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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beauty Review: Almay Smart Shade CC Cream Complexion Corrector #SmartShadeCC

Disclosure: I received this item as a perk through Klout.

It’s summer and time for some fun! I love being able to go outside without fur boots and a HUGE winter jacket. Even in the spring here I think Mother Nature was a bit confused.. but now that’s summer- it’s time for shorts, flip flops, and less makeup!

YES, I said less makeup. I have oily skin so it’s hard for me to wear a liquid or mousse makeup without sweating it off within 5 seconds of walking outside. When I seen that Almay was making a CC cream, I was all for it. I was thinking I could use it alone or at least under a mineral foundation to keep the oil and shine at bay this summer.
How are BB and CC creams different? BB creams are heavier than tinted moisturizers but lighter than a foundation. BB Creams provide coverage with added SPF and anti-oxidants. CC Creams are different because they are made to correct the redness and a color corrector. They are more light and fluffy than a foundation or BB cream.
I was very impressed with the Almay CC Cream. It comes in 3 different colors, so whether you are light, medium/light, or medium skin tone they have something for you!
This corrects the discoloration in the skin while hiding redness and irritation. I love it because it covers the skin but isn’t heavy like foundation is. It’s lighter than foundation is and has SPF built in, so it’s perfect for summer.
It’s very easy to apply. I put it on just like I would foundation. I dab it on my nose, cheeks, forehead, chin, and under my eyes and blend outward. You can use your fingers, but I use my makeup sponge.
The best part is you can wear it alone for a light summer look or you can wear it under foundation for additional coverage and added SPF protection. It is built to naturally blend to your skin tone so that it isn’t too light or too dark for you.
I really like that it helps to correct skin tone NOW and overtime. It helps to decrease the appearance of imperfections, discoloration, and dull skin tone. It also helps to give an overall radiant complexion by smoothing, hydrating, and evening the skin tone out.

I love that it doesn’t cake up underneath a makeup if you’re using it during the day for work or an outing. I can use both mineral powder or a liquid foundation and it still looks natural.

It is great for hiding those dark circles and discoloration/skin spots. I’ve also found that if I apply this with a buffing brush I get even MORE coverage and it still looks natural. Blends beautifully!

Buy It: Almay CC Cream in Medium
          Almay CC Cream in Light


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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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