Sunday, 7 July 2013

Annabelle: Colour Control Cream & Pressed Powder ~ #Review

First there is the BB  (Beauty Balm) cream and now there is CC (Colour Control) cream. Another popular product from Asia (Korea) that provides natural looking skin coverage.  BB cream is a cross between a foundation and tinted moisturize with added benefits.  CC cream is for colour correcting for redness and uneven skin tones so you apply before your foundation with more added benefits.  Also the DD cream is already in the market.

Annabelle offers three CC products - Instant perfecting Base Natural Finished (30ml, C$16.95), Instant perfecting Base Luminous Finished (30ml, C$16.95) and pressed powder (8g, $16.95).
They are are oil free, paraben free, perfume free, non comedogenic, hyper allergenic, and dermatologist tested.

This cream can be worn alone or under your foundation.   For best coverage, mix the BB cream with the CC cream.  Annabelle states that the CC cream neutralizes the redness, dull, and uneven skin tones, while also reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and leaves a flawless anti-shine finish.  It primes the skin for makeup and improves foundation wear.

In the mornings I apply the CC cream first then put on my foundation or my tinted moisturizer.  Both of them combined made my skin look more healthy and made my skin soft.  It blends on my face easily and it provides me with great coverage.   When I apply the CC cream first I don't need my foundation or tinted moisturizer as much as usual.

The press powder is enriched with vitamin E and antioxidants which I apply after my CC cream and foundation. It mattes my face giving me the complete and perfect look for the day.  For the few days I didn't had time to apply the CC cream, my co-workers would ask me "what is wrong, you looked tired".  How interesting is that?

These products are available were Annabelle products are sold.

Great news.  Now you can order Annabelle online at  They ship to Canada and US.

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. Wow - must work really well if your co-workers noticed a true difference! I will have to try it!

  2. I love that it works good as a primer, and works to reduce fine lines.

  3. Ooo I do have a few red blotches sometimes and would love to cover those up.

    1. I get red around the nose area so it does a good job covering them up

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    1. "Dynamic Do-All" (or DD) Cream launched by Julep. Known as "heavy duty body and foot creams".

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    1. lol! Thanks 'MR.' Disco! You sure are up on products for a guy (I'm assuming) :D

  6. I love when products are dermatologist tested.

  7. Thanks for the review! I am also a tinted moisturizer user and will have to look into the CC cream now!

  8. I'm still looking for the perfect BB/CC cream. I like that these are oil-free and matte. If I can get a shade light enough for me I'll give it a try!

  9. it certainly sounds like this might be worth a try if others noticed a difference but there again since you didn't have time to apply it maybe you were stressed or tired at the time. Shame you couldn't apply it later and do a control run in the office ;-)

  10. I was never much of a fan of Annabelle products in the past but this sounds like something I would like. I must check it out. Thanks :)

  11. Debbie White Beattie26 April 2018 at 21:35

    I wonder if the line is still around because I don't remember seeing them but the products look great