I am not a fan of the smell and I must admit that it may have broke me out, but still, I totally love this BB cream!
When I put it with my bioderma pore refiner (which gives you a very matte finish), I can have this purely flawless skin for like..hours! (at least 8)! It is just crazy for me, because normally, my skin tends to get oily with bb creams after just like...3 hours!
I has a good coverage and it really helped make my skin brighter!
Love this product!
I've given this BB cream a low rating not because I think it's a bad BB cream per se (it feels very nice!), but because it didn't work for me in terms of coverage and colour.
I didn't purchase the full size, I got a mini 5ml sample in store, but it was enough to know that it was not for me...
- really nice texture, glides on easily
- light on the skin
- feels moisturising
- too light of a coverage. I have light-medium acne scarring (discoloration), but even with carefully applied two layers on problem areas, the discoloration is still obvious. Compared to say Lioele's Triple The Solution or Missha's Perfect Cover BB creams (which in my book are medium-high coverage) this SKIN79 BB cream is of light coverage.
- too pale, greyish of a colour. BB creams tend to be on the pale and grey side, but for me this BB cream is even more so than the average BB cream.
In my opinion, if you have nice skin (don't need a lot of coverage) and are pale, this would be a very nice BB cream!
I am somewhat new to BB creams. This is only the second one I've tried, the first being Etude House BB magic cream for dry skin. I've been using that one all summer and really liked it, but was ready to branch out an try something new.
I bought the Skin79 Snail nutrition BB during a late nght BB buying/sampling spree on Amazon, this one just happened to be the first to show up.
First off, I really like the packaging. The little gold and white pump is nice and hygienic, and I like that it can stand up on my dresser, unlike the Etude House one. Also, the pump dispenses exactly enough product for me to cover my entire face, which is nice.
The consistency of this is really smooth and creamy, probably due to the several different silicones in it. This gives it a sort of skin protecting quality, and a really nice feel on the skin, much like silicon based primers.
The coverage of this cream is also really good. I don't have any acne to cover, but I have sensitive skin with some reddish patches on the cheeks. I used to use a MAC liquid concealer to cover this, but after using the BB creams, the MAC looks cakey, fake, and too opaque. The BB creams (this one and the Etude House) give enough coverage to diffuse the redness, but are still see through enough that I don't feel too made up looking, especially in the summer.
The color of this snail cream is a little odd, but I like it. I think the high concentration of titanium dioxide gives it that greyish cast, and whatever they use to correct that is slightly pink. I will be curious to see how the colors of the other samples I got compare. For now, I'm ok with the color of this because of its transparency and blendibility. I'm not sure I would trust this if I was being photographed with flash though. I'd be worried about looking like a flashbulb because of all the titanium dioxide.
I have not used this on it's own for sun protection. I use Cerave AM under it, mainly because I'm not sure how much of the BB cream I would need to use to get proper sun protection, but I have a feeling it would be more than I want to put on my face. I do like the added protection, though.
This product does have a strong smell, but I'm not sensitive to that sort of thing, and I don't even notice it once it's on my face. Others might, though. This stays on very well, and coverage remains adequate through a 12 hour shift, and is even better when I top it off with coastal scents silicone spheres powder.
All in all, I think this is a great product, and for the money ($25 I think) it easily surpasses all the fake high end "BB" creams in sephora by the big US brands. I would definitely buy again.
I like this BB cream best. I love the high spf. I love that it's much more moisturising. I also find that a tiny bit goes a lot further than other BB's. I still find that it's settling in my pores and caking. I have found this to be a problem with all BB's I've tried. Might have to go back to tinted moisturisers.
EDIT: Have come to conclusion that BB creams are just not for me.
I like this one!
I am also a fan of the hot pink and gold ones, but I had to try the newer ones when they came out because I'm a makeup junkie.
The vital orange one is very thick and has a more yellowish tint. It didn't look at all natural on me when applied all over, but was fantastic for spotting on acne scars.
The snail one is by far the best though. It applies smoothly without any drag (and no primer) and maintains an elastic type feel all day. I don't have many problems with oilies so I can't comment on that, but it appears to last and look natural! The color is a little more pink than the others, but that's fine for me because I am white as can be. I also like that this is not using an oil as one of its main ingredients (even if it is using snail slime instead) because even though the others didn't break me out, I did notice clogged pores if I wore it for too long.
This product could give you a decent coverage.
If you're Asian, it might be light on your skin tone.
I don't like the smell, fragrance. It stays long and it's pretty annoying.
I've tried also the hot pink and gold one, among these three, the snail nutrition is the most easy to blend. But overall, i would definitely not repurchase this, I'll rather pick the gold one because it does matches my skin tone, and not dryng at all.
This is probably the only Skin79 I will continue to use (I have tried Gold Label too drying, Hot Pink too dark, Orange Vita too dewy, Premier Gold probably too dewy too and Scandal Rose and Vanilla, simply not blending well) and this one is absolutely unlike the others I tested. It blends, it dries, it does not dry out my skin, the color is OK, it's not too rich/greasy and it definitely has healing properties. I like it best on a plane flights because it sort of soothes and conditions my skin, preventing it from dehydration. Sometimes I use it over weekends but almost never at work. It's a decent product and deserves 4 stars. I wish I could have purchased it in a tube instead of the bulky jar, but that packaging was probably a limited edition and sold out immediately
UPDATE: I still don't like the smell, but have rated this one lippie up anyway, because I like the very thin consistency that covers quite well (given the consistency). I feel the smell much less if this is applied in a very thin layer, but with a thicker layer, I still smell it for a really long time.
What I DID like with this BB cream was that it was very lightweight, but still covering well. Since I don't need much coverage, and can correct most of my blemishes with a concealer. My problem with this was that it has a very strong smell that I don't like. I thought it would go away after a little while... but it didn't - the smell stuck with me for several hours, till I couldn't take it any more and washed my face. All the time I wore this the smell kinda got into my mouth and made me feel sick... I have tried several BB creams from Skin79, and all of them have a smell: the light pink, hot pink and gold all smell nice, but the orange and this one smell pretty nasty to me...
Some people may be grossed out by this having snail slime in it, but that's not a problem for me. Just the smell.
The colour of this is greyish pink, as many other BB creams, but actually, the colour of BB creams and foundations matter not that much to me since I almost always have to colour adjust them for my skin tone anyway. I use a yellow colour adjuster from Kett Cosmetics. Read the review here: