Beauty Breakdown: What Is A CC Cream?

When I think CC, pictures of iconic jackets and luxe accessories usually come to mind. Funnily enough, Chanel has a lot to do with the latest development in beauty, with their release of their Complete Correction range to the overseas market.

If CC creams don’t ring a bell yet, they will if the BB Cream case study is anything to go by.

CC Creams, standing for Colour Correction have been released by several of the big beauty houses internationally and in Australia and are already proving immensely popular.

The difference between a BB Cream and a CC Cream is that the latter are more lightweight and provide less coverage than the BB as they are more focused on concealing, correcting colour, brightening and evening skin tone.

BB Creams on the other hand, provide more coverage and are more about nourishing and hydrating the skin whilst providing enough of a base to go out with.

If you have uneven skin tone, like rosacea or blotchiness the CC Cream is for you. You could use it as a natural base if you want an effortless look or under a foundation for a flawless finish.

For me, a BB Cream works better for me if I only want to wear it as a base and want a more natural look. It gives me more coverage, and that makes me more confident. If I am having a blotchy day (lets face it, we all do) then I use L’Oreal’s CC Cream underneath my usual Clinique foundation.

Shop our top CC Creams below!

Loreal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream $26.95 at L’,Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream $45 at (available June 2),Olay CC Cream $26.95 at




  • Reply xlilda Wednesday 12th June, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Ooh, would you use CC cream under BB cream then?

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Wednesday 29th May, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Love my BB cream 🙂

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 22nd May, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Sounds interesting…

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Monday 20th May, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Great for people with rosacea!

  • Reply MsKimo Monday 20th May, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Oh great, more beauty products added for us to play with! Poor pockets.

  • Reply yslyenom Saturday 18th May, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Oh, I didn’t know Olay has a CC cream.

  • Reply Whatthe Friday 17th May, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    love the look of the Clinique CC cream with spf30+

  • Reply amanda6393 Friday 17th May, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Hmm. Sounds interesting!

  • Reply dj23249 Friday 17th May, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Heard of BB but first time of I heard of a CC cream, interesting

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