May 31, 2013

BRTC Jasmine Waterful CC Cream Review & Swatches

BRTC Jasmine Waterful CC Cream

BRTC has released a Jasmine Waterful CC Cream SPF 50 to my absolute delight. BRTC Jasmine Waterful CC Cream launched recently in Korea and being a very big fan of BRTC Jasmine Water BB Cream I thought it was a promising addition to my CC Cream Collection. At the moment, I must say I am really loving Asian CC Creams as they offer just the lightweight coverage I seek with the benefit of correcting but not necessarily overpowering me with too much coverage the way a proper BB Cream does.

Let’s take a look!

Oh woe is me this is a disaster…ok, not complete chaos but it sure could be better than what I was hoping. I have a strong love affair going on with Tony Moly CC Cream at the moment and I thought that perhaps BRTC Jasmine Waterful CC Cream might replace it on my HG (holy grail) list. I love the BB Cream version so much as it is creamy, rich, and perfects so beautifully giving my skin a pure, flawless finish.

I had hopes this would be a lighter version of that with correcting benefits. Unfortunately, something is amiss!

This comes in a pump style tube which I hated right away. Some of these tubes work great and some do not. This does not. I have to pump and pump and pump to get the CC Cream to flow properly. Ugh…things were off to a bumpy start.

As with most Asian CC Creams this is a white shade with a hint of lilac. The white is speckled with tiny little pigment capsules which typically burst and change the white to a self adjusting shade of color to correct skin. Unfortunately, this ends up more of a lilac based beige shade. Lilac is a great thing! It works fabulous in a base to brighten up duller skin and whiten a complexion. But in this case it’s too much of a good thing. The softer, lighter shade of beige combined with the lilac undertone actually give my face a very pasty appearance.

BRTC Jasmine Waterful CC Cream Swatches

BRTC Jasmine Waterful CC Cream Swatches Blended

The formula is creamy and has a hydrating feel with a softer, smoother dry down. Unlike other CC Creams I tried it didn’t really correct….CC Creams are good for perfecting but not necessarily concealing problems. In this case, I was hoping for brighter skin while evening out my skin tone and offering a perfected finish. What I got was a white, ghostly cast on my skin.

I felt like this acts more like the Nature Republic Super Origin CC Cream I recently reviewed…a brightening primer of sorts?

So I indeed ended up trying it along with a BB Cream and the results are much better. It brightens up skin and sets a good canvas for foundation or another BB Cream. However, I was hoping not to use it as a primer but more as a foundation product of sorts. Props though as in some ways it does correct as I have dullness and used in conjunction with another base product it does ease and brighten up my complexion.

Overall, from what I’ve seen of CC Creams so far I was disappointed with BRTC Jasmine Waterful CC Cream….

Oh well!

I guess you win some you lose some.

Anyone try it?

Which CC Creams have you tried and loved recently?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • christmas

    Makes you look ghostly, you say? I must get this……….

    • the Muse

      lol ghostly can be good but in this case it looked rather bad :-/