L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift CC Cream is out in most stores right now, but I haven’t seen anybody (at least here in Canada) review it yet, so I thought I’d be the brave one and tell you whether this is worth getting or not!
Hmmmmmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Well, let’s start with what it’s SUPPOSED to do.
According to L’Oreal Paris and taken from the website:
L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift Color & Correct Cream, is the next generation of multi-tasking beauty: color and tone correction in one multi-action makeup. This weightless, nourishing formula intensely hydrates skin without feeling heavy or greasy. It contains sheer color capsules to correct and even skin tone for a brighter complexion, plus it’s infused with Vitamin C & Calcium for visibly age-correction actions:
1. Reduces the look of dark spots
2. Evens and corrects skin tone
3. Brightens complexion
4. Nourishes skin
5. Protects with SPF 20
L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift CC Cream is a white cream with little colour capsules that smoosh open as you blend it out. It comes in two shades-Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.
As far as coverage? NONE. NADA. ZIP. Hardly any pigment at all-at least none that makes a difference. Just a a lot of glow. Like A LOT of glow. I did try to take a before and after, but there was no difference to show you so I didn’t bother. No redness correction, no even skin tone-nothing. Brightens complexion? Sure, I guess that’s the glow factor they’re talking about there in my arm swatch. It’s pretty moisturizing though and it does have SPF 20, so there’s that it’ll give you. But it feels rather sunscreen-y on the face if you know what I mean-you know like something is ON your face? Sitting on top and not really sinking in? I don’t get it. At $18.99 CDN a tube(only $12.99 in the USA AND WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH THAT L’OREAL? $6 MORE? WHY?), you can get cheaper and better sunscreens than this that’s for sure. Oh and it has a scent too, that totally reminds me of OFF! Actually a lot of things lately have been reminding me of that smell-aren’t you lucky you’re not of the DEET Generation like me? I’m pretty sure I’ve been exposed to more DEET than most having grown up in Winnipeg. Mosquitoes are like the provincial bird of Manitoba I swear. Anybody else out there remember when they’d spray for mosquitoes in the 80s? Ever get caught outdoors when they’d be gassing the neighbourhoods with DEET? I have, numerous times and it’s probably why I’m a little nutty! Just a little hahaha!
You’d have to have a pretty flawless complexion that’s on the dry side to make L’Oreal Paris Visible Lift CC Cream work for you. I guess you could use it under your regular foundation, but SPF 20 isn’t a high enough sunscreen factor I’d recommend to use for everyday anyways. As far as the other anti-ageing claims, I can’t say whether they’re true or not as I haven’t used it long enough and probably won’t see those benefits since I’m not a fan of the way it feels on my skin.
My verdict? Just say no to this one and keep walking on by, unless you are looking for barely there coverage, have dry skin and are HOPING this will lighten some pigmentation spots for you. A much better option is the L’Oreal Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator -that one I really like! Sorry L’Oreal!
I was at the drugstore yesterday, and noticed that Marcelle had a DD Cream out. Sigh. It’s never gonna end, is it? Do ya think there’ll be EE, FF, GG, HH…ZZ creams someday? ZZ creams will give you long, LONG beards and make you a sharp-dressed man HAHAHAHA. See that’s the DEET talking there.
*product sent by the lovely L’OREAL PR, and hopefully she still loves me still.