Last week, I tried out Maybelline’s BB Cream. I was not impressed, (you can see that review here) so I had this great idea. Well if I don’t like the BB cream, why not go out and try a CC Cream? Seems reasonable, right?I thought so too.
In hindsight, I should have gone to a major makeup outlet and tried a brand that I knew I would like. But I didn’t really want to spend that kind of money, so I went to the drug store and picked up Loreal Visible Lift CC Cream. I really thought that this would be amazing, since I only have little tiny, only I notice lines. Maybe it would totally undo them. It says it would brighten skin, so I thought that it would help with some of my under eye circles. Just over all really high hopes.
The product itself is actually pretty good. It really brights my face, the little lines are filled in, gives a very smooth finish, actually helps color correct (any redness is removed). However, I think that it is mis-marketed (or my understanding of a CC Cream is off), but this would work much better for me as a moisturizer. There is absolutely no color to this, it is white. Making any use of it a substitution for foundation non-doable. Also, it makes me very shiny. So a setting powder is needed. (I am able to use the NARS Setting Powder and it looks amazing, not cakey at all.)
While my thoughts going in as to what this product was, and how the product turned out are vastly different; I was pretty happy with it. But I have learned my lesson, no more drug store buys for this type of product. Go to a major cosmetic store and try the items first.
PS- Don’t forget, this Monday we will have another Monday Morning MakeUp Madness Linky Party!! This party will be all things beauty: makeup, fashion, hair, nails, style, trends, lifestyle, health, anything that you can link to beauty!! Be sure to come join the party and link up.