Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream Review

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The rule has always been that if you can wear less foundation then you should. For me, I typically forget about all of that until the summer when heavy makeup will melt off of your face. Then I am reminded that, yes indeed, less is more.

I was very interested in trying the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream. I've tried a couple of bb creams but never a cc cream. As the weather warms up where I live, I begin to reach for lighter coverage foundations. A cc creams sounds just like what I could use right now!


Here's a little bit of information about this CC Cream taken from the Studio Gear website. (Click HERE to view this product on the Studio Gear website.)
Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.
Key Benefits:
  • Protects:  SPF 20 protects the skin, while Hydra-Extend technology provides moisture for up to 72 hours.
  • Perfects:  Enjoy natural looking coverage while micro-encapsulated pigments perfects and fade dark spots and acne scarring.
  • Corrects:  Anti-aging and collagen building ingredients help minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Hydrates:  Hydra-Extend technology provides up to 72 hours of continuous hydration.
  • Conceals:  Micro encapsulated pigments deliver a fresh dose of color that adapts to your own skin tone, creating the most natural looking coverage.
  • Smoothes:  Skin nourishing ingredients help to correct and maintain youthful complexion.

The Hydrating CC Cream comes in three colors, listed from lightest to darkest: Linen, Natural, and Wheat. Being as pale as I am, I got the color Linen.

When you first see the product out of the tube, it looks white with tiny dots or color adjusting beads. The product adjusts to your face as you apply. I am so fair that on me this goes slightly darker than my skin color, but it just looks like I have gotten a bit of sun and not like my makeup is too dark, which I was afraid of happening. This should be a perfect summer color for me!

Can you see the tiny beads?

Starting to color adjust

Applied to the bottom of my hand. Adds a hint of color to my complexion.

Like any other cc cream, the coverage is sheer and light. You will need concealer to cover any blemishes  or hyperpigmentation. It feels more like a moisturizer than a foundation, which is really nice when it's hot outside. I like to use this over a moisturizer with spf, but you could skip that step because it has spf 20. It's like a moisturizer, makeup, and sunscreen in one, making it perfect when you have no time to get ready. It has a natural, dewy finish, so I have to set it with a powder. My skin gets oily when it gets warmer outside, so settting powder through the t-zone is a must for me.

As for wear time, I can get a good 5-6 hours of wear out of this, but I set it with powder and use a little primer on places where I tend to get oily. Without all of that I would probably only get 4. I haven't noticed any adverse reaction, irritation, or breakouts from this. The formula seems to be very gentle on my skin. I am so excited to continue to wear this throughout the summer when I absolutely cannot get away with a more full coverage foundation.

Studio Gear Cosmetics has been so kind to give a discount code for my readers if you make a purchase from their website. Use the code bloggercc for 10% off your shopping cart at www.studiogearcosmetics.com!

-xoxo Lauren

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  1. I'm a bb cream lover.. Haven't tried any cc creams before.. Thanks for sharing this with us!!

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    1. This is my first cc cream, but I'm really liking it so far! xoxo Lauren

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  2. Great review! I thought it wore pretty well but I had powder on too. This is going to be great for the summer!

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! Yeah, I really need powder with almost everything when it warms up. The fact that it color adjusts makes this perfect for the summer. xoxo Lauren

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  3. Yeah I agree - powder is necessary to maximize the wear time! Great post!

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    1. Thank you! I have to set everything when it starts warming up!

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  4. I love Garnier's BB Cream, I haven't really tried many CC Creams...I do have a sample of this I just haven't gotten around to using it. Wonderful review!

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    1. The Garnier BB Cream is my favorite of the drugstore ones. It is so amazing for oily skin. I really like this CC Cream but for a different reason. This is hydrating, so you will have to set it if you get oily. Thank you! xoxo

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  5. I got the studio cc cream as well, but mine seems a bit off. It smells really bag and the pigment is white when i put it on my skin and starts turning into the Linen color when I start rubbing it into my skin. Great review though!

    May from La Vie en May

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    1. I don't know about the smell, but it is supposed to be white and change when you rub it in. You can see in the pics above. Mine has an expiration date printed at the top of the tube. Maybe check and see if yours is expired? Hope this helps!

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