I’ve been eyeing on this product for a while after seeing it appear on various Korean magazines and blogs but was unable to purchase it elsewhere. The LIZ K Color Veil is a sunscreen with a foundation BB effect that evens your skin complexion. The Liz K Color Veil has 2 type of products which are differentiated by a silver and black cap. The Silver cap has 4 different shades and Black cap has only one shade which is colourless. It can be found on Wishtrend for $35.99 USD each. It is the Liz K 3 Step secret therapy by Make-Up Artist Kim Chung Kyung.
The one i will be reviewing will be the Shade 20 : Natural Beige.
Eventhough it is not marketed as a BB Cream, it is very much like a BB Cream which has many features.
Features of this Color Veil :
Keep young skin!
– SPF 50+, PA+++ Protects the skin from UV A&B while giving an Anti-Oxidant effect of Vitamin C&E leaving you with a smoother skin.
Experience wonderful effect!
– It also functions as a foundation cream just with a small amount of usage, removing wrinkles, covering blemishes, providing whitening effect, leaving the skin perfectly flawless.
– This eliminates the process of re-coating your skin with concealers after every use of sun block. In addition, there are four different types of colors to choose from, depending on the different skin tones, and Homme for men.
Here are the swatches for the other shades :
Somehow the packaging does remind me a little of the Stila BB Cream. Perhaps its the fonts! This BB Cream comes in a 35ml tube which is compact and easy and convenient to carry around. The design and packaging is also simple and elegant with nothing to scream about. I do wish that BB Creams come in a pump form but unfortunately, most of them don’t ! I didn’t have trouble dispensing the BB Cream except for once when i pressed it too hard.
Here you can clearly see the shade of this CV ( = color veil
) which i have photographed them under all light condition : under flash, under yellow light, and under natural sunlight.
Here i will compare them to 5 other BB Creams just to give you an idea of it’s shade :
Again, comparing the 6 BB Creams under different lighting conditions. You can clearly see that the Liz K Color Veil has a yellow undertone to it. I love how it stays true to it’s colour without having that greyish pinkish undertone that most BB Creams give at the end. The shade is a perfect fit for me, and it will be for typical Asian skin. The yellow undertone is just perfect – not overpowering like the NARS Tinted Moisturizer ( in Alaska ) or the overpowering orange-yellow undertone of the Dior Prestige BB Cream. So if you’re looking for a BB Cream that has a yellow undertone that is just right .. this BB Cream is perfect !
The CV has a creamy texture – like most of the current BB Creams have. It isn’t fluid nor balmy – something in between. Once spread, you can definitely feel the balminess of it. It doesn’t spread as easily as a fluid-texture BB Cream or foundations and would definitely need extra effort to blend, and once blended – it makes your skin smooth, radiant and dewy.
Advisable to leave it for a few minutes and also to heat your palms up a little and rub them on your skin your the CV to melt into your skin.
The best thing about the texture that it isn’t too greasy or too dry – therefore suitable for a wide range of skin types.
It covers my scars and pores much better than a lot of my BB Creams .
Under magnifier :
Under Yellow Light :
This is where the CV excels. The coverage is almost that of a foundation and it really helps cover the flaws on your skin. It definitely covers much more than a BB Cream! The CV is really pigmented, therefore you’d definite
ly have to blend it with extra effort in order not to avoid looking cakey.
For those who are looking for a BB Cream with excellent natural coverage – this is definitely for you!
You’d definitely need a small amount of the CV because it so pigmented. On days where you don’t want much coverage – you can just mix it and blend it with your cream.
Squeezed the CV into a glass of water to see how it will react with water ( to emulate sweat ) and yeay! as you can see from above, the water remains clear. Therefore you don’t have to worry about sweating when applying this BB Cream, or wiping your sweat off with a tissue.
I also applied the BB Cream on the back of my hands, sprayed water on it, and wiped it on a black cloth to test it’s adhesion on the skin. As you can see from above, there was hardly any marks on the black cloth! Let me tell you that the adhesion is really strong. The CV has easily last you 8 hours without having to touch up.
I tested it here putting the CV on running water for 5 minutes switching from cold water, to warm, to scalding hot. As you can see from below, most BB Creams would have been wiped off, but this CV stood the test and was very impressive!
As you can see from the meter above, there was an improvement in both hydration, oil level, and smoothness. The CV is definitely not enough to be applied alone , you’ll have to apply your skincare before hand. I would say that this BB Cream would be suitable for all skin types EXCEPT for those with very dry skin, so if you have very dry skin, you’d have to put on a rich cream before putting on the CV.
Photo was taken after a duration of 12 hours. The BB Cream did pretty well in this test and has little oil content. I would say that it’s oil controlling properties is above average but not excellent.
As you can see from above, the BB Cream hardly oxidized even after 24 hours! Amazing !
I don’t have the complete ingredient list in English, but it does have
- Celtic Water
- Oligo Minerals
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
Full Ingredient List ( thanks to Amazing Yen! ) :
정제수, 티타늄디옥사이드, 에칠헥실메톡시신나메이트, 사이클로펜타실록산, 디카프릴릴카보네이트, 디프로필렌글라이콜, 징크옥사이드 (ci77947), 사이클로헥사실록산, 세틸피이지/피피지-10/1디메치콘, 스위트아몬드오일, 스쿠알란, 알부틴, 디메치콘, 황색산화철 (ci77492), 소듐클로라이드, 소듐하이알루로네이트, 난추출물, 효모추출물, 아프리칸월넛오일, 토코페릴아세테이트, 글리세린, 이소아밀p-메톡시신나메이트, 폴리글리세릴-4이소스테아레이트, 소르비탄이소스테아레이트, 디스테아디모늄헥토라이트, 세틸디메치콘, 알루미늄하이드록사이드, 스테아릭애씨드, 트리하이드록시스테아린, 디메치콘/비닐디메치콘크로스폴리머, 트리에톡시카프릴릴실란, 메칠메타크릴레이트크로스폴리머, c30-45알킬세테아릴디메치콘크로스폴리머, 세라마이드3, 아스코빅애씨드, 콜레스테롤, 마그네슘피씨에이, 망가니즈피씨에이, 소듐피씨에이, 징크피씨에이, 아데노신, 디소듐이디티에이, 메칠파라벤, 클로페네신, 프로필파라벤, 페녹시에탄올, 부탄파라벤, 에칠파라벤, 이소부틸파라벤, 향료, 적색산화철 (ci77491), 흑색산화철 (ci77499)
water, titanium dioxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, cyclopentasiloxane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dipropylene glycol, zinc oxide (ci77947), cyclohexasiloxane, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, squalane, arbutin, dimethicone, yellow iron oxide (ci77492), sodium chloride, sodium hyaluronate, orchid extract, yeast extract, plukenetia volubilis seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, glycerin, isoamyl p-methoxycinnamate, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, sorbitan isostearate, disteardimonium hectorite, cetyl dimethicone, aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, trihydroxystearin, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, triethoxycaprylylsilane, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, c30-45 alkyl cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, ceramide 3, ascorbic acid, cholesterol, magnesium pca, manganese pca, sodium pca, zinc pca, adenosine, disodium edta, methylparaben, chlorphenesin, propylparaben, phenoxyethanol, butylparaben, ethylparaben, isobutylparaben, fragrance, red iron oxide (ci77491), black iron oxide (ci77499)
Before – After
Ahh, i feel so shy showing my photos … but here you go : some before-after photos.
Robot Face under natural sunlight :
Under Flash :
Under Yellow Light :
Let me stress that no photoshop was used in any photos… that’s because i don’t know how to use it.
This is very close to Holy Grail BB Cream material ! I’d definitely purchase this when this sponsored tube finishes and get this in all 3 shades! If there was an item i could give money-back guaranteed, it would totally be this product!
However , it is only for those who wants good coverage! Because this CV is very tinted, it mixes well with any base may it be a gel cream, cream to give a sheer flawless coverage. Check it out in action with the Gatzmen Moisture Cream here. This product is also suitable for both men or women!
Pros of the Liz K Color Veil :
- Superb coverage
- Texture not too greasy nor too dry
- Excellent Adherence
- Mixes well with cream / gel
- Contains moisturizing ingredients as well as anti oxidants
- Available in many shades
- Yellow warm shade suitable for most Asian skintones
- Gives radiant healthy dewy finish
- Low Oil Content
- Doesn’t oxidize
Cons of the Liz K Color Veil :
- Needs more effort to blend because of it’s heavily tinted formula to avoid looking cakey or fake
- Rather expensive compared to other mass market produced BB Creams but worth every penny for me!
Another tip on how to apply this Color Veil : Use a w
et Beauty Blender! It applies flawlessly and naturally. Check out the swatches of the other shades and another review of the Liz K Color Veil on Tessa’s Vanity Room : here
Have any of you tried this ? Did you love it as much as i did? Share it with us below!