Revlon Age Defying CC Cream Review & Swatches

revlon age defying cc cream

Yes, Revlon has a new Age Defying CC Cream! This recently launched at Bed, Bath, Beyond, Christmas Tree Stores, and Harmons so you should be able to get your hands on it at mass retailers shortly.

Revlon Age Defying CC Cream is $9.99 at the locations I mentioned above and available in Light, Light Medium, Medium, and Medium Deep shades.

I was actually surprised to learn…

It’s very much like Revlon’s Photoready BB Cream but perhaps with a more moisturizing formula, a creamier texture, and a touch more pigment.

I’m always a little confused with CC Cream formulas in the US as they really aren’t the color adapting/correcting formulas that Korea has gone with. As of now the only CC Cream that embraced this formula and technology is Pop Beauty CC Cream and Stila’s CC Cream. Some of my favorites from Korea include Tony Moly’s Luminous Pure Aura CC Cream and I’m just waiting for some US brand to launch an awesome formula like this!

Apparently the US decided to go with a more pigmented version of a CC Cream this time around. In Korea and other Asian countries they started out with a pigmented BB Cream and worked to a sheerer CC Cream formula. Here in the US we seem to get the opposite with a sheerer BB Cream and a more pigmented CC one.

So confusing!

revlon age defying cc cream swatches

revlon age defying cc cream swatches blended

Light Medium and Medium

Needless to say Revlon Age Defying CC Cream isn’t incredibly pigmented but it still has less of a sheerer formula that the original Photoready BB Cream. Plus Revlon didn’t keep launching and relaunching formulas which I admire. L’Oreal has launched several different BB Creams that were all sadly lacking and they continue to pump more out and I imagine come Spring 2014 we’ll see the same with CC Cream. Strangely enough L’Oreal Nude Magique BB Cream is more of a CC Cream than L’Oreal’s new Visible Lift CC Cream. And other formulas like Youth Code BB Cream and Age Perfect BB Cream just got sheerer and worst in formulation.

It’s nice that Revlon was consistent with the texture of this CC Cream and also managed to improve slightly on it from the single launch they did. Too much of a good thing can be deadly eh?

If you only want a more natural makeup look I think you’ll like Revlon Age Defying CC Cream. Perhaps you’re more of a minimal tinted moisturizer kinda girl and in that case you’ll love this formula. It’s creamy and quite hydrating with a texture that dries down to a soft, natural finish. I find it doesn’t cling to drier areas and it gives me a my skin but better look. There isn’t enough coverage to brighten or conceal issues like dark spots, acne, blemishes, or acne scarring but there is enough to correct and even out skin tone while perfecting already good skin. The consistency can be likened to a lighter tinted moisturizer and it does indeed contain an SPF 30 which is fairly good for a product like this. The SPF doesn’t give morph the creaminess into a watery/runny or separated problem either! It remains creamy even with the addition of the SPF in the mix. Wear time, without setting, is iffy unfortunately and I feel like I’m wearing no makeup within a two to three hour period. I have drier skin so I don’t set my makeup with setting powder whenever possible unless it is the Summer (I’m a bit more oily in the Summer) so you might be able to get a longer wear if you set.

Overall, Revlon Age Defying CC Cream is a little disappointing if you’re judging it on Asian CC Cream formulas. However, if you take a minimal approach to your makeup application you might just find something to love here!

Tried it?

Do share your thoughts!

  • 11/18/13 19:51 Lauren:

    I loved the Revlon BB Cream, so I’m definitely going to give this one a try! I love the packaging (it reminds me of Smashbox).


  • 11/25/13 11:00 Rachael:

    Can you tell me what the sunscreen ingredients are?


  • 1/18/14 16:51 Ivanna:

    I tried this and it was sooooo terrible on my face. I have never tested a “base” that settled into every imperfection as badly as this. I tried it a bunch of times in different ways, including usingg my fingers, a brush, a sponge, even mixed in with another foundation, and each time I had to wash it off and start over because it made my skin look worse than if I left it bare!!


  • 2/27/14 19:56 doris:

    Do you have a post about how what’s so great about asian bb and cc creams? Although they DEFINITELY don’t have my shade, it’d be interesting to know what you think of them since you are saying that this isn’t as good.


  • 2/28/14 15:01 Parie:

    Does this CC help to eliminate melasma or hyperpigmentation?


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