There are a lot of makeup products out there that are just pure magic and make you feel so good. Concealers, foundations, highlighters, bronzers, etc.—we all have our holy-grail products that we can’t live without. You know, the ones we reach for every day. For me, my go-tos are a concealer, mascara, brow product, and a lip product. If I have these in my makeup bag, I’m a happy camper.
But ever since I became a beauty editor, I’ve been branching out and adding more products to my routine. One find that I never really gave a second thought to was CC cream. And wow, this product really does the most.
I’ve heard and used BB creams before. In fact, I wrote about my beloved Clinique BB cream a few months ago. I vaguely knew about CC creams, but since I was pretty happy with my BB, I didn’t really think about giving it a try. But now I’m intrigued!
If you’re new to CC creams like me, they help you get that minimal, effortless look like BB creams, but they offer a little bit more coverage. BB creams are short for “beauty balm” or “blemish balm,” and they nourish the skin while giving lighter coverage than a regular foundation.
CC creams, on the other hand, are known as a “color-correcting cream” or a “complexion corrector cream.” They can help even your skin tone and mask dark spots and redness. CC creams are a bit thicker than BB creams, but many also contain beneficial skincare ingredients like sunscreen.
So yeah, a concealing and color-correcting product that also has skincare benefits and is a little bit lighter than a heavy foundation? Sign me up. What do you think? Take a look at some of the best-rated CC creams below.