Coverage is actually med, with a dewy finish. Shades run lighter than expected. I'm NC20 and looked better in med.
This gave me zits, clogs after 2 wks of use.
I love this CC cream. I've tried several BB creams and they all sucked. I winged it and bought this at ULTA, mainly because I had no more foundation and I had gotten too tan for all my other foundations from my summer vacation. I have the tan shade and it's perfect for me because my tones are very yellow/somewhat olive-y. The only thing I don't like is the fact it makes me shine within an hour, otherwise it blends very well and covers almost perfectly. Don't think I'm gonna get it again but it is a lovely product :} and I also love that it is free of many things including oil
Purchased this a few months back when I had 20% off total purchase at ULTA, stuck it in a drawer and forgot about it until I was hunting for something and found the unopened box. At first I was apprehensive since I purchased the medium shade and am more fair/nude but I remembered swatching the selection of colors at the store and decided to open and try it.
The product is very thick and blends better with fingers than a brush or sponge. The heat from my fingers allowed for the product to thin and really blend into my skin well. I applied over Mehron's Velvet Finish Primer and Dr. Brandt's Pores no More over my T-Zone. I buffed with RT's buffing brush and then set with Ben Nye's setting powder. I buffed after applying with my fingers to smooth any overlaps and to blend along my jawline. This product is lovely, it doesn't sink into my pores and covers the little broken capillaries on my cheeks without the use of a redness neutralizer. I couldn't stop looking at my face in the mirror, I kept looking for my imperfections to show through, but they do not. The finish is neither matte nor dewy, just perfectly natural. While I absolutely love Cargo's Foundation, this is a nice alternative for days when I don't have a lot of time to mess with my make-up. There really is no comparison as this is a natural finish and Cargo is a velvet finish for a more glamorous, formal, made-up look and this looks like my skin only better.
Will I be purchasing again....YES, YES, YES...a thousand times YES!
Preface: On the hunt for perfect foundation. I have fair, dry-combination skin, with a few red marks in my cheek/nose area. Other than that, I do not need a full-coverage product, just something that evens, covers where it needs to, and sinks into my skin correctly.
I was disappointed in Lorac's CC cream, as I had been told that it was made to color-correct, especially for redness. I found that although it sunk into my skin super-well, and finished ultra-naturally (no oily shine, no sitting on top of the skin), it did not cover nearly as well as I thought it would -- my cheap Garnier BB cream and Clinique Moisture Surge tinted moisturizer both covered my red spots better.
Once I retouched the red areas with Clinique's Redness Solutions foundation, my foundation looked very good, so I supposed if you are planning to use this under foundation this would work very well. I just wish this could live up to its color-correcting hype.
Bottom line: Blends very well into skin. Poor job color correcting.
I got a sample of this as a GWP from Ulta after I recently bought the Pro palette. I used it to see if I would want to buy the full size and if a "CC Cream " is better than a BB or foundation. It was whatever. Wont purchase the full size.
Got samples ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, only samples in medium so I will have to try mixing light and medium one of these days!
I was surprised more people didn't like this product. I've tried several BB Creams with less-than-spectacular results but I really like this product. The coverage is sheer, which is what I was looking for, but not too sheer and it could be worn as a primer. The color matched my skin perfectly which is also a problem with some BB Creams. When I turned 40 my skin completely changed and became very sensitive. LORAC products are a bit more expensive but are paraben-free and generally friendly to sensitive skin. I'm a fan of this CC Cream and would purcahse it again.
I purchased this after a loooooot of researching. I'm allergic to silicones (ALL silicones, not just the ones I want my face to be allergic to :[ )
Anyway I purchased this at sephora I went with the dark shade for a few weeks and I really liked it but it was just a TAD too dark for my skin (MAC F&B C5/NC40/42) so I went back and got the "medium" color thinking I could fix it with powder... HUGE mistake. Looked like a geisha for my first job interview (I did get the job though so maybe it didn't look THAT bad?)
I then returned that, went for the dark color once again and now that I've spent some time outside the color blends in just fine. It has strong yellow undertones, despite what you see when you swatch it (it looks straight up ORANGE, but it's not!!!). I've been wearing it in 80-90+ degree weather, even to work and it doesn't budge. I'd also like to add that when I say work, I mean I worked in front of a hot GRILL for 6 hours and it looked fine, barely had any shine at the end of the night. You get a good 5/6+ hours of wear out of it if you wear it with primer and powder. I have extremely oily skin and the oilyness did show through after a few hours but I was able to blot and my face would go back to looking normal. This is one of those products where your natural skin shows through so it really does just even out your skintone and conceal blemishes.
If you're on the tan/"dark" side I DEFINITELY recommend this if you have really sensitive skin. It reduces redness (which the medium did not, sadly) and it gives you a flawless appearance if you use your fingers. A brush gives it a streaky finish and I learned that the hard way because I hate using my fingers but the fact is that your fingers warm up the product and end up giving you more coverage. I use one layer of this, let it set and then warm up a little more on my index finger and use that as concealer. A little bit goes a LONG way!! and it TOTALLY hides undereye circles. I mean, I don't have dark ones but whatever darkness I have under my eyes, this seems to conceal just fine.
It won't give you that "poreless" finish most people expect because this has absolutely NO pore-clogging silicones in it therefore you WONT get that crazy flat surface you would get with other products.
Silicone CAN aggravate your acne so give this a try and if you don't like it.. just return it but it's definitely worth a shot if you have really sensitive acne-prone skin.
Bleh. Bleh bleh. I'm apparently having a really gross time with CC/BB cream because this was as bad as, if not worse, another drug store BB cream I tried.
Luckily, I didn't purchase it. The nice lady at Sephora gave me a beautiful sample jar with enough to last me until the next apocalypse. For its price, and the amount it takes to cover your face, it's not a bad deal. That's if it works for you.
On the back of my hand it seemed kind of sheer, blended well, and didn't settle into the weird lines I like to fold my hand into for some reason when I test out makeup. She recommended I sleep on it and give it a try, so I brought it home and the first thing I did was rub it on my face hoping it'd be the answer to my prayers. Not particularly. First of all, a little goes a long way. Learned that lesson. Second, it feels dreamy but looks less than amusing.
It's not a thick consistency, though it has a fair bit of coverage. Definitely more than a tinted moisturizer, but nothing compared to the mineral or liquid foundations I usually lean towards.
It made a load of promises on the banner that made me want to try this for my annoyingly spotty skin. It's supposed to be great for acne-prone skin, it's a BB cream so obviously it's supposed to negate the use of a primer, supposed to brighten, moisturize, soothe, and blah blah. I think I got most of it.
In the spots where the cream went on nicely, it did brighten. Which is mildly unfortunate because this is the first BB cream I've found in my ghostly color and it makes me look like a flash light has my face on lock in random places (around the sides of the eye, bridge, random cheek spots).
As a sufferer of the wonderful Celt's curse, especially in the summer, it did nothing to even attempt to hide the redness in my cheeks. Boo. That's mostly what I look for anyway, a correcting foundation that blends nicely and hides the fact that my ancestors played chicken with the Gods and now their descendents have random splotches of red face. Oh, and it'd be nice if my face didn't pluck up into a minefield of pimples too, but that's neither here nor there.
It doesn't feel particularly moisturizing, in fact it feels kind of gross. I expected it to settle in after a few minutes, but it never lost that dewy, gross finish that I do not like. I'm a huge fan of matte foundations. I live in 101F+ heat on a regular basis, so when this started melting into the curves around my nose/chin area and looking cakey I gave up on using it alone. That, and the fact that it sunk into my craterous cheek pores and made them look like something you'd expect to see on a moon landing mission.
I caved, and I smoothed it out and put on dusting of translucent setting powder. Oh, no. No no. Noo. Again, it all caked into the curves of my nose/chin and around my brows and the t-zone and just no.
I imagine if you don't have many face problems or huge pores, and you're a huge fan of BB creams, this might be for you. It's definitely worth a sample try, I guess. I might try it a few billion more times until this sample is gone, but I won't ever buy it. Their shades are amazing for the pale side, but I don't see much use from women with particularly dark skin tones. Their darkest shade was a "tan" and I think that's as dark as it goes, which really wasn't very dark at all. I can see it washing out a lot of people.
Maybe I'll save this for a winter trial? I'm not sure really.
I purchased this CC cream after reading the display that advertises color correction, primes, moisturizes, brightens, soothes and is an anti aging product. I see no form of SPF, which I like cause SPF in foundations generally doesn't look smooth on me.
I used this 3 times and I just don't like it. It's super cakey, makes my pores look like dots, it just doesn't sink in well. The color is good, fair coverage, but the way it sits is awful. After a bit it settles in, but I can't deal with the dotted pores. So I am going to return it.