|Embryolisse CC Cream Review|
From the company that brought us the cult fave Lait Creme Concentre, Embryolisse has launched its Embryolisse CC Cream Complexion Correcting Care with SPF20* (£32.95). This is a sun-protecting tinted moisturiser that is meant to provide a flawless complexion with smooth plumped up skin.
This CC cream comes in one shade, which I believe is good for cool-toned medium skin. I like applying this with a flat foundation brush for an even application. When applied with the fingertips, some product tends to clump into little balls so I wouldn't recommend that.
When worn on its own, it reveals a natural-satin glow that actually makes my skin feel good. Sometimes I wear this on its own when I'm relaxed off work, but when used alone indoors it isn't enough to control oil especially on my T-zone hence I set with powder on these occasions. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus seems to work well and keeps the skin matte for about 4 hours and then its time to touch up.
1. Non-comedogenic ie. it does not break you out in spots.
2. Lovely natural satin finish.
3. Good light-medium coverage.
4. Makes the skin feel good and comfortable!
1. It contains the Embryolisse fragrance which can irritate some.
2. It comes in one shade that leans a bit cool. It would look ashy on darker skintones.
3. SPF20 is insufficient for sun protection. I would recommend using a separate sunscreen with SPF30 and above for adequate protection.
4. It can cling to dry patches if you don't moisturise enough.
|Embryolisse CC Cream Swatches on NC30 Skin|
I'd like to compare this with other popular tinted moisturisers due to the light coverage with SPF content. Compared to NARS Tinted Moisturiser, this is less glowy/oily and it lasts longer. The finish is more dewy than Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser (Oil-Free version). The shade selection is much better with the NARS and Laura Mercier counterparts.
I would recommend this to those with medium toned combination to oily skin. Unfortunately the shade range (or lack of) is a big problem that they should perhaps sort out.
I am hardly impressed by tinted moisturisers, but I actually do like the way this Embryolisse CC Cream feels on my skin. I feel this is one of the better light-medium coverage face bases out there and I do recommend it, if the shade fits.
Livia | The Skin and Beauty Blog
*Press sample. All views are my own.