L’Oreal Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Dullness, £9.99 Boots
The BB Creams craze has come and gone but I still don’t get it; I’ve tried a few without much to report back, that’s why I’ve never written anything about them here on the blog. A couple of weeks ago I was browsing the beauty aisles in Boots and I spotted the latest offering from L’Oreal: CC Creams. My immediate reaction was ‘yeah, another one of those…’, but I was intrigued by the concept of the product; so I picked one and took home hoping it would be worth a review… and it was! So here it is :)
- CC Creams are colour correcting creams
- Anti-Dullness – mauve; Anti-Fatigue – apricot; Anti-Redness – green
- Smart Pigment Capsules turn into foundation in contact with the skin
- SPF 12
- Light coverage, buildable to medium
- Liquid consistency, can feel slightly sandy and grainy to touch before blending
The L’Oreal Nude Magique CC Cream, is a colour correcting cream containing Smart Pigment Capsules that turn into foundation on contact with the skin. There are 3 CC Creams as part of this range: Anti-Dullness, a mauve cream that targets dull, yellow skin; Anti-Fatigue, an apricot cream for tired-looking skin; and Anti-Redness, a green cream that helps neutralise redness on the skin. The CC Creams have SPF 12 and work with your natural skin tone to give you a light, but buildable coverage.
I chose the Anti-Dullness cream as my dull yellow skin is a major concern of mine, especially during the Winter. At first I was bit sceptical and thought it was a waste of time and money; after all, how the heck is a purple-looking liquidy cream supposed to turn into foundation and make me look less dull? It didn’t take long for me to see that this was no ordinary purple-looking liquidy cream; within seconds of blending the product into my skin, the mauve cream turned into a foundation colour – it must be magique!
I don’t know about lighter or darker skin tones, but the cream seemed to adapt to my skin tone and quickly covered my major skin concerns. The coverage is light but it can be built up to medium; the product feels light-weight but it doesn’t melt into the skin with the same ease of a liquid foundation, so remember to blend well. I can definitely skip foundation when I apply the L’Oreal CC Cream, however I still need a bit of concealer under my eyes and around my nose.
So far this CC Cream stuff has really impressed my sceptical self. I think I may have to go back for the Anti-Redness one to use on certain areas of my face along with the Anti-Dullness. The price is reasonable, considering it can replace foundation for some people, and it does what it says on the tin, so thumbs up to L’Oreal on this one!
What do you think of the L’oreal CC Creams? Have you tried CC Creams before? How did you get on with BB Creams? I would love to know :)
- Product: L’Oreal Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Dullness
- Price: £9.99
- Availability: Boots
- Shades: Anti-Dullness, Anti-Redness, Anti-Fatigue