Earlier today my mom Rosy (30 years my senior and far more badass) posted a blog review on Supergoop CC Cream. Since I was sent a light-to-medium and a medium-to-dark sample to test, we decided to divide and conquer. So while she was slated for the actual writeup, we each got to try the product.
Now my mother is fair with lots of freckles and has drier skin. I have an olive complexion with some pesky sunspots and have normal/seasonally-oily skin. The fact that we both LOVED this product speaks to how amazing it is. So much so that I felt compelled to write a review as well.
Prior to Supergoop, Rosy had used only foundations and tinted moisturizers. No double-letter multi-tasking superproducts. And she felt Supergoop’s CC Cream was an incredible substitute for several steps of her face routine including coverage.
I, on the other hand, have tried all sorts of BB and CC creams. My favorite — surprising to some — is Garnier’s Skin Renew BB Cream. (Total drugstore-diva find!!) I love that is has a beautiful tint to it (I wear Medium/Deep) plus real intense moisture (I find that with other BB and CC products I still have to prep my face with my regular skincare routine which sort of defeats the purpose and several of their claims). The Garnier product leaves skin gorgeous and glowing and is perfect for running errands.
When I first opened and squeezed a dime size amount of the Supergoop into my palm, I was kind of expecting the same – with more coverage.
Not. At. All.
It was so different yet so awesome in it’s own way that I was kind of stunned.
– It’s not “goopy.” It’s actually creamy and applies evenly.
– It’s not dewy. It has a far more matte finish – perfect for summer when shine becomes a problem and makeup meltdown is always a risk.
– At the same time, it doesn’t feel drying, it’s very comfortable on skin.
– It is incredible under makeup as a mattifying primer. You can just layer face products over it for evening or for a fuller-coverage look.
– It contains broad-spectrum SPF35. (The Garnier has SPF15 and may others also have lower SPF. I prefer something higher for my face so I end up having to add that step when wearing other BBs and CCs.)
– It contains mica which diffuses light and softens look of lines, wrinkles, pores. Um…… yes please!
– It contains 100% natural active ingredients and antioxidants to improve your skin over time while also instantly improving it’s appearance upon application.
Now, it is a little pricier than some, ($32 versus the Garnier BB for example at $13) but for this type of finish plus the higher SPF I think it’s worth it. Especially since a pea size covers a full face.
One thing to note, though, is that the medium-to-dark shade is a touch light on me with a tan. Anyone with darker skin may not find it to be a color match despite the shade-adjusting formula.
Other than that, it’s the real deal. LOVE IT! It gets the mother-daughter #cozy kiss of approval.
(wearing Supergoop CC Cream & Maybelline Color Whisper in Cherry on top)
Note: This post is not sponsored. Samples were provided for review and/or for my use as a professional makeup artist.