Today's review will be about the Laneige Water Base CC Cream I ordered from IBuyBeauti a few weeks ago. You can buy it here for $34.99 and Free Safe Worldwide Shipping. I really wanted to try a CC Cream because of the big hype going around and this product is water-based and a CC cream. So I was really interested in it from the start I heard about it~!
My package arrived after about 2 weeks which is normal. The package was completely pink which made me fangirl for a while because it's so adorable~! They also send me this little 'Thank You' card and 2 samples.
One thing that bothered me a lot was that a kink was on the packaging of the CC Cream even when it was packed in bubble wrap. It's still a mystery to me how that could happen but maybe it was there from the beginning? It's just a kink nothing dramatic but it's just like a pet peeve for me I guess.
There are 2 shades available:
Peach Pink : Expressing vividly brightening skin
Pure Beige : Expressing warm & soft skin
I didn't know which to buy first but I choosed Peach Pink because I really wanted my skin to look brightened up.
The kink is driving me nuts ;o;
**click on the photos to see the big version~!!
The tube is white and got a really plain design but I think it looks really high-quality and nice with it. It contains 40 ml which is alot in my opinion. I think this CC Cream will last me a really long time~
This CC Cream has a pump. You'll have to push it down for the product to come out. I like it alot because it will be more hygienic that way and you can regulate the right amount you want easily. I personally hate jars with a passion lol
I made a coverage test to see how good the coverage is. Since you can use BB Cream with it if you need more coverage I tried that on my arm too. I used a liptint to represent rednesses and a black eyeliner line for acne scars, blackheads etc. ~
As you can see above the coverage of the CC Cream alone is really poor and light but it's okay because CC Creams aren't suppose to have good coverage it's just to even out skintone. The coverage with the BB Cream is okay in my opinion. It's light coverage. It does reduce rednesses and acne scars but they're still visible. I think you can also use several coats if you want more coverage. If you aready have fair and nice skin the coverage will be enough but if you have acne prone skin you will have to use BB Cream and concealer on it too~ I wouldn't recommend it to acne prone skin though.
Oil control test:
I also did an oil test to see if this product does really contain zero oil and is 100% water-based. I placed a little bit of the product on a piece of paper and waited for an hour.
As the result shows, you can see that there is actually oil in it! But I think it's from other ingredients. I forgot to take a picture of it but when it was already night (after about 6 hours I started the oil test) there was A LOT of oil around the little dot and the dot was dried out. There was more oil than with my Missha Perfect Cover & the Holika Holika Petite BB Cream. It's kinda weird and a bit dissapointing to see that @_@^
BUT when I was wearing it, it didn't make me look oily at all! I think it made me look less oily by alot! My skin wasn't as oily as when I was wearing my Holika Holika BB cream~! That was a really nice surprise hehe.
~applied onto skin~
I noticed that this CC Cream doesn't have those little gray particles in it like most CC Creams do!
Well, you can see that my skin does glow more than before. It's not that visible on the picture but in real life it's visible~! It's really easy to blend and it does really give you a natural nude look and is a good base primer before you apply BB Cream. I does also contain SPF 36 PA++ which is nice too. The consistency is just like a moisurizer. I really like the smell of this product! It smells like a fresh flower fragrance~
It does brightens my face! My friends and my family told me that I look fresher, whiter and more natural than usually ^-^*
What I really like about this CC Cream is that it looks really natural and I like to keep it as natural as possible!
Coverage: The coverage isn't good but you can still use BB Cream over it. It's a nice primer though. It has a bit coverage even though it doesn't have to have coverage because it's just to even out skincolor.
Oil control: It doesn't make me look like a shiny monster even after 7 hours without a finish powder ( I don't live in a humid country ). I have combination-oily skin which tends to be shiny after about 6 hours with BB Cream. So I think the oil control is good and doesn't make it worse like over products do.
Scent: I LOVE the scent ♥ It's a really nice and fresh flower fragrance~! It may be horrible for people who don't like those typical flower fragrances.
I really love this product and I would repurchase it! The coverage isn't great but you can use BB Cream over it if you need more coverage. It makes my skin look really natural and it brightens up my face alot too so that's a really big plus point for me. The oil control isn't as bad as I expected it to be too~! This product may be expensive but it's worth it every penny in my opinion huehue *-*
I would recommend this to people who already have a fair and nice skin because it feels like a moisturizer which brightens up your skin and has a little coverage.
I wouldn't recommend it to people with acne prone skin who need a lot of coverage and hate flower fragrance haha
★ Have you tried this CC Cream too? Or have you heard about it or tried another CC Cream? Leave a comment below! I would love to read your experiences on other CC creams! ^~^* ★
Thanks for reading my Review ~! ♥
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~*~Aria~*~ said on July 31, 2013 at 7:20 PM
wow i was really excited to see that it was water based and all the good stuff it claimed to do but super disappointed to see that it ended up being more oily than a BB! It has a very natural finish tho! Thanks for the review! ^^
Kat said on July 31, 2013 at 7:57 PM
Great review ^-^ Too bad I have acne problems (>_<)
Mindy said on August 1, 2013 at 1:39 AM
Well, it seems to fail the oil test more than BB crams do but it's much better on the skin than BB creams! :3
Mindy said on August 1, 2013 at 1:41 AM
MissLaven said on August 1, 2013 at 5:30 AM
This looks like a nice CC cream. Thank you for reviewing it ♥
Mindy said on August 1, 2013 at 5:14 PM
Thanks for reading my review! And yes, it's a really nice natural CC cream you should try out someday~! ^-^*
Unknown said on August 2, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Thanks for the review, it looks quite nice!
Mindy said on August 3, 2013 at 4:03 AM
OK! Sure I will check it out and try to win haha ^-^*
Marrien said on August 3, 2013 at 7:34 AM
Mindy said on August 3, 2013 at 9:07 AM
Wow, these sound like nice giveaways! I will definitely enter them *-*
Unknown said on August 4, 2013 at 10:33 AM
lovely review, I enjoyed reading it, thank you for sharing~ Looking forward to your upcoming posts!♡
alison*elle said on August 4, 2013 at 1:23 PM
Love the way you did this review (showing the coverage and the oil spot test). I'm still sceptical about the value of CC creams but I'm always curious to see what others think!
Mindy said on August 4, 2013 at 4:01 PM
Haha Thanks for reading my review ♡ I will definitely check out your giveaway! ^~^*
Mindy said on August 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM
Hey! Thanks for reading my review ♡ I was really sceptical too~ I wanted to try this one to see what all the big hype about CC Creams is about and actually they're really nice for everyday use and summer since they're really lightweight and stuff ! :3
Cathy H said on August 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM
such a informative review, and nice blog! followed u, lets follow each other :)
Stephanie said on August 4, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Ooo, great review! I really want to try CC cream, because I've heard so much about it. But I'm not sure where to buy it. Any online stores you recommend?
Mindy said on August 5, 2013 at 3:52 AM
Thanks for reading my review♡! This may sound dumb but how do I follow or comment on your blog? I don't see any comment or follow button :'c /desperate me lol
Mindy said on August 5, 2013 at 3:55 AM
Thanks ♡ ^-^*
queenhorsfall said on August 5, 2013 at 4:12 AM
great review http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/
Alyssa Choo said on August 5, 2013 at 5:04 AM
Nice review :) I've been seeing CC cream ads around the place but never really knew what the product was like. I just started a fashion blog recently and would love for you to check it out. Follow for a follow on GFC and bloglovin? I'll follow back xx
Mindy said on August 5, 2013 at 7:37 AM
Thanks for reading my review ♡
Mindy said on August 5, 2013 at 7:39 AM
CC Creams are really nice you should try them out because they're super lightweight~!
Unknown said on August 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM
I've never thought about getting this CC cream because I'm satisfied with my Tony Moly Aura CC Cream... but now I really want to try this! Just the fact that it's from Laneige makes me want it even more! Thanks for your detailed review, Mindy!
Donna said on August 5, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Great review Mindy! And you are right this totally reminds me of the Peripera CC cream, the colour, coverage and even packaging! But I feel that this may be better since it's from Laneige haha. Thanks for the review!
Mindy said on August 5, 2013 at 5:55 PM
Aw, thanks ♡ I think they're both pretty similiar :3 I think I should try the PeriPera CC cream out too since it isn't that expensive c: It would be a nice alternative tho. ^~^* Thank you so much for reading my review, Chee ♡ I really do appreciate it a lot!
Mindy said on August 5, 2013 at 5:57 PM
I love Laneige too~ Their products look super high-quality *-*
kittiewhite said on August 6, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Thanks for the review! Glad it works for you, I still haven't tried any laneige products - not sure to try a cosmetic or a skincare product first. I like how natural this one is, you can't see it at all, but i mean that in a good way haha xx
Mindy said on August 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM
Marcela Gmd said on August 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Great review!!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
Kat said on August 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM
Great CC Cream! I might want to try this one! I nominated you for an award!
Unknown said on August 7, 2013 at 12:13 AM
Thanks for your review! :) It looks good actually and quite natural looking too! I used to use their skincare line and like it as well !
Mindy said on August 7, 2013 at 3:27 AM
Thanks for reading my review ♥ I will check out your blog and tell you then ^-^*
Mindy said on August 7, 2013 at 3:29 AM
Hi Kat! Thanks for nominating me for the Liebster Award and for always commenting on my reviews ♥ ^-^*
Mindy said on August 7, 2013 at 3:31 AM
Thanks for reading my review, Grace! ♥ Maybe I should try their skincare products out as well! ^-^*
Rain said on August 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM
i've never use a cc cream before
Mindy said on August 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM
You should definitely try cc creams out! They'd be perfect for you since they suit barely every skintone~
Sakuranko said on August 7, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Oh sweetie this CC Cream looks really nice. I really love it the control oil.
Kim said on August 7, 2013 at 4:57 PM
waaah.... such a good product! I've only tried two cc cream, one from etude house and one from the skin shop. But, by seeing your review, I think laneige cc cream is better than one from etude house. gotta try this^^ thanks for the review :)
Mindy said on August 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM
Thanks for reading my review, Lina ♥ I'm so happy you visited my blog since you're like a role model for me ^-^* I like your reviews so much ♥ I heard a lot of good things about the primer by The Face Shop too but I don't know if it's worth a try :/
Mindy said on August 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM
Thanks for reading my review~!♥ It is super nice for everyday use ^-^*
Ahleessa said on August 9, 2013 at 3:10 AM
Oh wow, did not know Laneige came out with CC Cream. Thanks for a wonderful review! I want one now... hehe~
Mindy said on August 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM
There was such a huge fuss about the Laneige CC Cream! You should buy this one for you then! It's a really natural and lightweight one~! Thanks for reading my review ♥
Kim said on August 9, 2013 at 1:26 PM
Hi again, I don't know where to reply so I just drop here, mwahaha.. sorry ;^;
Kim said on August 9, 2013 at 1:27 PM
wakss.. a role model. thanks, but I'm not a really good blogger > . < in fact, I'm a slacker XD but thanks for liking my review :))
Mindy said on August 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Don't say that!:3 I think you're a really nice person and not lazy at all~! >u<
Mindy said on August 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM
It's okay haha :3
Emi ♡ 恵美 said on August 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM
Thanks for the lovely review ^^
aimiichie said on August 11, 2013 at 4:37 AM
I'm so glad that a lot of people are doing reviews on CC creams because I really want to look into buying one~ Thank you for this review! I'll add it to my list of possible CC creams to buy~ Hehe~ x3
Jo said on August 11, 2013 at 9:20 AM
I've been stumbling upon many new blogs recently over the long weekend in my country.
Mindy said on August 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Thanks for reading my review! ♥
Mindy said on August 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Thanks for reading my review, Aimee ♥
Mindy said on August 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog! ^-^*
Joyce said on August 13, 2013 at 2:20 AM
Hey :D thanks for the review! I just knew that Laneige has this CC cream after reading this review :D great one! Keep on reviewing more beauty stuff! <3
Mindy said on August 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM
Hello~! Thanks for visiting my blog and following me :D Their CC cream is really awesome, perfect for everyday and summer wear! You should definitely try it too! I will definitely give my best in the next posts so nice followers like you will enjoy reading it~ ^-^* ♥
Monica said on August 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM
I like how this looks very natural. :)
Mindy said on August 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM
haha yes, it does give off a really natural finish ^-^* Thanks for reading :)
Ehara Poetry said on August 17, 2013 at 2:17 PM
oooh,,i never try this product before but it looks like a very good product!
Mindy said on August 17, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Hey! Thanks for commenting on all my review! :) ♥ You should really try CC Creams because they're so lightweight and perfect for summer since you don't want to wear so much make up in summer ^-^*
Teti H. said on August 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM
This CC cream looks great! I am a bit worried to try CC creams as I am very pale and most of them seem to oxidize and to get dark. Very helpful review, thank you!
Mindy said on August 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Thanks for visiting my blog ♥! You don't have to worry about that because cc creams don't oxidize and become dark! CC creams oxidize but they will match your skin tone and brighten it up so no darkening nor whitening for your already pale face~
SeoulStine said on August 23, 2013 at 3:46 AM
I've tried the Banila Co it Radiant CC Cream... it's definitely more of a base than a coverage makeup but this one looks like it might actually have a bit more coverage. Laneige is one of my favorite brands for skincare but I haven't had a chance to try their make up line yet.. so thank you so much for your review ^o^
Mindy said on August 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM
I really wanted to try the cc cream by Banila Co too but I'm currently broke xd I like them because of the natural finish :D I never tried Laneige skincare products but I only heard good things about them! I wanted to try the moisture bank or sleeping pack by Laneige but they're so expensive :c Thanks for visiting my blog, Christine~! ^o^ ♥
Makeup with a Heart said on September 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM
Thanks for the review! I've been an avid fan of bb creams for years now and am kinda curious yet hesitant about trying cc creams. This review was really nice for me since you have a similar skin type to me :) Have you tried any other cc creams and if so, which is you favorite for combination/oily skin? What skintone would you say you have and would this work for a medium skintone? Did the pink look awkward on you because I have a warm undertone and am wary about pink based products not matching my undertone >.<
Mindy said on September 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM
I have never tried any other CC creams because I don't see a need to buy more if I already have a CC Cream I really love haha ♡
Unknown said on October 4, 2013 at 5:40 AM
Nice review, I find CC creams better than BB creams, they have more shades and are better too.
Mindy said on October 10, 2013 at 5:03 PM
haha yes, me too! I like how lightweight and nice for everyday wear they are :) Thanks for reading my review :D
Anne said on February 25, 2014 at 9:34 PM
nice review. by the way the feautured cc cream shade is recommended for pinked tone gals only or will it work for yellow tone skin too say around nc30?