L’occitane’s new Pivoine Sublime Skintone Perfecting CC Cream ($35; usa.loccitane.com) comes in two shades, Light & Medium with a skin tone adjusting formula and broad spectrum SPF 20 protection. *Press Sample
The CC cream starts off as a white, gel cream consistency and blends to match a few skintones. I tired out medium, which was quite a nice match for me at the moment. It is quite a sheer formula that can be built up and would need a light layer of powder on top to tone down the shine. The formula does feel quite lightweight and easy to blend with fingers or a dense brush. The physical sunscreen can leave a very slight whitish cast that does take a little bit of time to go away though, so proper blending is key. It is quite an illuminating formula and since it is sheer, it can work even as a light base with a dusting of powder on top. The packaging is neat, and although the formula is somewhat self adjusting, I hope L’Occitane expands the shade range in the future. Overall, a good CC Cream/tinted base for summer if light or medium matches your skin tone. A concealer might still be needed for blemishes and under the eyes, but if you’d like to keep your base light, this is a good one to look into!
|Wearing the L'Occitane Peony CC Cream in Medium paired with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger, NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder in Eden|