One week with AMOREPACIFIC Color Control Cushion Compact
I am a traditional foundation girl...if I am going to take the time to adeptly apply base to my face, then I prefer seamless and satin medium to full coverage rather than a tinted moisturizer with a trendy name.
However, there is one CC Cream that has significantly exceeded my expectations: the Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact.
This alliterative base is designed to:
☀️ Provide immense SPF protection - SPF 50!
💦 Encourage balanced hydration
✨ Refine the skin with buildable coverage that reduces the look of pores, hyper pigmentation and unevenness.
🎨 I selected #104 Tan Blush as my winter shade...this color seems to be an excellent match for NC 20-25 skin.
💁♀️ After applying my Peau Vierge #2 as a base, I use the puff to soak up the product and gently press it into my skin.
⏰ It takes me about 60 seconds to fully apply this to my entire face using this process.
🙅♀️ I don't recommend using a brush or your fingers...the puff is specially-designed to work best with the CC cream-drenched sponge and I have found my best results come from honoring this intended pairing.
❄️ The CC cream feels cool to the touch and instantly becomes one with my face, literally rendering itself undetectable upon application.
💨 The formula is very thin, but somehow miraculously covers hyperpigmentation with a few effortless pats of the puff.
🌟 I would deem this a medium (and perhaps buildable just to the cusp of "full") coverage foundation.
💧 The finish is slightly dewy and very skin like (on a day when your skin is on its best behavior!), but it doesn't degrade to an unpleasantly oily situation, even after hours of wear.
👃 It is important to note that this does contain a rather strong fragrance..."perfumy" is the best way I can describe it...but my nose is not offended nor is my sensitive skin irritated by this addition (I've tried this for nearly a week without incident, but will definitely amend this post should I notice an adverse reaction).
🖌 With a light dusting of powder (in my case Serge Lutens Teint Si Fin in O40...review soon!), this lasts the entire day without shifting or pooling.
🌊I believe that it might even be waterproof, because it does not come off in the shower (in fact, it remains perfectly in place...I've checked in the mirror!) until I use soap and my wash cloth or exfoliating gloves to cleanse.
🎨 There are four shades in this formula, which are suitable for NC/NW 15 to NC/NW 40 skin tones:
👉 104 Tan Blush...light neutral to yellow beige closest to NC 20 (what I am wearing now in the dead of winter) but those a bit lighter could also likely get away with this shade.
👉 106 Almond Blush...light neutral to rosy beige for skin in the NW 20-25 range. More of a "true beige"
👉 204 Tan Gold...neutral to yellow beige in the NC 25-30 range. I will likely wear this shade once summer arrives.
👉 208 Amber Gold...warm medium to dark beige in the NC 35 plus range.
Bottom Line: The Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact, available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora and Net-a-Porter is truly in a class by itself.
Its extreme SPF protection, whisper light texture, an undetectable and lasting finish and the ability to thoroughly refine and perfect the skin while looking incredibly natural make it a remarkable find...the fact that it contains skincare benefits further enhances its worth.
📆 I have only used this for a week thus far, and am excited to see how it performs over time; I'll make sure to update this post with any changes or news. In this meanwhile, this compact has found a new home, comfortably nestled in the inner pocket of my purse!
🤔 What is your experience with CC creams? Will you be giving the Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact a spin? Thoughts?
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