around NC15 maybe?), Klairs does a good job (though Banila Co's would be better imo). But if you have darker skin or prefer warmer tones, V&M's slays the "my skin but better" look.