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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

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primer too?
Do you use primer with this product and if so, do you apply it under or over the cc cream?
asked 8 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 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 7 months 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 8 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 8 months 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 1 year, 1 month 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 7 months ago
Caitie1510
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 2
Fair, no question.
answered 7 months 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 11 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 1 year, 1 month ago
Titian06
Question
How do I pick the correct color in this product
asked 1 year, 1 month 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 6 months 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
moe5474
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
Can I use this if I have acne on my face?
asked 1 year ago
tanp
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
4 answers
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answer 1
If you are trying to cover-up acne this is not the product for you. I would describe this cream to be very moisturizing and I think that is why some people describe it as "heavy". The coverage is more like a tinted moisturizer.
I use this on areas that have blemishes, however I have to use a dab of foundation on those areas if I want to camouflage them.
answered 1 month ago
Miami74
(Discovery Bay, CA)
answer 2
This cream is quite thick. In my experience its not advisable to use on acne prone skin.
answered 6 months ago
parineeti
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I wouldn't, it broke me out.
answered 1 year ago
yme87
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 4
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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Anonymous
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
4 answers
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answer 1
I use this and it has helped with evening out my skin tone. On days when I am doing more than grocery shopping and I want to look my best I dab on a little foundation in a couple key areas that need more coverage, right over the CC cream. I actually feel like I am wearing so mush less makeup it's really nice.
answered 1 month ago
Miami74
(Discovery Bay, CA)
answer 2
I use this under foundation when I have a bad skin day and get amazing results.
answered 9 months ago
melba79
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
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 11 months ago
hisephoraaddict
(Seatte, WA)
answer 4
I wouldn't, it went on kinda heavy for me.
answered 1 year ago
yme87
(Honolulu, HI)
Question
Can this be used as a moisturizer or do you have to apply a moisturizer too?
asked 4 months ago
amyo44
(washington, dc)
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
4 answers
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answer 1
I use it alone without any moisturizer, but I have oily skin, so I feel as though I don't need the extra moisturizer since the product already has SPF 20.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Nickeeeh
(Long Beach, CA)
answer 2
I usually use it with a moisturizer but if I'm in a rush I'll go without moisturizer and just use this - it's fine.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
lachaton
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 3
I don't apply a moisturizer in the morning with this. I find this to be enough for me, but I have fairly normal skin. If your skin is on the dry side, you may find a little extra moisturizer necessary. Use something light because this is a little greasy, I've found.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
CutieR
(Victoria, BC)
answer 4
this product is quite creamy its not thick though. So it really depends on your skin type. If I'm on the run, I just wash my face and put this on after I use clarifying lotions. I think bb creams are more thick in texture so if you are dry skinned you may still want to put a tad bit of moisturizer underneath.
answered 4 months ago
tiffay
(PA)
Question
What is the shade "TONE"?
is this to correct redness on all skin colors? or just for med skin?
asked 1 year, 1 month 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
andixzx
(New York, NY)
Question
Sunscreen ingredients please?
asked 1 year, 1 month 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 7 months ago
2cute4freckles
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 2
Octinoxate7.5%,titanium dioxide 5.0%,& zinc oxide 1.0%
answered 11 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 3
Octinoxate - 7.5%
Titanium Dioxide - 5%
Zinc Oxide - 1%
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Titian06
Question
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 10 months 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 9 months 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 10 months ago
tiffay
(PA)
Question
Best color for yellow/asian skintone?
Which color do you recommend for a half caucasian, half asian gal?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
JadeBell
(Portland, OR)
on CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20
2 answers
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answer 1
It all depends what you pull more toward. I think you might be a light or tone. The color is very sheer.
answered 1 year ago
yme87
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
From the swatches I took at the store, I would say go with either fair or medium. They're more yellow-based compared to light and tone, which had more pink in them.
answered 1 year ago
andixzx
(New York, NY)
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