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Which is the best to get for a lazy person (me) who doesn't usually wear make up? Ideally I'd want to use it instead of moisturiser but my skin tends to be a bit dehydrated so not sure that would be enough.
Also any particular product recommendations that are cruelty free?
I've got a no7 CC cream which looks very natural but evens out the red veins and general wear and tear! I don't wear it every day but when I do I dust some mineral powder over it to set it. You would have check Boots' policies re cruelty free
I was using a BB cream all the time, light when I wasn't tanned and medium when I am. I realised recently if I mixed a tiny bit of the BB cream in my run of the mill Olay moisturiser it gives the exact same effect but obviously lasts much longer add some mascara and a bit of lipgloss and that's all I do, makes me look a bit more with it. Admittedly I'm rubbish at applying make up and couldn't do all the eyeliner and contouring stuff people do even if I wanted to.
I've just started using La Roche Posay Effaclar BB cream - aside from a little mascara, a sweep of blusher (which usually gets rubbed off before I see daylight as I'm so self conscious!) and nude lip gloss this is my first steps into wearing make up and I'm the wrong side of 40 and starting to need some 'help'
I now curse being a tomboy all my life and missing out on learning about all of this in my more formative years
I love M&S Autograph DD cream (who knows what the difference is?!) - BUAV approved and really evens out my skin tone well. You use it like a moisturiser (it's white) and it then changes colour on your skin - sounds odd, but I'm a real fan!
As I understand it, CC creams are more moisturising and have better coverage than BB creams, which are better suited to oily/combination and less 'mature' skins! Tinted moisturises are lighter than CC creams - I used to wear tinted moisturiser quite a lot (before I had kids!) but haven't ever tried CC/BB creams. I'm tempted to try the It Cosmetics 'Your Skin But Better' but that seems really bloody difficult to get hold of!