Last year, I declared IMAN’s BB Creme as the best ever! I feel like beauty is revolving faster than most can keep up with. The mega-beauty brand, loved by brown girls everywhere, may have out done themselves again. Their new CC creme might be better than buttered biscuits (well that’s an exaggeration but you know what I mean).
But first you might be asking yourself, what is CC cream?
The difference between BB and CC creams is very subtle–CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like hyper-pigmentation, whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation perfect for the summer months with a few skin care benefits thrown in.
WHY YOU NEED IMAN CC Creme: This new unique velvety powder dissolves into a hydrating cream concealer. Once again, IMAN has covered the color spectrum with five different shades for women of color. The cream offers spot coverage and concealing with a line filling formula and a soft focus finish, it also conditions the skin with essential oils and vitamins.
Check out the video below and watch a step-by-step guide to applying the cream:
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The Best In Beauty Box Subscriptions
1. The Best In Beauty Box Subscriptions
No one really knows who invented this monster idea of box subscriptions. Perhaps it came about once the fashion and beauty industry realized that in order to stay above ground during the recession, it had to reinvent itself. What better way than to create a monthly subscription service offering some sort of discount on a group of products we love and think we need. Let's examine a few of my favorites!
2. CURL BOX
Many naturalistas swear by this subscription. Some sit patiently in front of their laptops each month because they know there's a limited amount and it will sell out immediately. The Curl Box is a new naturalistas solution to finding the right products for her natural hair. For $20/month you can try samples of tons of products.
3. Glossy Box
This box is filled with luxe products. From fancy perfumes to the best in body lotion
4. BIRCH BOX
One of the first that I can remember on the market. For $10/month you get a little bit of everything in beauty. From high-end beauty brands (like Kerastase), to more common brand from in your local Sephora (like Stila), to even a few newbie beauty brands--Birch Box has changed how the consumer purchases
Curated by beauty's top Youtube Bloggers with a monthly theme, an IPSY subscription gets you 4 to 5 beauty products in a collectible makeup bag. The best part about this subscription might just be the makeup bag and the video tutorials on how to create each look.
7. BEAUTY ARMY
Once you complete the online beauty questionnaire, you get to hand-pick your samples. Brands have to actually apply to be a part of Beauty Army, so you can probably bank on getting the best of the best.
If you're an eco-beautinista, Goodebox is your source for sampling healthy sustainable beauty products. Each month, an expert curates a top-notch selection of six to seven trial-size green products.