This page has moved to a new address.

Review ★ Tony Moly Pure Luminous Aura CC Cream

A S T R O P H O R I A: Review ★ Tony Moly Pure Luminous Aura CC Cream

This page has moved to a new address.

Review ★ Tony Moly Pure Luminous Aura CC Cream

A S T R O P H O R I A: Review ★ Tony Moly Pure Luminous Aura CC Cream

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Review ★ Tony Moly Pure Luminous Aura CC Cream

Hello everyone!

Sorry I haven't been updating, I have been pretty busy lately! I'm going on vacation next week so I won't be updating from next Wednesday to the start of school. Hopefully I'll have another review and my August haul post before then :D. ANYWAYS... 

I'm finally getting around to reviewing the Tony Moly Pure Luminous Aura CC Cream (that's a moutful LOL). I think it's one of the most popular CC creams out there! There's 2 other CC creams by Tony Moly with similar names so this one isn't to be confused with those ones (Luminous Bright Aura, and Luminous Live Aura).

A 2 in 1 product that combines skin care and make-up with 7 functions/benefits: UV-blocking (SPF 30, PA++), whitening, anti-wrinkle, 'radiance', moisturizing, primer, make-up base. It contains tiny coloured (black, red, and yellow) capsules that change to match the colour of your skin. It can also act as a primer for your make-up. It has a 7 free formula (parabens, benzophenone, talc, mineral oil, organic pigments, sulfate surfactant).

So most of the information on the box is in Korean, except for the ingredients and directions. The side I didn't include was the ingredients list in Korean. The ingredients list is fairly long LOL. I like the packaging for the CC cream because it comes in a bottle with a pump, so it's easy to control how much product comes out of the bottle, and it's hygienic.

The formula is very light, and it blends very easily. It has a light floral scent, that resembles a few BB creams that I've tried. Like a few other CC creams on the market, the formula is very sheer. You can build it up a little, but it's still nowhere near medium coverage. It manages to slightly even out redness and light discolouration; however, it does not cover up blemishes, acne scars, or dark spots well. I think it's better as a base/primer for additional make-up, rather than as a stand alone product... unless you already have really good skin. It has a semi-dewy finish that isn't sticky, because the last thing we want is the heavy feeling on our face from that feeling. It gives off a healthy glow after it sets a little, kind of like a pick-me-up for your skin.

Even though the formula is supposed to change colour to match your skin, it is meant for people with fair to medium skin tones. I'm more of a medium skin tone during the summer, and even then it makes my face a slightly lighter than my body. The colour difference is unnoticeable up close, but it's more apparent from a distance. The colour isn't really a problem as a base, since a darker foundation/pressed powder can be used on top of it. As most products with SPF in it, you will end up having a white cast if you snap photos with flash (ie. family photos, clubbing photos, etc.).

Although summer is going to come to an end soon, it does not work well in hot weather as a stand alone product, since it doesn't last very long. So it's not a good choice if you're out and about in the sun, or if you're going to do activities which will make you sweat. It lasts for around 2-3 hours alone before disappearing.

As for skin types, I think this is better for those with dry skin since it is moisturizing, and it will make your skin look brighter. However, this isn't for those with combination or oily skin, since it doesn't last long, and it won't prevent your face from getting shiny after a few hours, unless you have foundation/pressed or finishing powder on top of it.

+ Lightweight
+ Blends easily
+ Hygienic packaging
+ Brightens up skin
+ SPF 30, PA++ for protection from the sun
+ Moisturizing
+/- Floral scent
+/- Dewy finish

- Not long lasting
- Very sheer
- Does not match darker skin tones

Rating: ★★★★ (it's more like a 3.75/5 to me LOL)

Where to buy? I bought it from f2plus1. But you can find it in almost every Korean cosmetic retailer, since it's a relatively common and popular product~

Would I repurchase? No. It's comparable to Innisfree's Real Skin CC cream, except that it has a floral scent, and it doesn't last as long. Overall, it's a good product; it's not great, but it's not bad either. It's a good base for additional make-up, but not so much by itself. However, this is a product that may interest you if you have good skin, and/or if you're looking for something to give your skin an extra boost without feeling sticky.

Follow on Bloglovin

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home