05 November 2013

Chanel CC Cream Complete Correction SPF 30 Review and Pictures

Having spent the morning jumbling through my stash to prep for a disappointing products video (you know I'm on YouTube now, right?), I realised it would probably be a really boring watch: it would be absolutely jammed with sub-par BB and CC creams.

Chanel CC Cream

A really good one is rarer than hens teeth - of the hundreds of these skincare/makeup hybrids that I've tried, I can count my favourites one hand. But I'll keep trying, because I am hooked on that elusive, glowing, 'my skin, but better' effect you get when you finally hit on the perfect one.

Chanel CC Cream packaging

And the Chanel version is almost as good as it gets.

It's available in just one shade, Beige 20 (which is why I've said almost, above). The €50 price-tag will be another stumbling block for some. But in some cases you still get what you pay for, and the highstreet just can't compete with high-end when it comes to products like this.

Suitable for all skin types, the texture is rich, thick and creamy, but feels light and hydrating on the skin. There are anti-ageing ingredients in the mix, along with hyaluronic acid, to keep skin feeling comfortably moisturised throughout the day. Plus, there's a mineral sunscreen with an SPF of 30, to block both UVA and UVB rays.


Chanel CC Cream swatch
Also wearing Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Precieuse which I wrote about on Frillseeker

It's incredibly easy to apply: I use my fingers, which warms the product nicely and makes it easy to blend into my skin. I start with a small amount and, on bad skin days, add another layer or two where needed - it's thankfully easy to build and control the coverage. 

I hate that really moist finish you get with some BB or CC creams and it's blessedly absent here - the finish is semi-matte, but with a lovely radiance that lifts and brightens my skin. It does a great job at evening out my complexion, toning down the redness around my nose, as well as minimising my dark under-eye circles.

I'm impressed with its lasting powers, too - it takes me through a working day with ease, and if I'm heading out afterwards, I love to top it with a  light dusting of Chanel's new powder foundation, Vitalumiere Compact Douceur.

Chanel kept us waiting with this one - they don't have a BB cream in their range, and took their time introducing the CC to the western market.

But boy, was it worth the wait.

Tell me, have you tried this - or do you plan to?

26 comments:

Kat said...

Emma your skin looks incredible wearing this! So radiant, but it looks like skin, not makeup! I'd be running out to buy this RIGHT NOW if it weren't for the shade. Goddamn milk bottle white skin. Though now I'm seriously considering committing to a pale tan for the winter just to use this!
Kat | DollyRouge

Adele said...

Sold to the blonde girl!!!!! I'll definitely be picking this one up, your skin looks AMAZING wearing it!
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Makeup Monster said...

Ooh I'd be all over this if there was a pale shade!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You look gorgeous Emma! How odd that it only comes in 1 shade. What are your other favorites?

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anonymous said...

This looks gorgeous, at €50 I might have to wait & hope it's in duty free! Can I ask what mascara you are wearing? On the hunt for a new one

Pink Elephant Blog said...

It looks lovely!! I hope the shade will suit me! I'm usually a 10 in their foundations, especially in winter... Fingers crosses, because it looks absolutely fab on you! :)

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Lilli said...

Emma, you made me so curious to try it too, sounds really good. Love the effect on your skin and the fact it is semi-matte, plus the package is cute. You look very pretty!

Emma Henderson said...

@acookbookcollection, thanks! I'm wearing Benefit's They're Real, which I am really liking xo

Shivi@COSMOCHICS said...

This definitely sounds amazing! and your skin is so flawless!!!!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

your beautiful

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried this and I probably wont because of the price and the shade range. I didn't know you had a you tube channel so I subscribed! I'd love it if you checked out mine www.youtube.com/katespitzblog

Johanna said...

You skin looks amazing! I'm sold!

Not Just Inside - Irish Beauty Blog said...

Sounds like a nice product, but one shade? what?

Emma Henderson said...

Hopefully there are a few more shades in the pipeline!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I'm usually not all that impressed with western BB/CC creams but I'm impressed with this one. Your skin looks amazing Emma!

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Allsun Henderson said...

I really adore Chanel makeup products, this cc cream looks great on you. €50 is expensive but worth it if you get the flawless look. PS I want your HAIR it looks stunning:)

Anonymous said...

You look amazing Emma. The shade is perfect for you and your skin looks perfected, so lovely.

little t said...

So want to try this - it looks gorgeous!

Chloe said...

Oh you look fabulous Emma! But it'd be far too dark for me sadly. x

FASHION TALES said...

It looks really gorgeous on you! :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, very tempted to try this CC cream! Love Chanel products.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Looks stunning on you x

YourBeauty said...

Looks gorgeous on you! Love the lippie x

Belle Morte said...

Your skin looks absolutely glowing and radiant wearing this - you look amazing!! This sounds like a wonder CC-cream altogether. I'm still waiting for the onslaught of the DD products..

Belle Morte Beauty

Stylish ByNature said...

Love this one Emma ! Perfect on you :)

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Tina A. said...

Looks amazing, for sure!!!

I'll try to remember to swatch this, hopefully it will match my skintone, even though it seems too dark for me at first glance!

Thanks for the review!