Just when the world has now understood BB Cream – there is a new kid on the block: CC Cream.  CC Cream stands for Colour Correction Cream, and was first launched into the market just under a year ago, the most famous one being the Chanel CC Cream (CC for the double C – clever heh?).

The main difference between CC Cream and BB Cream is that the latter offers more coverage (as it’s designed to cover up the redness after laser treatments).  Now if you’re thinking “hmm a base product that offers sheer coverage and has sun protection?  Sounds like a tinted moisturiser to me”, I have to say I completely agree.  For that reason, I told myself I was not to purchase one, and even resisted when I had to buy 6 of them for my MBBE girls.

But all good reasons went out the window when I visited Korea about a month ago, and I picked up the Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream as one of the mere 4 beauty items that I limited myself to (due to Mr Ronan’s plea).

Cathy Cat Wonder Shine CC Cream box Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream SPF28 PA++

I’ll review this CC Cream on the same criteria that I reviewed BB Creams:

  1. Packaging
  2. Coverage
  3. Dry to touch finish
  4. Natural skin feel
  5. Fragrance
  6. Longevity

Packaging: 4/5

Cathy Cat Wonder Shine CC Cream packaging Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream SPF28 PA++

Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream is housed in a flat squeeze tube with metallic finish.  Like majority of the BB Creams on the market it has a small nozzle, which dispenses well and is hygienic.  The product is also a very generous 50ml which would last a good while even with daily use.

Coverage: 4/5

The Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream actually has pretty good coverage, which is why I picked it up.  I wanted something that I could wear on the weekends that is not as paste-like as BB Cream; one that covers up the blemishes a bit but doesn’t “white-out” my entire face.

The formula is that of a self-adjusting formula: the slightly pink fluid turns to a beige colour upon application.

Cathy Cat Wonder Shine CC Cream swatch Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream SPF28 PA++

The finish is dewy, however it sank into the pores and the lines on my face (for some reason I didn’t notice this when I swatched it on my hand in-store).

Dry-to-touch finish: 0/5

This doesn’t really apply to CC Creams as much as BB Creams, but is important for me for any base product.  However, I rate this product a big fat ZERO as no matter how I tried, the Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream just does not set on my face AT ALL.

With every swipe over my face as I apply this product onto my face, I leave finger marks everywhere I touched.  No matter which way I tried, this product just doesn’t blend into my skin, and stays wet, making subsequent powder application impossible.

Natural skin feel: 1/5

Mostly due to the fact that I can’t get the Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream to blend properly, I end up applying more product onto my face than I should.  And for some reason, the “self-adjusting” formula adjust to an orangey beige, and I look like an Oompa-Loompa >.<

Fragrance: 3.5/5

The fragrance of Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream is floral, with only a tinge of underlying sunscreen smell.  Both the floral and sunscreen smell linger, with the sunscreen smell coming through a bit more as time goes on, but is tolerable to me.

Longevity: 3/5

I can’t really comment on the longevity for certain; as due to the wet and uneven finish, I’ve had to pack on a LOT of powder when I wear this product.  But considering how dewy it is, it doesn’t do too badly – at the end of a work day I still have some product on my face.

TOTAL SCORE: 11.5/30

Perhaps due to the fact that the condition of my skin is not ideal right now, and that I got a bad tan from stupidly forgetting to bring my sunscreen to Korea with me; but the Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream just doesn’t work for me at all.  It looked fine when I swatched it on the back of my hand in store, but when I tried to apply it onto my face, it’s uneven, sinks into lines, and makes me look orange.

Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream retails for about 24,000 Korean Won and is available from Olive Young Korea-wide.  It’s also available in Moist-Cover (more coverage) and Moist-Tone Up (a slight greeny based) variants.

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4 thoughts on “Cathy Cat Wonder Moist Shine CC Cream SPF28 PA++

  1. You’re right, just as I’ve wrapped my head around BB Creams they come up with CC Creams…what the? I’ve only ever tried the one by L’Oreal, which comes out green to help sort of neutralise redness. Not like I have much redness to begin with so it’s useless to me really. But, sigh, I think I’ll stick to BB Creams for the non-weekend type of makeup and tinted moisturisers for weekends. These alphabetising of creams is driving me a bit batters. :p
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    • Norlin: Yeah I know right? After swatching the Chanel CC Cream I was quite mystified: it’s exactly like a tinted moisturiser (still love the clever us of CC for Chanel though)! I’ll definitely be giving the DD Cream a miss… until I loose common sense again anyway :P.

  2. I have always remembered your recommendation for ZA BB cream and only just begun trying it recently. It’s a great recommendation! But was wondering would you update the chart to compare BB against CC cream? I am sorry to see you are having problems with your skin. I had a bout like that too when I was in my mid twenties. Don’t worry, it will pass.
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    • happyeverafterbride: I’m not sure how many CC Creams I will try from now on, I do have an Innisfree one yet to try which was gifted to me… but other than that I haven’t found CC Creams all that appealing :/

      My skin is a bit better now… hopefully it will adapt to the weather and stress soon so it doesn’t react so angrily soon

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