Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream

Date Fri, April 25 2014

If you read my original review for the small sample of CC Cream I received from Studio Gear, you’ll know that I am a fan. The original shade that I got was quite light, so I was excited when I learned I could review a different shade of the CC cream. I opted for natural, which is the medium shade. After such a long and dry winter, my skin has been especially red and uneven, so the slightly darker shade is better to cover that.

Like the original sample I received, this starts out quite light. Applying it to your skin allows it to oxidate, and you’ll see it turn colors right before your eyes thanks to the “micro encapsulated pigments”. I got a decent picture of how interesting this looks in my first Studio Gear CC Cream review. Here’s another couple shots of the color changing and the color itself. In the photo below, “natural” is slightly darker than my inner wrist. If you look carefully, you’ll see that pores and fine lines are less noticeable where I’ve applied the coverage.

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The coverage is  definitely between light and medium. It makes a noticeable difference on my skin without appearing too fake. However, it’s not going to cover up every blemish perfectly. For that, you’ll want some concealer and powder or perhaps even foundation. However, if you’re going for heavier coverage, I would just use foundation and a non-tinted moisturizer. It is a little buildable, and I find myself using more of this thinner cream as I have a larger container of product to work with.

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream is non-irritating. The active ingredients are all sun protection, but this doesn’t feel greasy like a sunblock. It also has no scent and doesn’t cause any acne flair-ups, which is important. The CC Cream feels like on my skin and is non-oily, too. As summer soon approaches — or so I hope — I don’t like to wear heavy makeup because I sweat it off. Tinted products like this one are ideal for that purpose.

Goliath wants to be beautiful

Goliath wants to be beautiful

Plus, this one has a few more benefits:

  • SPF 20
  • Fades dark spots and acne scarring.
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration.
  • Creaties the most natural looking coverage that matches your skintone.
  • Maintains a youthful complexion.

Now, I fortunately don’t need wrinkle or fine line remedies at this point in my life, but I am obviously concerned with protection from the sun and evening my skin tone.

On low-key days, I wear the CC cream by itself. If I want a little more coverage, I add powder. The texture isn’t dewy. In fact, it doesn’t much look like I’m wearing any makeup at all. Because this is makeup, you will want to wash it off at the end of the day.

If you’d like to try out the CC Cream, you can get a discount when you purchase from Studio Gear with code brandbackercc. It retails for $34 typically, and this will bring the price down to $28.90. You an also earn purchases directly from the company, and the coupon code works for other products, too.  Sign up for a 3-month subscription, and it only costs $30 per tube. If you spend $50, you’ll also receive a free gift!

This post was brought to you by Studio Gear and CC Cream. I thank them for the opportunity to try new products. All opinions are my own.

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