Friday, 22 March 2013

L'Oreal CC Cream Review

I impulse bought the L'Oreal CC Cream last week from Priceline without having read any reviews on it first but I thought that I'd give it a go as I wanted to get something that was really natural and not fussy to use for work and uni. I've been using it every day since and I'm pretty happy that I got it although I'm not sure that it would really work for everyone.

L'Oreal CC Cream

The CC cream is meant to be used in replacement of your foundation and it corrects redness in the face.

It's advertised as (on the L'Oreal website):

"Colour-correcting pigments work with your natural skin tone to help neutralise redness, dullness or tired looking skin. The result is a fresh revived skin tone with flawless lightweight coverage; a perfect nude complexion."

"Micro-Pigment capsules in a green emulsion transform into a foundation upon contact with skin and self-adjust to neutralise redness."

I've been having a break out on my right cheek so I decided to take photos of both my left and my right cheeks, with and without the CC cream, to show you the coverage it gives. I found that the coverage was really light and I couldn't go without my concealer.

Left: Without makeup
Right: With CC cream only

Left: Without Makeup
Right: With CC cream only

You can see that it works really well on (mostly) blemish free skin but it doesn't really cover up break outs which I didn't expect it to. One thing that I need to point out as well is that the CC cream didn't work well with my concealer. When I use the Make Up For Ever Full Cover concealer alone, it lasts all day but it only lasts about half the day when I use it on top of the CC cream. It might not be a deal breaker for some people but if I had to choose between the CC cream and my concealer, the MUFE concealer would definitely win as it's my HG concealer (although I'm considering testing different concealers with the CC cream).

Also, the CC cream lasts about half the day if you don't set it with powder. I've been using my fingers to apply it and it feels like applying primer (it has a bit of a "dry" finish).

Left: CC cream straight out of the tube
Right: CC cream spread out
Left: CC cream turning from green to brown
Right: CC cream completely spread out

The consistency is really runny and it leaks out of the tube when the lid is unscrewed. The green CC cream doesn't come in "shades" as it colour corrects and self adjusts to the colour of your skin. Unlike some BB creams, it didn't go orange which was really great.

This retails for $26.95 in Australia but I got mine for just over $18 as it was on sale. Priceline currently has this on sale for 30% off as part of their latest catalogue. If you miss out though, L'Oreal occasionally goes on sale at Target as well or you could wait for the next Priceline catalogue.



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31 comments:

  1. Great review, Jen! I can't decide if it's made me want it or made me want to steer clear. Haha! xx

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    1. Haha it's worth a try if you have good skin :)

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  2. Good review, and I was hoping to try it but I actually don't have that much redness so I will pass :)

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    1. I think if you don't have much redness then you could just stick with normal foundation or a BB cream.

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  3. I've heard of CC creams, I like that it's colour correcting too! Hmm, tempting... but I'm just worried it might break me out like BB creams do.

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    1. It's hard! I know that BB creams broke me out but this was ok.. I didn't notice any breakouts but I probably should'e mentioned that it made my current breakout tingle a little.

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  4. Quite interested to try this one :D

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  5. BB to CC! After having seen tonnes of BB creams very other day in the market, this looks fresh and interesting!
    Nice review
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    1. Thanks. I feel like it's a bit gimmicky to call it a CC cream. They're obviously capitalising on the BB cream fad.

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  6. Seems more like a primer, interesting product. I'd want more coverage, I'll skip this.

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    1. It definitely feels like a primer.

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  7. I haven't tried any CC cream yet, I'm just wondering if there will be DD cram coming out pretty soon? lolz =)

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    1. Haha I bet there would but I think making a DD cream would be taking it too far.

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  8. I feel like this would be a good primer for me as I naturally have a lot of redness in my face, but I don't think it would have enough coverage for me to wear alone.

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    1. Yep. I can definitely see it being used as a primer :)

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  9. I have been so curious about this bur dont think i will buy it yet as i am trying to finish 4 other bb creams! I do prefer foundations though. Great review!!

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    1. Thanks! Haha it's always hard to resist buying more foundation or face products :P

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  10. This looks like it works pretty well. Slightly amusing how it comes out green :P
    I've been wondering though, how is this different to BB creams? I'm a little slow here haha...

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    1. Yep I was pretty surprised too but it made sense that it was green. It's different from BB creams as it colour corrects redness.

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  11. I swatched this in Priceline yesterday and decided against it...I don't really have redness, but more breakouts to conceal, so I ended up going with the Loreal Nude Magique BB cream in the end.

    It was pretty funky watching the green shift to skin colour though. :)

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    1. Do you like the BB cream? When I finish the CC cream, I think I'll be finding a BB cream to use instead.

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  12. Great post :) I'm always suss of the "colour adapting" claims as I've tried quite a few from different brands, and it's never changed to a good colour. It's always been too orange.

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    1. I'm always suss that it'll turn orange too! But this one hasn't turned orange on me yet :)

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  13. I tried this in the store and actually liked it (on my arm at least!)
    I'll probably give it a go once my spending ban is over, as my skin is fairly blemish free at the moment (hoorah!)

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    1. Let me know if you get it :) I'd love to know your thoughts!

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  14. its very light coverage and i think its great for everyday, (especially on a hot summer day). great review!

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    1. It's definitely a really light coverage :) The CC cream claims to turn into foundation so... I guess we're meant to use it by itself.

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  15. The green shifting to your skin tone looks maaad! The ONLY thing holding me back (besides me being jobless atm) is knowing that I have at least 10 unopened bottles of foundation :( I'm trying to be good and save... but that goes out the window every morning, and flies back in when I'm sleeping (i.e. when I can't shop).

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    1. Haha! It'll still be there when you get around to using all your unopened bottles of foundation :P resist!

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