Never turning back~
I have been using this product for the past 4 years going strong for 5. I am positive that I will never go back to actual foundation ever!
I have oily skin, mainly on my T-zone and acne prone skin. This does not cause more breakouts but quite the opposite. My skin stays matted somehow without powders.
If you have DRY skin, this BB cream provides the perfect amount of moisture. You will stay hydrated throughout.
I have recommended this BB cream to everyone I know regardless of skin types. There isn't really a specific tone as others; which is great because that proves what a BB CREAM is supposed to be!
A pump or even a half pump is sufficient for your face! Apply in dots all over and then blend (I used my clean hands). Do not over use it because it will make you look extremely cakey.
Do not FREAK out when you see you are pale as a ghost, give it a second for it to BLEND to your skin tone.
You can build it for more coverage, set it with powder, or leave it as is for a dewy look.
Doesn't break you out and looks very natural (like your own skin)
I tend to wear this on days where I can get away with not wearing foundation (as a kind of sunscreen, because it has a decent amount of SPF). Truth is, I've been using this for, maybe, over a year now (and my full-sized 40g—which I got after finishing up a 5ml sample—is running out). It doesn't break me out, which is why I stuck with it for so long.
But, thought I'd give it some love today! Because something nice happened: I went to ask about headshots and asked whether the price included Photoshop/touch-ups and the man at the photographers' place said, "yes. But you've got nice skin, so you don't need much editing" (yaaaay! The BB cream's working. Because DUDE CLEARLY HASN'T SEEN ME BARE-FACED). It's not as heavy as foundation but the coverage is still really nice and natural-looking and dewy. It does look like your real skin.
Love how it oxidizes into your own skin color after a while, so it doesn't require mix-and-matching like foundations. So don't be alarmed if you find the cream really "gray-ish", because if you give it a few minutes it does shift shades and matches a fresh version your own skin color. Mother also likes the Gold version of this cream (which is for dryer skin).
The only thing I dislike about it is the fact that it contains whitening (which is only expected from an Asian brand, but I still find that shadist/racist/colonial-hangover-ish). I'm worried that it'll eventually make my face lighter than my neck/body and I'd look like a freak of nature (that's not the case now, in fact the lower part of my face is darker than my forehead, which is darker than my chest... But I worry).
I like this BB cream very much. I love the shade and how it makes my skin a lot lighter and hides the blemishes. It also gives my skin a certain glow. I have sensitive skin and this product didn't give me any allergic reactions. The downside is that without powder it's pretty oily and the coverage doesn't last my much more than a few hours . But all in all it was great. recommended!
Though I've heard a lot of good things about this particular BB cream, I got a sample tube of it some time last year because I wanted to make sure I liked it and it worked for me before I splurged on buying the full-sized bottle. Authentic Korean cosmetics, especially from popular brands, are sadly not the most affordable here.
I love the packaging of this, first of all. Hot pink is always an eye-catching choice! I also like how it's sturdy and it dispenses just the right amount of product which you can still control. Not very travel-friendly I don't think, since it can easily leak out, but it's not a major con for me. It's also buildable, which is something I always look for when it comes to foundations and BB creams, especially since I have large pores and blemishes to hide. Coverage is medium, I would say, but again you can always build it up. Not sure why some people say it made them look a little 'grey' or 'ashy' upon application because it certainly didn't for me! On its own, lasting power is average for me as someone with combination skin and who lives in a tropical climate, but nothing a good setting power and setting spray can't fix!
Definitely one of the better BB creams I've tried, without a doubt. But now I'm interested in trying out the "SUPER PLUS TRIPLE FUNCTION BB VITAL CREAM SPF50 PA+++" variation.
Popular for a reason
I love this stuff--it comes out thick but applies lightly and evenly (I use a damp Beautyblender). If I need a bit of spot coverage I'll dab a bit more on with my fingertip. It matches my skintone just about perfectly, and although there is a bit of greyness at first it oxidizes in just a few minutes leaving me with a uniform complexion. My one complaint: With the opaque bottle it's practically impossible to tell when you're running out until it's too late! Quite the inconvenience when you have to have it shipped from halfway around the world. Still, it's worth it. A bottle lasts me about 5 months and costs about half the price of Western foundations (while working twice as well!).
My absolute fave in my make-up kit!
I use the VIP Gold version of this product almost everyday.
If I'm not looking to wear make-up on a particular day, I just wear this. It has everything you could ask for. It's light and easy to apply. It's got sun protection and staying power.
I bought my first bottle over a year ago from a "Face Shop" a couple towns over, but when I needed a new one, I found shop on eBay that sends you two for the price of one and was so ecstatic to receive it and see it was the genuine article.
I have acne prone skin so I always worry about products potentially making it worse, but my skin has actually improved with this product being added into my routine.
It retails in the Face Shop for about $23 canadian and I can't stress how much I love it.
You want a perfect complexion and be able to add a tint of blush and highlighter?? This is the best bb cream I've tried as well as the VIP Gold edition as well. I have more of a fair complexion, but this cream evens out my skin tone and leaves my face feeling soft. I love it and I'm hooked. You can buy it cheap off of amazon!