Thursday, October 28, 2010


Before buying any makeup online, I make sure to google it first. I don’t like wasting money you know. J

What is BB Cream?
BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm or Blemish Base, is a cosmetic item sold in Korea.
It was initially used by dermatologists to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin while providing light coverage for post-laser scars, acne and other blemishes. Additionally, BB cream encourages skin regeneration and helps to maintain youthful skin.

Originally formulated in Germany, BB cream has in recent years gained a huge following for its skin-regenerating properties and is now also widely used in Asia to provide natural-looking skin coverage. Korean celebrities and cosmetic companies were the first to discover BB cream and the craze for this wonder cream, which beautifies while healing, has now spread from Korea to Japan to South East Asia and is already quickly making its way to Europe and the USA.

It’s oohh so tempting! BB Creams, according to some reliable people in the internet, acts as foundation but much better. It provides coverage but unlike most foundations, it helps improve skin.

I was like, “Ohhh, I have to buy this!” I want to try liquid foundation because I haven’t tried any since I was born.LOL. But, I was scared that liquid foundation might damage my skin. But, if this would make my skin better, why not right?

So, as usual, I look for a reliable seller in ebay for Korean makeup. I purchase sample size of bb creams which includes Skin79 hot pink, Lioele Beyond Solution, Missha Perfect Cover and Skinfood in Aloe Vera. I tried everything one at a time.

In terms of Coverage, Skin 79 hot pink and Skin food provide, in my opinion, light to medium coverage. Lioele and Missha provide medium to full coverage. Though, lioele was too light for me. So I ended up with Skin79 vs Skinfood vs Missha. In terms of oil control, I can’t say which is better since I’m not that oily and I topped bb creams with powder. So, can't really test which is better in oil control.

Anyways, moving on. Among the three, I bought the full size of Skin79 Hot pink. Now, you’re wondering why? I do like Skinfood Aloe Vera and Skin 79 because it's light on skin compared to Missha but Skin79 has more benefits than Skinfood! Which is why I choose Skin79! 

So, here’s the picture of full size Skin 79 HOT PINK. 


It is 3 effectes functional beblesh balm.
By Adenosine and Arbutin which are effective in whitening, wrinkles improvement cultivate more bright and elastic skin
Intercept ultraviolet rays UV A and B at the same time and protect skin exposed from the sun more thoroughly
 OSMOPUR ingredient of new concept which are mixed Sunflower, rice bran, ivy extracts protect skin from various Harmful conditions.

So, here's my review:

As you can see in this picture, it has a gray undertone to it...

even if spreads out..

But once blended, the gray undertone disappears which helps brighten skin..

It has this really fine shimmers which makes skin looks dewy and glowing.

Here’s a picture of me. (pardon my face, I don’t have any makeup and just woke up!)
Since I just woke up, I decided to make this BB cream test for you, so you could really see the difference!

I apply Skin79 BB cream at one part of my face. Hope you can see the difference.. 
(i know, it's hard to see the difference with that kind of lighting! Let me take another shot with a better lighting)

Here's another shot (close up! smile!)

Can you guess which part has BB cream?

Let me zoom it so you could see the difference closely! Look at my pores! 

Let me zoom it again!

(not edited)

See, it provides a light to medium coverage, tightens pores and leaves skin with dewy looking skin!

>Works as foundation but 10x better ‘coz it helps improves my skin!
>Compared to other bb creams out there, it has 3-in-1 function
>Has mild scent like those in powders
>It has thick consistency but can blends easily using foundation brush or fingers!
>A little goes a long way. 40g bottle lasts me 5 months with everyday use!
>Light on skin
>I tried applying it many times, but does not look cakey
>Good job in tightening pores
>For oily and combination skins like mine (if you have dry to normal, try the Gold one instead)
> Dewy finish
>All-in-one cosmetics! Can be use as primer or base for powder foundation, use as foundation alone, can be use as sunblock because it has SPF 25 PA++and Moisturizer. Imagine how much you can save by only using this!
>In my makeup routine, I use this as base. I topped it with my powder/foundation. But when I’m in hurry or don’t want the hassle of foundation or I don’t need much coverage, I use this alone. Makes my skin dewy looking!

>Not available locally. Can be purchased online
>1 Shade only

I like this a lot because it’s something I can trust my skin. I like this 10x better than foundation because when I use it, I feel no guilt because I know it’s helping my skin instead of hurting/damaging it!

PRICE: It varies. Php 900 – Php1000+. Online seller
Rate: 5/5
Would I recommend it? If you’re a too-busy-person-for-makeup definitely I will! If you hate too much products on face, this will work on you! If you’re looking for a sheer to medium coverage that won’t hurt your skin, this one is for you! Again, what works for me might not work for you but this is definitely worth a try!


  1. Nice review. I'm now itching to try this one after L'egere and Missha. :D

  2. I tried Missha before. It's ok but i don't see any improvements in my skin kasi. Unlike sa skin79, na-feel ko talaga na it helps my skin to improve talaga. Though, it takes time talaga. My sister is using this, pero sakinya naging parang elastic yung face niya. LOL. I don't know how to describe it e. pero parang there's another layer ng skin na parang plastic. Maybe that's the effect of the anti wrinkle pero hindi nangyari sakin yun. (sayang!) pero it's ok. Atleast it improves my skin. At the end of the day, when I remove my makeup na, it feels so soft. Hope you'll have the same effect sis. Can't wait for you to try it. Review after sis ha. :)) Thanks for dropping by.

  3. ang cute ng packaging! =) nice review!

  4. Khymm: Thanks sis! Yup, super duper cute ng packaging ng skin79 bb cream :))))))))

  5. Hi may I ask where exactly you bought them and if they are authentic? thank you! :D

  6. PM:got mine from Ebay. yes, it's authentic you could check bhappywithme store

  7. Great coverage indeed! I am surprised that the part where you put the BB cream has warmer tones it is supposed to be the other way around right or you just messed up with the lighting?~ acne scar removal NYC

  8. This review unfortunately shows a fake product. The genuine Skin79 bottle does not have silver at the bottom, it should be pink like the rest of the bottle. It's very easy to be fooled into buying a fake; eBay is full of counterfeits.

  9. This looks so nice, kaso medyo pricey lang talaga.Ang ganda po sainyo tas mukhang nakakapang pakinis sya talaga ng skin. :)


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