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I am so thrilled to be doing a rave review on the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream. Having high maintenance sensitive skin, I can't handle most SPF makeup products, they break me out, increase my oil production, clog my pores, and create a minor skin reaction with red inflamed areas that turn to dry flaky patches for a few days. So, when I started using the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream, with SPF 20 in it, I was impressed with how comfortable it was to wear. I haven't experienced any negative reactions, at all! In fact, I have been loving it so much that I've been wearing it nearly every day; days when I don't wear any other makeup products and days when I want to do a minimal makeup look.
The Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream, $34.00, is available in three shades, Linen, Natural, and Wheat. I have the shade Natural and although it is just a tint of color, it blends nicely with my skin tone, evening out my natural redness and almost camouflaging any break outs I might be tolerating. It doesn't exactly smell like sunscreen, which is a plus for me, but it does have a fresh and clean scent to it. The formula look and feel is very similar to the infamous Origins Vitazing SPF 15 Energy-boosting moisturizer, ($35.00), both look like a white-grey cream with little specks in it, once you start moving it around and blending into the skin it turns to a tinted moisturizer. The BIG difference for me is that the Origins irritates me skin and it turns me greasy within an hour - the Studio Gear is gentle on my skin and keeps a natural finish on my skin all day.
When I apply one layer of the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream, I get a sheer/light coverage, this basically evens out my skin tone. This is my ideal tinted moisturizer, I don't feel bare face, nor do I feel made up, just comfortable and confident.
When I apply a generous layer or even two layers, I get a medium coverage that almost plays off like a natural finish foundation, no cake-face and still no rush to set with powder. Once I apply my concealer, face powder, blush, bronzer, etc. you can't tell if I'm wearing a CC Cream or a liquid foundation.
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