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What if we told you there was a cosmetic that could not only mask your imperfections but provide skin care benefits (like sun protection), too? That probably sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, it turns out such a product does exist, and it’s called CC cream! Curious? Keep reading to learn all about this multitasking product, how it works, and how to pick one best suited to your skin type and concerns.
Let’s back up a minute. In order to understand what CC cream is, you first need to brush up on your BB cream knowledge. BB cream (the “BB” can stand for beauty balm or blemish balm) is makeup that has skin care benefits. Those benefits could be anything from SPF to antioxidants to hydration to shine control. CC creams take that concept a step further, offering more coverage than BB creams. Whereas BB creams tend to be lightweight and relatively sheer, CC creams are often a little thicker to provide heavier coverage. So, it makes sense that the “CC” in the product’s name stands for color correcting.
Similar to foundation and concealer, CC cream offers coverage and can help to conceal spots you want to keep hidden. But unlike foundation and concealer, CC cream offers more than just traditional coverage—it has skin care benefits, too. Depending on which formula you reach for, a CC cream could help to brighten your skin or reduce the appearance of dark spots, just to name a few of the things that it can do. CC cream is also usually formulated with SPF. It’s a multitasker’s dream, basically.
Good news: CC cream is an awesome choice for just about anyone who wants to wear some cover-up! Have discoloration that you want to hide? Try a CC cream. Looking to perk up your complexion? Try a CC cream. Look for a formula that can address your specific concerns or needs. If you have oily skin, you may want to consider using an oil-free formula, on the one hand, and if you have dry skin, you may want to think about opting for a hydrating formula on the other.
Like BB cream, tinted moisturizer, and liquid foundation, the easiest way to apply CC cream is with your fingers! You can also use a makeup sponge, like the L’Oréal Paris Blend Artist Foundation Blender, which has rounded edge. Simply apply a small amount of CC cream onto your blender and use dabbing and rolling motions to blend the product onto your skin for a uniform application.
Now that we’ve convinced you to hop on the CC cream bandwagon, it’s time to add this product to your beauty routine! Try the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift CC Cream, available in two shades: light/medium and medium/deep. This CC cream is formulated with color capsules infused in a weightless nourishing texture to correct dullness and even skin tone and texture. It’s also formulated with vitamin C and calcium, and over time it provides five age-correcting actions including reducing the appearance of age spots and dark spots, evening skin tone, brightening a dull complexion, smoothing skin’s texture, and firming skin. Plus, it’s formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 20 (meaning it protects against both UVA and UVB rays, both of which can damage the skin). A dime-sized amount is all you need for full face coverage.
When you use a CC cream to perfect the look of your complexion, let your skin be the star and keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Apply coat of volumizing mascara, a thin black line on your upper lash line, and a swipe of a neutral tinted balm are all you need. Get the look with L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Eyeliner in Black Party, and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Balm in Ginger Candy.