I really need to apologize for not updating in a long time. I had a lot of projects that needed to be done for college and I still have some in progress. But I feel a little relieved at the moment and I´m able to take a small break from all the stress :)
So, today I´m going to tell you something about a CC Cream I´m using at the moment. It´s the Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Fair.
The Smashbox CC Cream comes is a light colored tube with a black lid. The tube comes in a card board box You´ll get 30ml of product. The whole design is very simple yet chic.
This is what Smashbox says (taken from Smashbox´website):
"Makeup with the benefits of skincare? Yes, please! Introducing our latest all-in-one game-changer: CC Cream.
The advanced, lightweight formula neutralizes and brightens skin for a more even complexion. It's also proven to fade dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks instantly and over time.
• Primes, perfects, protects (with SPF 30!), moisturizes and controls oil
• Visibly fades existing dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks
• Immediately evens skin with a tinted formula, and prevents discoloration in the future
• Available in 5 shades! Just match CC to the shade of your skin the way you would with foundation."
On their website the CC Cream is actually available in 8 shades.
Here´s the ingredients list:
Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ascorbyl Glucoside, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Barley Extract\Extrait D'Orge, Wheat Germ Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Apple Fruit Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sucrose, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caffeine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Cholesterol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Linoleic Acid, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Urea, Bisabolol, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Glycerin, Oryzanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51, Stearic Acid, Silica, Ergothioneine, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Alumina, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Chlorphenesin, [+/- Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Zinc Oxide (CI 77497), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)].
~How to use~
Just apply on your face. Wear alone or under your foundation for more coverage.
Let me say, I was very excited to try out this CC Cream. I always heard people raving about the products of Smashbox but to me they are kind of pricey. So I hesitated in buying their products although I was really curious. But I was so lucky!! I took part in a giveaway aaaaand... I won! I was dancing through my room *yay*. And then it was finally in the mail.
First I want to say I haven´t tried out any CC Cream before. I always wanted to try the one from Etude House but I haven´t yet. Well, since this product is tinted I was even more curious, since the Etude House CC Cream is said to be color changing to adjust to your skin tone.
I was able to pick the shade I want to so I decided to go with the lightest shade since I have a pale skin tone.
The CC Cream has a pleasant smell and it blends very well with my skin.
But it only gives light coverage, so you have to wear BB Cream or foundation above it if you need coverage.
I haven´t noticed any improvements on dark spots or acne scars yet but I guess it needs a little more time to show good results, so let´s see...
The cream feels light on the skin and looks very natural.
And yes, it moisturizes well but for me there´s no oil control. My skin tends to become oily very fast and it still becomes oily very fast when I wear this CC Cream.
Oh and before I forget it, I like the fact that this product has SPF30!
- Chic looking packaging
- pleasant smile
- natural look
- 8 different shades available
- little coverage
- no oil control for me
What can I say? I don´t know if I would buy this product again, I really don´t know.
You can buy the Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream here for 42.00$
Thanks for reading♥