Essentially, a CC cream has all the benefits a BB cream has- with the extra bonus of ingredients to colour correct your skin. I didn't expect these products to have as much coverage as they do, but I can easily wear one on its own for a fresh, natural look. Don't worry, I'm not walking round with a green, peach or violet face- these all adjust to your own skin tone. Is it magic? Is it science? I'm not sure, but I LIKE it. If you prefer a fuller coverage, simply apply it before your foundation- easy!
I have all three of the L'Oréal Paris CC Creams, and I'll break it down to let you know which is used for:
- The violet shade is Anti-Dullness, which cancels out yellow/orange tones. I use this if I'm feeling a little blah or run down, and it shows on my sallow skin.
- The peach shade is Anti Fatigue, which cancels out blue tones (under eye circles, bah).
I use this when I've had two hours sleep and want to hide that fact from the world.
- The green shade is Anti Redness, which sort of speaks for itself by cancelling out any redness. I probably use this product the most!
I really, REALLY love these CC Creams, and I would seriously recommend them to everyone. They'd be great to have in your kit if you're a makeup artist, and I love travelling with one of these when I need to pack lightly.
This product gave me the glowing finish I was looking for, hands down. It is light reflecting, aka, no glitter or shimmer- just a nice healthy glow. I found it to be both lightweight AND capable of giving a solid medium coverage without feeling cakey. It stays happily on my skin for 8 hours or so, and sits on my prone-to-dryness skin nicely. I also really like the packaging- you can't go wrong with a pump, really. So, I really like it! I'll definitely be buying more when it runs out, because mine is nearly gone already.
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