Skin79 is a Korean BB Cream brand that I am pretty certain majority of my readers have heard of, including a good handful who are familiar with it. If you are not too well-versed with the brand, fret not, that was exactly where I stood before attending this product launch.
I have heard of the brand Skin79 and have briefly browsed their products online, but I am not very familiar with what they have and their history. It's no surprise since they are a BB cream brand and I had reported that a prior experience with BB Cream (namely Rojukiss BB Cream) has left me nothing but a negative impression of the BB family. However I am wiling to try and see if that impression will change with Skin79.
After all, Skin79 is a highly raved and sought after BB Cream brand, ranking No. 1 in sales in not only Korea but also Japan and Taiwan! Talk about impressive.
Here are some little tidbits about BB Cream and also Skin79, if you aren't too familiar with either or want to find out more.
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One unique selling point of Skin79 that sets it apart from it's BB Cream brand competitors would be: Skin79 carries a wide range of BB Creams to cater to many different skin types and needs.
This is a quote from Damien, who is a Chief Operating Office at StarAsia Singapore, the company that brought Skin79 to our shores.
So regardless your preference be it shimmery, dewy, natural, full coverage, light coverage etc, Skin79 has different BB Creams to cater to those different preferences! I know this sounds right out of an infomercial script, but I kid you not, they do have a variety of BB Creams to choose from.
As with all BB Creams, these (sadly) only come in one shade and might not be suitable with certain skintones (namely MAC NC/NW 40 and darker). Someone should come up with darker BB Cream tones too, now that would be revolutionary.
At the product sampling event we got to play around with a good number of their products - swatching and snapping photos. I will be posting swatches, initial opinions/findings of the products we had played around with in a seperate blog entry, so as not to plonk on too much information and make this entry way long.
In the meantime, here is coverage on the event and of course the lovely goodie bags we received.
The Dinner Party event was held at Essential Brew, a restaurant in Holland Village (right beside The Body Shop, for reference). We were being ushered into this private room upon arrival. The room had also been decorated with helium-filled ballons to create a girly and decked up feel the Skin79 brand has, it's definitely paying attention to brand image here!
There was also a little 'center piece' or rather display of the Skin79 products:
As dinner commenced, Lorraine (Brand Manager of StarAsia Singapore) talked to us about the brand Skin79, along with product information and all. She also helped answer our questions throughout the entire session.
(and that's Damien right there on the left!)
Since this is a Dinner Party, how can we not feature some food along with the blog entry?
This is the menu we were presented with once we had settled down, we were asked to pick our desired main course from the list.
Our starters. These were shared dishes and the baby potatoes (the center dish) were so good!
My main course - Cajun Dory.
The fish was really nice. The rice wasn't too bad but the sauce on the rice was quite.. unique (for lack of better word). It was sweet and that was just a bit odd.
But that is it for food. We destroyed the dessert the minute it arrived, didn't take photos of that.
Back to the makeup....
As I said this session was pretty relaxed and fun, we sat around and chatted while having dinner and swatching makeup at the same time. I forgot to mention earlier but some of the bloggers present were: Chantana, Joyce, Mag, Iris, Tiphanie, Clara and Christy. It was awesome meeting up with familiar faces again! There were 10 bloggers in total, but I didn't recognize everyone.
The following are just photos of us swatching and playing around, or doing our 'job' I suppose.
I sat closest to Chantana and Joyce so we ooh-ed and aah-ed at stuff together. Mag came over to chat and Clara (who sadly left early) sat close by us so we had little photo-ops together.
Joyce looks so cute here!
And here is a super cute photo of Chantana. We were joking about how much we loved the products and that we wanted to bring them home.
She didn't take anything of course! But it's a super cute shot.
Chantana has tons more fun shots from the event, I didn't take that many since it was hard to self-cam in the dim lighting (results in blurry photos). Can't wait to see her post, I'm sure to be snagging some photos for my facebook page.
As wth most events, we left with a goodie bag in tow!
I know this entry is getting way long, I'll get this part done with quick. Imagine if I put in the mad swatching session we did at the resturant. It would take you a year to finish this blog entry (I exaggerate...).
With the goodie bag we received two full sized BB Creams:
VIP Gold Super Plus Beblesh Balm - dry/combination skin ($36.90)
Hot Pink Super Plus Beblesh Balm Triple Functions - oily/combination ($36.90)
And yes! Jolin Tsai is going to be Skin79's celebrity ambassador.
I would want to rave about how cute the packaging is but I'm sure you all have noticed how pretty and quirky the packaging is. It almost looks like a soda can to me!
Lorraine reports that the Hot Pink seems to sell better then the VIP Gold BB Cream. Aside from the pink packaging being generally more attractive to girls, I can understand why the Pink one might sell better. First off, the skin type would be the main reason since I assume most Asians in this region tend to have oilier skin then dry skin?
Following that, I did a little swatch documentation of both BB Creams, though I don't know what for since on camera it looks indifferent.
I have found that the consistency of VIP Gold is a little thicker then Hot Pink. Hot Pink feels almost wet, not watery but smoother and easier to thin out. VIP Gold isn't a lot thicker, but it doesn't feel as 'wet' as Hot Pink is. Hot Pink might be easier to blend out and use on a daily basis. VIP Gold is said to be a more intensive version of Hot Pink, hence the minor thickness.
Here's how they both look completely spreaded out. I can't judge the coverage since I have nothing to cover on my arm. I'll leave that for next time.
This is going to sound insane since you can't really see a difference in the photo (click to enlarge, the quality is better) but Hot Pink gives the skin a nice reflective sheen. Not very obvious but it does have a slight natural look. Almost MUFE HD Foundation-esque.
VIP Gold on the other hand provides a satin almost-matte finish.
I guess you could consider those mini reviews! Speaking of mini, within the goodie bag we were also given a little travel size BB Cream along with a cute charm.
Each charm was customized to match our initials and mine was an 'S', S for Sara!
I am pretty excited to try these BB Creams out, they feel nice when swatched on my arm and they have a nice scent too. Never thought I would be this excited about applying foundation.
But anyway that would be it. Phew~ That was quite a long post!
I don't think I've mentioned this all important detail yet!
Skin79 will be launching in Watsons on the 26th of April!
It will be in 40 Watsons outlets. Some sure locations are Ngee Ann City, Parkway Parade and Bugis.
Thank you so very much for reading! Head on over to Part 2 where I feature swatches, opinions/feedback on texture and all that jazz of more Skin79 products we managed to play around with at the event.
The yummilicious dinner and goodie bag were sponsored by Skin79.
I am certainly not getting paid for this and all opinions expressed are my own.