How To Choose The Perfect CC Cream Shade

A CC Cream can enhance our features but finding the perfect one can be tricky. With so many brands and shades to choose from, it’s hard to know which one is right for you.

We’ve all been there – standing in front of the makeup aisle for what seems like hours, trying to pick the perfect shade of CC or BB Cream. It can be tough to find the right one that matches your skin tone, and sometimes you end up with something too light or too dark.

In this blog post, we will explain how to choose the perfect CC Cream shade. We’ll give you a few tips on finding your ideal shade match, and then we’ll recommend some of our favorite CC and BB Creams.

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Should CC Cream be Lighter or Darker?

dermablend cc cream

There are a few things you should keep in mind when choosing a CC Cream shade. First, you need to know your skin tone and Undertone. Second, you should test the product on your jawline and blend it in. And finally, you want to choose a shade that blends seamlessly with your face and neck without looking too light or too dark.

The problem with CC and BB Creams is that they don’t come in a wide range of shades. So, you’ll want to find one close to your natural skin tone and Undertone. Swatching the product on your jawline and blending it in will help you decide if the shade is suitable for you.

Tip: If you can’t find your perfect shade match, you can mix two shades or go for a lighter shade and apply a bronzer to the areas where the sun naturally hits your face.

How To Know Your Skin Tone And Undertone

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Your skin tone is the actual color of your skin. There are mainly four groups of skin tones: fair, light, medium, and dark.

The jawline can reflect the actual color of your skin, so it’s an excellent place to start when testing products. You can also get your shade matched at a beauty store like Sephora to know your skin tone.

On the other hand, undertone is the color that lies beneath the surface of your skin. There are three types of undertones: cool, warm, and neutral.

If you’re not sure what your undertone is, an excellent way to find out is to look at the veins on your wrist. If they appear to be green, then you have warm undertones. If they seem blue or purple, you have cool undertones. And if you can’t tell, then you probably have neutral undertones.

Tips On Finding The It cosmetics CC Cream Shade

Once you know your skin tone and undertone, this Ulta shade finder can help you to find your perfect match for the it cosmetics CC Cream.

You can also use this it cosmetics foundation finder to find your perfect shade.

The Sephora shade finder also helps you find your shade by using another brands and colors.

These are some of the best ways to find your shade online but the best way is to go to a store and request a sample to test before buying the product. You should test CC creams and foundations under natural light to find the right color for your skin so avoid store lighting as it can be misleading.

Which Shade of CC Cream Is Suitable For Fair Skin?

If you have fair skin with cool undertones, you can usually select the shades labeled ‘fair‘ or ‘fair light‘ on most products. These shades should have a pink undertone and be light enough to give you a natural glow.

If you have fair skin with warm undertones, you should avoid shades that are too pink. Select the shade ‘fair‘ with yellow undertones instead.

And if you have fair skin with neutral undertones, you can choose either shade with pink or yellow undertones.

it cosmetics cc cream

Let’s take the It cosmetics CC Cream as an example.

The shade ‘fair light‘ is a good match for fair skin with cool undertones. The shade ‘fair‘ is a good match for fair skin with warm undertones.

purlisse cc cream

Another example is the purlisse youth glow vitamin C CC Cream. It has the shade ‘fair‘ for fair skin with cool undertones, but it doesn’t offer a shade for fair skin tones with warm undertones. Avoid using the shade ‘fair‘ if you have warm undertones because it might cause your makeup to look pink.

If you can’t find the perfect shade for fair skin, you can mix two shades or try another brand that offers a wide range of shades.

People with fair skin usually burn easily in the sun, so it’s essential to apply sunscreen before applying BB or CC Cream.

Which Shade of CC Cream Is Suitable For Light Skin?

For those with light skin tones and cool undertones, you can go for shades labeled ‘light‘ or ‘medium light‘. And for those with light skin and warm undertones, you should go for the ‘light‘ shade with yellow undertones.

The It Cosmetics CC Cream is a good example. It has the shade ‘Light‘ for light skin tones with warm undertones and the shade ‘Light Medium‘ for light skin tones with cool undertones.

Tip: If you have a warm undertone, avoid using a pink shade as it might cause your makeup to look grey.

Which Shades of CC Cream Work For Medium and Dark or Olive Skin?

If you have a medium skin tone with warm undertones, the shades labeled ‘medium‘, ‘medium beige‘, or ‘medium tan‘ might be a good match for you. Make sure to choose a shade with yellow undertones.

For those with a medium skin tone and cool Undertone, the Dermablend Continous Correction CC cream in 45N can be a good match. The shade ‘Mediumof the It cosmetics CC Cream is a good match for medium skin tones with warm undertones.

If you have dark skin with yellow undertones, choose the shades’ deep’.

The Dermablend CC Cream in 90N is an excellent match for deep skin tones and warm undertones.

Tip: if you have dry skin, apply a moisturizer before your CC Cream to hydrate and nourish the skin. This step can help in preventing your makeup from looking flaky.

What To do If Your CC/BB Cream Is Too Light Or Too Dark?

physicians formula cc cream

If your CC or BB cream is too dark, you can mix it with a moisturizer to lighten the shade. You can also mix your CC Cream with a primer.

Check the difference between a primer and a CC Cream to know more.

If it’s too light, you can mix it with a darker shade of a small amount of foundation or tinted moisturizer.

You can also add some warmth to the skin by applying a matte or shimmery bronzer on the areas where the sun would naturally hit your face, like your forehead and cheekbones.

Final Thoughts

When choosing a CC cream, it’s essential first to determine your skin tone and undertone. You can do this by looking at your skin color and the veins on your wrist.

Once you’ve determined your undertone, you can select a CC cream that’s closest to your shade. The CC Cream shade should not be lighter or darker than your skin as it might make your face look dull or ashy.

If you can’t find a perfect match, you can mix two shades or try another brand.

This CC cream is an excellent option because it offers a wide range of shades for fair, light, medium, and dark skin tones. And this CC cream is also a great option because it offers many shades for dark skin tones.

When choosing a CC cream, make sure to select a shade that is not too light or too dark. If it’s too light, you can mix it with your foundation. If it’s too dark, you can lighten the shade with a bit of moisturizer or primer.

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Claire is a beauty enthusiast and lover of all things makeup. Her blog is a resource for makeup tips and tricks, product reviews and beauty tutorials.

2 thoughts on “How To Choose The Perfect CC Cream Shade”

  1. And, now I know nothing more than I did before I read this… Disappointing.

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    • Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that. Do you have a specific cc cream for which you are looking for your shade match? The tips in the article are general and we provided some examples too. The best way to find the perfect shade match is to swatch the product on the jawline, blend it out and make sure it doesn’t look ashy or chalky on the skin. If it is the right shade, it should seemingly disappear into the skin.

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