I have always known that in order to make my makeup look its best, I had to start with a good canvas and that meant making sure that my face was always in the very best shape. This is why I invest in tons of skin care products and pay a lot for most them. When BB creams came into the market, I was overjoyed because now I had a foundation of sorts that also benefitted my skin. After the BB creams came the CC creams and boy, was I ever happy!
These CC creams are a lot like BB creams in the sense that they accomplish more than just making my skin look more even. They, in fact, improve the skin. When I first caught wind of CC creams, I was bummed since they were only available in Asia but soon, Western brands caught on and I had so many choices for CC creams.
There are tons of CC creams in the market. Some of them are from Chanel, Clinique, and Olay to just to name a few but the one I am using now comes from L’Oreal and it is the Visible Lift CC cream. I had extremely high hopes for this product seeing that L’Oreal has a long history of excellence and I wasn’t disappointed.
I got the CC cream in the light/medium shade for about $12.99. This was a bargain compared to other CC creams that cost twice that amount. What I liked most about the product was that it had a broad spectrum sunscreen included and it had a very light coverage. I know some folks might think that is bad but since I always tend to overdo my foundation, I like how this allowed me to build up coverage without ending up looking cake-y. Even after several layers, my skin still had that natural look and it smelled great!
The only thing I didn’t like about this cream is that it could become greasy by mid-morning so I can say that it has very poor oil control. But that is nothing a good blotting paper cannot fix and I can live with it.