Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Review and Comparison: SKIN79 'The Oriental Gold' BB Cream [Warning:Long Post]

If you have read some of my other posts, you might know that I have been loving the Lioele Triple the Solution BB cream. It was the first BB cream I ever purchased, and I wanted to try out some more BB creams to see if I can find a better one. About 3 weeks ago, I made a purchase on Pretty&Cute because I wanted a back up of my Lioele BB cream since that is what I use on an everyday basis. I also ended up getting another BB cream by SKIN79. I choose the Oriental Gold BB cream because that is what Eki uses, and she recommended that BB cream. It also comes with a lip and cheek tint, so that is a plus.

SKIN79: $23.99 for 40mL of product
Lioele: $28.60 for 50mL


You can see what the product claims to do.

At first, I really liked the packaging. The container is pretty and a little heavy; it has the lip and cheek tint at the top and lid has a mirror. But I hate the pump of this product. I'm not even sure if I can call it a pump.
 So  when you take of the cap, there is a hole in the middle of the pump, and you push down anywhere on the surface and the product comes out of the hole. [>_<]"
 See? It is weird and messy. Also, it is a bit difficult to get a precise amount of product. I usually get too much or too little. Overall, I am not very impressed with the pump mechanics of this BB cream.

Here is the BB cream with the cap on. The cap has a lid at the top and if you flip it open, you can see the lip and cheek tint as well as a small mirror. I really like how the installed this tint on the cap. It is convenient and very cute. Thumbs up for them.

BB Cream
The BB cream is actually very nice. It offers okay coverage, it gives the skin an amazing glow, and its also very easy to blend and very natural looking. But, it is also much more sheer compared to my Lioele BB cream, which gives great coverage.
This BB cream is a more traditional BB cream, meaning that it is designed for people who already have fairly good skin and just want something to cover up redness and maybe a few blemishes. This is a problem for me because I have a lot of acne scars and I have to use a really good concealer in order to use this BB cream because the BB cream does not cover up my acne scars. Also, I find that this BB cream is way too glowy. When I apply it, I feel that I have to apply a powder because it looks too dewy and thus makes me look oily [I have combo skin, more dry/normal than oily]. I think this will be better for girls with  very dry skin, especially during the winter time.
The staying power is good, but because it is very dewy, you will most likely have to touch up at least once throughout the day. During the course of the day, I had to touch up twice during an 8 hour interval. Of course, this will depend on your own skin and on the powder you use.

Comparison of SKIN79 and Lioele

Skin79 blends in much better than the Lioele, and looks more natural, but it is a lot sheerer. Notice the difference is color as well. Lioele has a stronger yellow undertone, and SKIN79 has a more beige/pinkish undertone. But once you blend the colors in, the undertone isn't too prominent, yet it is still something to consider when deciding on a BB cream. Skin tone wise, I feel that the SKIN79 BB cream suits me better, but on my face, I like the Lioele one better.

Lip&Cheek Tint
I actually really like this, although I do not use it while wearing this BB cream. I feel the BB cream is too dewy and if I add this tint, which is also very glowy, it will make my face look oily. It is a very light and natural cool pink that blends very easily into the skin.

~Good price for the amount of product you get
~BB cream include a lip and cheek tint
~Easy to blend
~Looks natural on the skin
~Has SPF 25
~Better coverage than a tinted moisturizer, but feels just as light
~In the long run, might help to whiten skin and to lighten acne scars
~Not locally available for most people
~The pump is terrible
~Not convenient size for travel; it is too bulky
~Not a good BB cream for people with too many skin problems
~Does not cover up acne scars
~Too dewy, so you must use a good powder over it

I recommend this BB cream for people with dry skin, or people who already have good skin and just want something to give a little bit of coverage. I think BB creams are much better than tinted moisturizers, and they are a good option for summer time wear. They have SPF and feel super light on the skin. Of course, BB creams are targeted for girls with lighter skin, so I am sorry for those of you who's skin color is out of range of most BB cream. Hopefully this helps some of you, and thank you for reading :)


  1. Great review! Very detailed!

  2. Great review! I am using the Dr. Jart+ BB Cream:)

  3. I am using the Black Label~It's very good^^ I have a small sample of it, do you want to try it?

  4. Sent me your mailing address to my email and I'll sent it to you tomorrow:)


  5. I was thinking of getting this as a friend recommended I try this one, but like you I need a bit more coverage, so maybe I'll try the lioele one instead. Thanks for saving me money :P


  6. I really appreciate this was very educational. Helped me decide on BB creams.

  7. Yami> 3 I think you would have been happier with the Skin 79 hot pink cream, the oriental gold one is more for a more mature drier skin, the hot pink is great for controlling oil and blemishes! Joseph Valenti

  8. Yami < 3 I think you would have fared better, if you had purchased the Hot Pink Skin 79, it is more designed for controlling sebum and breakouts, the Oriental Gold Skin 79 is more for a drier more mature skin!


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