BRTC Gold Caviar Cover Cushion [Review]

By Gwendolyn Me - October 11, 2013

Today, i'll be reviewing on a BB cushion. When BB cream came out in germany in the 1960s'. Nobody cared about it or even took a glance of it. Not until few years back when the asian companies started producing them, and suddenly, everyone is raving about them. 

BRTC (Bio Remedies Therapeutic Cosmetics) is a korean brand and it is one of the popular brands that many people raved about on their BB creams. It is a Korean company certified by the KFDA and is compliant with FDA rules. They say that they are Korea’s premium brand of botanical skincare and medical grade of BB Creams. They have four difference range of BB creams: Whitening, Aqua Rush, Jasmine Water and Gold Caviar. They each give a different finishing effect to it. 

Here are the four BB creams by BRTC that hits the market. I personally own the Aqua Rush, because this isn't a cheap brand so i did not purchase them all as i did not see the point of it. But it is also a perfect gift for anyone. 

When BB cream infested the whole world, CC cream came into the market, and so did BRTC with their new CC creams. BUT their CC creams didn't hit the market as well as their BB creams, so they wanted to give it a new fresh look, so they launched the Smart Auto BB Cream. Basically it is just the SAME BB cream but just a machine applicator that uses SPONGE. You would get the same flawless as the beauty blender, but you don't really get the beauty blender in the Asia market everywhere. 

If you have followed the trends or even look through magazine to see what's new, or even just window shopping at a mall, you would see that CC creams were selling everywhere and everyone wanted it because it was the new thing. 

Then Laneige started coming up with their SNOW BB CUSHION instead of the CC cream, (If anyone noticed). then suddenly, CC creams were left behind stores and BB Cushions started coming up the market. From Laniege to Faceshop to skinfood and etudehouse to Hera to missha to Iope and all the other asian companies. 

BRTC came up with their new BB Cushion as well. It was launched two weeks ago, and i purchased it the very next day it was in store. This time, i bought the Gold Caviar one instead of the Aqua Rush because it felt it would be a bit stupid to buy two that is the same. And this was an excuse to try another range. So i did. 

And extra information, Gold Caviar targets older skin, so with wrinkles and pigmentation and sagging skin. 
I have always loved their packaging, it's so classy looking. Back then when i first saw this product, i thought it was some high end beauty skin care cause there's this chemistry measurement thingy. LOL 

The Gold Caviar Cover Cushion is meant for :
- Dry skin 
- Dark, worn out skin
- Aged skin with low resilience 
- Skin that needs constant nutritions
- All skin types that needs health presentation. 
- Optimal Cover Rx 
- Tannin Pore Complex

Okay, i know i'm not that old and dark to be able to be "suitable" for this. BUT, prevention is better than cure. :D Skin already needs to learn to maintain than to repair. 

Here is a comparison of the BB cream and the BB Cushion. In size wise, the BB cushion was a little bigger than i expected. 
The BB cream is a 35g size 
The BB Cushion is 12g size

For the price wise, the BB cream retails at about USD22/RM69/SGD30 (rough price)
Where the BB cushion retails at USD 32/RM99/SGD40 (rough price)
So in terms of getting the most out of your money, i would say it would be the BB cream. 
If you want the flawless look that the BB cushion can give you. I would say get a beauty blender, because you can wash it use it and not just use it for this particular BB cream but you can use it for any of you bb creams of foundations. 

But on the bright side, this is a very handy compact and it is very travel-friendly. 

When i first open it, It had a protective quality seal. Which was really great. I really loved it because it proves and shows the quality of the product. This product doesn't feel cheap even though it's plastic and it doesn't feel as if it is going to fall off any moment. All that product below that sponge, and it has a protective snap above the sponge so that even if you keep the cushion in the compact, your cushion isn't absorbing all the product while not being used. 

This is the puff that comes with it. The unique selling point for BB cushions aren't because they are in a compact, but because of this puff applicator. It isn't like any ordinary sponge, this is one that doesn't soak up all your bb cream. But FIY, only apply it on the blue side of the cushion. This is one special puff applicator because it gives you the flawless look, it's soft, bouncy and it isn't like the usual sponges where it absorbs all your product. After applying this, you can see that the sponge doesn't leave much makeup as well. On top of that, it is washable! 

The only downside of this is that it only comes in ONE shade, but it does sets and blends into your skin according to your shade. Funny how that works doesn't it?

 Here's a demonstration on the swatch and how it is after in is blended.

Before application, I had some red spot, freckles and uneven skin tone. After application, it balanced out my skin tone and the redness was gone. My freckles were also covered as this was buildable. After an hour when it has set, it evened out and made my skin fairer (because i am originally fair and it follows your original skin tone). After 6 hours, my skin became a little oily as i didn't dab or powder it at all, but it wasn't dead oily, it was just a little and bearable.

The consistency of this is not very watery and it is not too thick, it is blendable and buidable as well. It has SPF50 PA+++ so be careful to wear this at night while taking photo with flash as it will create a white cast. (If you hate it)
This product doesn't contain any oil in it and it gives you a very dewy radiance look after application and after it sets. This definately do not give you a matte finish, but if you are looking for a matte finish you could just apply setting powder or loose powder over it.

- Medium coverage  (buildable)
- Blendable
- Covers my freckles and pores really well. (i don't have fine lines or wrinkles to test them out)
- Dewy finish but not oily
- Didn't break me out
- There's no old lady makeup smell (it smells like botanical with a little tint of the typical foundation smell)
- Long lasting and it doesn't smudge
- Contains broad spectrum coverage
- Travel-friendly

- A little pricey for the ammount of product i am getting
- Takes about an hour to settle
- Needs to be set or blot occasionally throughout the day because of the high SPF
- Only available in ONE shade
- Some may not like that botanical smell.

My opinion:
I really liked this. I had the Laneige  Snow Cushion in the tester size but i didn't really liked that compared to this because that was way much more oiler than this and that just didn't blend well for me.
I am quite happy that i could bring this around anywhere everywhere in my bag and without needing to use my finger to apply them (in public it's a very convenient thing). As this is my first BB Cushion, I am really happy with it, but of course a huge beauty junkie like me would wish i had them all. Even though i only have one face. LOL.

Would I recommend it? 
Yes if you are okay with the price, if not i would recommend the bb cream definately.

So have you tried it? OR any other BB cushion in the market and what do you think of it? Which are your favourites and what do you think will hit the market next after this BB cushion rave?

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  1. I was given this bb cushion and when i tried it on my hands, it had a greyish undertone on my skin.. now that you mentioned that it takes an hour to settle.. maybe i'll try again sometime...

    1. Yes, You can try to leave it on your hands again. and walk around the mall the whole day and see how it settles. The reason why it's a greyish undertone is because it suits both warm and cool skin tone.that's why it takes so long to settle in.