It is no secret that I love and adore BB and CC cushions. And I am going to share the latest cushion product that I tried which is A True Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion. Wow was that long or what. If you're unfamiliar with A True, this brand is another cosmetics brand from South Korea. A true is a brand that believes in true value and true beauty from a cup of finest black tea. Honestly this is my first time trying their product even though I've seen and heard the brand from other websites and blogs. And I decided to take the challenge and try it myself. As the name suggests, its main ingredients is black tea. Almost all products I've seen from A.True so far contain black tea; their mask, essence, gel cream, moisturizer, makeup, and more. They present true personal care with its unique textures and outstanding benefits. Here is a little excerpts from A.True.
Here at A.True, we wish to revive the Premium Beauty of the 17th Century European Royal Court. We aim to bring our customers back to a time of lavish lifestyles and exquisite teas and to have them transported back in time via a single sip.
Black tea contains vitamins (B2, C, E), minerals (magnesium, potassium, zinc), some essential oils, polyphenols and tannins. And black tea also have good benefits for our skin. It prevents pimples, skin aging and wrinkles. It is said that black tea also can be used to tighten pores and good for oily skin. A.True claims this CC cushion to be firming, hydrating, toning, brightening, giving radiant and boosting your skin with its revolutionary formula that help revitalize and illuminate the skin tone while maintaining overall skin brightness and transparency. Sounds too good to be true?
The product comes with a refill in separate packaging, and also a booklet of handful information about both the company, black tea, and the product itself. I've learned some useful information about black tea and how A.True only selected and used the finest tea leaves that is harvested in Castleton Tea Garden, placed in Darjeeling, India. It is also formulated without paraben, ethanol, phenoxyethanol, benzophenone, triethanolamine, talc, mineral oil, petrolatum and SLS. It also has SPF50+/PA+++
They only have 2 shades available; light beige and natural beige. I got the light beige. Expiry date is on the back of the product.
Just like any other cushion, it is packaged in a compact that comes with mirror and air puff. The compact is lightweight and travel friendly.
Behind the separator lid, there's a sticker seal, making sure it's brand new. The product itself is trapped under the cushion. To use it, simply press the puff on the cushion to get the product out then apply on the face. I know the cushion puff isn't for everyone. There are times I prefer small face brush to apply the cc cream on my face on certain areas like the side of my nose. It is easier to apply wider area like cheeks and forehead with the air puff though. The air puff doesn't completely absorb the product and let it go to waste but it absorbs enough and can easily apply the product onto the skin, blending it quite nicely. But I have large pores, so I always use either my finger or face brush for it.
It's a CC cushion so at first I expected it to be very thin and barely cover anything. But this CC cushion proved me wrong. Though not as thick as BB cushion, it is able to cover blemishes, not to full coverage though but I would say light to medium which is quite enough for my daily use.
I have redness, huge clogged pores at the moment, and couple of acne scars I need to cover. How happy I am when I apply this and it evens out my skintone, minimizes the appearance of pores, and covers 80% of my blemishes. I would say it's really good and just what I need. It feels lightweight on my skin too, nothing heavy at all. Oil control is average though, it stays on my oily nose for around 4-5 hours before it starts to shine. I still have to blot around the 6-7th hour. But then nothing really lasted longer than that on my extra oily nose anyway. Or at least I haven't found a better one that stays matte on my nose.
- Quick application
- Travel friendly
- No breakouts
- Semi matte finish, good for combination to oily skin
- Covers blemishes, light to medium coverage
- Even out skintone
- Cancels redness
- Hydrating, safe for sensitive and dry skin
- No paraben, mineral oil, talc
- Dermatology tested
- Only 2 shades, light and natural beige
A.True Real Black Tea True Active CC Cushion is a great cc cream in cushion compact for anyone who prefers quick application anytime anywhere without hassle, even on the go. It contains black tea fermentation that evens out skintone, minimizes pores appearance, eliminates redness, covers blemishes, and brightens skin complexion. It gives semi matte finish. So if you're looking for dewy cc cushion, this is not it. It is more suitable for people with combination and oily skin. Although, it has hydrating function which is good for dry to normal skin as well. It is lightweight and not heavy on skin. The oil control is pretty decent, it lasts me up to 6 hours before the side of my nose starts to melt (I have super oily nose mind you). The only downside is probably the shade selection as it only has light beige and natural beige, which caters more for people with fair and neutral skintone unfortunately. But overall, it's a really great and convenient product to have when you're on the go and want to apply quick makeup or touch up during the day.
WHERE TO GET
Jolse for $41.80 (including one refill cushion + free worldwide shipping and samples)
That is all for today. I hope you find this post helpful. Let me know what you think about this product ^^
Disclaimer: The product mentioned above was sent to me for review purposes, however all thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and entirely my own. I do not get paid to write positive reviews.