Annabelle CC Cream (Natural Finish) Review

by - July 25, 2013

I have tried numerous BB creams and have found most of them lacking. From what I have tested, I now view BB creams basically as tinted moisturizers with some added skin benefits. I wasn’t sure what a CC cream was to be honest with you so I had to look it up! CC creams are colour correctors; they should improve the overall tone and appearance of your skin. So when I saw favorable reviews of the Annabelle CC Colour Control Instant Perfecting Base Natural Finish, I decided I had to give it a try. As I mentioned in my JuneFavorites post, I think it is amazeballs! LOL

Annabelle CC Colour Control Instant Perfecting Base Natural Finish
Annabelle CC Colour Control Instant Perfecting Base Natural Finish
From on Annabelle CC Colour Control Instant Perfecting Base:
Ingenious multi-tasking perfecting base that primes skin perfectly and evens out skin tone. CONTROLS skin colour by neutralizing redness, dull and uneven complexion. CORRECTS instantly by reducing appearance of pores, fine lines and leaves a flawless anti-shine finish. PRIMES skin for makeup and improves foundation wear. Oil-Free. Paraben-Free. Perfume-Free. Non comedogenic. Hypo-allergenic and dermatologist tested.

Annabelle CC Colour Control Instant Perfecting Base Natural Finish
pea size amount of the Annabelle CC Cream Natural Finish

I don't have perfect skin, far from it. I have considerable ‘freckliness’ (yah I made that up) happening on my cheeks, upper lip and chin area. I have always had this so I know only a full coverage product is going to completely cover up all of that. I really debated whether to show my imperfect face but then I thought ‘hey how else are you going to see how well this product works?’ So I got over myself. :P

In the picture below, the left side is my bare face with and the right side with the Annabelle CC cream only. As you can see, the Annabelle CC cream does help minimize the redness on my cheeks, blur my pores and even out my skin tone over all. I even put some CC cream on my bottom lip to cover up the uneven skin tone I have there. The CC cream does a pretty good job of minimizing the brownish red discolouration happening there. It did not cover up all my freckles but it did lessen their overall appearance. The Annabelle CC Cream feels very lightweight. It does have a silicone-y feel when applying but it ‘dries’ down afterwards so it doesn’t feel like I have anything on. I actually found that this is moisturizing enough to wear on its own with just my sunscreen.  ... Don't scream when you scroll down okay?...

Annabelle CC Colour Control Instant Perfecting Base Natural Finish
L: Bare face          R: Annabelle CC Cream (Natural Finish)
Annabelle says that the CC Cream can be worn alone or under foundation. I have done both. When I wear it alone, I will use a dusting of powder over top just to make sure I didn’t have to worry about any shine happening later. But for the most part, I use the Annabelle CC Colour Control Perfecting Base as a primer. When I use this, I find I do not need to use a lot of foundation as the majority of redness has been taken care of with the CC cream (and it helps my foundation stay put).  I really like the packaging. It has an airless pump so no messing with squeeze tubes or jars. Plus it doesn’t shoot out product; each pump gives a pea size amount which is just the right amount for me. The Annabelle CC Colour Control Perfecting Base has replaced all my other face primers.

Natural finish - One shade only but it blends into almost any skin tone
Makes for a excellent primer
Covers redness
Blurs fine lines and pores
Wonderful pump action bottle

No sunscreen

Finished face: Annabelle CC cream and foundation 
Have you tried either of the Annabelle CC Colour Control Perfecting Bases yet? I think I need to try the Luminous Finish soon!

The Annabelle CC Colour Control Perfecting Base can be found in drugstores or at for $16.95/30ml. is still having its JeanFrancoisCD promotion until July 31st: spend $30 and get $10 off plus free shipping (US gets free shipping at $50) just use promo code JFCD at checkout.


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  1. Would want to try this out. I hope it's available in the Philippines. :)

    1. I don't believe it is available outside Canada and the US. :-[ sorry.

  2. You don't look scary at all! I think you have such beautiful features!
    I have not tried any CC creams yet, but I have an Asian one on the way so I'll start with that first!

    1. Aw you are too sweet! I just got the Olay Cc cream in my Luxe Box. I will see how the two compare. Revuew on the Asian CC cream? =)

  3. I should try this out I have never tried Annabelle cosmetics.


    1. You should try it out! I actually prefer it over Benefits POREfessional. Btw love the new site :D


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