CC CREAM : THE NEXT GENERATION
Did it live up to its “Color Correcting” name?
I purchased Rachel K Neutral CC Cream Blemish Balm in Singapore for the urge of trying what’s so hype about this so called the next generation of BB Cream.
Who is Rachel K, anyway? K, shorts for Kum, won Miss Singapore Universe title in 2009, and now a successful beauty entrepreneur, thanks to her love of make up. And CC Cream is one of her latest product, claimed to be a much-improved and refined BB Cream. With additional beneficial ingredients that are not in most of the BB Creams formula such as White Tea Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Deep Sea Water, Macadamia Nut Oil, Natural Vitamin E & Epidermal Growth Factor, Rachel K CC Cream promised to bring forth the quality of real skin-dewy, fresh, elastic with a glow.
Enough said, I followed the instruction on the box to apply. Five dots needed for each application: forehead, nose, both cheeks and chin. I applied on clean, moisturized skin so it looks a bit oily as you can see on the ‘before’ picture above. I blended with my hands, to get the feel of the texture. Its’ thick and gel like texture is a plus point as it’s easier to blend, just make sure you blend quickly before it dries. I didn’t smell any scents, so I supposed this CC Cream is fragrance free. Another plus points.
Unlike any BB Cream that I’ve tried before, this CC Cream sets to a matte almost powdery finish. But, since I have very oily skin, I still use face powder for the final touch. The matte effect did seem to last for about 4 hours on me throughout my day, before I have to touch up again. The neutral color is perfect for my skin tone, it just disappeared and made my skin look brighter.
As you can see, it did correct my skin tone, especially the redness around both side of my nose. Unfortunately (this is the minus point), it didn’t cover pimples and dark circles. So, I suggest you use extra help (read: concealer) for this matter. For above picture, I didn’t use any concealer at all. I promised myself, the second time around, I’ll use my under eyes concealer and MAC Studiofix as the final touch.
Overall, I felt comfortable using this CC Cream, as it felt like a second skin (but much better) without those heavy feelings like liquid foundation. I’m ready to convert to CC (next brand to try and review, CHANEL), as currently I prefer more effortless and natural makeup for daily look. How about you?