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Etude House Correct & Care SPF30 CC Creams (Quick Review)

(Quick note to say sorry I’ve been a little busy the past few days so I haven’t had the time to take a look at all the messages or reply to them yet. I’ll get down to it as soon as I’m able!)

I’ve always known Korean budget brand Etude House for their cute packaging and nice nail and lip colors, but I admit I’ve never been tempted to try their skincare or base products. 

The past month while the hubby was in Seoul, one of the surprises he came back with were these 2 tubes of Etude House’s new Correct & Care CC Creams. I was immediately curious because these are like the Revlon Bare Naturale tinted moisturizers from awhile ago. They come out white, but when you start rubbing it into the skin, tiny globes of pigments get mixed into the base, and the CC Cream “adjusts” to a skin-toned shade.

Both of them look equally white until you blend them out a bit.

Texture

Like most BB and CC Creams, these have very low coverage. They just impart a bit of glow and even out the skintone.

Etude House CC Creams are better for slightly dry skins as well. They go on quite moist and stay very dewy-looking, which is great if you want that look. But I don’t think it will work well on combination or oily skins. 

The shade range

Appalling as usual. I think most Korean-based brands still don’t cater to the spectrum of skintones outside of East Asia, and it’s understandable while their market is primarily still within that region. However, as these brands are getting more popular in other parts of the world, I think it’s about time for them to consider widening their shade ranges.

02 Glow is slightly warmer than 01 Silky, but both are very pale. I used 02 Glow on my NC25 face and you can see even that might be slightly too pink for my olive-based skin even after it’s had a bit of time to sit and adjust on my skin. Probably better for NW20 or neutral/pink light skin.

01 Silky is probably only wearable by those who are NC15, NW15 so if you are quite pale and can’t find light-enough shades among the drugstore offerings in the West, these might be good options to check out. 

What’s the Difference?

Mostly, BBs and CCs are named differently just as a marketing angle. The only possible difference is that some CC creams tend to be “second generation” BB creams by brands, so they might have added slightly better skincare ingredients or improved the formulas slightly due to customer feedback.

Other than this, the only way to decide if you like something is to try and see reviews and test it out for yourself so that you find something that matches your skin tone and skin type best.

Verdict?

These are good to try if you have very pale-to-light, normal-to-dry skin. Otherwise, I think it’s fine to give these a miss.

Buying

I’m afraid I’m not even entirely sure when the new CC cream range will be released in each country or if it’s already been out for awhile. If you can’t find it in stores near you, BBcreamboutique.com stocks these as well as a great range of many other Korean makeup brands.

US and International: http://www.bbcreamboutique.com/item_686/Etude-House-CC-Cream-SPF30-PA.htm

Other etailers as submitted by helpful readers!

UK, EU: beauty.style-asia.co.ukhttp://www.korean-fashion.co.ukwww.kcbeautique.com

Malaysia: http://www.cathyjoy.com/brands/etude-house-malaysia

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