Sep 17, 2013

REVIEW: The Face Shop FACE it Smart Capsule Color Control Cream SPF40

Hi everyone!

Sorry for being MIA lately my schedule has been very off but I hope I will be able to upload posts again starting this week!

Anyhoo... I recently joined the BB/CC cream bandwagon. It is funny because I almost rarely use BB/CC creams since I find their coverage too light and too oily for me. However, last August a friend of mine told me that there is an online shop in Instagram wherein you can order Korean products for less. When I checked it out, I discovered that there was an ongoing 50% sale on THe FaceShop's products! Being the "trying-to-be-thrifty" makeup junkie that I am, I was not able to restrain myself and ordered.

Product Name: FACE it Smart Capsule Color Control Cream SPF40 , PA ++
Price: (at the store) P1300, I got it for P650.00 (yey!!)
Where I got it from: 
                 Facebook: Parkvill Shop 
                 Instagram: parkvill_korean_shop

What it says on the label:

It claims to have SPF and has a long lasting effect. Before, I have already seen this product and it got me really intrigued mostly because of the packaging and the pump.
Basically, you push the pump and product comes out of the hole in the middle. I was really surprised because the product itself is kind of white but turns a different color and when blended into the skin.

As you can see, you can barely see the product since once you blend it to your skin, it changes in color. It was called "smart capsule" because of its ability to "change" and match a person's skintone.

Let me now show you how this baby look on me.

But first, here is my no makeup self:
Okay.. so I did put some eyebrow powder on. I just think I look more human if I have thicker eyebrows.
Skin color: medium-dark
MAC's NW30 is a perfect match.

Here, I used just one full pump and I kind of think that it was too much.

At first, I find it difficult to blend, plus the fact that I applied too much, but it really helps if you warm the product with your fingers before applying to the skin. I tried using a brush but it tends to take a while for it to change its color so I think the "warmth" from my hands are better suited for this product. 
AS you can see, it really looks natural and it did brighten my face. 

Close up
It is not matte but it is not too oily as well. It just gives the skin some sort of glow. If you are not into that kind of finish that you should definitely use a setting powder.

Me, after applying the product on both sides of my face.

I like how natural the finish is. It also smells like an expensive lotion or something so that's a plus for me. It does have a minimal white cast so it is important to blend the product on your neck as well.
As mentioned, it proved a light coverage perfect for daytime or on days when you still want to look put together but you don't want to use too foundation. If you want more coverage then you can apply some concealer on your blemishes. I have tried adding this to my foundation fro a brightening effect. I have also tried applying this first to sure as a primer and it does make my foundation last longer, however, I need to set it with a good powder because it can still make my T-zone oily.

What I like:
- smells good
- gives a brightening effect
-natural finish
- the packaging is very hygienic
-a little goes a long way
-long lasting (4-6 hours)
-has spf40 

Some issues:
-a little expensive
- does not give a matte finish
-needs to be blended well using that warmth of my fingers in order to really change the color of the produc
-gives a very light coverage

All in all, I am quite happy with this product. I actually use it almost everyday since it gives me a really natural finish. But of course, I still use a little bit of concealer on days when I have breakout or super dark circles. I recommend this to those who have the money to spend and to those who have less problem areas on the their face. This is great for school, running errands or for work.

That's it for my review! What CC Creams have you tried? Do share on the comment section down below!
Take care!!



  1. Replies
    1. waahhhaa....tnx lighting pa gd na guro.. :)

  2. It sounds like ideal product for me
    I like the fact that it doesn't have a matte finish

  3. CC creamd sounds like a revolution...anyway your skin is perfect so you honestly don't ned it.


  4. Its given you skin a more radiance! I'm always sceptical about skin products that "adapt" to your skintone,

    1. me too! when I tried it on the store..I was like..what the heck?hahaha..but it did changed in is a great product :)

  5. Awesome review! You have amazing skin - even without the BB cream...I'm a little jealous!

    1. I think my lighting is very my skin looks good as well!thank you for dropping by :)

  6. Even though I prefer more of a matte look for myself, the dewy look it gave your skin is really pretty. Excellent review! :)

  7. I used to think that I didn't need CC cream too much, but I changed my mind when I found out that makes a good base for my BB cream or foundation! :)

    1. me too!you can also mix it with your foundation for a brightening effect. :)

  8. immediately brightens your face. love it

  9. I've never heard of this brand but I love the fact how instantly it brightens up your skin <3

  10. Nice one! I didn't know of this brand before! I need to chk whether they are available here! Nice pics :)

  11. I love how it just brightened your face!

  12. The result comes across as natural :)) Your skin is gorgeous even without.

    1. wow thank you! I followed your blog on bloglovin'! Thank you for dropping by!

  13. Great review. I've personally never tried a CC cream yet but I'm planning to invest in one soon. The results are so visible. Your face is glowing so much after applying it. But for it's worth, I think you have a flawless skin. :)

    1. You'll never know 'till you tried! Good luck and thank you for your compliment! take care!


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