Quite a number of you lovely readers have been waiting for this post and I am so sorry I haven't had time to review this product until now. I've been meaning to review this much earlier but I never got around to taking photos and such.
So you might be wondering what is a CC cream? CC stands for Colour Control, Colour Correcting or Colour Changing and it's the next newest and biggest thing lately after the introduction of bb creams. As cc cream is still sort of a new concept, many brands will have their own variations of cc cream. You can read a more in depth post by the Muse - she is like an expert on bb and cc creams.
For the past couple of weeks I have been using Tony Moly's Pure Aura CC Cream almost daily without any problems. This is the first cc cream I've tried so I am no expert as to what to expect from a cc cream or anything to compare to besides bb creams. I purchased this for $14.30 from Koreadepart but I've seen Morning Glory selling the exact same product for over double the price!!!
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The packaging is quite a plain black and white bottle spiced up with some cursive writing and stars. I love that it features a pump dispenser as it makes it more hygienic to use the product. The pump also allows for greater control as to how much product you want to use and it doesn't create any mess. Each bottle contains 50ml of product.
The consistency is a bit on the thin side though it's not runny, which could be explained by the water base 45%. Unlike normal foundations and bb creams where you can choose different shades, this only comes in one shade - white, haha! There are many tiny capsules that will change colour to adjust to your skin tone once you work the product onto your skin. For reference, I have medium-beige skin tone (NC25 ish) and not quite sure how it will work for others. The cream feels lightweight but if you were in a humid, heated environment you can definitely feel something on your face.
On numerous occasions I have worn this for over 12 hours and it has stayed put all day, which is fantastic as I use this as a foundation. The SPF 30 for sun protection and moisturising properties is excellent in general and great for lazy people who love an all in one formula and don't want to layer their face with a dozen products. I have worn this before when it was rainy, sunny, very windy and freezing cold all in one day before and it stayed put without drying out my face.
Since I have oily, my biggest worry is my face appearing very shiny / oily throughout the day but I haven't had any problems yet. The finish isn't matte nor dewy but after a long day it appears slightly dewy but not ridiculously shiny or oily which I absolutely hate and freak out about. If you do plan on wearing this for long hours I do recommend using some powder though.
In terms of coverage, it's very light so I only recommend it for those who have a blemish free face and want minimal coverage for a natural, barely there look. The cream itself won't be enough to conceal scars or panda eyes though. Tony Moly claims you can reapply to build up coverage on imperfections and it does sort of work. This cream also helps in filling your pores if you wish to use it as a primer.
As I have minor blemishes and some redness around my face, I found this cc cream to be perfect for me. I haven't found anything to fault about it but I think the main issue for most would be the light coverage. If you are curious about cc creams, want minimal coverage etc then I highly recommend this!
Have you tried any CC creams yet? Which CC cream will you be trying?
Thanks for reading and sorry for the extra long and delayed post!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone :)
Have a wonderful weekend everyone :)