Smashbox CC Cream First Impressions

Happy Monday my beautiful friends. Today I’m chatting about the Smashbox CC cream. I purchased the product about a week ago, and honestly I haven’t worn it too much. Not because I don’t like it, but I just haven’t been wearing makeup. Which is why I was on the hunt for a product like this. My usual foundation, Urban Decay’s Naked, was on it’s last legs and I was either going to fork over the $50 for a replacement or try out a new product for the same price.

Smashbox CC cream - light weight, very buildable

I originally was on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream, but Kaitlyn (who works at Shoppers) suggested I should get a CC cream because of my oily skin. A nice bonus: their lightest shade actually works for my very pale skin. It doesn’t turn yellow over the day and it’s protecting my skin with SPF.

Smashbox CC cream - came in a very pale shade for myself

I’m still trying to figure out how to apply the CC cream because I was originally putting the product onto my face with my fingers and then using a brush to blend it in. But it seemed really streaky and took forever to blend out perfectly. I actually went over my entire face with my beauty blender in the very end. Using my fingers to blend it out messily on my face first and then using a stippling brush might be my best bet.

Smashbox CC cream - use fingers to blend out

Once it was all blended out, wow, it looked amazing. I did a Spring Makeup look with this CC Cream, so check it out if you want to see how it looks. Even Kaitlyn thought my skin looked great, she assumed I was wearing a medium to heavy coverage foundation. The CC cream is easily buildable, and looks even better with face primer on underneath.

It lasts all day (i.e. 9am to 9pm), with only 1 touch up with powder. I really recommend this product for everyone.

Have you tried this product? What are your thoughts?


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