Holika Holika Face 2 Change CC Cream Color Control Cream SPF 32 PA ++ was recently released in Korea. Actually, Holika Holika Face 2 Change CC Cream is one of a few products in the Face 2 Change range but I’ll tell you more about those in upcoming reviews.
CC Creams got a big push this Spring in Korea and more and more brands are launching their own variations. At this point, I can honestly say, I am in love with the CC Cream formulas I’ve tried and dare I say find them even more wearable and user friendly than some of my personal favorite BB Creams. Tony Moly, Skin Food, Etude House, and Holika Holika are just a few of the many brands that are doing CC Creams at the moment.
Let’s take a look!
Holika Holika Face 2 Change CC Cream is available in two shade selections and comes in a squeeze tube with attached pump. I dislike this packaging as I’ve mentioned in past reviews. I find the pump is a pain to use as it takes a few presses to get product to flow and as you begin the end it becomes even more difficult to get the CC Cream out. Grrr! A squeeze tube sans the pump dispenser works fine for me.
Like all the CC Creams released recently this has a color adjusting formula that begins as a stark white and morphs into a creamier shade of light beige as you apply. I selected the second shade for myself and this was a near perfect match for my skin tone however, it did look slightly pasty for some reason if I didn’t blend well.
CC Creams have a far more subtle pigment compared to BB Creams so don’t expect a tone of coverage. It’s advertised as a Color Correcting Cream (CC Cream) and that is exactly what it does. It corrects but does not offer major coverage. I recommend BB Creams if you’re looking to cover blemishes, acne scarring, darkness, etc….
Basically the coverage you’ll get from a CC Cream is one that be your skin but better. This evens out skin tone, conceals very minor issues such as redness in your cheeks, and perfects already good skin.
The texture on this particularly cream is a thinner, slightly runny consistency that applies easily and blends out flawlessly. I’m finding many of these CC Creams have a very similiar texture all around and there aren’t a ton of differences outside of the colors. This dries down to a semi-matte finish and has a strong wear of at least six hours before showing some fading.
This might be a suitable pick for a fairer skin tone if you’re shopping CC Creams at the moment. I didn’t technically try it on a range of skin tones the way I did when I tested and reviewed the Tony Moly version. On me, Shade 2, was a good match when swatched but gave my skin a rather pasty, sickly look. This is easily redeemed after I apply the rest of my makeup like blush….however, I didn’t feel like it brightened as nicely and looked as natural as the Tony Moly one that I’m currently favoring over all the CC Creams I tried thus far.
For an example of what I mean you can see this set of photos I did in my Almay Liquid Lip Balm Review versus photos I did in the L’Oreal Miss Candy Le Gloss Review. In the Almay post I have on the Holika Holika CC Cream and in the Le Gloss one I’m wearing the Tony Moly CC Cream. I think you can see a major difference in my skin. I look a bit pasty, under done, and tired in the Almay post versus the vibrancy of my skin in the Le Gloss.
If it does fit your tone, I’ll be a fairly nice CC Cream formula.
So far, I think perhaps the major differences in CC Cream formula are the colors as the formulas all seem rather the same with about the same wear time, although this particularly one was the shorter wearing of the ones I’ve tested so far.
This is available now from a variety of E-bayers. I got mine from F1Plus2 for a fairly close to retail price (I am not affiliated with this seller).
I’d love to hear your thoughts on CC Creams so far if you tried any.