PLAYING WITH CLE

PLAYING WITH CLE

How our CCC cream (and all of our products) work well together 

At their core, CLE products are meant to work together. While each one can certainly be worn alone or even mixed with other brands of makeup, the sweet spot is layering our products together to create an easy, dewy everyday look. 
Two questions we receive often is whether or not you can mix our CCC Cream with foundation, and whether or not you need to use a primer before applying CCC Cream. In short, you can definitely mix our CCC Cream with foundation, and, while you definitely can apply a traditional primer on your skin ahead of CCC Cream, it’s not required. But let’s get into the longer version… 

Layering CCC Cream  
If you haven’t read our blog about our CCC Cream and the differences between it and other CC and BB creams (and tinted moisturizers!) start here. As we mentioned, the beauty of our CCC cream is that you don’t need to prep your skin with a primer before putting it on, as it color corrects and smooths skin leaving you with an even, dewy effect. It’s also packed with tons of hydrating ingredients and SPF 50, so it doubles as your moisturizer and daily sun protection. If you still love using a primer, though, you can apply it on cleansed skin before adding CCC cream. 
While CCC Cream does indeed color correct and leave a sheer, dewy finish to skin, foundation lovers that prefer some extra coverage might want to layer CCC Cream with a product that blurs imperfections a bit more. The beauty of CCC Cream is that you can totally layer it with your favorite foundation without looking cakey or heavy. Before applying foundation, warm up a small amount of CCC Cream in between the palms of your hands and rub it into freshly cleansed skin until it’s fully absorbed. Because CCC Cream does have a coverage component to it, you won’t need to go in too heavily with your foundation. Layering the two leaves gives skin that effortless, no-makeup makeup look. 
Shown in order: CCC Cream (combination of bb and cc cream), Essence Moonlighter Cushion (pearly cushion highlighter), Melting Lip Powder (powder lipstick meant for eyes, lips and cheeks), and Lip Care Trio (skincare for lips; includes Lip Peel, Lip Oil, and Lip Gloss)
What About Everything Else? 
When we started CLE, the goal was to make a truly minimalist line of makeup. We wanted to create a handful of products that worked in tandem with one another to make your daily getting-ready ritual easy and quick, but with a ton of skincare payoff. Products like our CCC Cream are meant to be multifunctional and the rest of our products follow suit!
Image of multiple shades of our Melting Lip Powder and their powdered swatches on watercolor paper
Melting Lip Powder 
Our newest offering to the CLE lineup is a pigmented powder that melts into a wash of seamless, deep matte color onto lips. We formulated Melting Lip Powder to be flexible and easy to apply, which is why we like to use it on our cheeks and eyelids for a flush of natural color. The small, doe foot applicator is perfect for pinpointing exactly where you want a pop of bold color. When we’re in a hurry or on the go, we’ll blend it in with our fingertips and create a perfectly smudged, flushed look.
The compacts of Essence Moonlighter Cushion opened, showing the hue of each shade (Apricot Tinge, Copper Rose, and Glinting Buff)
Essence Moonlighter Cushion 
Our favorite thing about Essence Moonlighter Cushion? You really can’t mess it up. Made with sheer pearl powder and natural pigments, we like to put this on top of all the high points of the face to create a lit-from-within finish. After applying CCC Cream, Essence Moonlighter Cushion is our favorite way to pull the rest of a look together. We’ve formulated it to be buildable yet flexible enough so that it never interferes with already-set makeup. Whether you’re wearing a full coverage foundation or CCC Cream alone, Essence Moonlighter leaves a sheer highlight wherever you apply it. 
 

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