I have to agree with a previous reviewer who said that the formula isn't that great.
I love my bb creams--I think they're the best think ever, and my skin has been happier since I switched from mineral makeup or regular foundation to bb's. But this one just isn't a winner.
What I don't like, is entirely the consistency of the product. While it looks thinner and more spreadable than other bb's--including the VIP Gold--this one simply is misleading. It takes literally forever to blend it out--even though it looks really runny and *should* blend in a jiff. And what's worse is that no matter how little you apply, it *looks* like you're wearing makeup. Wasn't the whole point of bb's to look like you're *not*?!!!
Ok, on the plus side though, the color appears dark for very very pale skin, but it does smoosh all in and give a nice, very soft glow. I like that my sickly pale skin gets a hint of color without being totally obvious. And despite the difficulties blending it out, it never leaves a line of demarcation along my jaw--that's good stuff right there :) It's rare to find anything that gives pale skin some color but not be obvious at the jaw line.
I like too that it's super moisturizing. My face looks dewy and luminous, despite lack of sleep, being sick, stressed, whatever... It does make me look happier and glowing--almost like I wasn't totally miserable.haha And I really like too that when I take it off, my skin is still plump and nice underneath...How many times have you taken off your makeup at night and needed to slather on moisturizer because the makeup has pruned-up your skin?lol This doesn't do that, and I like how my skin feels while wearing it and after.
Again though, tons of negatives with it. The color comes off on *everything* even if you use setting spray and powder. I think because it sits on top of the skin instead of soaking in, it tends to slip around alot more. And again, even on my very dry skin, this tends to oil up and make me look like a shiny freak after about an hour or two--even in sub-zero temps. It's not me being oily that's for sure--this stuff just makes you look shiny in a not-so subtle way.
Ok, so while I like the fact that it gives me color, it's way too gloppy to blend smoothly no matter what you use. And it always always looks heavy, not like you can see your skin through it. It's also very shiny so keep that in mind too.
Overall, I really really want to like it, but it's just so weird(being all runny but not absorbing in like it should) that I have to say I would not buy it again...and that's kinda sad because I normally love Skin79 products.
I loved the Skin79 ViP Gold bb cream, and wanted to try this one out because it is more yellow based. I do like the Oriental in that it is much better in covering up redness, but it is very shimmery (pink-gold shimmer), so it makes my cheeks, my forehead, and my chin very dewy (not so much oily but just super light-reflecting due to the shimmer). While VIP Gold looks fine in photographs, this does not. The Oriental does build up to full coverage; if you plan to go this route, wait for one coat to sink in for 5 minutes before reapplying and take note that this will make the face look a bit cakey on very close inspection (from more than a few inches away, it is not that noticeable, so better than the average full coverage foundation. I have used Laura Mercier's silk creme full coverage foundation and it is very easy to tell from afar it was cakey). Worth a try if you are looking for full coverage. Otherwise, the VIP Gold is the better one to go with.
UPDATE: warning: this makes my NC-20 skin very pink (it's yellow based right from the tube), but on my yellow-toned skin, it gives a pink glow (not OK for a bb cream being used all over the face). The pink may be from the shimmery particles. I can see this working on more mature skin that needs more dewiness, and will be giving it to my aunt who has NC-25 dry skin.
Product - I've been trying different formulations of Skin79's BB creams. Colorwise, the Skin79 BB creams have been a great match for me. Oriental Gold is most like the Gold Label (a.k.a., Super+ BB Cream Gold Label, or VIP Gold Super+) - both are nude but a little greyish and work great for my AAB/NC25 coloring, and both blend and endure well. The main difference is that the Oriental Gold is a bit heavier - for "mature" skin and more coverage. Oriental Gold feels heavier on my skin than other BB creams, and seems to gather under and enhance dry patches of skin. However, this formulation is too heavy and thick for my needs and feels more like foundation than the TM type product I'm looking for. As to the usual BB cream claims, I don't have any major skin issues so I can't attest to any whitening, healing, or preventative properties. For reference, my skin is normal but occasionally a little dry. I like to wear a TM or BB cream just to even out my coloring. Since I don't need a ton of coverage, and we live in a very dry climate, I blend this 50/50 with my a daily moisturizer before applying - and even so this formulation still is too thick for my needs.
Overall - Nice product, but not the right one for me. I'd recommend to this gals looking for more coverage. continued >>
When I purchased the Skin79 Gold Label BB cream, I was sent a deluxe sample of this oriental bb cream. I LOVE the Gold label. I waited a long time to try the oriental because I figured I would use it when my gold ran out. Bad choice. The Oriental was lighter in color and didn't look natural on my skin. It didn't blend as well and never seemed to match my skin tone -- unlike the Gold label, which did all of that. I wouldn't purchase this. It is heavier and didn't look natural.
I think a lot of people may be confusing this product with the "Skin79 Super+ BB Cream Gold Label," which is NOT the same as the ORIENTAL gold BB cream. The first does leave your skin feeling a little more "oily" because it has more of a dewy finish, but I do not believe the Oriental gold BB cream does at all! The Super+ Gold is also thick and grey in color, but the Oriental Gold is not.
I have tried MANY of Skin79's BB creams, but I am very faithful to my Super+ Beblesh Balm Triple Function BB cream (the hot pink tube). I have used it religiously for a year and a half (on my 5th bottle!). I also love the Skin79 Luminous Pearl Beblesh Balm in their BB Diamond Collection (more of a highlighter). I have very acne-prone, sensitive, combination skin that is very pale in the winter.
My notes about this product:
1. The first thing I noticed is the smell! I really did not care for the smell at all. It sort of smells like "old lady face cream." Not a fan.
2. Very thin compared to the Super+ Gold Label and Super+ Triple Function pink bottle. It spreads very easily over the face, and you need much less of this product than the Super+ BB creams.
3. This product has more of a yellow undertone than the Super+ BB creams, which both have more of a grey undertone.
4. This Oriental Gold BB cream dries MUCH quicker than the Super+ BB creams, and it dries to a more matte finish. If you put too much on, I can definitely see how it could look cakey on some people.
5. The coverage of this product is MUCH greater than the Super+ BB creams. It completely blanked out my face, which I don't find happens with my Super+ Pink BB cream.
I would not repurchase this product because of the smell. It really put me off. It was the type of scent that stayed on your skin after it was applied, too. But if this product did not have that smell, then I would probably repurchase because I love Skin79 BB creams, and this one has coverage that is similar to a true foundation, as opposed to a BB cream. I love my Super+ BB Cream Pink Label (literally my favorite beauty product of all time), but it is not always appropriate for going out because it is not full coverage.
This was my first BB, and I was pretty disappointed.
I was excited when I first got it, and the packaging is great. The problem came when I finally put it on.
I washed my face and used this instead of my moisturizer and foundation.
The color and coverage were fine, but it was SUPER oily. Just the BB by itself made my face look extremely shiny, and when I finally added powder I had to use 3X more than I do with my normal foundation.
Throughout the day I had to touch up constantly to make sure I wasn't starting to get oily.
I definitely wish I had chosen a different BB, because I think they might work for me if I found the right one.
I got this cream because I wanted to get a real Asian bb cream and this was the only one that had that gorgeous lip/cheek stain on the cap, I'm that much of a sucker! I got it from the Skin79 site since they recently moved into my country and had all sorts of offers. But I really don't like this cream at all! Its main problem is it is WAAAY too light for me. Now, I have this very boring medium skintone, NC30, that is very boring because it's neither a golden bronzy tanned look nor a delicate creamy pale porcelain look, it's one of those skintones that are not one thing nor another, very boring. But usually I can make most foundation shades work for me because usually they blend into the skin and adapt to the colour. But not this bb cream. It just SITS on top like a cakey mask. It makes me look like a ghost. There's no way I can get it to sort of blend in with my skintone and *adapt* the way I usually can with other foundations. It also felt very thick going on, and I like something that feels light and like there is nothing there, but with this bb cream, you are always feeling it on your skin. The coverage was too thick and heavy too, I like sheer coverage. It looked and felt like I was wearing a mask, a white ghost mask. I also tried the Super Gold cream but I didn't order it because it didn't have a lip/cheek stain in the cap! The colour match was better, but it was grey and even though other people say the grey cast goes away in about 5 minutes, in my case it didn't, and I looked grey the whole day long. I didn't look like a ghost, but I don't know which I prefer, to look like a white ghost or grey-faced. I don't think I like either look very much. I wish Skin79 would become aware of the fact that there are people in the world with boring medium skintones too, and make creams for that range. To its benefit I LOVE the lip/cheek stain, it makes the PERFECT blush! I only don't use it very often because once I run out I wouldn't have any more, since I will never ever ever repurchase this cream! I wish they would bring out this same lip/cheek stain separately, I would for sure be banging on their door for that!
I applied it with fingers because it felt SO thick, like solid butter, that I just couldn't see any way that I would even be able to make it move if I had used a tool. The pump also sucks, you can't control how much comes zapping out of the hole, well I can't anyways. I screwed the cap off to get to the product and I can control how much product I get. It is so thick I barely need a pinhead size, I will never run out of this.
This one didn't work for me.. colour is okay. Light enough for my NC15/20 skin but it was just tooo oily, even in the winter. it didn't stay on and i had to powder so much to mattify. also the packaging i think is quite annoying.. the pump with the hole in the middle gets a bit messy and contaminated.
I was very unhappy with my purchase of this product. BB creams, for me, are supposed to be pigmented and last all day, with or without a powder on top. The oriental, at best, wore 4 hours on me, and was completely gone by the middle of the day. The rest of my bb creams that I've tried usually can last through the end of the workday, but this one was not successful in doing that. I have a lot of broken blood vessels under the skin, and while other bb creams were successful in covering them easily and keeping them covered through the day, I found that layer after layer after layer of the Oriental could not cover them up. When I finally tried a thin sweep then multiple layers on each broken blood vessel (which takes a hella long time), and topped with powder as usual, the result looked like I had a genuine makeup mask on. I haven't seen myself looking like I had that much makeup on since I decided to raid my mom's foundation drawer when I was five. It was not an attractive look. The shade match was good - I am a neutral light/medium and it adjusted well. I'm sure for someone that doesn't need a lot of coverage and has normal-dry skin this is great, but it just didn't work for me. I left it with my mother, who has dry skin and could use some brightening up.
I'm really pleased with this BB cream. I think it provides a nice, even finish and it wears all day long. I apply it with my fingers and set it with powder, as my skin is oily. The coverage is medium and it covers my redness quite nicely. The color is a very good match for my pale skin (NW15). I also love the SPF 25.
I was pleasantly surprised by the cream blusher/lip color in the cap. I've never worn cream blusher before, as I always assumed it wouldn't last on my oily skin, however this wears really well! The color looks great on my cheeks, but I find it too pale for my lips.
My only complaint is the packaging. It's definitely too large and clunky to be portable. The unusual pump mechanism for the BB cream itself can also be awkward to use. It can be purchased in a smaller tube, without the blusher/lip color though, if the pump and portability are an issue for you.