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REVIEW: Essence All in One CC Cream!

Just when you'd think the BB cream craze was beginning to calm down a little, we were hit by another storm. Welcome the CC creams!  I have to admit, I'm a little too late to jump on the bandwagon since I haven't really been probing into complexion products for a long time, possibly because my go to foundations and bb cream - Revlon Colorstay, Covergirl Outlast and e.l.f studio BB cream were working out spectacularly for my skin. So has this 2014 release by Essence, the All-in-one CC cream turned the tables? 

 First thing to note is that CC creams, in essence (no pun intended), are slightly different from BB creams. BB creams or blemish balms, hence meant to have coverage that's enough to cover blemishes but not as much as a full on foundation with added benefits to help heal blemishes. CC creams are color correctors, so if you have issues like redness, pigmentation or dark spots and circles, these are for you. CC creams are said to be lighter on the skin.

In my opinion, there's very little difference in the consistency here atleast. The Essence All-in-one CC cream, has a runny but oddly thicker than you'd expect consistency almost foundation like, but feels lightweight on the skin once blended out. Magical right?

The coverage is also remarkable. It clears out redness and darkness efficiently and the finish is exactly what is my cup of tea, satin enough for the light to hit your face and leave a nice glow. It's easy to apply with fingers, brush and sponge all the same. On oilier skin this may seem dewy and on drier skin it will probably be satin matte. Just comfortable enough. The added SPF30 is a great addition too, but what truly bothers me is the fact that there is only one single shade for this CC cream that almost matches my nc20-25 skintone but I'm positive come winter this will be too dark for me since it's already a tad bit deeper than my skintone. It doesn't really adjust to my complexion which is exactly why there should certainly have been more shades. This may be fitting only for an nc25-35 skintone. The product leaves an even finish and lasts just a little bit less than my regular foundation which would be 5-6 hours which is when I notice some shine and pigmentation peeking through.

Packaging is simple but efficient. The squeezy tube is easy to control, and I'm happy to report that this tube doesn't ooze out left, right and center like some complexion products in a tube tend to.

To sum it up, this was my first experience with a CC cream and it does all that it says brilliantly but I'm not impressed by the fact that it is available only in ONE shade. Available at Just4girls.pk for PKR 880, it's a good buy only if it matches you and you have normal to combination skintone and like a semi matte finish.

-Satin finish.
-Lightweight formula when blended out.
-Covers imperfections and redness.

-Lack of any color selection.

My Rating:

3/5: Would've been a four if it wasn't for the lack of shades available.

Thanks for stopping by! Have you tried CC creams yet? Please leave you recommendations down below if you have because I'd love to try out some good ones!

*Pr sample


  1. mhhh It doesn't sound that but I agree with you, a nice colour choice is a must for a face product ;)
    I'm a bit late with the alphabet as I've used only on BB cream so far XD
    Have a joyful weekend

  2. Thanks for the review! I haven't tried cc creams yet but I hope to! I think this shade might be dark for me, bummer since the price tag is good and essence products are easily available!

  3. I still haven't found a perfect BB cream let alone a CC cream! :| Thanks for the review dear! :) x

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  4. This item is next on my list. Thank you for the awesome review!!

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