Saturday, December 19, 2015

Review : Missha Misa Geumsul Vitalizing BB Cake

Hey loves!

Last summer, we had a family vacation in Jeju. One of the products I bought there was this BB Cake that I will be reviewing...

Missha Misa Geumsul Vitalizing BB Cake
I can't really remember how much I bought this. I think it was around 30k won with a refill included. :/

The shade I have is no. 23.

Since the box's labels are in Korean, I went to the US website of the brand for the product info:

Perfect your base makeup in one step with the MISA Geumsul Vitalizing BB Cake.
This bb cream in a compact case covers blemishes and imperfections for an even complexion and shine-free finish. Also provides wrinkle repairing, brightening, and UV blocking benefits. 

Contains oriental herbal ingredients for healthy, glowing skin. Complex powder allows for a light yet buildable coverage for a clean, flawless finish. Baby Pixel powder helps control sebum and oil balance in the skin for a smooth, shine-free finish. High adhered lasting polymer and Silky-Lasting Coating powder provides excellent adherence and long lasting benefits.

How to Use
After basic skin care, get an appropriate amount onto puff and pat lightly over the face following skin texture. 
Close case after use to prevent bb cake from drying out.


Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Ceresin, Dimethicone, Glycerine,PEG-10, Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG -9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, Butylene Glycol Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, polyethylene, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Sorbitan Olivate, HDI, Ferric Oxide (CI 77492), Nepherite, Lactobacillus /Ginseng Extract, Ganderma Lucidum Extract, Velvet Extract, Liquorice Extract, Cinnamomum camphora Leaf Extract, Turmeric Extract, Plum Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Red Ginseng Extract, Peony Extract, Atractylodes Lancea Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Kudzu Root Extract, Astragalus extract, Siler root extract, Black cohosh extract, Colloidal gold/Green Tea Extract, Ginger Extract,Poria cocos Extract, Flour Extract, Phellinus linteus Extract, Honey Extract, Sesame Seed Oil, Korean Mountain Ginseng roots Extract, PEG-32, Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Alumina, Silica Dimethyl silylate, Tridimethylsilicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, adenosine, Silica, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide 3, PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol, Dipropylene Glycol, Ethylene glycol, Glyceryl Stearate Glycereth-20, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Octapeptide-4, Ethanol, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77480

In the website, no. 23 is the darkest and the warmest of the three available shades. This was actually the shade recommended to me by the SA. I was actually just admiring the packaging but the SA was very aggressive to make a sale that day. Haha! She kept insisting that I will like this product. She made me try it and I actually did! Haha! Even with the language barrier, that SA is really good! Her convincing power is pretty impressive. But of course, it helps if the product is also good. ;)

Check out how pretty the compact is. It reminds me of the compact thingy that Sailor Warriors from the anime Sailormoon use. Haha!

The compact's size is pretty much like the usual BB cushions. A little bulky but that's not much of an issue.
It also has a built-in mirror.

It also includes a very soft applicator and the compact has a separator betweent the puff and the product itself for hygienic purposes.

Here's a closeup of the product.

It's in a thick cream form... like a cream foundation. It's called a BB Cake and I think when I bought this was the first time I heard of a BB Cake. This is also the first time I used a BB cream that is not in liquid form. I got really curious about it which contributed to the reason why I bought it.

It also doesn't hurt that it has high sun protection qualities. It has SPF40 and PA++. It also promises oil control, great coverage, anti-wrinkle, long-lasting, and brightening properties. Everything sounds too good to be true!

This is a swatch on my arm.
The shade is pretty warm which I really like for my BBs and foundations because I have a warm complexion.

When I spread it, it gives a semi-matte finish!

See the before and after pictures above.

The coverage is just amazing! It's buildable too. I don't even have to use much concealer! Very impressive for a BB! It easily made my skin even and hid the redness and majority of my pimple scars.

After putting the rest of the makeup, including a translucent powder.

My skin looked flawless! It's amazing how my skin looks so bright. So yeah, it really did good in the coverage and the brightening department.

To test the lasting power and coverage, I went a whole office day without retouching nor even blotting the oil off and my makeup looked like the photo above.

Coverage was still there so yay for the long-lasting part! My face got oily but hey, that's after 10 hours! The fact that my makeup was still there without blotting is amazing. And this is actually pretty good because I usually get this shiny within 4 hours.

My face gets that instant "blooming" effect because this product gives that brighter, smoother, and even poreless finish!

I think it's pretty obvious that I have nothing but love for this product. Haha! So let me summarize the review.

What I LIKE:
- Medium-heavy coverage, buildable
- Has SPF40 and PA++
- Long-lasting
- Has oil control
- Semi-matte finish
- Brightening
- No caking
- The shade is pretty close to my skin tone
- Packaging
- Has an applicator that's soft
- Locally available
- Sort of affordable (when bought in Jeju. Not sure how much it is here in the PH)

- Only comes in three shades

Would I repurchase? Well, I still have a refill here with me. But I probably will because I love it so much! It's just a bummer that it has only 3 shades and the darkest is already the one I have so I don't know if it will suit those who have darker complexion than mine. It works perfectly fine on my oily skin and I think it's great for normal-oily skin. Not sure about those with dry skin though.

This is a pretty good product from Missha. I think this would be an easy favorite of mine from the brand. :)

What do you think of the Missha Misa Geumsul Vitalizing BB Cake? Have you tried it yet? If you have not, are you willing to try it out? ;)



  1. Whoah look at that coverage! Btw have you tried the SANA BB putty? It's the same concept. BB cream-cake/cream compact.

    1. Ohhh. I haven't but I would love to. I hope it works as well as this one. :D

  2. Willing to try because the packaging is too pretty! Packaging palang, sold na!

  3. Yayy.. Sounds like this is something I need to cover up some dark spots caused by pimples. Nakakadagdag ng confidence pag well-performing yung makeup buddy, I need this!

    Jhem |

    1. I super agree! This product can really boost my confidence. :D

  4. I was sold hahhaa A+ for coverage and pore minimizing powers!