YouTube: Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact CC Cream Review

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review before and after

Happy Monday!

Yesterday was actually my blogs 2nd year anniversary! It’s crazy to see how far my blog has come since I first started. The quality of my posts and images have come a long way, and I’ve learned to develop better blog writing habits. Also, as some of you should know, I started making a few videos this year too. Subscribe to my YouTube channel XliciousGirl!

For today’s review, I will be sharing with you Amore Pacific’s Color Control Cushion Compact CC Cream, that I bought from Sephora for about ~$60. Watch my review below!!

If you don’t want to watch the entire video, here is a guide for you to skip around as you please:

  • 0:50 Review Begins
  • 3:50 Applying the CC Cream to my face
  • 4:36 Product Pros
  • 5:30 Product Cons
  • 6:21 Dance with me to Depeche Mode
  • 6:35 Giveaway Details

Don’t want to watch my video at all?
Well fine then, jerk! Haha (you know I’m jk), read on.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

Here’s the box that it came in. Like most Amore Pacific products, you need to slide the box out to open it. If you are unfamiliar with Amore Pacific, they are a Korea-based company that creates products for beauty and skincare.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

The Color Control Cushion Compact comes in 4 different shades: Tan Blush, Almond Blush, Tan Gold, and Amber Gold

Honestly, I can barely tell the difference in the shades since they are really close to each other. The shades seem pretty limited to medium to fair skin tones. But if you have darker skin, you might be able to get away with Amber Gold as the compact has medium coverage without making it look like you painted your skin with a layer of paint.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

Inside of the box, you get the compact and an additional refill.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

This means that you are basically getting two for the price of one. Each refill lasts roughly 1-2 months.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

The design of this compact is unique to your typical compact. Instead of placing the application pad directly onto the makeup product, there is a divider that you must flip open.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

The application pad has a thin silky strap that you can slip 2-3 fingers into to help use the pad to apply the makeup. On the blue side used to absorb the formula, it is made with a tight microfiber material to help make sure you get a flawless and luminous complexion.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

Taking a closer look at the makeup inside of the compact, you can see that this is very different from anything you’ve ever seen before. Instead of any cream or powder, this is a sponge! Contained within the sponge is all of the CC formula, hence the name “Color Control Cushion Compact.”

To apply this product, you press the applicator pad into the moistened sponge and pat the pad onto your face. You should use this in the morning after your basic skin care routine, and can reapply whenever you desire.

It is recommended that you use the applicator pad since you are supposed to feel a cooling sensation. Also, it provides you with hygienic use.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

Refilling the compact is simple. All you need to do is pop out the used refill and insert the new one. It fits in perfectly like a puzzle piece! The refill comes with a new applicator pad too, so you can throw the old one out (thank God!).

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review

About Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact:

  • Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
  • Deep & Instant Hydration
  • Complete Coverage
  • Superior Antioxidant
  • Green Tea brightens skin & prevents irritation
  • Cool and soothes skin for a refreshing feeling
  • Fills into micro lines and color builds evenly for flawless finish
  • Without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates
  • Not tested on animals

Check out my before and afters!

Notice that on my cheek, the redness has been eliminated and there is an overall even skin tone. The coverage is medium, but super flawless. There is some dryness on my cheeks, but it is not visible after the application of the product since it is super hydrating.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review before and after

My pores on my nose have been drastically eliminated. The dark spots have been hidden away and my nose looks so much better! And best of all, it looks very natural. Can you even see the makeup at all? No, you can’t.

amore pacific color control cushion compact cc cream review before and after

Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact CC Cream Overall Rating: 

  • Coverage is easily medium, but difficult to build up if you want full coverage. I recommend using a spot concealer if you want extra coverage.
  • Covers pores, discolored skin, and redness. Not moles or any spots that are very dark.
  • Doesn’t cause break outs. Feels like a healthier alternative to the traditional liquid or powder foundations.
  • Feels like you aren’t wearing any make up.
  • Looks completely natural as if it was your real skin.
  • Won’t make your skin look flakey if its dry. Really hydrates your skin!
  • Doesn’t make your face look oily, but instead gives a luminous dewy look, making your skin look healthy.
  • Long lasting coverage, it’s sweat proof!
  • Easy to use and each refill lasts 1-2 months depending on how often you apply.
  • Price may be a little steep, but I think this product is excellent and well worth the cost.
  • Would repurchase and recommend to friends.

Important note about this product: A little goes a long way! Don’t over apply this product like I did when using my first refill. What you need to know is that the foundation is very thin and light. You don’t need to try to get so much onto your applicator pad. Apply a little at a time and layer it on, or else if you apply to much on your face it will make it feel slimy and look shinny. If thats the result you got, you are doing it wrong!

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xoxo Sarah

42 Replies to “YouTube: Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact CC Cream Review”

  1. I love how this product works! Ill have to subscribe to your channel, I just recently joined Youtube! My channel is: Anngelik Martinez.


    1. hey anngelik! you really should try this compact! it’s a keeperrrr~ and good luck with your youtube channel as well!

  2. Happy 2nd anniversary to your blog and I’m totally digging your Halloween banner and background

    1. aww thanks so much!! im happy i made it to my 2nd year and still going strong 😀
      yay! and thats great that you like the banner! im hoping to change my blog for holidays~

  3. Kool product! I didn’t know u were a DMode fan!! Luv ya even more!

    1. haha yay! i was hoping that there would be someone who would like my song choice <3

  4. Happy 2nd anniversary! great review. i’ve never tried a CC cream before… only the BB creams. and thanks for stopping by my blog! wanna follow each other?


    1. thanks! this is actually my first CC cream that ive tried. although i think its still probably very different from other CC creams i imagine. anyways i’ve already started following you via bloglovin! cheers~

      1. i’ve just followed you back on bloglovin!

        1. aw thanks, maggie!

  5. Happy 2nd anniversary! Great post and great blog!!! Very good information…
    “Looking for the lost coat…” on:


    1. thanks so much, ana! 😀

  6. Happy blog anniversary – you have such a cool place here :). And I love the video, you’re so relaxed and chilled :).
    This CC cream seems interesting, I only have like a bunch of BB ones at home. It’s time to try something new :)!


    1. that makes me happy that you think im relaxed and chilled. haha this is probably one of my least favorite videos that ive done, not sure why. i feel nervous looking at it lol. and yes you should try cc cream!!

  7. Congratulations on you blog’s birthday 🙂
    I just bought myself a CC cream!

    1. oh thats great! hope to find out how you like your new cc cream!

  8. I love the review post of this product. Look good on you. Will try find it.

    1. you should really check out this product! 😀

  9. Happy anniversary! It’s cool,to be a blogger. Very informative review, easy to read and visible effect, what else do great review need . Have a great week ahead, thank you for lovely comment on my blog

    1. thank you for all of your kind words! makes me feel like my time was spent okay, haha >.<

  10. Amazing review
    twitter & instagram : @fashionrlounge
    Fashion room lounge

    A chic kiss 😉

    1. thank you, amanda!

  11. Great post and video and happy 2nd anniversary to your blog! =D
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

    1. why thank you for commenting back! 🙂

  12. You’re beyond amazing and gorgeous!
    Mafalda ❤

    1. loll no no no~ haha but thank you <3

  13. First of all Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary ☆ !!!
    It seems a really nice product , I like the coverage !
    I subscribed to your YouTube Channel ^^

    1. thanks for subscribing chibilaria! you just made mah dayyy~

  14. Oh looks like a really good product Amore Pacific is new to me. Thanks for your helpful review.

    1. amore pacific makes awesome products! check them out!! i highly recommend 🙂

  15. Happy 2nd Blog Birthday! Yay! I was curious about this product so I’m really really glad you reviewed it! Thank you Sarah! The coverage looks pretty good and I’m sold since you said it gives a luminous dewy look. I may have to check it out after I finish my current BB creams. It is pricey for sure O_o Btw I like that Clinique Corrector too!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    1. omg that makes me happy that there was someone who was curious about this product. haha. at least my review can be somewhat useful. oh and i never realized how much the clinique corrector worked until i looked back at photos of my face that i took when i first started using the product. its amazing!

  16. happy late anni for your blog *-*

    1. aw thank you <3

  17. Great review! I’ve never tried cc cream, I’ll have to check it out after seeing this.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    1. thanks! and yes you should try it out 🙂

  18. Great review, doll! Super thorough!


    1. why thank you, ashley!

  19. you have an amazing blog!

    1. thank you so much <3

  20. That is a really unique product, I’ve never seen anything like it. I really like the idea of the cushion and it’s great that it comes with refills. I might need to check it out! I’m a first time visitor to your blog and I *love* your style of writing and your in-depth reviews so I’ve subscribed to you. Feel free to subscribe back to my blog. 😉 Can’t wait to read more here/see more on YouTube!!

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, Baby.

    1. yay another Sarah! haha, best name ever >:D
      and thanks so much for your comments, you’re too sweet really~
      ahh and you should check out the product, or at least test it out in stores 🙂

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