For about the past month or two, I have been loving CC creams instead of foundation. I love the light coverage it gives and how it evens out your skintone with all these great benefits for your skin rolled into one product.
I started out by trying BB creams, but most of the popular ones where mainly sold online. I didn't want to I have to guess at the correct shade since I read mix reviews about the shades and how they look after it oxidizes.
The first BB cream I tried was actually the Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream in the light/medium shade. I liked it at first due to the lightness and evenness it gave my skin BUT the only thing that I hated about it was that it felt super wet and sticky after being applied on. I don't know about you guys but I hate when a foundation, tinted moisturizer, BB cream, CC cream, etc. feels super sticky and wet and doesn't set fast. I just hate that sticky feeling like you're gonna smudge and move the product all over your face so you have to set it quick. I used about half of the bottle and then stopped.
Next BB cream I tried was Pacifica's Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream, that I got as a sample from one of my monthly ipsy bags. Granted I haven't used this in such a long time that I can't say for sure what my thoughts are on this anymore but I'm sure it was similar to the Garnier one, left the sticky, wet feeling after application.
I believe I received another brand's BB cream in another monthly ipsy bag but can't seem to find it at the moment so I can't tell you the name of it. But it was a light coverage as well, not the greatest but still light.
After a couple tries with these BB creams, I went back to using foundation.
Then up til a few months ago, I discovered the first CC cream that I absolutely love. The Paul Thomas Roth CC Cream Complexion Corrector that I mentioned in an earlier post. This CC cream just made my skin look flawless. I love how it makes my skin look even and hides all my imperfections, like the dark circles I get from lack of sleep. The great thing about this CC cream is that it still looks pretty good by the end of my work day, which is a plus!
I've also tried the Lorac CC Color Correcting Cream in CC2 Medium that I got as a sample from my Lorac Pro purchase. This one I felt is the same as the BB creams, leaving my face feeling sticky before I use transuclent powder to set it in place. Other than that, it was good light coverage. Will still continue to use it til I'm out of the sample.
I got the Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in light as a sample too and have been using that on and off to conserve the life of my Paul Thomas Roth one. I think this one is my second favorite since it does almost as much as the Paul Thomas Roth brand.
Overall, I think CC creams are better for me since I like the way they feel on my skin. And I love how they don't make you feel or look cakey at all at the end of the day.
I hope this gives you guys a little bit of info on some BB and CC creams out there (and there's A LOT out there). Don't hesitat to try these, especially if you're older and don't like the heavy foundation on a day to day basis.
Have a great Friday everyone!!