When I was offered the chance to test Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream, I was pretty excited to try it and see how this CC cream actually works. (CC stands for color correcting). I received a full sized 1 fl oz, ($34), of the SPF 20 CC Cream in the color of my choice, which was Natural.
The Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream comes in Linen, Natural and Wheat. I am a light to medium toned person with beige undertones and while my skin is fairly light most of the year, my beigey-ness lends me to usually wear a light-to-medium toned foundation. I picked the middle color, Natural, and it is a perfect match for me.
Imagine my surprise when I squeezed some product out of the tube and it was WHITE!!!
The CC Cream contains micro-encapsulated pigments which when rubbed on the skin, transform to match each person's own skintone. I'd love to see the two other colors to see if they would match me in some fashion, too. I wonder how far the transformation goes. Below you will see that I began to spread the little dot around on my hand. At the bottom of the picture, you can see a couple places where the CC cream starts to make the transformation into my skin color.
After rubbing it completely into my skin, you can see that it matches perfectly with a hint of sheen left to give a natural looking finish.
After the product dries a little more, it becomes a little more matte. It gives a nearly medium coverage and if you have any deeper red spots, you'll still need a concealor to cover them. Apply daily over your moisturizer, or by itself as needed. Use alone or under another foundation. I use this alone.
What They Say:
Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.
- 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.
I really like this CC Cream. Really. I'll be repurchasing once I am done with this one.
The idea behind BB and CC creams is that when you use them in the long term, they are supposed to nourish and brighten skin, evening the complexion to provide a more youthful look. I have only had this about a week, so I can't attest to the long wear properties but I do know that I like the finish and the coverage and look forward to seeing what the long term effects are.
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How do you like the new CC creams? Have you seen any that start white like this? And if you have, did they end up being a perfect match to your skintone? Have you tried anything else from Studio Gear Cosmetics?