The word on the beauty street might be BB creams lately but just when you might have jumped in on the trend, brand new CC creams seem to have appeared out of nowhere. Just what are CC creams you ask? Unlike BB creams or “blemish balm creams” which mattify, protect skin with added SPF and go on skin gently with a lightweight formula, CC creams or “color and care creams” go above and beyond the average BB formula color correcting dark spots and unwanted redness.
All About CC
“BB and CC creams are very similar in that they are lightweight, give great coverage and SPF, but CC creams also help color correct so that those that suffer from redness and a more uneven skin tone with have more help,” says makeup artist Raychel Wayde who has been featured in the likes of Allure, In-Style, and Cosmopolitan.
CC creams are still in the construction phase for a lot of American beauty companies but when shopping for color correcting creams, Raychel Wayde says that constantly testing out the right cream for your skin type and shade is completely natural and unavoidable. “Like most products that are for your skin a lot of it is trial and error as far as texture and coverage is concerned. Most only come in a few shades so it is actually fairly easy to gauge which shade is right for you,” Wayde adds.
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