Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's Trending Now: CC Creams

Beautysets - The Hit List: CC Creams

Last summer beauty fans and gurus alike couldn't stop raving about BB creams. The all in one "beauty balms" seemed to be the perfect all in one beauty solution. Now, less than a year later there is already a new cool kid in town, the CC cream. CC cream also known as color control cream or color correcting cream are similar to BB creams but with a few marked differences.

Like BB creams, CC creams were also developed in Asia to prime, hydrate, and protect the skin. CC creams differ from BB creams because they are generally lighter in texture and their primary focus is addressing discoloration. CC creams can be worn alone for light coverage or used under foundation as a primer to provide heavier coverage.

CC creams can be found in stores such as Sephora,, and most major beauty stores. Below are a few that I picked out.

Having trouble finding your perfect shade? Clinque, Smashbox, Sephora Collection, and AmorePacific have CC creams in a wider range of colors that will also fit  woman of color.


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  1. Great post, I'll be honest as a long time fan of tinted moisturizers I really don't get the hype over BB or CC creams but at least now I know a little bit more about them! lol!


  2. Honestly, I haven't tried a BB or a CC cream, but I want to. I heard that a lot of women of color are having a hard time finding a shade that's right for them. Is that so?

  3. So I just saw a commercial for CC creams and was wondering what the difference was. From what I can tell they aren't that different from tinted moisturizer but an amazing marketing ploy ;)

  4. You should try it! Clinque, Smashbox, Sephora Collection, and AmorePacific have CC creams in a wider range of colors that will also fit woman of color.

  5. You may be right! ;) I love tinted moisturizers as well so I think its still a win-win

  6. I haven't tried either a BB or CC cream, although now I am intrigued. There are so many new products coming out all the time. I tend to stay with the tried and true. As my skin is ageing I'm thinking one of these creams might be great to try when I'm not wearing a full face of makeup. Thank you for the great review.

  7. Will have to try one of these! I've been waiting forever for the CC creams to come out but now that they're here I don't know which one to get. I love Ole Henrikson products though, so maybe I'll start with that one!