Friday, January 17, 2014

BB & CC Creams

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!!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing it. I was wondering if I should try CC creams. Now I'm excited to try the Thomas Roth one! :)