This didn't suit me at all. It went on thick, was difficult to spread, and made my face look caked and quite a bit older. I see other reviewers talking about a light finish, so maybe I was doing something wrong, but it seemed quite the opposite to me.
I like it. It is light and sparkles on my face. The color does not match with my face's color. It is too grey. It makes my skin flawless and great complexion. But too oily on my t-zone. It is for dry skin not for combination and oily skin.
This is a bb cream to try if you are dry, older, need more coverage. It sets dewey. If you are having issues with it put it on in a patting motion pressing into your skin and work with small areas until covered and use as little as possible. Then go over any other areas that need more coverage.
I like this bb cream. It took me a while to finally work for me.
1. Dont treat it as a normal foundation. Pat it on. Use a little and build.
2. Use a primer if you find it difficult to spread. I use a primer and the difference is night and day.
3. If you like a more matte finish add a matte setting powder.
I like this because of coverage, the pump top is great, the gel cheek color is adorable, and made for my light skin. Its better than a tinted moisturizer for the fast out the door face. It has a beige light pink tone. The pink tone brightens your skin. No glitter or sparkles in the formula. Wears about 8 hrs on my combo skin. I especially like it in winter for extra moisture over a moistureizer and primer. In the summer I dont use moisturizer. The product is enough. I use a primer, the bb cream, then a matte setting powder and works great. (Im a Mac NC 15)
It was okay. My face is usually a little darker than the rest of my body and the whiteness of bb cream makes my face match the colour of the rest of my body. However this goes on a weird colour for me, it didn't make my face whiter but gave me an unnatural colour, like brown undertone. The product also didn't stay on my face for too long.
I thought the product looked so nice with the pink and gold bottle but it's really unhygienic. With this bottle the cream comes out from the top so I have to wipe it across the dispense leaving streaks.
I prefer the other gold one because it did everything that thing one didn't do and the dispenser is much cleaner with this bb cream.
The only thing I did like was the blush/lip cream, although it did not go well on my lips, it was nice on my cheeks.
This review is for the Oriental Gold Plus that comes in a gold container.
This is the first BB Cream I tried and I'm still trying to find something that lives up to it.
Just the right amount of coverage, and evens out my skin perfectly. I do have Asian skin that is oily with uneven skin tone and gold tones. This BB cream is very pale, which I love.
Get the Oriental Gold PLUS (in the gold container) because it is far superior to the normal one that comes in a purple container, and it comes with a better lip/cheek color.
The lip/cheek color in the cap is absolutely perfect. Perfect color and perfect consistency.
The only downside to this BB cream is the price and availability--It is not as commonly available or as cheap as, say, the Missha BB creams.
This is the first and only BB cream I've ever tried, so I can't compare with other products of this type.
It is a fairly good colour match for my pale complexion and gives a nice dewy finish. A very thin layer should be applied and blended well (using fingers), otherwise the shade turns pinkish grey. The coverage is light and can't be improved.
PROS: evens out the skin tone, nice smell, lovely packaging.
CONS: The cream is too sticky and greasy, a lot of blending required. It feels heavy on my face and clogs pores. I didn't notice any brightening, rejuvenating effect or improvement in my skin's texture.
Water, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sodium Chloride, Arbutin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Sorbitan Isostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Sodium Hyalorunate, Mica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Talc, Ozokerite, Sorbitan Olivate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 77492, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Zinc Stearate, Stearic Acid, Beeswax, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, CI 77491, CI 77499, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Natto Gum, Copper Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Gold, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Caviar Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ubiquinone, Ceramide 3, Asparagus Lucidus Root Extract, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract.
In general, I like this product, although it wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be. I have combination skin, and I quickly found out that this BB cream is made for dry skin, as it doesn't have very good oil control. However, I like the fact that it has a dewy finish so I can skip highlighter, and I like the scent, although those of you who prefer non-scented face products won't like it as much, as it's quite strong. The coverage is light, which is okay with me since I have no major acne that needs to be covered. The cheek/lip tint on top is a beautiful rosy pink and gives me a nice flush, but is a little too light for my lips. My lips are naturally a bit on the pigmented side, so the tint would suit people with lighter lips. Good product, but I think I'll stick with my Skin79 hot pink BB cream, as it's made for combination skin.
NC25 Chinese, oily skin w/ dry areas from trying to control acne, yellow w/ reddish undertones.
Searcing for a better match than MAC NC25 and Era Classified Y3, I bought this via Amazon shipped from Korea. My understanding is there is only one color, so no options.
Unfortunately this was much too light for me. Texture is creamy twds heavy, but I wore it for the day (w/ some darker Y5 sprayed on top). Foundation never faded, covered my redness, skin looked smooth, but I can't give it a fair shot past day 1 since the color is just too light.
If I ever hear there are more colors to become avail, I would repurchase and try again.
Update 2/6/12: I've worked thru most of the Skin79, with the "darkest" being VIP Gold (more creamy, maybe peachier?) and Hot Pink (for oily skin, more ivory)... if I had to pick for NC25, I would go w/ VIP Gold but still doesn't provide full coverage.. medium at best so good for people w/ nicer skin than mine.
I like this BB cream but I find this is a little gray on me even after it sets. The coverage can be built up and it goes on easily, but this does not completely hide my acne scars which was hoped for but not expected. my favorite feature, however, is the lip/cheek color on top of the BB cream. The color is gorgeous, though the cap is impractical to take along for touchups.
The reason I put NO for repurchasing is not only for this pproduct, but for ALL BB creams. I went crazy for bb creams for awhile when I first hear of it. I loved all of the results until it gave me white heads all over my face..to me that is a sign of clogging my pores!
The packaging of this looks more highend, compared to many of the other bb creams. I like how this comes with very pretty pink blush/lip tint on the top, although it is very little, but a little goes a long way, same goes for the bb cream it self.
It gives a dewy finish and it stays for a good 5-6 hours. It instantly brightens up my complexion, matter of fact it makes me look much paler (in a good way, not ghostly white!)
if i was in the mood for bb cream (which is never ever since my obsession with foundations) i would reach for this bb cream! just because the pump is unique and I like the finish!