I am not a massive fan off BB Creams, they just aren't thick enough for me and don't provide the coverage I need for constant dark eye circles and patchy skin but after fake tanning I needed something a little darker than my normal skintone. I saw that Boots had a 2 for 3 offer on Seventeen so I decided to try a few new products - their matte radiance CC Cream was one of them!
It comes in only two shades, fair and medium - which isn't great for many skintones but thankfully medium was the perfect shade for my fake tanned skin. It's a really lovely natural tan colour and I adore the way it makes my face look. It has a very light consistency and does remind me a little bit of a tinted moisturiser but for once I actually liked it. The coverage is amazing for how light this CC cream is and it's so easy to blend. It does have a matte finish although I was surprised when I first applied this as it is quite watery and almost shimmery. Though that shimmer does disappear once blended, it was very odd to see.
My only real gripe with this product is that it sticks to dry patches on my face. Patches I didn't even realise that were there beforehand. It's really annoying and because of it I've been moisturising like crazy and wearing loads of primer to stop it from going patchy which seems to be working. I don't know whether it's because it's a darker shade than I could normally go for but honestly, it doesn't look good. If I don't prime and prep beforehand I look like a lepur.
Overall, I do really love this CC Cream. It's SO much better for my skin and is allowing my skin to breathe for once. The coverage is fantastic but please note that it is worth piling on the primer before you pop it onto your skin!
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