Review: Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB Cream (Gorgeous Purple) | Hello Pretty Bird! - A beauty and not-so-glamorous lifestyle blog

20 August, 2013

Review: Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB Cream (Gorgeous Purple)

Ah, Lioele. If you spend any amount of time reading up on Korean makeup brands, chances are you've heard of Lioele and their BB creams. I've tried a few of their popular products (namely Triple the Solution and Beyond the Solution BB creams), and while they are excellent products in terms of feel and coverage, they are way too dark for my ultra-pale self. Thankfully, there's Lioele's Dollish Veil Vita BB - it's got the same standard of quality as Lioele's other BB creams, with a lighter, more CC cream-like coverage.

Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB Cream Gorgeous Purple

I've been using this cream for a long time - maybe since 2011? I guess that's isn't so long in the grand scheme of things, but with the cosmetics market being as competitive and fast-changing as it is it seems like an eternity, haha. I don't think CC creams were really a "thing" yet when this came out, so don't be confused by the name - this is more like a CC cream than most typical Korean BB creams. From the official product description:

The Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB Cream is a multifunctional skincare and makeup product. It contains the following 6 vitamins (Vitamins A, B5, C, E, F and H) to strengthen and nourish the skin to grow at its own pace for lifting and firming the skin while giving rich moisture. A hint of the Dollish Veil Vita BB can be used as both a foundation and concealer to magically cover, shade, and hide any skin imperfection for a moisturized yet natural matte finish. This unique Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB Cream not only protects the skin from UVA and UVA's damaging rays, but it also changes capsule colors immediately right after application.

Vitamin H is another name for Biotin, by the way. I had to look that one up. You can find a full list of ingredients for this product over at Pretty & Cute.

Lioele Dollish Veil is available in two shades: Gorgeous Purple and Natural Green. The purple shade is supposed to neutralize yellowness/brighten skintone and the green shade is supposed to neutralize redness. Both shades come out of the tube as white with a slight tinge of the advertised color, and as you rub it in it conforms to your skintone. I've only tried the purple variety, but based on my experiences the claims are true - it blends perfectly with my skin. Here are some pics:

Straight out of the tube: White and gloopy.

Partially blended - can you see the color changing?

Totally blended in. It's practically invisible!

I also completely agree that this is matte enough to use as a makeup base without looking too dry. In fact, that's primarily what I use it for - as a base under another BB cream or foundation. On days when I don't feel like wearing a lot of makeup and just want to even out my complexion a bit I wear it alone. I would say that this is buildable, but if you're not on the pale side multiple layers might make you look a bit ghostly... I'm thinking that's the SPF. To be honest, I'm not sure that this wouldn't look weird on someone with a very tan or dark skintone because of that... if anyone out there with darker skin has tried this, let me know what you thought in the comments!

Anyway, I totally love Lioele Dollish Veil as a makeup base, and keep coming back to it despite my desire to try new things. In addition to being a decent makeup item, it also smells really pleasant... it has sort of a light floral scent (maybe ylang-ylang or jasmine?) mixed with a hint of sunscreen. As for the packaging, I have sort of a love-hate relationship with it. This product comes in a purple bottle with a pump and cap (which is very convenient and hygenic), and while the bottle is attractive it's a bit bulky, making it inconvenient for travel purposes. It's also not the sort of thing you can just toss in a bag by itself, because the cap comes off pretty easily. I ended up buying some sample packets off eBay so I could just tuck those in my bag when I travel and not worry about the container popping open and exploding all over everything. :P

Close-up of the pump.

Despite the packaging flaws, I think Lioele Dollish Veil Vita is worth a buy if you're pale-skinned and looking for an SPF primer or CC cream-type product. One can usually find this for around or under $20, making it affordable too. I have a feeling I'll keep buying this one again and again despite my attempts to try and love new things.

Where to buy: Both shades are available at Pretty & Cute and Memebox. There are also numerous sellers offering this on eBay and Amazon, just make sure to check seller feedback carefully! A few eBay sellers sell samples too if you don't want to commit to a whole bottle.

Have you tried Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB? What did you think?


  1. Thanks for the review, this was one of the bb cream I am thinking if I should buy =)

  2. I think we both got the same skin tone :D
    This BB looks nice, but if it has low coverage it isn't good for me!
    Thanks for the info anyway, it's always good to know what's out there.

    X Laura

    1. Yup, no problem! Good thing there are hundreds of different BB creams out there. :)

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