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Since reviewing By Terry Baume de Rose set, I’m on a self-induced mission to further explore this cult favorite. Newly-launched Cellularose Moisturizing CC Cream caught my attention multifold; curious? scroll down for more deets, swatch, plus before and after photos.

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First a ‘lil backgrounder so you and I are on the same page. Truth is, I haven’t had luck with CC creams in the past. CC or color-correcting is the sibling of BB (beauty balm), cousin of DD (daily defense) and aunt of EE (even effect). Regardless how marketers position them by adding one ingredient or so and call them to entice the beauty-hungry population, the novelty of it all seemed to have fizzled. TT (treat and tighten), SS (skin savior), what’s next? Claim as much as you want but experience dictates the final verdict right?

So let’s cut to the chase, surprisingly I adore this CC cream! Not holy grail status but remarkable enough to add it to my growing stash of light coverage foundations. It claims to hydrate, perfects skin, renders radiance and makes skin supple. Out of the four shades available, Beige is a close match to my medium skin tone.

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For the nth time, I’m showing you my barenaked face, pores and all! Although this is considered as a sheer tinted moisturizer, I like how it corrected my other flaws: redness and dark under eyes. Pore size was also reduced albeit tentatively. Application and blending are seamless. It settles into a velvety finish and turns slightly dewy on the fifth hour. Overall I had decent seven hour wear (sans primer and lightly set with powder). Just so you know, this smells rose, definitely not for everyone’s appreciation but I like it a lot.

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I wish it came with SPF, I mean for $86 a tube (40g /1.41 oz) my expectation is through the roof. So what’s my favorite way of wearing this CC cream? I layer it over Murad Invisiblur, a primer, sunscreen and moisturizer in one (reviewed here), then lightly dust with Guerlain Meteorites compact (reviewed here). Currently my trifecta of wonderment.

Here’s the finished look, my 5-minute no-fuss makeup.

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Wait, I added bronzer, so let’s make it my six-minute a tad-fancier makeup.

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On lips: Tom Ford Lip Color Moroccan Rouge
Bronzer: Vita Liberata (review soon)

What’s your favorite CC cream?


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