Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mary Kay CC Cream Complexion Corrector Cream SPF 15: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
Happy Tuesday everyone! Recently, Mary Kay released its own version of the very well known CC cream; it acts like makeup but is formulated like skincare. The Mary Kay CC Cream Complexion Corrector with spf 15 ($22 for 29ml) comes in four shades and promises to have eight benefits for the skin! To read my review and see how well it works, click......
What it promises:
1. Protects the skin with spf 15
2. Brightens the skin
3. Corrects discoloration and redness with lightweight coverage
4. Minimizes pores
5. Non-greasy, oil free formulation conceals blemishes
6. Hydrates skin for 10 hours
7. Blurs fine lines
8. Contains vitamin E and silymarin extract, both of which defends skin against environmental stressors

Packaging:
The Mary Kay CC Cream comes in a soft squeezable tube with a plastic pump. I always appreciate a pump dispenser because it keeps things mess free and prevents me from dispensing too much product by accident.
Coverage & Finish:
The CC Cream has light to medium coverage but it is definitely buildable so depending on how much you apply, it can either act a light tinted moisturizer or a light/medium coverage foundation. However, unlike concealers, it will not cover stubborn acne scars/blemishes.
The finish of the CC cream is definitely more dewy than matte, so depending on your skin type, you may wear the cream alone or set it with a mattifying powder to diminish the shine.
In the photo below I am wearing the shade "Very Light", the lightest shade; this shade should work well for NC/NW 15-20s. 
Wearing Mary Kay CC Cream in "Very Light" (photo not retouched), no setting powder used.
Application & Formulation:
The Mary Kay CC Cream has a nice and creamy consistency, it isn't too runny or too thick so it applies nicely and gives me enough time to blend it out. I didn't find the product particularly cushioning or moisturizing, it did a decent job at diminishing the pores but compared to something like the Big Easy from Benefit (reviewed here), it didn't blur out the skin's unevenness as much as I would have liked. However, the good thing about this CC Cream is that it didn't emphasize the dry areas around my jawline as much as Big Easy did.

Pros:
-Buildable coverage
-Light weight
-Evens out the skin tone
-Has a dewy finish (this could be a con depending on what your preference is)
-Easy to use pump dispenser
-Spf 15

Cons:
-Did not cover acne scars or blemishes
-Not very moisturizing
-Does not control shine

Overall:
I think this CC Cream from Mary Kay is a solid addition to the already saturated BB/CC cream market but unfortunately it's nothing special. It works well and if you are already a Mary Kay fan then it's worth checking out!

Availability:
Mary Kay is available online, check out all four shades of this here.

Thanks for reading, hope that review was helpful! Do you have a go-to BB/CC Cream? Let me know in the comments below!

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