Amaranth Vibrant Shimmering CC Cream Review

Monday, 21 September 2015

I always get excited when I review a new base product, especially BB or CC creams as I'm looking for my new Holy Grail as my previous favourite (Etude House Bright Fit BB cream) got discontinued. I am very familiar with Amaranth's smoothing face cream as I have received it 3 times before from Bntnews, and I still use that product as a primer!

This high-adherence three-function correction cream does makeup and skincare at the same time. It deeply nourishes skin while hyaluronic acid and mistletoe leaf keeps it moisturized all day long. It also contains peony root extracts for a lively complexion. 


"This is an all-in-one calibrating cream which make up at once by the excellent absorption to the skin" is not the best description.


The CC Cream is slightly smaller than the Smoothing cream and I must say that the packaging is stunning. I love the shiny deep red of the CC cream!



I think you all know what I'm going to say. But seriously, does anyone have skin this pale?! The cream itself is thick and creamy and very similar to Missha's famous Perfect Cover BB cream, which I absolutely loved. It also smells very fresh and floral. The cream takes some effort to blend out and it  feels hydrating, however has a slight tendency to stick to any dry areas. This effect is reduced when I set it with powder though and staying power is great on my dry skin. I do think this will separate on oily skin due to the sheer thickness of the cream.

The colour is just like an old school grey toned BB cream, which is super light and quite unnatural looking. I didn't notice any oxidising to anything close to my skin tone either.


The only way I can get away with using this cream is to use it over my T zone as an attempt to use it as a highlight colour, whilst I use a darker base on the outside of my face. The bases inevitably end up blending together though, making my face several shades too pale, even compared to my neck! In the photo above I am even wearing bronzer as an attempt to 'darken' my face to match my body better, but I still look ill.

If this CC cream came in a shade match, I would reach for it daily because I love the coverage and texture for my dry skin.

*I was gifted this product for review, all my opinions are 100% honest.

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