Beauty Abroad

Color Control Cream: What’s a CC Cream? The Next Generation of the BB Cream

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BB Creams are trending in the US at the moment and you’ll probably see more come the Fall I imagine. So far Smashbox, MAC, and Boscia have introduced BB Creams stateside with a special appearance by Korean brand name, Dr. Jart exclusively at Sephora.

BB Creams have been toned down a bit for the US market but the concept remains the same in some aspects. A creamy base product to flatter many skin tones that offers sun protection and a flawless finish that evens out skin tone. Whitening benefits, pigmentation, and some anti-aging benefits are missing from US versions but hopefully we catch up sometime soon to our Asian friends in this market.

Now that BB Creams are on the rise here what comes next?

That would be CC Creams or Color Control Creams. What’s a CC Cream? It’s the next generation BB Cream.

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Review, Swatches: Bourjois So Delicate Lip Cream One of the Few Matte Lippies I Like!

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Matte…..the evilness in my otherwise perfect makeup world. Matte is such a damn difficult formula for me to get a handle on. Be it eyeshadow or lipstick, I just can’t do the matte thang!

I picked up some Bourjois So Delicate Lip Creams several months ago on ASOS even though the formula is all about the matte but curious I was so I snatched these up and called it a day. Why, oh, why did Bourjois pull out of the US? In other great news it’s now available in Canada…!

Let’s take a look at these and see if the matte agrees with me!

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My Beauty Diary Strawberry Yogurt Cleanser Review

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This is just a follow up post as I already reviewed the My Beauty Diary Aloe Amino Acid Cleanser and honestly, the Strawberry Yogurt version isn’t much different but I did want to give you a few details about it regardless.

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Rohto Skin Aqua Moisture Gel SPF 27 Review: For the Lazy SPF Users

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You may recognize the Rohto brand name due to the fact they make a wide range of eye drops. I’m pretty sure I’ve tortured myself more than once with their “refreshing” eye washes and drops. Do not like.

However, resentment aside for their toothpaste (I call them toothpaste eye drops because of the super minty fresh feelin’!) eye drops I do like their Skin Aqua SPF Collection.

I dub their Skin Aqua Moisture Gel the lazy SPF solution.

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Face Q Cavier and Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Mask Review

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A reader recently mentioned that Kim Jae Wook was preparing for military service and I was aghast. He’s too young plus he’s at a real height in his career at the moment.

Well, it’s confirmed.

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He is entering the army and I’m the only one that thinks he’s young. Girlfriday, over at DramaBeans, was thinking the very same thing about his age as I was. I guess we were both blinded because he’s actually nearing 30 years old! He’s 28 here in the US and 29 in Korea so really it’s about time for his service to begin.

Many Asian countries have mandatory military service with a time frame that varies. South Korea is normally near two years but I believe there was some discussion about reducing this.

Either way, away he goes! Joe Cheng and Rain should be also gearing up for service as their ages are looming near, Rain possibly sooner than Joe. Get me out a hanky!

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I need to relax with a good face mask. Face Q Cavier and Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Mask to the rescue!

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