My lovely sister Sarah gave me this CC Cream as it did not match her skin tone. I was willing to give it a try, everyone loves something for nothing! I have tried several BB creams but I have never tried a CC cream. BB creams provide coverage with added skin care benefits like SPF and anti-oxidants etc where as a CC Cream addresses issues like redness or sallowness.
I use BB creams for days when I am pottering around the house, I prefer more coverage for when I step outside the door! So I wasn't sure I'd get much use outta this but I was pleasantly surprised by the coverage this cream gives.
It gives good coverage, it covers blemishes and redness/discolouration on the skin. The cream is long wearing, I applied it before work and it was still perfect after 9hours . I also really liked the colour of this cream, I have read some people found it a tad orange or to dark for their skin tone, as I usually wear quite dark foundation I didn't find this was an issue for me. At the moment the product is only available in one shade. I have to say I also really enjoyed how the product came out of the bottle green and once you begin to blend it changes colour- ah the little things in life eh!
There are a few negatives - As I have said it is only available in one colour which is rather limiting. I also found the consistency of the product a bit strange, it can feel a little sticky on the skin. On the first day I wore it, I felt like I could feel the stickiness and thought my face must be covered in oil and shine but when I ran to the bathroom for a quick check it still looked perfect on my skin. So I think the consistency is something I just have to get used too, I usually wear more matte based foundations.
All in all I was happy enough with this freebie but I do not think I would repurchase it. I think I would be better off sticking to a more matte based product which has more then one colour available!
Has anyone else tried L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream Anti- Redness?