Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review: Studio Gear CC Cream in Natural SPF 20

Claims: Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone creating the most natural looking coverage. This lightweight, oil free cream is infused with Hydra-Extend technology that provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration. Skin nourishing and brightening ingredients help to correct and maintain a youthful complexion.

Helps to brighten skin. Creates a truly flawless invisible finish without buildup. Lightweight formula nourishes and hydrates skin for up to 72 hours. Helps to smooth skin and even the appearance of imperfect skin for a more youthful appearing complexion. Helps to blur and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Looks fresh for hours. Oil-Free. Paraben free preservative system.
Price: $34
Shades: 3 (Linen, Natural, and Wheat)
Size: Full size (1.1 fl oz/ 33 mL)
Where to Buy:, Ulta

Hey guys! So today I will be doing a review of the the Studio Gear CC Cream SPF 20. I received this deluxe sample (containing .5 oz/14.2 g) from Brandbacker, a website that gives to free samples in exchange for reviews! I did not receive any compensation for this review and as always, my review is formed by my honest opinion. The main purpose of a CC cream is that it would for color correcting, so let's see if this product cancels out the redness in my skin!

The CC Cream is dispensed by a tube, which ensures that the product remains hygenic throughout the course of its lifetime. I am a fan of this packaging, because it is easy to use and pretty much travel proof, you do not have to worry about the product spilling and getting all over the place.

When the product is first dispensed out, it has a grayish, purply color. However, when the product is rubbed and blended out on the skin, it "adjusts" to the color you see in the second picture. The shade they gave me is pretty close to my natural color, as you can see in the picture above.

(don't you love these glamourous pictures I take for you guys? Oh what I do for my readers and viewers!)

As you guys can see, this product can give me up to full coverage (using about a nickel size amount). I still need to use some concealer on my hyper pigmentation and the redness underneath my nose. For those of you with flawless complexions, this may be a good alternative for you because it does offer light coverage (when using a dime size amount), and it is quite easily buildable. This product cancels out the majority of discoloration from my face, which allows me to use less concealer. I tend to use this product with my hands and it blends easily.

This product lasts me for about five hours without any setting powder (in the cold climate). By the eighth hour without setting powder, the redness in my face starts to show through. With setting powder, the CC cream has lasted me for 12 hours. For me, I know that this product is more ideal towards the winter months because it is hydrating. However, I do not anticipate me using this product past March because of how humid the weather can get in Florida. When it is the 80s, this product broke down on me within 4 hours with setting powder. As such, I recommend this product for those of you with oily skin, this product is best suited for normal to dry skin.

My final verdict on this is mixed. While I do like this product for the winter, I know that I won't get much use out of it because I live in Florida and the climate isn't compatible with the makeup (it isn't called the sunshine state without a reason!). I can honestly see this product sitting in my drawers for a good couple of years before I realize it exists and decide to use it. As such, I won't be repurchasing when I'm finished with this.

For those of you who are interested in purchasing the product, I was given a 10% coupon code for my readers (this code can be used on any Studio Gear product). Just enter SGCC in the checkout in the StudioGear website. The code does not expire, and is not an affiliate code (I do not get any money if you decide to buy from Studio Gear).

What do you guys think? Have you tried this product and had success? Let me know in the comment section below!


  1. I got this to and I liked it! It wasn't my favorite cc/bb cream though. I agree with you on the lasting power too. I think the price would be more fair if the lasting power and coverage was better, but I still like to use this when I want a really natural look!

    1. I agree, for the price I wish the lasting power would be better. I do like the coverage on this though, and the natural finish is really nice!

  2. (Lauging5ever at your glamour shots)
    (I think I've seen this brand around somewhere. [American Walmart?Target? Shoppers Druggie?]
    Anyways, I really didn't expect this to be medium-full coverage, because 'CC', but dang, this thing can cover.

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

    1. I wasn't expecting this to cover that much as well to be honest, cause initially I thought it was light-medium. And then I started building and was like DANG WOAH WHERE DID THIS COME FROM. LOL, I live to amuse my readers ^_^


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