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

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.

-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

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

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!

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!