Foundation or not?

I go in and out of love with foundation, but lately the love has been lost since I found two great products for coverage, with comfortable wear and more natural look and feel. This post is about more full coverage with 50 SPF. If you are looking for lighter coverage, my Bare Minerals post is second tinted moisturizer I am LOVING now. For alternative to foundation, but more full coverage, keep reading.

For me it is tough to just pick out makeup, I like to talk with someone…compare with other products, etc. Shopping at Ulta is great for that. But even though I tried a little sample of this on my hand, I had no idea how it was going to look on and wear.

This video will show you application to half my face so you can see the way it covers and how it appears on skin before you take the plunge.

PRODUCT DETAIL AND MY THOUGHTS


Here are photos from try video application. Half my face with cc cream and half without. Left side with product.

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When I am looking for more coverage, this product works so well.

Now for WHY, WHAT from my perspective?

I have oily skin, but overall it is pretty even toned. You may be wondering why I use cc cream if my complexion is even? Well I struggle with sleep, so when I don’t get sleep a few days in a row it shows in appearance of my skin. Those days I need more coverage than light tinted moisturizer can provide and I started using this product. Why I like it? It covers well, but it feels light and easy to wear.

WEARABILITY - There is no creasing and it does not get into fine lines around my eyes. Moves with my skin all day. The one I have is not matte formula, so I do shine through it, although some days I am ok with the dewy look and blot if needed. When I want a more matte look, I use NYX shine killer as my base.

COVERAGE - Full coverage. It covers a lot, I was surprised for tinted moisturizer how full it does cover.

APPLICATION- Sometime I use my hands like I am applying moisturizer, sometime I apply with a foundation brush and use a sponge or blender brush to work in.

COLOR - I purchased Light. At Ulta I asked for help and this product was recommended.

PRICE - $39. It is middle of the road, but a little goes a long way. First time I used 3 pumps and that was way too much. Compared to products I purchased at department stores from $55-$75 per tube this price is much more appealing to me.

OVERALL RATING - 5 ⭐️….I really like it a lot


LOOK 1

Using just cc cream without any magnifying primer. Charlotte Tilbury - Bitch perfect lipstick and MAC talking points lip liner. For a nude, simple daytime look.


LOOK 2

NYX shine killer, MAC nothing Sexier lip liner (sold out- but it is an orange hue) and Charlotte Tilbury - Bitch Perfect lipstick.

OFFICIAL INFO ABOUT IT COSMETICS CC CREAM (from ULTA website)

Delivers 7 products all in one:

  • Full-coverage foundation

  • SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen

  • Brightening color corrector

  • Hydrating anti-aging serum

  • Poreless finish primer

  • Dark spot concealer

  • Moisturizing day cream

Gives , flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Clinically shown to give you 179% of skin hydration, smooth skin texture and enhance skin brightness, this breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages skin imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it's infused with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, vitamins and antioxidants that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores and give you a more radiant, supple and flawless-looking complexion.


If you are looking for an alternative, this is a good one. Hope this helped. Be Awesome and Sparkle.