I am currently in the middle of preparing for a makeup swap with an Instagram friend Tesladoll, so was on a hunt for beauty products she wouldn’t be able to get her hands on in the States and Chi Chi just seemed like the perfect product.
Myer happened to have a deal on with Chi Chi – Spend $30 or more and get a free Super BB or CC Cream. Was I going to pass up the offer? Hell no. Plus, if I am going to buy gifts for a friend, I should be able to reward myself for my efforts too LOL
I picked up a couple of sponges, nail polish and a few palettes and the girl at the beauty counter was kind enough to help me pick out my free gift. I decided to go with the Super CC Cream in Medium – Tanned. I’ll admit that it was the bright pink that caught my eye.
CC creams are basically a color/complexion correcting cream. It can be described as a beauty product that’s between a foundation/tint and a moisturizer. CC creams are great in the fact that you can apply it with your clean and hands and not need to worry about using an applicator.
My first impression of the product was that it seemed much more lightweight and the product looked nice and thin (compared to the BB cream) which meant it should be much easier to blend into the skin. The packaging is bright pink and the fact that it’s in a tube with a pump means that it’s unlikely to be messy to handle. I honestly hate messy packaging. If it’s going to squirt everywhere and spill all over the place, I don’t want to deal with it. Ever.
So the first day I tried this cream, I didn’t moisturize my face like I normally would each morning. Note that my skin is fairly normal with currently some slightly dry patches around my nose area due to the recent events of the past month and not taking good care of my skin. I wanted to see how this would hold up considering it states that it ‘ultra moisturizing’ on the packaging. To my surprise, it was very moisturizing. The dry patches around my nose/cheek areas stayed quite hydrated throughout the day and didn’t look flaky. My complexion immediately evened out without needing to top up with concealor or applying a second coat of cream. The cream is a light to medium coverage which is perfect for everyday if you don’t wear makeup.
During the winter months, the dewy finish of it cream could look great, however as it’s been quite warm down under, I don’t like the extra shininess so make sure if you are oily or prone to sweating on warm days, use a translucent powder after you’ve applied the cream.
My concern also with the cream initially was the longevity of it – I had concerns as I have tried other brands in the past, and they wouldn’t last more than just past lunchtime and would easily transfer all over my clothes. Again, Chi Chi have managed to make me fall in love with them even more – the lasting power on this is pretty awesome. The first day without powdering it lasted about 7 hours. The few days after that I started powdering in the morning (due to the warm weather) and noticed that it lasted me until after I got home from work which would be about 8-10 hours. No slipping and sliding around my T-Zone or around the rest of my face.
The other thing I like to check is the collar of my shirt at the end of the day to see how much product has transferred onto my clothes. And what do you know, extremely minimal transfer which is awesome. I hate having to wash makeup off my clothes!
I am really not a big fan of the Western versions of CC & BB creams. Majority of the time, the formulas are too thick, not blendable, not enough of a color range and contain no or very little SPF so I am pretty surprised that this CC cream seemed to work well for me. It is definitely a CC cream I would highly recommend and will use frequently especially throughout the cooler months as extremely hydrating without leaving an oily mess on my face.
Price wise, I would not be complaining about actually paying money for this as 50g of product for $30 AUD is quite generous.
So overall verdict? I would give the Chi Chi Super CC Cream an 8/10.
Have you tried this before and what are your thoughts?