Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream Review & Swatches
Tony Moly Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream has an SPF 30 PA ++ and a color adjusting formula that corrects, perfects, and protects skin. Tony Moly Pure Aura CC Cream is brand, spanking new and I’ve been testing it this week extensively and finally I’m ready to review.
I was VERY excited about this release and I’m happy to tell you that the formula is excellent or at least I thought so.
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It seems Korea is going with self adjusting formulas for MANY CC Creams that are launching at the moment. Self adjusting formula aren’t something that I support especially considering how badly L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream and L’Oreal Age Perfect Instant Radiance BB Cream went for me. Both of these BB Creams turned orange on my skin and in cases of even Almay’s Smart Shade Mousse the color changes ALL wrong for me. Needless to say self adjusting products are a little silly.
I was a little wary of Tony Moly Pure Aura CC Cream as the concept is the same as L’Oreal’s Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in the fact it’s white with tiny pigment beads suspended in the formula that burst upon contact with skin and supposedly “self adjust” to your perfect shade of CC Cream.
So after nearly a week of use I need another bottle because I’ve been testing it on everyone I know just out of curiosity how it would adjust but more on that later.
First off the formula is a runny yet creamy texture which absorbs easily into skin and leaves behind a soft, smooth finish. It isn’t dewy nor is it matte in finish, it simply leaves skin feeling soften and smooth.
Now about that self adjusting technology….
From my testing it perfects more than it actually offers coverage and in fact that is where CC Creams differ from BB Creams. As CC Creams rely on acting as a skincare and a corrector but NOT something that offers as much coverage as a BB Cream. You’d think the next generation of a BB Cream would in fact offer more coverage but CC Creams actually rely on correcting and perfecting but not necessarily concealing problems.
Sadly, it isn’t a great option for those that wish to use it as their main foundation product as the coverage is very sheer. If you’re like to use it in conjunction with a BB Cream that would aid you in perfecting skin and also offering coverage for some of your other issues such as acne scarring, blemishes, etc..
I do recommend those with clear skin use it as a foundation product as it offers that bare skin, beautifully finished appearance all its own. It will ease minor redness, it will work amazingly on dullness, and it will even out uneven skin tone. It perfects skin and gives it an all over healthy luminous finish. Don’t be scared, although it appears to have a glow it does not!
It seems to suit most skin tones. My sister is an NC40 or so skin type and it worked fine on her. No pastiness, no chalky ghost face. I also tried it on my friend Jai’s skin and he has a stronger yellow undertone and it fit him as well. And on me it was also perfect. I also tried it on my friend Nancy who has a good deal of redness in her cheeks and this eased the appearance of that redness but didn’t necessarily conceal it. It did however, give her a healthy blushing look as if that redness was natural rather than as harsh as it really is when she doesn’t have makeup on if that makes sense.
I’ve personally used it as my base product, nothing on top, primer under it and it wore beautifully for most of my day (eight or more hours) giving my skin a healthy no makeup look.
In the end Tony Moly Pure Aura CC Cream seems to have captured a very special place in my heart. I really like this. The formula is innovative and truly does offer some correction abilities. I would recommend it for those with minor skin issues in need of correcting but I would warn those with problem skin that this isn’t the end all to perfect skin unfortunately.
This will make a perfect lightweight foundation in the Summer!
Do try it!
It retails for around $13 on Korea but I couldn’t wait so instead of asking a friend to purchase it for me I got it from E-bay for $16 from F2PLUS1 (I am not affiliated with this seller).
If you tried this I’d really love to hear your thoughts.
I think it’s a keeper!
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