Thursday, 31 July 2014

Utterly brilliant BB/CC/Primers that you should check out - Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme CC Cream

I had a major sort last week - included in that was putting all of my BB/CC/Primers to one side and using them EVERYDAMNDAY to give some feedback and actually you know - MAYBE WRITE A REVIEW? I know. Don't faint.

First up is Estee Lauder's Revitalising Supreme CC Cream. Mainly because I used it this morning. Nothing like being organised eh?

I personally tend to fair better with CC creams than BB. Colour correcting is what I need, not blemish balms - but let's be honest, what's in a name? 

In their absolute basic form you would expect:
BB creams to have more pigment and coverage.
CC creams to adjust to your skin tone and have more skincare benefits.
Primers to prep the skin for makeup or in some wonderful cases, be enough for the day.

Let's make an executive decision to call ALL of these (and I'm aiming for a review a day until I move on to my next group of products) 'Primer-y-type products that can be worn alone, under a foundation or over a moisturiser'. 
Makes everything so much easier doncha think?

The Revitalizing (US spelling!) Supreme CC cream is aimed at an older audience and it's easy to see why. It has much more in the way of anti-ageing benefits, is loaded with hyaluronic acid to give an immediate plumping effect and will colour correct even the reddest of cheeks/noses.

Extremely comfortable to wear and disappears onto the skin with no residue and no residual colour that needs blending. It's actually grey upon application and then the colour beads burst and adjust to your skin. You can't see these in the product - it's a very sophisticated formula.

Suitable for:

Covering blemishes? No.
Evening out skin tone? Yes.
Hydrating/prepping the skin for use under makeup? Yes
Wearing alone without makeup? Yes, if you are having a no-makeup-day.
Heavy on top of moisturiser? No.
Makes you look better than before you used it? Oh YES.

If you are in your 20's this is probably not for you. If you are closer to 30/40/50 upwards, you may love this. A lot. It's a no-brainer.
What I love about this - completely aside from the actual product - is that Lauder describe it as 'non acnegenic' which is a BRILLIANT improvement on 'non-comodegenic', which is literally meaningless. I am totally stealing that word.

Revitalizing CC cream is £40.00 and available at all Estee Lauder stockists.


  1. I bought a L'Oréal CC cream but with my freckles and broken veins it made me look a bit orange. Actually a LOT orange. *sigh* Or did I try the wrong product?

    I've been preaching the double cleanse mantra to my daughters and middle child told me she was shocked to discover her older (and she thought more sophisticated) friends have no skincare routine and use wipes. She preached and hopes that they are converted.

    1. Only the Koreans make real CC and BB creams. Brands like L'Oreal are really only making a light foundation makeup. Considering the nasty chemicals in them, they are not offering skincare benefits. I refuse to buy a CC/BB cream from a non-Korean company as they just don't perfom. The Koreans invented it and they make the very best CC/BB's. I am obsessed with one by Eborian (I use the BB as I have acne prone skin) but their CC cream is supposed to be amazing too. Do a search for Korean products and read reviews. HTH :) Laura x

  2. I'm curious as to why it wouldn't work on younger skins - all the benefits sound like exactly what I need!

  3. What type of SPF is in it? I've tried looking up the full ingredient list without success. Thanks, Caroline!

  4. I am in my 20s and this sounds fabulous to me. Am I weird then haha? Also have been wanting to try this but have heard it's not good for very light skin tones.... I am like a NW15/NW20 at my lightest

  5. This sounds amazing. I'm 32 so the anti ageing benefits are really appealing. :) Will try a sample next time I am near an EL counter. X

  6. I was gonna say, I'm in my 20s and this stuff makes me feel like I should for my no-makeup days which is lately been most of the week! I'll have a try of this anyway!

    Lisa | Multitasking Damsel Blog

  7. Love this product, would love it if you could check out my holiday style look book xo

    Aliona |

  8. Hey, I know you are super busy but please please if you find a minute could you check your emails - i sent you a couple of emails with pictures on 18th email address begins with rachelred22. I would really appreciate it and its my birthday coming up very soon so if you are able to give any recommendations i could put things on my birthday money list!

    Absolutely love you and your blog!! xx

  9. Hi, I used both Estee Lauder's BB and CC cream. Honestly I prefer CC, mainly because of its texture. It gives even less coverage than BB and has a lower SPF(10 vs 30 in BB). It is smooth and gives a beautiful, slightly darker impression. As to the BB it is not that smooth in application, does not slide well...
    thanks Caroline for all the info- I am a big fan!

  10. Is this ever going to be available in the U.S.? If not are there similar products you recommend? I'm looking for a no makeup day product that makes me look a bit better.

    1. Hey Casandra, I can never buy anything in my country, so have to find online stockists for any decent purchase. I recommend you try, they have this product and have free shipping...

    2. I have same issue as Casandra above so thx for the info on strawberry net!

    3. Hi everyone. I would never recommend ordering from that website. It's hardly ever legally obtained stock. Be very careful. X

  11. Great recommendation for my mum, she would never find all these without your blog! Thank you. X

  12. I saw this on Sephora online, but Estee Lauder lady in the U.S. told me she never heard of it. I'm looking forward to trying it because I find BB creams too matte.

  13. im 21 and i just got a sample of this i have naturally clear skin only ever the odd blemish this cream is INCREDIBLE ! highly recommend no matter your age and if you do have a blemish just use some concealer.. simple!

  14. Hi,
    I was wondering, given that this product has virtually no SPF I assume you'd need to wear one separately. I think you'd wear the SPF under the CC cream otherwise you wouldn't reap the benefits of the colour correcting. So in that case, would you still gain the skincare benefits of the cream (considering there is a later of SPF between your skin and the CC cream)?

  15. Can someone please tell me how a skincare product can adjust to match your skin tone? To me, this sounds like a strange claim and I'd love to know more about the science behind it.