It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a CC Cream – I guess having #onefaceonly has its restrictions, no matter how round and large my face is. Hah. In any case, since my face has been rather dry recently (an unprecedented scenario), I figured there was no better time than now to dig out the moisturising dewy base makeup items.
- It comes in a rather chic-looking packaging, I must say.
- The matte finish tube stands rather steadily on its own, and comes with a pump system for hygienic dispensing.
- There’s a very faint scent to the CC cream.
- It’s smooth, not overly watery nor thick, and spreads easily and smoothly over the skin.
- Unlike some other CC creams, this doesn’t come with colour-changing molecules – what you see is mostly what you get.
- The finish is rather glowy – say 60% matte to 40% glowy.
- My glasses don’t slide down the nose that much (which is great!).
- The coverage is just above average, say about 6.5/10, and is able to cover most blemishes and dark eye circles.
- It’s not something that’s really heavy duty – more of something I’d wear for a tea-time session with the girls but need slightly more coverage.
- It doesn’t oxidise (yay!) but it does tend to slowly melt and disappear as the hours go by – so if you’re going to extend your hours outdoors, be sure to have something for touch-ups.
- It definitely has more coverage than some other CC creams I’ve tried – kinda like a lightweight foundation, but with more moisture to the skin.
Overall, not a bad product to have if you’re looking to start on CC creams. In fact, you can even try it as primer if you want – according to Makeup Artist Larry Yeo in this article I wrote, some CC creams are pretty decent primers. To be honest, I think CNP’s strengths lie in their skincare products, such as their anti-blemish day solution which I swear by.