Etude House CC Cream Glow and SilkySunday, July 21, 2013
Hi lovelies, for those of whom whom haven't heard of CC cream yet, it is also known as Color Control cream or Color Correcting cream created and developed in Korea. One of the more-talked about CC cream brand in Singapore is Rachel K. I have blogger friends raving about it. I can't compare that to the Etude House CC creams that I am reviewing today because I haven't tried Rachel K's CC cream personally. For Etude House, their CC cream is known as Correct & Care cream.
One of the more visible difference that I spotted between BB cream and CC cream is that when squeezed out from the tube directly, CC cream is white in color. However, it turns into skin color when blended out evenly onto the skin.
Unlike BB creams that comes in different shades, CC cream normally (note that I said normally because I know of some Korean brands that is only available in Korea have got CC cream in two shades) comes in only one shade.
Without further ado, let's take a look at the swatches of Etude House CC cream in Glow #01 and Silky #02.
Etude House Correct & Care Cream Glow
|Etude House CC Cream Glow|
I have included pictures of my bare skin (sans makeup), a half face and full face swatch below to show you the effects of Etude House CC cream in Glow.
|Bare-face (sans makeup)|
You can probably tell from the picture above that without any base makeup, there are some scars underneath my eye area and my skintone looks a bit uneven.
|Etude House CC Cream Glow half-face swatch|
After applying Etude House CC cream in Glow, my skintone looks more even and brighter. I don't know why it looks ashy in the pictures but it doesn't look that ashy in real life. Probably its the bad lighting.
Here's a picture of me with Etude House CC cream in Glow.
|Full face swatch of Etude House CC Cream Glow #01|
Etude House CC Cream in Glow reminds me very much of Etude House Nymph Aura Volumer as it makes your skin look dewy (a bit of sheen) upon application. Initially, I wasn't quite used to it when I first had Etude House CC Cream in Glow on because I am more into the matte look. Reason being - I have an oily T-zone and with the sheen, I was very afraid that my T-zone will look oily after a while. I had it on for about 6 hours last weekend and I didn't experience as much shine/oiliness on my T-zone that I thought I will. I only blotted my forehead and nose area once with tissue (normally I blot at least once every 2 hours).
I'm actually quite a fan of the dewy look (think Korean celebrities)! Hence, I couldn't help but to keep checking out my skin whenever there's a mirror when I had Etude House CC Cream - partly due to the fact that I wanted to check if it does make my face appear oily. But the thing is - I actually liked how Etude House CC Cream in Glow looked on me. It makes my face look very well-moisturized, smooth and flawless. My only concern is that I don't really dare to apply it on my undereye area because I have got syringoma and I was afraid that it might aggravate the condition. Hence, I use it all over my face except for the undereye area where I use my good old trusty concealer from ZA.
|Etude House CC Cream Silky|
|Bare-face (sans makeup)|
|Etude House CC Cream Silky half-face swatch|
Again, you can tell from the picture above that I have got very strong yellow undertones and uneven skintone.
After applying Etude House CC Cream in Silky, my skintone looked more even and brighter.
|Full face swatch of Etude House CC Cream Silky|
The texture of Etude House CC Cream in Silky reminds very much of Tony Moly Party Lover Silky Perfect Primer. If you haven't tried that before, the closest would be silicone primer. It gives my skin a smooth finish upon application. I think it would be ideal for people whom have concerns over their pores size or dented pimple scars.
Etude House CC Cream Silky gives more of a matte finish, similiar to that when I apply my liquid foundation without topping off with loose powder. My colleague commented that the finishing of Etude House CC Cream Silky looks more natural and less ashy on me than when I use BB cream.
For Etude House CC Cream in Silky to last longer, I usually apply loose powder on top of it especially when I'm going to work. I remember there was once when I didn't and I went for Yoga class right after work, the moment I dab my face with my face towel to wipe off my perspiration, it left a beige mark on the towel. I was a little taken aback because whenever I use just BB cream alone, that doesn't happen.
If you were to ask me which CC cream would I prefer from Etude House now that I have tried them both, it really depends at what you are looking at though.
I like the fact that the both of them don't sink into my pores by mid day - some foundations and BB creams does and its really an awful sight, trust me. Plus, I haven't experienced any breakouts from using them thus far.
I would recommend Etude House CC Cream in Silky for school or work as we tend to spend more time out and Etude House CC Cream in Glow for fun nights out or on weekends.
In terms of texure and ease of blending, Etude House CC Cream in Glow is easier to blend and its texture is not as thick compared to Etude House CC Cream in Silky.
Now that I have tried CC Cream, I don't think I will go back to BB Creams (at least for the time being).
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