Friday, June 14, 2013

Mini Review: Missha Cho Bo Yang BB Cream

Hello! :D

It's mini review time! I have accumulated  a lot of samples recently, and I really want to try them all out and share my thoughts on them, so expect more mini reviews in the future. ^^; 

I have a sample of a BB cream today!
When I first looked at this sample packet, it had absolutely no English indication of the brand or what it contained! The only English was made in Korea on the back, So my only clue was the two Chinese characters on the front, my Chinese reading skills is minimal, -.- but I vaguely understood it to be pronounced as "mei si". Then I opened the packet and it looked like BB cream, so I Googled "mei si BB cream", and it turns out to be from Missha! :D 
But then thanks to Leah, it's actually called Cho Bo Yang!

Anyways, enough rambling, please read on too see my first impression of this BB cream and before and after pictures! ^o^
I love the background pattern!


Blended in.

Before and after BB cream.

First Impression:
I have used this BB cream twice and I feel this BB cream from Missha is on the thicker side, and feels quite heavy. It is also cakey, especially compared to the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB, which I use the most nowadays. But it doesn't show unless you see it up close. But the coverage is really nice! As you can see from the before and after pictures, my freckles and redness are all covered! :D 
But one really huge downside is that this has no oil control at all. I my skin is usually not oily, only around the T-zone it can get's a bit shiny during the warm seasons. But with this BB cream after about 2 hours my face was very shiny for both times that I was wearing this, and I had powder on too! D: 
The scent is a light floral scent, but it also reminds me of red bean paste haha.

Will I Purchase the Full Product?
No, because it makes my face oily, and it's very thick. :( 
The only good thing about this is that it has high coverage, and it stayed on my face for quite a long time. So if you have dry skin or like more coverage, this might be for you. :P

Do you like heavy coverage or light coverage BB cream? ^^
It really depends for me, most of the time I like light coverage, but if I get redness or pimples, heavy is better. :)

Thank you for reading!

See you next post! :D


  1. Hahaha! I went through basically the same motions when I got a sample of this last week. I know Japanese and understood the kanji, so I googled them and ended up finding the BB cream. I do believe it's the Missha Cho Bo Yang BB Cream. =)

    I agree with you on all the points. Good coverage, terrible oil control.

  2. Ohh thank you so much! xD I knew the name must be off, because the results were all pointing me to Chinese sites. ;u;

    I'll change the name now haha!

  3. Well, i think i saw one of the blogger reviewed this, and she liked it, it's suck that you didn't like it that much, and i do think companies should take their time, and put some english descriptions on the samples also !

  4. This probably wouldn't be a good idea for me since I have very oily skin. And not to mention, I need something to help my skin survive the desert. D: Argh.. Well, I guess that's why there's this review, right?

  5. I got a sample of this as well from an online purchase and i havent tried it yet~

    I have very sensitive skin so im kinda relunctant to try samples><

    So all the samples i have been accumulating ends up in my giveaways haha!

    Btw, I can read a little bit of Chinese too :)

    Hope to see you around^^

  6. Fräulein SchneeJune 15, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Oh. What a pitty it doesn't have good oil controll. But the coverage seems to be really good :)

  7. Lol I read it as "Mei Si" at first too xD I actually love the coverage, but I agree, it can be a bit cakey :/

  8. Ya I don't know why this has no English at all, it seems like they didn't want to market it outside of Korean or something :P

  9. Haha well I'm glad this review at least helped a bit ^^; It's too oily for me too, even though my skin is super dry in the cold seasons =.=

    Thanks for reading!

  10. Haha ya I actually had no idea what the second character was, so I had to vaguely Google it with random sounds that I thought it would be xD

  11. Yeh thats a very good idea~^^*
    Thanks for your support, I followed you as well!

  12. I'm the same as you Chee! I feel that no BB cream will ever be as good as the Holika Holika. And I prefer light coverage as well :)

  13. aww too bad that it doesnt have any oil-control >_<

  14. Yep, I still haven't found any BB that I would prefer using, I guess this would be a holy grail product for us now. :D
    Thanks for reading Carmen!

  15. I was really surprised, since my face doesn't get oily, usually. =/ oh well at least I'll know not to buy this :P
    Thanks for reading!