Jan 20, 2014

Review: Annabelle CC Cream Instant Perfecting Base

The last time I purchased my favourite Annabelle foundation it came with a mini bottle of their CC cream. I finally decided to try it out so that I could do a review!

(I got lazy and reused the photo from my haul post before.)

This CC cream is supposed to control redness, correct appearance of pores and fine lines and prime the skin. It does have a tint to it that is slightly darker than my skin, but it didn't really seem to matter once I blended it all out. According to the Annabelle website, the full size of this product is $16.95 for 1 fluid ounce. This is the natural finish, and it also comes in a luminous finish, which is a white cream.

When applying this, it really feels similar to applying foundation. It definitely doesn't have the same coverage as a foundation though.

Get ready for another horrifying photo of my bare face!

As you can see, I have some redness and some sallowness around my mouth, as well as horrible dark circles. Here is my face after application of the Annabelle CC cream:

As you can see, my face looks basically the same. There is slightly less redness and my skin looks a bit more even, but there isn't really any coverage. This does however leave my face feeling nice and smooth before I apply my foundation!

Here is my full face of foundation and powder and whatnot over the CC cream. It did make my foundation application a bit smoother and my makeup does last longer when I use this.

Overall, I think this is a fairly good face primer. I don't really notice it corrects any colour that my foundation wouldn't have already, but it does fill in pores and fine lines nicely. I think this is a good option for people who aren't a fan of silicon-y face primers.

I am currently switching between this primer and the ELF primer daily to see if I prefer a silicon formula or cream formula like this one. I am considering buying a full size of this when I run out of primer.

What is your favourite face primer?

16 comments:

  1. amazing!

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  2. I love CC creams. My favourite primer is the Foundation Primer by Laura Mercier.

    Ray | Obey Ray

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    1. I think I have a sample of that lying around somewhere!

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  3. You have such beautiful skin, you're so lucky! Sounds like a good CC cream.

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty pleased with it.

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  4. Looks good. I tend to prefer the silicone formulas for primer. I'm not sure if they're longer lasting or anything, but they feel nicer for me.

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  5. ahh! Your skin is flawless!! I always use silicone primers, but they're not a necessity for me! I really like the Baby skin right now from maybelline!

    Great post!

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    1. Thank you! I still see a ton of things that need covering though :P

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  7. Skin looks very good before and, of course, after!


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  8. I think your skin is fairly nice without makeup!

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    1. Thank you! I still have horrible under eye bags to make up for it! :P

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