I’m really grateful for a good friend I have – not only is she a good person, she’s also my equivalent of the Evil Queen’s talking mirror from Snow White. Except that my “mirror” has design training background, so whenever I apply my truckloads of makeup and ask her “How’s it?”, she’ll go into very detailed explanations about how “it’s a shade of grey” and the “texture is not fine, your previous BB had a more airbrushed finish, it has a tinge of yellow and doesn’t match with your natural pink skintone” etc. This is wayyyy better than “ok, nice”.
I’ve been harassing her for a couple of weeks whilst I alternated between my numerous CC creams – I bet she wants to punch me now. haha.
The Glow version gives a more dewy finish – a bit too dewy in my opinion, which is why I bought the Silky one.
Similar to the Holika Holika Face 2 Change CC cream – it’s a stark white cream
Can you see the micro-capsules? It’s even more visible and can be felt more obviously than Holika Holika’s CC cream
I first chanced upon this product when I was stewing in my chair for hours whilst doing my hair at some Korean hair salon. The magazines did such a great job recommending it (along with a DPS full page spread) that I absolutely had to buy it. Yes, it’s that easy to earn my money. heh.
- The texture is slightly more liquid than Holika Holika’s CC cream, and spreads easily.
- The micro colour-changing capsules are also more grainy and slightly more coarse than Holika’s. In fact, if it wasn’t for the box description, I wouldn’t have known that there were supposed to be micro-capsules. However, this one isn’t coarse to the point that it scratches your skin; it’s just obvious to the touch.
- The blending requires more effort than Holika – somehow, the overall effect isn’t as good as Holika. It gives a more whitish finish than a natural finish.
- There’s not much silky finish though – it’s quite a matte finish that’s relatively unKorean.
- The coverage isn’t strong too – you can so clearly see my dark eye circles. heh. In fact, I had to dispense 2-3 pumps of this CC cream to cover my blemishes vs Holika Holika, where I only used 1-1.5 pumps.
- It does stay relatively long, about 4 hours, but the coverage is so little that it doesn’t really matter that it stays – my talking mirror was like “Why so many spots on your face”? MEH! 😦
Overall, it’s not a bad CC cream but it isn’t the best either. It’s affordable though, so if you’ve got good skin without much to conceal, you can try this one. I’m either gonna wear this to my neighbourhood McDonald’s, or sell it off. Any takers? Check out my For Sale page 😄