09 January 2014

Swatches and Review: Revlon Age Defying CC Cream

Alphabet creams seem to be all the rage these days. As if there aren't already enough foundations and tinted moisturizers to choose from, they had to throw these into the mix. I haven't tried a lot so I don't have much say about them, but what are they exactly?

BB creams or blemish balm (also beauty balm) treat and conceal blemishes. They are much like tinted moisturizers, only a bit heavier. They contain SPF, vitamins, anti-oxidants and other skin care benefits intended to promote healthy and younger-looking skin. 

CC creams or color correcting creams (also color control) have all the benefits of a BB cream plus color correcting properties. They calm redness and reduce the appearance of sallowness. They tend to be lighter on the skin than BB creams and they're not very buildable (if at all) so what you get is a very sheer finish.

DD creams are either dynamic do-all beauty creams or daily defense creams for body and foot, I don't know. I'll let you know when I know more.

So anyway, today I thought I'd talk about Revlon's Age Defying CC Cream. 
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I have it in 010 Light/Pale (comes in 4 shades - Light, Light/Medium, Medium, and Medium Deep). 
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It's very creamy and easy to apply. 
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It doesn't provide much coverage, so if you have blemishes and dark spots, you will need to use a concealer or a foundation over it. 
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I will say however that it does a decent job evening out my skin tone, so on a really good day, I can use it on its own. It could serve as a primer too, I guess, but it doesn't do much to control oilies or reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. This is a good everyday product for me. I love that it contains SPF 30 and that it evens out my complexion but I will probably only repurchase if it's on sale.