Skin 79 Super+ Beblesh Balm (Hot Pink)

March 02, 2012

Happy Friday! Glad its finally the weekend. Well, the past couple days really have been like a weekend for me, since I don't have midterms again for another week.. I've been doing absolutely nothing when I get home from class, and I love it. Yeah, I'm a bad influence sometimes.

My parents came home from Asia last week, and as per my request, my mother bought me the Skin 79 BB Cream. I don't know what took me so long to try out this product, but I've read about BB Creams time and time again. Just that I haven't really tried out any of the Asian ones! And let me tell you, I'm glad I finally tried this product!

For those of you who are new to BB Cream, it has been around in Asia for quite some time. A BB cream is basically the answer to a prayer for a quick and easy skincare and makeup routine in the mornings. The way I see it, BB creams are a combination of moisturizer, SPF, a high powered concealer, primer, and skincare products (whitening, anti-aging, etc.). Most of the Asian ones out on the market always contain four basic properties: SPF, coverage, moisture and some skincare benefit. Being able to replace upwards of 5 products from your daily regimen is amazing - you save time and money spent on products!

Amazing right? Not necessarily.. the only problem is this: many companies only produce it as a one shade fits all product. Big problem if you're not fair skinned like a majority of the population over in Asia that attempts to hide their faces from the sun at all times! I say this with experience. My cousins are crazy about having white skin. The nice thing though, is that American companies are starting to manufacture BB creams for the North American market - just that most of them are not exactly getting it 100% correct.



So let's get to it. The Skin 79 Super BB cream is housed in a hot pink container, featuring a pump to dispense the product. Hooray for having a hygienic way to apply makeup. Nothing is worse than a jar of product that you have to stick your fingers into. The product has SPF 25 PA++ protection, whitening, and anti-aging properties.



To cover my whole entire face I need about half a pump - this half pump will give me perfect coverage, moisturize my face, and give me sun protection. This effectively eliminates 4 products from my daily routine (moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen & concealer). When I first pumped the product out, I was skeptical. The creamy liquid was pale and grey leaning! It looked like I was going to cover my face with blended grey earthworms. Gross. Did I make you cringe? Teehee.


Slight blending to the left


After applying the thin layer, the coverage is already sufficient. The product itself actually warms up to match my skintone very well, so I don't look like a zombie. But for any spots that need a little extra concealing, you can pat on a small amount of product to blend it in and hide whatever it is you don't want the world to see. The product is slightly thick, and creamy, and applies with a dewy finish at first. After about a minute when it fully absorbs and dries, it gives skin a slight glow, but overall looks matte. You are left feeling moisturized and non greasy. If you want to be completely matte, set and finish your look with a translucent powder.


Product blended out on the left


For the past couple days, I've been able to wear this for over 6 hours and have no problems what so ever. My skin is normal/combination, and I do have a tendency to become a little oily throughout the day - this product kept the oil under control. I am absolutely loving this BB cream, and will definitely be using it when I'm in Asia this summer! I am quite fair skinned, but have a warm understone. My sister is about 1-2 shades darker than me, and applying this product on her left a white/grey cast. I can't recommend this is you are darker skinned, but I know the sister product Skin 79 VIP Gold BB Cream is slightly darker. I might pick that up to test out while I'm in Hong Kong.

Knowing that this product is found over in Asia, it may be more difficult to acquire here in North America. Luckily, Sasa ships internationally, it can be purchased on Amazon, and you should be able to find it on eBay! Just use caution though and buy from a reputable seller, as I've heard there are fakes out there.

*edit April 11/2012* If you live in Edmonton, I've had some readers tell me where to find some Skin79 products here! Migun (across from Southgate Mall) carries the BB cream, as does Umi & Co. on Whyte Ave. Thanks for the intel ;)

If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I picked up the new Dior Hydra Life BB Creme - I will be posting my review of it tomorrow! Anyone use the Skin 79 BB creams in their daily routine?

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25 comments

  1. Thank you for the swatch! :) I didn't have much luck with asian BB cream, I tried Missha perfect cover & watery BB cream + Lioele and they all gave me itchy bumps on my jaw line!! I'm trying out Marcelle's BB cream and it didn't irritate my skin but it doesn't have spf =_=' Looking forward for your review on Dior's BB cream! :)

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    1. Ouch, that really sucks! I hate when I have adverse reactions to products too.. the itchiness is ridiculous! You should try out this Skin79 one!

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  2. I've started using the same one for a month now and absolutely loving it. I have tried the Missha BB Cream and since I have oily skin, in the summer, it can get fairly oily by the end of the day. I bought it through a reputable seller on ebay and I have seen it being sold in some Asian shopping mall in Toronto too.

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    1. YES I'm so glad I got this one! I've honestly heard nothing but good things about it :) I'm pretty sure local Asian shops would carry the product as well.. but those places are pretty much non-existent in Edmonton :(

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  3. I love this BB cream! I did a review on it too, please check it out :)

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  4. I've been reading your blog for a while now, and I have to say I enjoy all of the posts on here. You did a very good job with this review,and I appreciate your thorough opinion on the product. Keep up the amazing work :)

    Electric Blush

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    1. Thank you for your kind words & encouragement! It keeps me going :)

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  5. Can't say I have used the Dior cream but the one you have looks pretty good. How is the consistency? Does it feel sticky after its been on?? Smell? Thanks!

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    1. The consistency of it is like a thicker cream - like a heavier daily moisturizer. It doesn't feel sticky after application, its very smooth and feels nice on the skin. And from what I can tell, there's no smell! :)

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  6. Can you please compare this to the Dior one? I would love to know which is a better buy! Sasa is having free shipping until March 5 so I would love to buy this one if the Dior one is not as good. :) Thank you and keep up the great work!

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    1. Done! The review is now posted - I highly recommend the Skin79 over the Dior :)

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    2. Thanks for the review! I will definitely try the skin79 BB cream. I discovered that skin79 has an official North America website :) so I will order from them instead. I just want to make sure I get authentic products. Free shipping on orders over $79 and there are descriptions of all the products in English!!! Yay! If you ever need refills, check it out >> http://www.skin79northamerica.com/catalogue

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  7. oooh i am excited about your Dior BB cream review.
    i've heard great things about this hot pink one and her sister gold as well.
    right now, i have too many base makeup to consider another purchase, but i get always so tempted!

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    1. Lena, that's what I'm here for. To tempt you :P

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  8. I've seen the Skin 79 BB Creams at a Korean Massage Palour across from Southgate (by the Tim Hortons) called Migun. Not sure how much they cost there though but you could check it out if you wanted to get your hands on the Gold BB Cream sooner.

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    1. Thanks! I actually got my hands on the gold one today - one of my friends gifted it to me after reading this post! :P

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  9. I'm so curious about these BB creams - I'd never heard of this brand.
    xo

    The Fashionable ESQ

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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  10. I was also curious about the BB creams, so luckily when I was ordering some things from Sephora online one of the sample options was the Dior Hydra Life BB Cream. That's an easy way to try out a product before you buy the whole thing. Just an idea for all.

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  11. There's another Korean makeup/skin care store that's on Whyte Ave called Umi & Co.. They carry the Skin79 line of BB creams, as well as a load of other Asian brands.

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  12. Hey there, nice review -- can you compare the shade of the Skin 79 BB cream to what your normal shade is? (eg. MAC NC? NW?) Thx!

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    1. Hi! In the summer I'm usually about a MAC NC35 and I'm a MAC NC30 in the winter. Hope this helps! :)

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  13. Whoo! A friend of mine in San Francisco was just telling me I need to try this on my extremely acne-prone skin. In her words "You've got Asian-like skin so the colour would be perfect for you" (No Asian blood in me that I know of, but a lot of people ask which of my parents are Asian because I have extremely pale skin and naturally extremely dark hair.) I hate buying cosmetics online though because I'm paranoid about their origins. Thanks for including the tip about where to get it in Edmonton! Next time I'm down that way I'll grab some.

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    1. Definitely try this out! I love the finish it leaves on skin and all the additional benefits there are with wearing it :) Let me know how it works out for you!

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