Skin 79 Super+ BB Cream // Review ♥

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Firstly, apologies for the lack of posts these past few weeks. I've been extremely busy working and been feeling rather down about several things when I've not been at work, thus a break from blogging was needed but I am back! This week is very exciting and busy due to my 21st birthday being on Thursday but I will try post more regularly again. Anyway, onto the post!
A few months ago I picked up the Skin 79 Super+ Beblesh Balm - this is the formula designed for oily/combination skin if you don't know skin 79 products well, I bought it off ebay and I think it cost me at the most, £3. It is a genuine product and I have made sure of that before I reviewed it (see THIS blog post!). I had my doubts at the price I purchased it for that it'd be real. But it is! And I can finally get some wear out of it due to the lovely, hot and sunny weather England (well Britain) are having at the moment. 

Firstly, the claims. 'It is a 3 effects functional beblesh balm. By Adenosine and Arbutin ingredients which are effective in whitening, wrinkle improvement, and more bright and elastic skin. Intercept ultraviolet rays UV A and B at the same time and protect your skin exposed from the sun more thoroughly. OSMOPUR ingredient of new concept which are mixed sunflower, rice bran, ivy extracts protects skin from various harmful conditions.' All of which are pretty big claims.. right? Wrong! All of them are true! The SPF in this Beblesh balm is mostly what made me get it out of my drawers, it is such a good SPF, even if you wasn't to use it purely as a foundation on it's own, it is so useful to have on underneath other foundations. 
Ignore my makeup-less face but this is the coverage the BB cream gives. (no concealer, just Rimmels Stay Matte powder)
Okay, here come the GOOD bullet points: 
1. The SPF, sorry to mention this yet again but it is just SO useful to have. Whether you're using this as a light foundation, or as a base for your actual foundation, it will always come in handy to protect your skin. It is UV A and B which is just excellent. 
2. It is an almost matte finish. You do need to work it into the skin somewhat quickly, but it does 'set' if you like. I do feel like it leaves the skin quite fresh and dewy looking, which is odd due to it's matte-like finish. But it does do well at actually controlling oily skin too, which leads to point 3...
3. It lasts a pretty long time on the skin. It doesn't oxidize on the skin and it stays put. I'd say 5-6 hours (IF you're not in the sun/heat/stressing all day) without powdering during the day, if you was in the sun for a while then, well I just suggest you take powder out with you. But it doesn't slip or slide around your face, it does actually sit nicely... you just get a little bit shiny. 
4. The colour of this BB cream is just... fab. For pale skin girls like myself, finding a BB cream is probably the hardest task going (if you thought finding foundation to match was difficult... don't even start with BB creams!). I know Clinique and Dior do have pale BB creams out there but not everyone has £30+ to spend on a BB cream. This one matches my skin incredibly well. I was actually shocked how well it matched me!
5. It works amazingly as a primer. I've only tried a few primers before but this actually works. This actually keeps my makeup on for so much longer than the other primers I have tried. It really helps for your foundation to just glide on.

Aaaand on to the bad points:
1. I don't think you can actually purchase this in the UK without ordering online, and then you will just have to hope and pray that you've ordered a legit product. It also often means waiting a few weeks... possibly a month for it to even arrive.
2. The container is slightly a bit too bulky for me. It's a little bit awkward to travel around and because the pump is so easy to press with it being at the top of the tub (and no lock?!) so when it's in your bag it's far too easy to press- so it's really not ideal at all for travelling.
3. For you not so pale girls, I don't believe they do any other shades in this formula which means it really is a very small amount of people this will suit/aimed at which really is a shame. I know they do different formulas but not 100% sure on shades.
4. It's not high coverage. Definitely something for the summer/hotter months for me to wear alone. If you have great skin all year round then this will be ideal for you. If not I think it'd be better as a primer or with concealer.

Overall, I would really recommend this BB cream, more specifically to the paler and fairer ladies. For me it really is something special. Let me know if you've tried this and your opinions on it! I find it so interesting to see how others get along with products I love! xo

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! I really wanted to pick this up when I went to Singapore last year but it was about £30 so I didn't! However now I am going to head over and read the post about how to spot a fake of these and then see if I can find a real one for a cheaper price :D Thanks for sharing!x

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