Skin79 bb cream, review, pink, gold, oriental, luminous, BB creams

In the BB Cream community, one of the popular brands is Skin79 – a Korean BB Cream.  Last year, I bought the most adorable Miniature Set which contained 4 samples of :-

1.  Skin79 Diamond Luminous Pearl BB Cream
2.  Skin79 VIP Gold Super Plus BB Cream
3.  Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus BB Cream
4.  Skin 79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream

Don’t be fooled by the miniature size of these BB Creams because surprisingly, they have lasted me for ages and I have nearly just finished one of them – The Oriental Gold BB Cream – which must mean it was my favourite out of them all!

Swatches Of Skin79 BB Creams

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My Mini Reviews On Skin79 BB Creams

For ease of reading, I am going to break them down and talk about them individually :-

1.  Skin79 Diamond Luminous Pearl BB Cream

This was my least favourite out of them all because it was the only one without SPF, whereas the rest had SPF 25+, and it contained too much shimmer for my liking,  Complete with a whiter-than-my-skin-colour and pearlised finish, it made me look like I was a Twilight vampire.    It is also a lot runnier than the others and it squirts out the tube too easily.  I must give it credit for being the only BB Cream here which has a name which makes sense to what it truly is – diamond luminous pearl, indeed!

2.  Skin79 VIP Gold Super Plus BB Cream

This warmed and adapted to my skin tone relatively well.  I liked it for its nourishing feel and medium coverage and gave a nice glow.

3.  Skin79 Hot Pink Super Plus BB Cream

It’s so similar to the VIP Super Gold Plus that I can barely distinguish them except the Hot Pink one has a slight pink undertone in its shade – but when blended in, I can’t tell which one is which.  I do like this a tad more simply because of its hot pink packaging.

4.  Skin 79 The Oriental Gold BB Cream

Again, this is quite similar to its Gold and Pink sisters, but it’s marketed for the more mature skin.  And hello, that’s me!  No wonder this was my favourite.  It is thicker and has a more tacky feel than the rest of them because it is simply more nourishing and hydrating for the dry, mature-skinned ladies.  When I use this, I like to lightly dust my face with finishing powder just to help take off the excess shine.


The shades are slightly off from my NC-30 face but it adapts better when I warm it up with my fingertips and apply it light-handedly and build it up slowly with lots of blending.  I didn’t experience any breakouts from any of these BB Creams and they don’t budge even after 15 hours of wear and tear.

Skin79 has a wide range of BB Creams to suit different skin types and needs.  If you’re a newbie to BB Creams, I would highly suggest getting your hands on a Miniature Set like this to test out which one suits you.  And ooh, I found this useful guide to help choose the right Skin79 BB Cream.  I’m sure I read somewhere about the launch of a new orange Skin79 BB Cream but it’s not featured on the guide.

Have you tried Skin79 BB Creams before?  Which one did you like?

16 Comments on A Review Of Skin79 BB Creams : Diamond Luminous Pearl, VIP Gold Super Plus, Hot Pink Super Plus & The Oriental Gold

  1. Isabel
    04/05/2012 at 10:34 am (6 years ago)

    used them before i feel it’s good. If i am down with a lower budget will normally get skin 79. but if i feel rich i will get laniege.

    • Ling
      07/05/2012 at 3:05 pm (6 years ago)

      @Isabel, Oooh, I haven’t tried Laneige BB creams yet because it is so pricey 🙁

  2. Stacie
    04/05/2012 at 11:13 am (6 years ago)

    This is such a cute little set… I just finished my first bottle of the Super Plus – not sure if I will repurchase since I love the lioele all in one BB cream SO MUCH! Would love to pick up a little set though and try and the other Skin79 BBs. Thanks for sharing x

  3. Stacie
    04/05/2012 at 11:15 am (6 years ago)

    Update: Just bought the set on eBay!!

    • Ling
      07/05/2012 at 3:06 pm (6 years ago)

      @Stacie, Woop woop! It’s so adorable! And yay for eBay 🙂

  4. The Doll Princess (Val)
    04/05/2012 at 1:07 pm (6 years ago)

    I’ve been meaning to try Skin79 BB creams, I’ve tried Missha and Etude House to date and I am really tempted to buy the Oriental one! 😛 Hahah~!

  5. Helz Nguyen
    04/05/2012 at 4:01 pm (6 years ago)

    I have the VIP Gold too. But I actually find it a bit too ashy for my skin tone, even in the winter when my skin is paler. I prefer the Missha one over this, but it makes my skin oily and this one doesnt 🙂 so….hmmm

    • Ling
      07/05/2012 at 3:06 pm (6 years ago)

      @Helz Nguyen, I agree – Missha is a bit oilier but my skin is dry so it loves oils 😛

  6. Madam M
    04/05/2012 at 9:10 pm (6 years ago)

    what an awesome way to dip your toes into the world of BB. Great find love

    • Ling
      07/05/2012 at 3:08 pm (6 years ago)

      @Madam M, It was a fab find! I wish I bought more sets!!

  7. Rin
    05/05/2012 at 1:28 am (6 years ago)

    I am using the VIP gold super plus and I really like that one. The colour is way off, but I find that after a while it ends up looking like a great match on my dark skin! So nice how it adapts 🙂

    • Ling
      07/05/2012 at 3:08 pm (6 years ago)

      @Rin, Colour adaptational products are fab! I have to make sure I don’t put on too much though because it just makes me look ashy

  8. Laura
    06/05/2012 at 5:50 am (6 years ago)

    i follow you on bloglovin, follow me back? xx

    • Ling
      07/05/2012 at 3:09 pm (6 years ago)

      @Laura, Thanks

  9. April
    25/05/2012 at 6:52 pm (6 years ago)

    I like the Oriental Gold the most too! But now I’ve switched to Oriental Gold Plus
    instead which is an upgraded version of Oriental Gold. And it’s awesome 🙂