It'a hard to find a lightweight cream that goes on smoothly, stays on for a good period of time, and can be found at a bargain. ALMAY® smart shade CC cream™ comes close to just that.
Available in only three shades, the cream comes in light, light/medium and medium. The cream is very lightweight, and it's in a one ounce squeezable tube. The cream can simply be applied by rubbing it on the skin with your finger, and can be blended in with a large brush or a makeup sponge.
It is recommended that powder concealer is applied after the ALMAY® smart shade CC cream™. The powder helps lock in the cream, creating long-lasting coverage. It doesn't last a full 24 hours, but it will last a decent 8 to 10.
CC cream, which stands for complexion correction, is, according to the ALMAY® website, "combines the benefits of skincare and makeup, but works even harder to color correct for beautiful, even skin now and over time." Upon application, it covers imperfections and corrects discolorations. Over time, it is said to brighten and even natural skin tone and prevent future damage (the cream has an SPF of 35.
The picture on the left is skin before applying ALMAY® smart shade CC cream™, and the picture on the right is after application of the cream.