Why, oh, why am I still livin’
on a prayer like it’s 80 degrees outside?
Oh, yeah. Because it was 77 yesterday! Bay Area weather is so weird. We get these spells of the muggiest, summery-est weather right around Halloween, which are usually followed by a couple of very rainy, chilly weeks.
I’m not complaining. It’ll be sweater weather soon enough. Anyway, to go with this warm spell we’re having, I’ve been wearing appropriate warm weather bases, because — hi! — do you like it when your face melts off in the heat? I sure don’t. So, tinted moisturizers and BB and CC creams are in heavy rotation as of late, including this new CC by Chanel.
1 tinted moisturizer, 5 superpowers: evens, moisturizes, corrects, protects, illuminates. CC CREAM with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 combines skincare benefits with a longwearing, medium-to-full coverage makeup effect and a glowing finish — for the look of a more luminous, healthy complexion. After one month of use, the enhanced formula helps to correct signs of aging, improve skin’s texture and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Day after day, skin appears healthier with natural-looking radiance.
CC CREAM is infused with Murunga Plum Extract — unearthed from an Australian super fruit rich in vitamin C — to help protect skin from environmental aggressors while enhancing texture and glow. A new form of Hyaluronic Acid helps hydrate skin throughout the day for increased suppleness and comfort. With continuous moisture, skin looks plumped.
HOW TO APPLY
Wear alone after your skincare ritual or underneath powder makeup.
OK, $55 for one little ounce of product is HELLA unreasonable, but if you’re into a sheer, satiny finish and blurred pores, and you don’t like to feel like you’re wearing a plaster face cast made of makeup, this could totally be your go-to, if, and only if, you also have a penchant for pink-toned bases.
I’ve been testing shade 40 Beige (one of five shades), which has a pretty strong pink undertone. If I sheer it out enough, it looks almost like my warm yellow-toned skin, but my persnickety @ss can still kinda see a tinge o’ pink, and I’d prefer not to.
It’s only available in five shades, and this is the second darkest. I’m assuming that the two shades book-ending 40 Beige also have pink undertones as well, but I may test that theory at a Chanel counter.
I would wear this every day if it suited my skin tone better, because of the gorgeous satin finish and its pore-blurring power. It also feels SO good on my face, and it lasts all day long (even through warm weather).
Keeping my fingers crossed that they release some warmer shades someday soon. You’re a lucky ducky if you have pink undertones and are Team Chanel! I think you’ll probably like (maybe even love) this.
Oh, and since it is Chanel, it’s also heavily scented. It smells like lovely roses and oranges.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4 out of 5 hearts.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,