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Stila CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20

What it is:A skincare-meets-cosmetics hybrid offering the ultimate in color correction while creating a flawless, natural-looking complexion. What it does: Bursting with revitalizing skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection, this green-based formula color corrects upon application to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, while brightening skin and softening fine lines and wrinkles. This multitasking formula adapts to your skintone for flawless, invisible coverage and 72 hours of continuous hydration. The complexion is left brighter, more youthful-looking, and shielded from damaging environmental effects. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens What else you need to know: This oil-free formula provides sheer-to-medium, buildable coverage with a matte-to-satin finish.
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Questions & Answers for Stila CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Question
primer too?
Do you use primer with this product and if so, do you apply it under or over the cc cream?
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
otomom
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
6 answers
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answer 1
I don't use a primer under it but there's no reason you couldn't, I suppose. You would put the primer under the CC cream (just like paint primer under the regular paint color!).
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Chriski
(Bennington, VT)
answer 2
Yes I do apply a primer. I use the two faced primer before I apply the Stila CC cream.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
parineeti
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I haven't tried it with an actual primer yet, but I spray Urban Decay De-Slick on my face before applying because I have a tendency to be oily and I really like the combination, especially since this CC cream can be kind of heavy and a little greasy when you first apply it.
answered 3 months ago
Caitie1510
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 4
Hey there! No, you do not need a primer. HOWEVER, if you have a favorite primer that you can't go without, using it under the CC cream will be just fine. (:
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
LorieM12
(Denver, CO)
answer 5
I actually mix a big dot of this with a big dot of my primer (currently Korres Pomegranate). It mixes together well.
answered 4 months ago
Kate1209
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 6
I personally don't. Normally I think cc creams are like primers itself. So you'd use the cc cream, then maybe top it off with a finishing powder or bronzer if you're looking for more coverage.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
tiffay
(PA)
Question
not sure which color to choose of the fairest two.
I am blond, blue eyes I a fair complexion but not porcelain. Mine leans to the pink undertones.
asked 9 months ago
janmar919
(Brooksville Fl)
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
4 answers
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answer 1
I was color matched at Sephora by the new machine thing and a makeup artist and I usually go for light-medium shades, but in this she matched me to the lightest one because the second to lighted tends to be more yellow-based. So I would go for the fair one if you tend to be more pink than yellow.
answered 3 months ago
Caitie1510
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 2
Fair, no question.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
2cute4freckles
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 3
Probably the light shade. You could go and get a sample of both fair and light and try it out at home.
answered 7 months ago
hisephoraaddict
(Seatte, WA)
answer 4
Your description sounds like me except I'm on the yellowish side. I use Light and it's a good match. This product is supposed to adapt to your skintone, so I think Light would be a good color to try.
answered 8 months ago
Titian06
Question
How do I pick the correct color in this product
asked 8 months ago
jogagne
(Dover, nh)
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
4 answers
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answer 1
I am naturally VERY white. i initially got this as a sample in medium and it blended so naturally with a nice glow. The bronzer I used before this product is even better with it. very happy. The other responses really make sense as i would have thought i needed it in fait had i not tried medium.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Nana10019
(New York, NY)
answer 2
If you can't get to a store, my salesperson told me that when in doubt you should go a shade darker than you would think. I went for "medium," and I am -- for reference, "light" in Stila, "light-medium"/"agent 6" in Tarte and Sand in Laura Mercier. Hope that helps.
answered 7 months ago
wildmuddle
(Norwalk, CT)
answer 3
You really would be best to try this on in store. I have a fair complexion with lots of redness. After doing a color match in store, I ended up with a shade two darker than what I would have purchased online. So if you must buy online, go darker than what you think - it matches itself to your skintone.
answered 8 months ago
cswburg
(Williamsburg, VA)
answer 4
Go in and try it on in the store. It's impossible to know which shade is right for your skin using color swatches over the internet.

You'll get a much better match and will thus be much happier with the product :)
answered 8 months ago
moe5474
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
What is the shade "TONE"?
is this to correct redness on all skin colors? or just for med skin?
asked 8 months ago
MrDurden
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
3 answers
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answer 1
I was color matched at the store and they sent me home with Tone. I was skeptical but it turns out it is the perfect match. I usually wear medium and I have pink undertones. Hope this helps.
answered 7 months ago
bcm731
(Newark, DE)
answer 2
I have very pale skin and it works wonderfully! I almost always have redness on my face, though I have a yellow undertone, and this matches the yellow perfectly. Hope that helps!
answered 8 months ago
Conversation
(Palo Alto, CA)
answer 3
From the swatches I took at the store, tone is similar to medium except that it has more of a pink base whereas medium was more yellow-based.
answered 8 months ago
andixzx
(New York, NY)
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Can I use this if I have acne on my face?
asked 8 months ago
tanp
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
3 answers
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answer 1
This cream is quite thick. In my experience its not advisable to use on acne prone skin.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
parineeti
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I wouldn't, it broke me out.
answered 7 months ago
yme87
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 3
I don't want to speak for you or your specific skin, but I have very large pores, oily skin and am prone to blackheads and acne. Still, this CC cream worked great for me!

Sephora is great about giving out samples. Try it out for a few days before making a full purchase just to be sure.
answered 8 months ago
moe5474
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
Could I wear this underneath foundation to help cover redness?
My cheeks are quite red and I was wondering if you can wear this cc cream under foundation? I want the colour correcting aspect but would also like the fuller coverage of a foundation.
asked 7 months ago
Anonymous
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
3 answers
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answer 1
I use this under foundation when I have a bad skin day and get amazing results.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
melba79
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
I think you could layer this under your foundation, however, have you tried this alone with several layers? I feel that it is quite builable and use this on days I don't feel like using my NARS sheer glow foundation. Try it - you may not need the foundation. Be sure to set it!
answered 7 months ago
hisephoraaddict
(Seatte, WA)
answer 3
I wouldn't, it went on kinda heavy for me.
answered 7 months ago
yme87
(Honolulu, HI)
Question
Sunscreen ingredients please?
asked 8 months ago
musja
(Brooklyn, NY)
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
3 answers
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answer 1
I have my bottle in front of me and it lists: Octinoxate 7.50%, Titanium Dioxide 5.00% and Zinc Oxide 1.00%.
I hope this helps.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
2cute4freckles
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 2
Octinoxate7.5%,titanium dioxide 5.0%,& zinc oxide 1.0%
answered 6 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 3
Octinoxate - 7.5%
Titanium Dioxide - 5%
Zinc Oxide - 1%
answered 8 months ago
Titian06
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Is this a good choice for blending in freckles?
I am a Medium to fair skinned woman with Light Golden Blonde hair and Green to Yellow Green Eyes. I look great with a Tan, but freckles are a side effect. I don't hate them but would like to blend them with my complexion.Is this a self tanner or a more temporary situation. I don't want people to look at me and say..Makeup! I like a natural look. Is this the product for me. What shade should I use? My freckles are tan but my skin is lighter? Is this product better when used with a no-shine powder?
Thanks
asked 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Scarlettt
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
3 answers
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answer 1
I would suggest this only as a light base. I don't think it would cover freckles. I have a lot of beauty marks and it does not cover them. Even though they probably would be darker than freckles.
answered 1 week, 2 days ago
jy927
(Willow Grove, pa)
answer 2
This works best for getting rid of redness without using a heavy foundation, not really for getting a tan look, just for evening out skin tone to your natural shade. It is very light and looks natural when I use it. For the color you should use, I would suggest going into a store and testing there to see what works best for you. It should be close to your natural skin color.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
JenniferOchoa
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
I think so. It might be better than the bb creams because the cc's are supposed to be lighter but made to cover imperfections, even out redness I bought it to hide my acne scars and cheek redness and I do see that my cheek redness is in check and its not cakey.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
tiffay
(PA)
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Will I be able to get this i the same shade as my Stila tinted moisturizer?
I have been using Stila tinted moisturizer, and I stopped because my skin is too oily and my skin looks horrible and shiny by 10a.m. Will these be a better choice as far as not getting shiny and will I be ok if I order the same shade as my tinted moisturizer or should I go in for a consultation? Please advise
asked 8 months ago
jadoresephora
(san jose, ca)
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
2 answers
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answer 1
I used Stila TM forever in "light" and "tone" (had to mix them.) In this, I just used "medium," and it was so much better than even my custom blend had been. Go for it. You will be glad you switched. As far as I'm concerned, the fact that it minimizes brown spots etc is a great extra benefit but even without the CC features, it's flat out does a better job matching your existing coloration without sacrificing coverage.
answered 7 months ago
wildmuddle
(Norwalk, CT)
answer 2
I have super oily skin too and will say that this has become my holy grail face product. I've tried several tinted moisturizers and have found this CC cream to be better than all of them, hands down.

I'm not sure about matching it up color wise though. I would always so go in though when it comes to that. It's impossible to tell from internet color swatches what shade a product will be. Better safe than sorry :)
answered 8 months ago
moe5474
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
How does this compare to Tarte's BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer?
asked 4 months, 3 weeks ago
allnatural3
(socal, CA)
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
2 answers
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answer 1
I personally, do not find them super comparable as the textures are a bit different. the tarte is more a primer feel (like the porefessional), it does have good coverage, but dry skin beware as it accuentuated every dry spot on my face! The stila feels more like a regular bb cream would minus the heaviness.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
chloelouise
answer 2
Ok, I've tried both. Stila CC has better coverage, but less staying power. It is also more moisturizing in my opinion. If you have oily skin, and you just want a very very light touch of color you may prefer Tarte. If you're issue is redness, or sallowness and you need more moisture you may prefer Stila. I hope this was helpful.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
2cute4freckles
(Washington, D.C.)
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