The Best CC Cream for Acne Prone Skin

When you asked for CC, not greasy!
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Mar. 5
Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash
Photo by Timothy Dykes on Unsplash
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!As someone with acne-prone skin, you may think liquid products are off the table. But Cherie Beauty is here to tell you that just isn't true. Friend, there are plenty of CC creams out there that will deliver the matte perfection you crave. For acne-prone skin, we believe in light, breathable coverage that won't anger the skincare gods. The right CC Cream will perfect your complexion while delivering the ingredients to clear your blemishes in the long run. CC creams are a step up from BB creams and tinted moisturizers. Tinted moisturizers are exactly what they sound like, a sheer kiss of color for a problem-free complexion. BB creams are a step up in terms of coverage, and will typically have an added benefit like sunscreen. CC creams are the closest you'll get to the foundation while keeping things light and breezy. They deliver natural-looking coverage with a kick of color correction for those extra red days. CC creams are often infused with all kinds of gorgeous skincare products to help nourish your skin while covering up what you don't want to be seen. Here are some of Cherie's best cc cream for acne prone skin. Just remember to pair any makeup with the right cleansing routine! Kiko Milano Skin Trainer CC BlurPrice range- mid to high Skin type- anyThis CC cream is amazing alone or as a pre-foundation primer. It's sweat-proof and keeps your t-zone in check for a finish that's silky, not shiny. Kiki Milano's CC cream is infused with light refracting ingredients for a lovely dimensional tone. What's more? It's long-wearing and paraben-free. A perfect addition to your makeup bag. Clinique Moisture Surge CC CreamPrice range- mid to low Skin type- normal to dryThis is for the person who wants that natural "your skin but better" glow. Clinique's CC cream is a wonderful option for acne-prone skin because it evens out your skin tone without suffocating your gorgeous face. It delivers oil-free moisture with a skin-like finish that looks like you're wearing nothing at all. The subtle, color correcting ingredients combat redness and give your complexion a brightening boost. Added bonus- this product is 100% vegan, yay! IT CC+ Cream Oil Free Matte with SPF 40Price range- mid to high Skin type- normal and combinationIT Cosmetics are developed by plastic surgeons, so you know they've done their research. Not only does this CC cream deliver a full beat with a flawless matte finish, it also includes a patented anti-aging collagen serum. Customers love this one because IT makes shades suitable for Asian and olive-toned skin- something so many foundation companies overlook.Stay completely shine free with this CC.Supergoop! Daily Correct CC CreamPrice- mid to high Skin type- oilySupergoop! Has developed this gorgeous CC cream with SPF 40, so it’s perfect for our fair skinned friends. The formula is infused with some groovy natural ingredients to pamper yourself with. Seaweed extract softens and reduces fine lines while mica diffuses light for a healthy natural glow. Sodium Hyaluronate locks moisture in while keeping oil from creeping to the surface. This CC goes on light, but will naturally adjust to your skin tone.Physicians Formula Super CC Color Correction + Care CC CreamPrice- low Skin type- normal to oilyLooking for a drug store dupe that gets the job done? It’s hard to know what’s going to be the best option for your acne prone skin. Cherie understands! Physicians Formula gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Specifically formulated for acne prone skin, this CC cream will keep you oil free and shine free. It also boasts some anti aging ingredients, for those of us who are dealing with both acne AND fine lines- what a world! Subtle yellow and green pigments in the formula are there to even out redness and brighten your skin, leaving you looking fresh as a daisy.bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30Price- mid to low Skin type- oily, normal, texturedThis is a rock star of a product. If you have acne prone skin, the idea of a “dewy finish” may not appeal to you- but don’t overlook this CC cream. You’ll be fresh and glowing, never oily. It’s gel based, which means it will glide over texture and “fill in the gaps” so to speak. There’s nothing worse than foundation pooling around a blemish, or getting caught up in dry flaky skin, but you won’t have to worry about that with gel. The best part about it? The bareMinerals formula works to improve your texture while gliding over your imperfections. In a variety of warm and cool shades, you’re bound to find your perfect match.Tips for ApplicationThe main problem with acne-prone skin is that it's usually oily. That said, sometimes the harder you try to mattify yourself, the more oil your skin produces! If you've tried a few products and still feel a little oily, try a game-changing tip from the pros. After your regular skin care routine and before applying your CC cream, dust a very light amount of translucent powder over your whole face. Make sure it's a translucent powder with no pigmentation. From there, apply your foundation over top of your lightly powdered face with a sponge or brush, and follow up with a more generous serving of that same powder. Blend everything in with a damp makeup sponge or blender, and you're staying shine-free all day, baby! Bonus points if you cap everything off with your favorite matte setting spray.
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A Satisfying Texture | Foundation for Dry Skin❤️
A Satisfying Texture | Foundation for Dry Skin❤️
Look at this awesome close up of the AMOREPACIFIC - Color Control Cushion Compact Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 50 😍 I have this thing called Trypophobia (fear of small holes) but for some reason this close up just fascinates me. You can really see the luminescence of the foundation within the sponge! For those of you who aren’t familiar with CC formulas/cushion foundation, they are typically a smoother, more liquid-like formula than your average foundation that is made to even out skintone. Most true CC formulations focus more on skincare elements and a wee bit less on color/color ranges, especially those from Korean brands. Western brands definite amp up the diversity of their skintone range, as well as overall pigmentation in their formulas. This means you’ll find more full-coverage CC cream/foundation from “western” brands like IT Cosmetic’s it Cosmetics - it Cosmetics CC+ Cream SPF 50+ . (Not my favorite for dry skin. I felt like the Sahara Desert all over again when I used their formula 🙄) Therefore, it might be difficult to find a shade that fits you if you have a deeper skintone. Side note: I consider IT cosmetics to be a western brand because upon a bit of research, the company was bought by L’Oréal and the products are mostly manufactured in China. I love this foundation for super dry skin because of how moisturizing it is. It’s awesome for creating that second-skin finish with a natural, dewy glow. If you have light-medium with slight neutral-gold undertones and struggle with a bit of texture, this foundation line could work well for you! Every time I try something new or I’m stuck in a rut, I always go back to this foundation. I love the ease of use and blendability. The size is great for travel and I find that it doesn’t bother my dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin. You can get a medium to slightly buildable full coverage without “erasing” the dimension/shadows in your face. Even though it has SPF it doesn’t wash my face out completely and doesn’t create a white cast. If there is any, it’s only slightly noticeable. You would have to look reeeaaally close to see it. Layering on powder/cream products are a breeze. I found the best way to use this product is with a slightly damp beauty blender. Start by placing a little bit onto the skin and then proceed to layer more as needed. There is something to be mindful of when you are using this product. If you live in a more humid/moist climate, I would add a little powder after your face primer and then proceed to add this foundation to help keep this in place throughout the day. You could also carry a powder puff with you throughout the day for touch-ups. Because the foundation has high moisture and provides a dewy finish, it can impact the longevity if you live in an moist/humid area 😊 Yay to a healthy glow! ❤️😄
🚨 Natasha Denona Glam DUPE! //$65 vs. $14
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Dupe alert of TATCHA 🚓 e.l.f. 💕$8 vs. 54$
Dupe alert of TATCHA 🚓 e.l.f. 💕$8 vs. 54$
Hi Cherie sisters 👯‍♀️ 💗 I want to share my recent fav product: e.l.f. poreless putty primer. I can tell that I’m a huge fan of TATCHA. The silk canva primer was by far the best primers I’ve found on the market (until I found e.l.f.). But I have continued my hunt to test out some more possible dupes with lower price. While scrolling through Cherie, I saw a post about e.l.f. poreless putty primer could be the dupe alert of TATCHA. I recently picked this up from Target and I can tell it is a dupe through component type, color, texture - everything and only $8.00 !!!! Cheap and great quality products. When I open it, it smells a bit chemically. I love the texture: feels like a mix of solid coconut oil and butter (close to a balm but not greasy) . It wasn’t stick or oily for me personally, and I felt it was a little less thick than the TATCHA !!!! It really does make for a flawless look since it is soooo smoothing and completely poreless just like it states. It definitely feels like silk when you touch it as TATCHA does. I'm dry skin type, and this is best for me since is def not dry when I use it, and it's not necessarily hydrating. I love TATCHA, but it was kind of pricey and didn’t last me that long. e.l.f. primer is the best dupe alert of TATCHA silk canva for students who can’t always afford to buy overly expensive makeup (just like me). Lower price with same quality. Gorgeous product!! Tips: I like to use finger to apply primer all over my face. The warmth from fingers will help better break the product down for easier application than brush.