As 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 necessary 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!
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.