For example, I wince as I glance at my overflowing drawer of eyeshadow and think, “I’ll never use this all up, and it’s starting to lose its appeal.”
Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream Benefits
CC Creams are one of the newer beauty trends (just like BB Creams which started sweeping the US a couple years ago). Studio Gear’s comes in three shades (Linen, Natural and Wheat) and sells for $34 for 1 fl. oz.
Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream promises the following benefits:
- Protects: SPF 20 protects the skin, while Hydra-Extend technology provides moisture for up to 72 hours.
- Perfects: Enjoy natural looking coverage while micro-encapsulated pigments perfects and fade dark spots and acne scarring.
- Corrects: Anti-aging and collagen building ingredients help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
- Hydrates: Hydra-Extend technology provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration.
- Conceals: Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone, creating the most natural looking coverage.
- Smoothes: Skin nourishing ingredients help to correct and maintain youthful complexion. In addition, Studio Gear claims that “This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.”
My Experience and the Verdict
First, a quick background on me:
- This is the first CC Cream I’ve tried
- I have sensitive skin
- I have broken capillaries on my cheeks (aka I look like I’m permanently blushing. So cute! Not.)
- I used to be very blemish-prone, but that’s changing with continued use of the Clarisonic (check out my bargain skincare routine)
- I tend to purchase medium-full coverage foundation (my current favorite is CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation in 805 (Ivory); watch my makeup routine here)
The “micro encapsulated pigments” that comprise this CC Cream puzzled me; I’ve never tried a foundation that can truly “adapt” to your skin tone. Also, why is 72 hours of hydration even necessary?! Does this imply that you shouldn’t wash your face for three days? Strange.
Here is what it looks like before, during and after application:
After 6 straight days of application, here are my pros and cons:
- SPF 20
- Light coverage (might be ideal for some people, but it’s not what I’m looking for)
- Does not “perfect” or “conceal” (Clearly, under eye and face concealer was still necessary after applying the CC Cream)
- Cannot layer to add more coverage
Verdict: I will not repurchase. This is a lightweight and light coverage foundation that would be ideal for somebody with close to perfect skin, or maybe to wear on “no makeup” makeup days.
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