Review: Etude House CC (Correct & Care) Cream

When I was on my way home last night, I was silently mapping out the things I would do when my feet reach our doorsteps. Print teaching materials, draft posts, edit pictures and make visual aids were just some of it. Most of tasks I need to do by this day involves the use of my laptop. It was well-organized in mind but a horrifying thing happened. When I was all ready to work, my laptop decided to not cooperate. It doesn't want to boot and it stays on the blue/black screen of death. I don't know what to do. I want to cry. I know I need a new laptop but I still don't have budget for it. Huhu! Now, I am using and will be using E's laptop until I get a new one (which will not be soon) or my old one decides to work again (which is way too impossible). Oh well, nothing will happen it I would bury myself in sadness, right? I should get my butt working! Cheer up, Jes!

Let us put that incident away from my system first and talk about makeup!

The CC creams craze started early last year and for some reasons, it was just last year when I joined the bandwagon. I got the Etude House CC Cream in Glow when I attended the Etude Playhouse Princess Academy while the Silky was gifted to me by my cousin's girlfriend. Hi, Grace! With all honesty, I don't know how CC creams work so I needed to research further before actually trying and using one. Never did I know that I have postponed my love story with CC creams when I did that. Good thing, it is not yet too late.

For this review, I will be focusing more on Etude House CC (Correct & Care) Cream in Glow since it was the one I used when these photos were taken.

This multitasking, 8-in-1 formula hydrates, primes, conceals, treats, and protects skin at an easy single step for a healthier complexion, inside and outside.
It glides on with a glowing finish.
Glow | Silky

Glow | Silky

It looks scary white when applied on the face but after letting it sit for some time, the color will adjust to the skin. I love how it evens out skin tone without looking too heavy. Minor discolorations are concealed and redness are balanced out in a single layer. To conceal my dark undereye, I need to apply a different, more opaque concealer.

Before and after application

On normal days, I would just use the Etude House CC Cream on its own. Yes, I don't even set it with powder. The dewiness it gives make my skin look healthy not oily.

To sum up, here are my thoughts about the Etude House CC (Correct and Care) Cream:

I LIKE that it ...
  • is housed in a cute tube with a easy-to-control pump.
  • evens out my skin.
  • gives my skin a healthy-looking dewy finish.
  • is not too white on my skin.
  • is lightweight.
  • moisturizes well.
  • stays on for about 4-5 hours.
  • has SPF 30.
  • works pretty well as a makeup base. I often use it under a powder foundation and it helps in making the powder foundation stay longer than usual.
  • smells good. I can't describe it, actually, but I like how it smells.
  • does not reflect too much light though it has SPF 30.

I DON'T LIKE that it ...
  • it is not enough to conceal my dark undereye areas. 

Will I repurchase?
Yes. I still have another tube to finish so I think I won't repurchase anytime soon.

This is how it looks on flash photography. Not bad, right?

For times I want better coverage, I use a powder foundation on top of it. I like how it still  makes my skin look glowing and luminous. Does it make sense? :)

In comparison to BB creams, I think CC creams are more of a skincare product than a makeup. The sheer coverage is perfect for everyday, especially for people with nice skin. It covers redness and minor skin discoloration but is not enough to conceal dark circles and pimple spots. I don't think it would work on people with huge pores and problematic skin since it can highlight the problems more than it can hide them.

The glow , the sheer coverage and the skin care claims it has makes Etude House CC Cream a hit on my list. It works good as a makeup base which is a huge plus. :) This makes me put on a face makeup everyday after almost a year of just relying just on eyebrow products and concealer to make my everyday mug presentable.

Have you tried CC creams? What is your favorite? :)

♥ Jes ♥

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