Complexion bases have a lot of work to do – they need to adaptable, effective, multi-functional and affordable. Hitting all those points is the new e.l.f. CC Camo Cream – a makeup-skincare hybrid that goes a step further by incorporating SPF30. I’ve been putting it through its paces and am happy to find a skin enhancing base that is accessible on all fronts.
I like hard working products – and I especially like a do-it-all base because I’ve never been a fan of adding moisturiser under sun protection. There’s the real danger that it interacts and creates annoying squirls which basically means a start-over using something else, with the additional issue that it can just feel too much, especially on a hot day. The beauty of e.l.f. CC Camo Cream is that it knocks out any interaction by being everything in one and you can get the exact coverage level you want by adding less or more. In fact, it’s got such a good pigment level that for my preference, which is light to medium coverage, you only need a tiny amount on a brush to get an even looking complexion that feels hydrated as well as protected. I’ve used both finger tips and brushes to apply and prefer the brush method for this to be sure of even coverage.
With hyaluronic acid helping to keep moisture levels up, skin looks flexible and comfortable, but that’s not where the skin care stops. Niacinamide helps, over time, to keep skin bright, while collagen and peptides are for ever skin friends, giving moisture locking elasticity, so coverage is never mask-like and moves with your expressions. The finish is ‘natural’ so it behaves like your own skin being neither too glowy nor too matte.
e.l.f. CC Camo Cream is available in 20 shades from palest to deepest. The e.l.f. site uses a magical shade match service where you put in your match from other brands you use and it will find you your perfect e.l.f. shade. I’ve used this system before and it really works.
My shade is Light 210 N, the middle shade of the swatch – before it is Fair 120 N and after it is Fair 150 C.
You’ll know from previous posts that I’m already a fan of this brand for its combination of quality and affordability. I like that it’s for all ages, all tones and all budgets and it’s a brand I reach for often. Current favourites are the Poreless Putty Blush and their long lasting No Budge Eye Shadow Sticks but I know there will be more. You can find e.l.f. CC Camo Cream HERE for £14. If you want to see this look applied, I’ve got an IGTV going up on Instagram HERE.
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