Stila CC Cream Besotted BlogAs a pregnant woman (have I mentioned that? I feel that’s all I do now), I have been very conscious of the cosmetics I wear and I have been using a lot of mineral bases and natural blushes, trying to keep any unecessary chemicals at bay. Sometimes though I feel like I need a little more uhm, assistance.  I have hyperpigmentation and thankfully it has not gotten worse with my being pregnant which I was very worried about, but it is something that I am self-conscious about. When I had the amazing opportunity to shoot with Elizabeth Messina (I promise more to come on that soon) I knew I wanted a base that would even out my skin tone but not look like I was wearing a bunch of make-up. If you know Elizabeth’s maternity work the mother’s have a beautiful, ethereal natural look so I didn’t want to be the one mom-to-be that looked all tarted up (full disclosure, I did wear individual lashes). I am a fan of BB creams since they are multi-tasking and not as heavy as a traditional foundation, but when I heard about Stila’s new CC cream that has color correctors in it I was one of the first to line up and get myself a tube.  It did not disappoint, it is so easy to use, it is one of those new technology types that comes out of the tube a color that is far from anyone’s skintone (it comes out green) and once it is blended into your skin it starts to match your complexion.  I have no idea how this technology works but it is a small thrill that it does.  I have dry skin and this stays nice and smooth without turning matte (Stila’s claim is 72 hours of hydration), it leaves just a beautiful natural glow.  You can build on coverage, but it is not a foundation so if you are looking for something to camouflage you should definitely go the traditional foundation route. I did do a little spot concealing for my shoot, but it was very light. I used my fave concealer. The CC cream is easy to use and I can even put it on without a mirror while I check my emails in the a.m., it’s that goof proof. I haven’t been using it as much as I might if I wasn’t pregnant but it’s definitely a purchase that I am very happy with.  If you have oily skin it may not be for you, but Stila does have some wonderful oil-free, light balms and tinted moisturizers that have very high ratings from both editors and consumers.

Have any of you tried this product yet? What are your thoughts?

P.S. Sephora has a new (free) service where they can match your skin via a hand held computer and it will compute your best color foundations (bb creams, cc creams and tinted moisturizers). I tried a few of the suggestions and the colors were spot on!

P.P.S. One of my fave beauty blogs just got a makeover making it super easy to access all of her wonderful tutorials, stop on by here!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they are expecting a baby girl in December (possibly November). Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.

2 thoughts on “STILA CC CREAM REVIEW

  1. Hi Tristan! I love your beauty product reviews! I think we must have very similar skin as all of your suggestions that I have tried have worked awesomely!! I recently tried the loreal bb cream and loved it! I was nervous because I’d never used a supermarket brand but it was incredible and a fun change. Are you still using it occasionally? Would you ever consider doing a natural makeup tutorial with all of your amazing tips? Thank you!! xo

  2. I just bought a tube recently! I was at Sephora asking about concealer since I was concerned about redness, but one of the ladies working there suggested I try the Stila CC cream instead. I took a sample and after trying it for a few days…I was convinced! I also usually have dry skin and it didn’t flake or create dry patches. I’m a fan. :-)

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