I've been intrigued by the Amore Pacific line since the early days of Beauty Professor. In fact, the Amore Pacfic Color Control Cushion (reviewed HERE) was the first cushion I ever encountered! Recently, I had the opportunity to try some new (to me) products from the line and this story is dedicated to my experience.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the Amore Pacific products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
In order to refamiliarize myself with the Amore Pacific line, I tried a combination of intense daily skincare, a formula for on the go revitalization and, of course, foundation...
In terms of skincare, the *Time Response Skin Renewal Creme can be used day and night to hydrate, tone and smooth the skin. Green tea is one of the star ingredients, fighting free radicals and infusing skin with anti-oxidants for powerful anti-aging benefits.
The creme feels silky and rich; that being said, I was surprised by how quickly it absorbed into the skin! A single pea-sized application leaves my canvas balanced and slightly dewy for the healthiest possible outcome as one heads into makeup application.
I will continue to test this product for the next few weeks and weigh back in following that period but in the meanwhile, the reviews I've found for this opulent formula are absolutely stellar, thereby further supporting its inherent efficacy.
|Lush and hydrating...the Time Response Skin Renewal Creme.|
Time Response Skin Renewal Creme Ingredients: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER, WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES JUICE, GLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL LAURYL ESTERS, JOJOBA ESTERS, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), DIMETHICONE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED POLY(C6-14 OLEFIN), BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BETAINE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, ALCOHOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS CALLUS CULTURE CONDITIONED MEDIA, HYDROLYZED CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED OIL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF, CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED OIL/PALM OIL AMINOPROPANEDIOL ESTERS, THEANINE, TREHALOSE, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, NIACINAMIDE, CAFFEINE, ROSA DAVURICA BUD EXTRACT, ZIZYPHUS JUJUBA FRUIT EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED OIL, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, BETULA PLATYPHYLLA JAPONICA JUICE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, RHODIOLA ROSEA ROOT EXTRACT, LONICERA JAPONICA (HONEYSUCKLE) FLOWER EXTRACT, TRICHOLOMA MATSUTAKE EXTRACT, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) EXTRACT, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT, ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT, ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM EXTRACT, GENTIANA LUTEA ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) LEAF EXTRACT, FOENICULUM VULGARE (FENNEL) SEED EXTRACT, SILYBUM MARIANUM FRUIT EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED PHYLLOSTACHIS BAMBUSOIDES, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT, MAGNOLIA OBOVATA BARK EXTRACT, PAPAIN, VACCINIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM (BLUEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, BETA-GLUCAN, NATTO GUM, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE, HESPERIDIN, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT, CARICA PAPAYA (PAPAYA) FRUIT EXTRACT, SECALE CEREALE (RYE) SEED EXTRACT, HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS SEED EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT, DEXTRIN, PEG-75, POLOXAMER 235, PEG-5 RAPESEED STEROL, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TROMETHAMINE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PPG-5-LAURETH-5, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, TOCOPHERSOLAN, POLOXAMER 338, POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE, PEG-40 STEARATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, C12-16 ALCOHOLS, POLYSILICONE-11, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PROPANEDIOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, PALMITIC ACID, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, STEARYL BEHENATE, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-8 STEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATE, KAEMPFEROL, SOY STEROL ACETATE, XANTHAN GUM, CERAMIDE 3, PHYTANTRIOL, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, POLYSORBATE 20, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, POLOXAMER 407, HYDROXYPROPYL BISPALMITAMIDE MEA, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, HYALURONIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE, RED 33 (CI 17200), YELLOW 5 (CI 19140)
|Next-level refreshment...the Time Response Skin Renewal Mist.|
To give skin a revitalizing boost throughout the day, I am smitten with the *Time Reponse Skin Renewal Mist. Fortified with a host of skin-soothing ingredients (see below) this refreshing formula can be misted on before and after makeup and anytime your canvas requires a pick-me-up. I will be throwing this in my travel bag this weekend while beach camping and also envision the mist fitting into my work week, especially during long lecturing days!
Time Response Skin Renewal Mist Ingredients: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED OIL, EPIGALLOCATECHIN GALLATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS CALLUS CULTURE CONDITIONED MEDIA, CAMELLIA SINENSIS CALLUS CULTURE EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED CAMELLIA SINENSIS SEED EXTRACT, SQUALANE, DIMETHICONE, PEG-60 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PEG-20 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, STEARIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, WATER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE
Finally, let's take a closer look at the *Age Correcting Foundation Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 25, which I tried in both:
- #204: Light-Medium for skin with golden undertones...apropos for N/NC 23-27 skin tones
- #208: Medium for skin with golden undertones...apropos for N/NC 30-40 skin tones
The sleek beige compact is reflective of the minimalist Korean beauty aesthetic and I love the fact that the applicator sponge is nestled on its own level, securely apart from the cushion to avoid cross-contamination.
With a light scent--synonomous with the Amore Pacific line--and a creamy yet weightless ultra smooth texture, this formula glides onto skin with ease; I get nearly full coverage with a single application and am impressed by the natural matte second skin appearance and tremendous lasting power (8+ hours).
All in all, I have a major affinity for this foundation formula and know I'll be reaching for it frequently this summer!
Age Correcting Foundation Cushion Ingredients: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF WATER, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, ARBUTIN, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, ALCOHOL, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, DISODIUM EDTA, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOMETHICONE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ADENOSINE, ACRYLATES/STEARYL ACRYLATE/DIMETHICONE METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TOCOPHEROL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, PHENYL METHICONE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, POLYETHYLENE, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, PEG/PPG-20/15 DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), FRAGRANCE
|The proper way to hold the cushion to apply the formula.|
|Swatches in direct sunlight.|
|Swatches in direct sunlight with a flash.|
- *Age Correcting Foundation Cushion Broad Spectrum SPF 25 in 204 Light-Medium
- *Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Gold Dust (reviewed HERE)
- *Surratt Beauty Artistique Highlight Brush (reviewed HERE)
- *Laura Mercier Baked Blush Illumine in Rosé (reviewed HERE)
- *Wayne Goss Air-Brush: Debuting on 6/29/16, this immaculately soft brush is designed to seamlessly buff bronzer, blush and highlighter into the skin for an airbrushed finish that looks just as good on film as it does in person. Wayne has a brilliant demonstration video on this brush that has inspired me to use this brush to take a bit more time in my application--ahh, the luxury of the process--I'll be buffing like crazy from this point forth!
- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal (reviewed HERE)
- Burberry Complete Eye Palette in Nude Blush (reviewed HERE)
- *Sisley So Curl Mascara (reviewed HERE)
- *Le Metier de Beaute Hydra-Plump Lip Serum (reviewed HERE)
- Kaplan MD Lip Liner in Natural (reviewed HERE)
- Gucci Sensuous Deep-Matte Lipstick in Spring Rose (also available at Gucci): I picked up this lip color after reading about its release but not being able to find any swatches online. Fortunately, the Dallas Gucci store has the entire beauty line and I made a beeline to it when visiting last week. Spring Rose is a creamy, opaque, neutral-toned pinky nude that I suspect will work well for a spectrum of skin tones. It quite possibly is the pefect nude. The formula is quite hydrating for a matte and I get immense staying power (4+ hours) with a single application. Scented much like the Gucci Audacious Lipstick (reviewed HERE), I find the fragrance (kind of like sweet vanilla meets chocolate) pleasing and not offputting. The lipstick case is weighty and well-crafted and I love that the bullet is slender, making it great for precise applications. All in all, I can't wait to try other shades (namely Intriguing Rose and Exposure) in the Deep-Matte formula. Finally, because there don't seem to be any swatches of this new formula online, I made sure to swatch them at the store...the result of my efforts is later in this story; hope you find the image helpful!
|Swatches in direct sunlight.|
|The Wayne Goss Buffing Brush is one of the softest brushes I've ever encountered...|
|Swatches of the Burberry Complete Eye Palette in natural sunlight.|
|Lip swatches in direct sunlight.|
|Gucci Spring Rose...so good.|
|Swatches of the Gucci Sensuous Deep Matte Lipstick in indoor lighting.|
The following images reflect all products in action in natural light...
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this Amore Pacific-centric story and would love hear what products from the line have caught your eye.
Do you currently use anything from Amore Pacific? Do tell!
Good things ahead including a travel diary, a fresh video and a host of new product procurements...xx,
--The Beauty Professor
** Thanks to AmorePacific for sponsoring this post. PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.