CC Creams Decoded: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

As Australia dives further and further into lockdown, the need for makeup becomes less and less of a priority. As we know from previous posts, I would pop a CC cream on the weekends as I would want to give my skin as much of a break as possible. I have recently found myself wondering, is CC cream worth the hype, or can I survive with a tinted SPF?

I really finished the It Cosmetics CC cream and have been tossing up between sharing my thoughts on this, as it’s an incredibly well-loved cult product. Let me go ahead and air out my thoughts anyway.

On one hand, I love it so much. It is incredibly full coverage, and is perfect for all day wear if you wanted to wear it in place of a foundation. The colour I had, which was ‘fair’, blended into my skin perfectly. The products also has hydrating and anti-ageing benefits, as well as the fact that it is literally SPF50, which is simply divine.

On the other hand for me personally, I don’t find it to be long lasting. I find the product seeps into my pores reasonably quickly, so it makes my skin look grainy. My skin type is dry to normal however I noticed the product rubbed off my nose, around my under eye area and even under my cheekbones when I wore it to work.

My eyelids also looked particularly oily after only a few minutes so you can imagine what they looked like by the end of the day. I know it is a CC cream, and I can’t expect it to perform like a foundation which is where I could perhaps be going wrong here.

It’s $63, and available at many makeup retailers but is regularly sold out. Personally, I would prefer to spend that type of money on a proper foundation for everyday work wear, and then wear my Sukin Skincare tinted moisturiser on the weekends. So I don’t really have a use for it if not for either of those two things.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post, is CC cream worth the hype?

Until next time,

Melissa Jayne

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