ABOUT OUR SIGNATURE CCC CREAM

Simplicity. Elegance. Versatility.

When formulating our products, our first priority is always making sure they align with these core values. Living by the motto “less is more”, CLE Cosmetics caters to the needs of the modern-day free spirit with simple products built to do it all. Our CCC Cream is no exception–this BB and CC cream hybrid foundation is built to be the next generation of dreamy, versatile (and hydrating!) coverage. Built to be a makeup minimalist’s dream come true, this base is one of our best sellers.
Despite packing the same skin-loving punch as BB and CC Creams, our CCC Cream comes with the added benefit of a medium-to-full coverage that can you can sheer out as desired. It can actually adapt its finish based on the way it’s applied—this means you can achieve a matte, satin, or dewy “glass skin” effect all with the same product. To help you get started, we’ve even included a “finish cheat sheet” at the end of this post with tips on how to achieve just the right finish for you! Say goodbye to the olden days of “one-trick pony” base products that fall just short of that perfect finish and hello to the next generation of customizable coverage!
Of course, the versatility behind our CCC Cream doesn’t just stop at finish and coverage—the formula itself is an integral part. Unlike anything else on the market, this lightweight and airy foundation features a suspension of color beads that burst when blended into the skin, ensuring fresh and skin-light pigment every application. This means unlike traditional products that are higher in coverage, there’s no dry and cakey finish!

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The benefits don’t stop there, though. We wanted a formula that went beyond ordinary makeup and did as much for our skin as it did for our daily makeup looks. Since UV rays, pollution and blue light lead to premature aging and take a toll on our skin every day, designing a formula that helps our skin to fight back in style was super important to us. With every application of our cruelty-free foundation, skin is left nourished and protected with skin-loving ingredients like Niacinamide, as well as SPF 50 PA+++ to help prevent UV damage. We’ve even gone ahead and made the formulation paraben-free, because you should be able to feel just as good about what you’re not putting on your skin when you use our products.
Plus, with annual spring cleaning just around the corner, our CCC Cream is the perfect product to kick off a massive beauty declutter—because it multitasks so well, it reduces the need for multiple base products. This helps to make things simpler when on the go, but it also goes a long way in terms of a bigger mission in sustainability and helping less product bottles end up in landfills! We hope that you’re convinced of just how much thought and care went into the creation of our CCC Cream and are inspired to try it out for yourself. If you’ve already purchased from us, leave us some feedback and spread the love.
(Last but not definitely not least, here’s that finish cheat sheet we promised!)

Matte:
For a flawless, doll-like complexion that combats shine, apply product directly to skin and work into the skin with your favorite buffing brush. Top off with a powder and/or matte setting spray for a beautiful soft-focus skin effect.

Satin:
For a true skin-like satin finish, apply with fingers and massage gently into skin. If you want a more sheer coverage along with the skin-like look, mix in a drop of your favorite skincare oil before applying! (Note: This finish lends itself beautifully to both additional glow and additional oil control—top off with our Essence Moonlighter Cushion for areas that you want an enhanced gleam to the skin, or blot with powder for areas that you want to keep a little more matte for the day.)

“Glass skin”:
For a bouncy glow that’ll leave your skin flooded with moisture, apply the product to your face with your fingers, but make sure to blend it out with a damp complexion sponge—moisture is key here! This results in a long-lasting dewy finish that comes from true hydration and not just reflective/pearly pigments slathered on top of the skin. Spray with a hydrating facial toner (our Lifting Mist works wonders) and set—that’s it! You glow, girl. Not enough dew for you? Add our best-selling Essence Moonlighter Cushion and shine brighter than a star...

Writer | Sonia Singh | @sonandstars
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