Rated 4.27 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Give it a chance!
When I first used this, I wasn't impressed at all, to be honest. It dried down to a matte/semi-matte finish and it left my combination skin feeling dry & tight; it didn't feel lightweight at all. Despite this, I pushed forward & kept using it.
Come to find out, my skin was getting better with extended use! The problems I was having with it had NOTHING to do with the product, but with my actual skin. My skin was dehydrated (not unmoisturized) & overproduced oil in my tzone. Extended use of this product helped regulate that (along with a proper skincare routine). I looked deeper and found the ingredient list rich with hydrating ingredients like snail mucin & a blend of wonderful oils with brightening and soothing properties, compounds that help retain moisture & keep my skin hydrated like niacinamide, and even things to help with my hyperpigmentation issues like hyaluronic acid! I was shocked at how beautiful the formulation of this product is.
We're supposed to be using sunscreen EVERYDAY, no matter how short you're exposed to the sun - even if it's just going to the grocery store! We're also supposed to reapply sunscreen every two hours (depending on our sun exposure), but doing so over makeup can be challenging. This product is perfect for just that! It uses the beautiful ingredients Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to be a great no-white-cast physical sunscreen!
The product advertises itself as a "full coverage cream" which I found is slightly misleading. If you think you'll get full coverage with, say, just one or two pumps, you're in for a surprise. That being said, this product layers beautifully! You can definitely build up to that full coverage you might be looking for, but will still look very natural.
TLDR: Give this product a chance - not just for a couple applications, but use it regularly so you can really see the wonderful affect it can have on your skin. Definitely buildable coverage, layers beautifully, and is a wonderful sunscreen! Two thumbs up!
Most Helpful Critical Review I really wanted to like this...
After watching rave reviews of this CC cream from some of my favorite YouTubers, I had some extremely high expectations for this product that were sadly not met. I have 40 year old, normal/slight combination skin with occasional dry patches. This cream would cling to my dry patches, oxidize leaving me with an orange hue after a few hours, and separate on top of my slightly oily T-zone. I tried applying this product with and without primer, with a foundation brush, with a beauty blender, with just with my fingers and then I gave up. I passed it on to my 65 year old mother who turned right around and gave it back to me saying that it overly emphasized her wrinkles by settling in them over time, and that it made the rest of her face look like an oil slick. -- My biggest regret is that I used up so much of this cream trying to make it work that I cannot in good conscience return it for a refund.
Reviewed by 15531 customers CC+ Cream Foundation is a Winner
Carol from Oxnard, CA
I am 70 years young and want to look my best. The CC+ cream foundation is a great product on my skin and evens out the tones and glosses over my pores and wrinkles, without extenuating my flaws. This is the third time I have bought this product. I highly recommend it.
Best full-coverage foundation!
JJA37 from Abilene, TX
Best I've ever tried. I keep going back for more. My daughter started buying it because when I came home from work she said it looked like I had just put my make-up on and I had taught a whole day of classes! Big compliment!
Kaitlin Smith from Cape Coral, FL
Obsessed with this product and that it also has SPF. I've never received so many compliments on my foundation looking flawless. I did have to buy two colors to mix for the perfect shade. Blends beautifully with a makeup sponge and lasts all day.
It's the foundation I keep coming back to
JJ from Orange, CA
Best coverage, tried Pur and IL Makiage, very disappointed in the shades and coverage.
Color Too Dark; Doesn't Match same Shade in Other Products
Rescue Mom from Gulf Coast, US
I was almost out of my Smashbox Camera Ready Bb product but they don't make it anymore so decided to try this Cc cream in the same shade which I've used for all Smashbox skin products - Fair Light. The Cc cream was more full coverage than what I was using but my issue was the color. It's darker than other Fair Light products and you can see a difference from my skin tone. It doesn't just blend into my skin tone like the other Fair Light products. I didn't open the Cc cream right away until I needed it so now I'm stuck with a product I can't use and can't return. Very disappointed. Would recommend going a shade lighter on this item if you usually use Fair Light shade in Smashbox.
New User - Love it!
West Texas Girl from North Carolina
I have super dry skin. I went to my local Ulta store and asked for a foundation that wouldn't make my face too dry. I was recommended this product, and after using it a few times, I really like it! It goes on smoothly, is moisturizing, and is long wearing. The first shade I took home turned out to be a bit too light, but after I exchanged it for the next darker shade, the color was perfect. Highly recommend!
Liz from Lubbock Tx
I love this product! It covers nicely and love that it has SPF included. I get a ton of compliments!! The only reason it doesn't get all five stars is that it comes off on clothes! Beware when hugging someone.
Liz from Bay Area
Not to matte not too dewy just right, works well for my combination skin n covers just like a medium-full coverage foundation!
Beach lover from Florida
I love this cc cream! Have been thinking about buying it for awhile and finally did and I should have bought it sooner! Will definitely be buying this again and again. I've always had a hard time finding something that doesn't leave my skin feeling and looking dry and this is it. This makes me skin look flawless and looks natural but still covers up a lot of imperfections. My only downfall is im very light skinned and the lightest color is a tad too dark but it still looks good and will buy again regardless.
skincaredontcare from Kansas City
This product is amazing. I am 30. I struggle with redness. This product masks my redness completely. It doesn't take much and it feels like I am wearing nothing. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated and my complexion looks so smooth. I have combo skin, and this foundation works all day for me. The spf is also a huge bonus for anti aging benefits. I am so glad I found this product and will continue to purchase.
Love this foundation! Have used it for years!
Jenhen from Greenville, NC
Love IT Cosmetic products!
I love this product and will definitely purchase again.
Brighteyes from Yermo, CA
IT* CC Cream with SPF 50, went on smooth with full coverage. Applied with the foundation brush, the look was smooth. Full coverage and Light feeling. No cake feeling. Stayed fresh on my oilyskin for thirteen hours. Did not use the setting powder. I used setting spray.
I would buy this product again
Nita from Mobile Al
I really like the full coverage of this cc cream.
Jade from Los Angeles, CA
I've used this product for years and have no intention of ever changing to something else!!! Surprised why the reviews aren't better!
Best foundation ever!
Meg from Paso Robles
One of my friends introduced me to this foundation and I will never buy anything else from now on. I don't need to use more than one pump to cover my entire face! It makes my skin so even toned it's magic.
Old dogs CAN learn new tricks
KID1670 from Charlotte, NC
I have never been a fan of cream foundation- it always made me feel like I was suffocating. Instead, I have been using translucent mineral powders for years (I have had a good complexion for most of my life). But now I'm my 50's my skin is drier than ever and the wrinkles are starting to become a bit more noticeable. I asked my daughters for a tinted moisturizer for Christmas (Aveda Sweet tea to be exact). Instead they bought me this. I was disappointed at first. BUT I'm so glad I have it a chance. It's light and airy. Blends easily (I apply it lightly with my fingers- don't yell at me), apply concealer where I need a little extra coverage and then my translucent mineral powder is applied with a kabuki brush and then I use a blender brush all over. The result is like I was airbrushed and I don't feel like I have anything heavy in my skin. I love it! Old dogs CAN learn new tricks!
My 67 year old skin looks beautiful
Grammy from Everett WA
I use this product to cover dark spots. And to even my skin tone.
Maura at Ulta matched the color to my skin tone, the first time I've ever had anything like that done.
The result is incredible! The cc cream covers the spots all day and I makes my skin the most gorgeous golden color which evidently is my true skin tone. Mind blowing product!
T from Bend, OR
Best foundation ever
I will use again
Tammy from SC
Nice everyday foundation
I would buy this product again
Rosie from Wayne NJ
It's a good product, I never had a makeup that I did not need to constantly rubbing my face because it either itches, feels like thing are crawling on my face or tingling.
It CC cream with spf 50+
Donna from Florida
I love this makeup.
Tammy from Madison, AL
It was easy to apply and I am new to this makeup thing
I want to love it!
Pammy22 from Marlboro, NJ
I bought this because of how amazing and flawless it makes my sisters face always look! However, when I put it on, it's so streaky (which is probably my brush, I need something more dense) and it makes my face look so DRY. I am applying moisturizer right before putting this on so I am not sure why it looks like that.
i have used this product for a long time.
Dash from Mentor, OH
i use the product everyday as i see employees everyday and want to look my best.
love the coverage. Hides alot!
Wish their were more shades that matched my skin tone more precisely
betsy from ct
i will return this item and go back to pure minerals