The Face Shop Aura Color Control Cream is available in two shade selections and recently launched in Korea. This is one of the more interesting CC Creams I’ve run across lately due to the innovative compact packaging. You wouldn’t think of a cream base being packaged in a compact but that’s exactly how the Face Shop serves up its Aura Color Control Cream.
Take a peek!
The Face Shop Aura Color Control Cream is housed in a chunky light pink compact with mirror and sponge for application. This is a CC Cream with a richer, creamy texture so you wouldn’t expect to see it in a compact like this as typically BB Creams, CC Creams, or cream foundations of any kind are served up in pump packaging.
It’s interesting because this style compact makes it easy to travel with it and apply it on the go. Quite innovative when you think about it.
How does it work?
It basically has a tiny hole located in the center of the compact with a small push mechanism. You simply push the little button and the perfect pea size amount of CC Cream pops out of the spout. Nifty eh? Of course, if that amount isn’t enough for you just press the button again and more product flows out. This is great packaging for a few reasons…obviously it’s easy for travel but also it’s mess-free and the CC Cream remains fresh.
You can apply the CC Cream with the included sponge by patting it onto skin or simply use your fingers to apply it. It’s entirely up to you.
The formula has an SPF 30 and promises anti-aging benefits as well as brightening skin. It’s quite moisturizing so it applies with ease and blends out to a picture perfect finish. It has a surprisingly semi-matte finish for something so hydrating. The formula is actually designed to not oxidize on skin or darken so you get long wearing coverage without fading or going dark, ashy, or orange on skin.
It’s named Aura for a reason as it creates a rather beautiful luster on skin. Nothing glow-y or shimmery, it’s just a brightening healthy effect. They market the wear as 12 hours but I get about 6 or so before it starts fading and showing wear.
I purchased the 02 Natural Beige shade which has a peach undertone. Coverage is sheerer but builds up to medium easily so you can conceal minor acne issues, redness, darkness, and other skin issues/problems. 02 wasn’t a perfect fit for my skin but it set and adjusted perfectly.
Overall, it’s a rather fab CC Cream that creates brighter skin. In this case the correcting aspect is the fact that it eases dullness and creates more of a healthy glow on skin giving the illusion of a no makeup look.
I quite liked it.
The Face Shop has several stores in the US but unsure if they carry this yet as it is a fairly new product. E-bayer F2PLUS1 also carries it (not affiliated) as well.