February 16, 2015

Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream Review & Swatches

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Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream

Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream is a new permanent CC Cream formula that launched recently in a variety of darker, deeper shades suitable for medium and darker skin tones.

Let’s take a look!

Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream will hit the mark if you’ve liked and used Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation or Covergirl Ultra Smooth Hair Smoothing Foundation. Covergirl does a lot of repeat gel foundation formulas and they are nice but the amount of times they release this formula in new packaging with the promise of new benefits is crazy…almost every season they have a “new” gel foundation product.

Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream swatches

Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream Swatches (Q610 Amber Glow)

Now the good news is that if you couldn’t find an shade in the regular range of their gel foundations you’ll be happy to know that Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream is available in five deeper, darker shade selections.

I’d liken it to any Covergirl gel foundation you may have tried in the past. It’s quite creamy, provides sheer coverage but builds easily, has a lightly hydrating feel but doesn’t create unnecessary shine or oily, and adheres nicely to drier skin without looking cakey. I use and really like Ready Set Gorgeous and this is basically the same formula but it’s expanded the shade range to include darker shades. I find this has a satiny almost matte finish with a very seamless finish that wears for around five to six hours before showing minor signs of fading. It does have a fresh perfume-like fragrance that sensitive users might not love.

As a sheer, lightweight foundation it’s lovely but as a color correcting CC Cream it misses the mark. It isn’t color correcting in my opinion nor does it provide SPF or any of the other basics of a true CC Cream formula. For me, it’s just a simple lightweight foundation that provides natural, lightweight coverage.

Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream is lovely if not a bit on the misleading sign of the fence. The lightweight texture is lovely but it’s not exactly your traditional CC Cream formula plus add to the fact it’s simply a rerun of Ready Set Gorgeous and other similar Covergirl formulas and you might be disappointed. The good news is if you had trouble fitting into the range of colors from the permanent line of Covergirl products at the least you’ll have a few deeper shades to choose from with in this release (although too bad there aren’t even more as merely five shades doesn’t cover that many darker skin tones).

You can find Covergirl Queen CC Cover + Care Cream now at drugstores or drugstore.com.

Tried it?

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  • Melany

    I was excited to see these CC creams and I immediately bought a shade I thought would match my complexion. I wasn’t too happy with feel/coverage of the CC cream. Plus, I feel the shade I chose was a little too deep. While I don’t like this CC by itself, I do use it as a makeup primer.