I’m no chemist, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about mixing up my own perfect creation for a CC cream. I hear about people mixing their own foundations all the time, combining their favorite concealers, skincare, and foundations together for a perfect match.
Do you remember my CC cream post from last week? CC stands for color correcting, and what I am looking for in a CC cream is natural looking coverage, lots of moisture, anti-aging benefits, and an even skin tone.
What does one mix together when they’re looking for the perfect combination? I decided to mix together three ingredients- a dual action skincare cream that fights acne and wrinkles, a tinted moisturizer with SPF 30, and a full coverage, waterproof, anti-aging concealer.
The products I used:
This came in the QVC collection Your Most Beautiful You 6 Piece Anti-Aging collection. I can’t believe you can get all of those products for $65- especially since the concealer alone is a super size! Literally, at 1 oz. some of my foundations are the same size as this jumbo concealer, so I know it will last forever. Here are some of the features:
- full coverage
- anti-aging ingredients
- conceals dark circles
I love the texture of this formula but the shade is a little off for my skincolor. I figured it would make the perfect mixing foundation if I sheered it out with a lighter concealer and some skincare. I also wanted to bring in some SPF, and this was the perfect way. Here are some of the features this tinted moisturizer boasts:
- no harmful chemicals
- contains SPF 30 to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays
- lightweight formula
- medium coverage corrects skin discoloration and blemishes.
- 100% pure argan oil is blended with pomegranate oil, goji berry extract, and natural papaya extract to rejuvenate and hydrate skin.
- works on sensitive skin.
This product is perfect for people in their mid to late 20’s like me, who are starting to see the beginning signs of fine lines and aging, but still get the occasional acne breakout. It’s also so neat that the product has two pumps, one for each problem issue! Here are some of the features of this great product:
- acne and anti-aging benefits
- helps decrease redness and reduce the appearance of acne scars and discoloration
- significant moisturizers improve hydration and barrier function
- perfect for every age and skin type
Now that I have my products picked out, I mixed them in the palm of my hand, and applied directly to my face. Once the product was on my face, I took my Beauty Blender sponge, and diffused the mixture over my skin.
Judging by these before and after pictures, I think this really created an effective CC cream! Mixing my own allowed me to embody the qualities I was looking for in my own custom mix. I will definitely do this again. I’m excited to try other combinations.
Have you ever brought chemistry to your bathroom and mixed your own custom blended skin product? Let me know in the comments!