Today I'm going to be talking about the TonyMoly CC Cream in Live Aura and Pure Aura! I purchased 10 sample packets of each CC Cream to try before buying full size, because it's quite difficult to judge the colour of a CC Cream since they are supposed to adjust to your skin!
The TonyMoly CC Cream comes in three different types, Luminous Live Aura, Luminous Pure Aura and Luminous Bright Aura (which is apparently quite glittery). The Luminous Live Aura is a pink liquid and the Luminous Pure Aura is a white liquid. I've done a CC Cream Swatches comparison post on my pale skin and my sisters tanned skin, but here are the direct colour comparisons for the Live and Pure Aura CC Cream!
The Live Aura seems to oxidize a little more orange on my arm than it does on my face, but both CC Creams seem relatively pale.
My sister has darker skin that I do, and both of the CC Creams almost match her skintone. They both give a white cast which makes them unsuitable for her to use.
TonyMoly Luminous Live Aura CC CreamThe Luminous Live Aura CC Cream starts off as a pale pink runny liquid and turns slightly orange when blended. It covers my pores well, but gives me zero blemish coverage. It has a very dewy finish and tends to accentuate my fine lines, which is quite a big negative for me! It doesn't really have any oil control, so I tend to get quite shiny after about 2-3 hours.
TonyMoly Luminous Pure Aura CC CreamThe Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream is super duper dewy and moisturizing! I cannot wear this CC Cream outside without powdering otherwise I look quite sweaty. This CC Cream is warmer and paler than the Live Aura CC Cream so it suits my complexion better even though it oxidizes slightly darker.
What I Love
The Pure Aura is quite pale and warm toned
Easy to apply
Suits a variety of skin tones
Can be used as a "lazy face" or as a primer
What I Don't Love
Very sheer coverage
Very very dewy
Final ThoughtsI definitely prefer the Pure Aura CC Cream over the Live Aura CC Cream! I think these are fantastic to use underneath foundations because they provide heaps of moisture. I use the Pure Aura CC Cream as a lazy face product because it has quite a high SPF value and I'm lazy! :3
What are your favorite CC Creams? I also have the Missha and Etude House CC Creams to try out!