CC Cream Reviews: Drugstore and High End

Last year, it was all about BB Creams. Check out my drugstore reviews of BB Creams, here. CC Creams are the latest skincare craze to hit beauty shelves (we're already onto DD Creams). CC Cream stands for "Color Control" or "Color Corrector" and is designed to correct uneven skin tones with more nourishing ingredients, more effective skin coverage, and sometimes with a higher SPF. CC Creams also address two of the biggest complaints of BB Creams: blending issues (BB Creams were too light for some skin tones) and the oily finish. CC Creams are easily blendable and not oily, providing a natural, flawless result (info via Wiki). Today, I'm reviewing some CC Creams in the shade medium/natural.

Olay Total Effects CC Cream

  • sheer coverage, but too many layers will make you look orange 
  • hides redness
  • $23 for 1.7 oz.
  • 3 shades
  • thin, light, and similar to a BB Cream
  • SPF 15
  • Can be worn alone or as a primer. Skin will look very shiny at first, but after a few minutes it will soak right in.
  • BEST FOR: oily skin, sheer coverage, uneven skin tone, light-feeling sunscreen
  • my mom loves it, but I don't think I would repurchase
Hard Candy CC Cream
  • Available at Wal-Mart
  • 4 shades
  • $8
  • Balances skin with light optic pearls that help to neutralize the undertones of every skin type
  • Soft, natural finish
  • oil-free
  • can be too orange
  • very liquid-y
  • worked well at covering redness, most coverage of the CC Creams I'm reviewing
  • SPF 15
  • wouldn't repurchase
Studio Gear CC Cream (sent for consideration)
  • 3 shades
  • $34
  • SPF 20
  • Starts off grey but blends well, as it adapts to skin tone
  • hides redness
  • light coverage and feel
  • excellent hydration
  • oil and paraben-free
  • brightens skin
  • can be worn over moisturizer, but I found it hydrating enough
  • great for all skin types
  • would purchase if cheaper

OVERALL: All of the CC Creams hid my redness, 
but since I don't have age spots, 
I couldn't tell if those were treated. 
All were very light in coverage and feel, 
and would work well with oily skin.

Do you use CC Creams? 

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