Sunday, June 9, 2013

Battle of Rachel K CC Cream Shades: Original VS Neutral


Hello everyone! Finally back for blogging anyway. I'd like to share my experience using CC Cream by Rachel K! 

Are you already familiar enough with CC Cream?


CC cream, also known as Color Control cream, or color correcting cream, is a refined blemish balm cream or Beauty Balm created and developed in Korea. BB cream was originally formulated in Germany and has gained high popularity in Asia, and is also gaining popularity Europe and North America. CC cream is widely used in Asia to provide natural-looking skin coverage. While BB cream was manufactured primarily as a skincare product, CC cream was developed to retain all the skincare benefits of BB cream with added nourishing ingredients and the additional aim to provide more effective skin coverage. CC cream was formulated with technology originating in Japan and further developed in Korea. CC cream's benefits are reputed to include sun protection as well as better coverage, blending, and treatment of uneven skin tones than BB cream. (taken from Wikipedia)


Rachel K was the pioneer for introducing CC cream to the beauty market. For those of you who are not familiar enough with this brand, Rachel K is a beauty brand originally come from Singapore. The founder of this brand is Miss Rachel Kum, a former Miss Singapore. Rachel K is very well known because of the introduction of CC cream.
Okay, enough with the brand introduction, now I will review both shades that Rachel K CC cream has; Original and Neutral. Original has black, elegant-looking packaging, while the Neutral one looks really cute and stylish with bright pink tube packaging.
Both shades come in tube packaging, only different color.
box (front side)
The whole packaging comes with carton box with similar color to each tube. It comes in single 40g size. After observing the whole packaging of both shades (ingredients, benefits, how to's), the only difference of both shades are the color and finish.

box (back side)
The top ingredients (for both shades) are:
  1. Water
  2. Dimethicone (silicone)
  3. Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone)
So, this product mainly consists of silicone and its derivatives. Silicone is good to maintain your skin moisture as it will prevent the moisture from escaping.But you have to be aware of the bad of silicone for acne-prone and sensitive skin, as it often told as the main culprit for breakout and redness.

As for me, with my acne-prone, combination skin, I haven't experienced any major breakouts or any signs of skin abnormality after using this for around 2 weeks.

packaging
As for the packaging, both of them come in simple,conventional tube packaging. Actually this is kinda old-school, and yes... unhygienic. Honestly I prefer the airless pump packaging because I find this kind of packaging as a little hassle. I bring either one of the shades everytime, everywhere I go. I put it in my makeup pouch usually. And I always find the cream to be spilled out inside the cap because the texture is a bit runny. So messy.

oil test
The texture, as I said before, is a bit runny for a cream. For original shade, it's close to liquid, while neutral has more creamy texture. The oil test done above shows that neutral is more oily than original one.

natural sunlight
As for the shades, the neutral shade suits my skin tone PERFECTLY. It looks like my second skin, just better and even. On the other hand, the original shade does the job to give brighter, dewy-look skin. 
with flash
 As you can see below, after blended, the neutral shade blends perfectly while original one gives brighter finish.
blended
So, let's see how do they look like on my face!

NEUTRAL SHADE





I have this medium skin tone with warm undertone. I have few blemishes, dark spots (acne scars) and one big pimple on the forehead! Oops, don't forget the tired looking eyes.
before (front)
before (sides)
applying the neutral shade
So, these are the results!

after wearing Rachel K in neutral shade
It does the job of even out my skin tone. Besides, it looks very natural on me. Looks like I don't even put on anything on my face! 
after wearing Rachel K in neutral shade (sides)
 For the coverage, I should say that it has sheer coverage, but it is able to cover up few dark spots on my cheek. Besides, I love how smooth my skin after putting this on! It does a good  job covering up the pores too.
after wearing Rachel K CC Cream in Neutral shade (with flash)
The staying power is surprisingly great, I mean, after those long hours (usually 6-8 hours) of doing my activities outside, it is still there!  Though with a bit oil, LOL. And not to forget that this shade has matte finish. Good for those of you who are the fan of matte finish and have oil issues.

Now, let's move on to the Original shade!

ORIGINAL SHADE 



before (front shot)

 still same facial condition! only with better looking eye, LOL. Maybe I got better sleep this time.
applying

before (side shots)
As you can see, the breakout on my cheek got worst (because I am on PMS), so let's see how this CC cream can do...

after wearing Rachel K CC Cream in Original shade (front shot)
Yiha! I love the result! It gives me brighter, dewy-looking, look! Yeah, I've always been a fan of dewy look. I hate matte finish anyway, except for party or special event.

after wearing Rachel K CC Cream Original shade (side shots)
Unfortunately, this shade has way less coverage than any other cream I've ever tried (BB cream, tinted moisturizer, etc.). But, it's good for daily, or even can be served as make up base. As you can see, this CC cream doesn't cover any of my acne and spots. Still very much visible, right? But, it does good job too in covering my huge pores, so I still fall hard for it.

And here's with flash.

after wearing Rachel K CC Cream in Original shade (with flash)

And that's it!

And the winner is:
Rachel K CC Cream in Original Shade

Why?
Because it gives me brighter looking face with dewy-finish, which  I love the most! It's best used when your skin doesn't have any medium-level problem (breakouts) or as your make up base before BB cream!

me lovey Rachel K CC Cream in original
Anyway, you guys still remember that I am currently hosting a giveaway with RUIE right? For (only) all Indonesian readers, you can win your chance to win one of these Rachel K CC Cream by entering the giveaway below!

Don't forget that you can also purchase these Rachel K CC Creams at RUIE! They have ready stocks for it,  so no more waiting (preorder)!

5 DAYS LEFT!



There will be 2 winners chosen, one will be randomly picked and another one will be picked based on quality of answers!


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Have a nice day everyone!~

16 comments:

  1. Yeayy.. Ak pilih yg original juga.. Penasaran pengen coba..moga menang untuk giveawaynya... #exticed hhihihi

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  2. coveragenya mending yg mana tia?

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  3. actually the first brand of cc creeam ive heard of is from rachel k but never had the cHance to try it as it is not available on our country...this seems really nice :)

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    1. Yes, me too Janet! Many reviews said that this is by far the best coverage cc cream. Yeah, and I want to try Tony Moly too after reading ur review :)

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  4. Kaya nya di kamu bagusan yang Natural deh Tia di foto ya. Kalau live ga tau deh, hihi. :D

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    1. Iya? Hoho, abis kaya ga pake apa2 sih.. Hehe aku belum tanya orang2 yg liat langsung sihhh :) thank you for the adviceee

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    1. Hehe, iyaaa mungkin emang dasar aku yg suka dewy look yawww :p

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    2. Hehe iya, mungkin karena aku memang suka banget dewy look :p

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  6. aaa yang neutral keliatan lebih oke tia >.< *tmbh pengen rachel k :'( *

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  7. aaaakkk, pingin yang neutral tia huhuhuuuuuu, hasilnya dewy banget...

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  8. suka yg neutral :D
    bikin mupeng ihhhhh

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