A & C: we both bought this during a recent bargain hunt in our local Factory Shop for the crazy cost of £2 – a steal when it is normally available from Boots for £14.99! As it is one of the pricier drugstore CC cream alternatives we were both really excited to try this badboy out and had high hopes for it!
The packaging itself is pretty sturdy, and similar to the rest of the Nip + Fab range. The squeezy tube means you can dispense the exact amount you need without too much wastage which is definitely a plus side – we hate wasting make up!
When we first opened this and looked at the colour we both assumed this would be completely wrong for us. We are both super pale and although we picked up the colour “Light” this looked pretty orange toned to us – luckily this seems to adapt to your skin tone on application, and although not the perfect colour match it was workable with a little pale pressed powder.
Unfortunately things didn’t get much better on application after the initial colour panic. We both found this really difficult to blend in to our skin. It seemed to sit on top of the skin rather than sink in and blend like you hope. Chloe ended up taking hers off straight away, and then re-tried with only a tiny amount of product. This worked much better, and actually works into the skin better when you apply with fingers rather than a brush – not particularly hygienic but still.
Eventually after a little trial and error we decided that the best way to use this was mixed with a little paler bb or cc cream. That way we could still use it up and it was a better colour match for us – it also blended in much better and looked more natural. It then lasted most of the day before it needed a little top up and a little powder to get rid of any shine.
Obviously we cannot comment on its skincare properties as we have only been able to use this mixed with other products, but we do enjoy the fact that it has SPF 30!
Have any of you guys tried this? Any recommendations on where we have been going wrong?! #twolittleowls