I recently got sent the new Smashbox CC Cream to review. This is the first CC cream I am trying so pretty excited about that. If you not sure what a CC cream its got all the same benefits as the BB cream’s which is like a primer, tinted moisturiser, pore minimiser all rolled into one but the CC cream focuses more on colour correcting and dealing with redness and pigmentation. I love how make up is changing and improving and combining it with skincare so that it is also good for your skin.
The Smashbox cream has an SPF of 30 so I really happy about that and promises to reduce the appearance of dark spots and enhance the natural radiance of your skin. The key ingredients of the cream is C-Phyte+ Complex which contains vitamins C and E to brighten and even skintone and helps boost the natural collagen production to help improve the appearance fine lines and wrinkles. The complex is also enriched with fruits to help brighten and reduce inflammation, which is also a cause of hyperpigmentation. This is a big promise so does it really work? I haven’t continually used the CC cream yet but when I did use it this is what I thought:
I applied the CC cream after applying my moisturiser because I am all about really hydrated skin. You don’t have to do this step but I did. You can apply with fingers but to build up to a fuller coverage use a foundation brush. I applied the CC cream in the morning before going to my photoshoot and concealed where I had any spots, under my eyes and around my nose. I have to say I absolutely love the finish. My skin really glowed and the cream also has a pretty good coverage as I didn’t have to apply any foundation. This may not apply to all of you if you have really bad skin so take that into consideration or apply foundation after you have applied the cream. I didn’t apply it again all day as I was on a shoot and when I came home I still looked like I had a little coverage plus my skin was still glowing.
You can see in the picture the cream has a nice consistency. The CC cream I used is Medium because I have a bit of a tan at the moment and it blended seamlessly into my skin. It comes in 5 shades fair, light, light/medium and dark which is great because it covers quite a few skin tones. Its not cheap, it sells for R395 but it is a beautiful product and if you are into investing money into your make up and skincare this is definitely a winner.
Hope you enjoy the post. x