Review: Bobbi Brown CC Cream SPF 35+++

It’s the alphabet cream again. You guys should know by now that Bobbi Brown BB Cream is my favourite. I’ve been featuring it in most of my FOTD posts because well, I really like it! So when I got the chance to test the CC Cream, I was not as skeptical as I’d be. CC Creams are colour correcting creams and Bobbi Brown promises instantly healthy looking even toned skin with the use of this CC Cream as a base. I was sent Pale Nude (there is also Warm Nude for darker complexions) and this is my review.


CC Cream Bobbi Brown


My first thought? The resemblance with the BB Cream is uncanny. In fact, I have to separate these 2 creams in my makeup box just so I won’t mistake them for each other. Pale Nude is a lavender pink tone suitable for fair skin tones. It is a shade that corrects varying levels of sallowness and dullness but I find that the lavender didn’t do much for my skin redness. I need yellow to counter the redness, but the lavender pink did not emphasize either, thank goodness. This CC Cream also has skincare benefits – with prolonged use, skin becomes brighter and more even toned. The Sodium Hyaluronate moisturizes the skin to prevent dehydration. I honestly don’t use it enough to tell, but the most important thing is that it doesn’t dry out my skin nor does it break me out. In the swatch below, it definitely looks lavender, but it applies sheer on the skin. The texture is similar to the BB Cream, only lighter and even more weightless.


Bobbi Brown CC Cream BB and CC cream swatch


I am not one who uses primers on a daily basis. I only use it if I absolutely have to, and it’s usually for special occasions. The good thing about this CC Cream is that it can be worn alone on top of skincare to even out skintone. If you don’t have much blemishes, then you’ll like it. If you have to conceal, then there’s that. Conceal – with your concealer. This does not cover any imperfections. While it claims to diffuse them, I really can’t tell the difference. However, it definitely does brighten the skin. I hope you can tell from the photo below. I actually took these photos MONTHS ago using my old camera, but just never got around to WRITING it (sorry!). I remember very vividly that the patch where I applied the CC Cream was brighter.


swatch effect


The BB Cream in Light sometimes is a little dull on me, so I LOVE mixing both these products. The BB Cream in Extra Light is a little too light, but this CC and BB Cream mixture is awesome when I need my BB Cream to be a little lighter.


Bobbi Brown CC Cream ingredients


I can’t ask you to run and get it because I don’t use primers much, but it does work to brighten the skin. It feels a little more siliconey than the BB Cream though. Just an afterthought. Bobbi Brown CC Cream retails for RM160 and is available at all Bobbi Brown counters nationwide. Have you tried any Bobbi Brown bases?


xoxo Lily


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