For that vacay: Mary Kay CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia

I remember there was this one day in Thailand two years ago where it was so hot that all my makeup just sweated off.  I still have this gross photo on my phone of my upper lip and it’s covered in little sweat beads.  What I really needed that day was to not wear makeup, but Mary Kay’s CC Cream and setting spray could have come to the rescue as well.

Okay, so maybe no makeup was definitely the way to go, but what I’m trying to get here is that Mary Kay’s CC cream gives you great coverage, looks natural, and has SPF in it.

Available in five shades, the CC Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is a complexion correction product that gives you amazing coverage, has skin-loving benefits, and provides you with that much-needed sun protection (even if you aren’t going to be outside, it’s still important that your face products have SPF in them). This CC cream gives you eight benefits in one step and it’s lightweight, leaving you with a natural complexion that covers up anything you want camouflaged.

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I try a lot of CC creams and for only C$22, this one is incredibly affordable to pick up (by comparison, IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream is C$49). This CC cream brightens skin and protects it against future damage, while also hydrating and reducing the look of blemishes and redness.  I like how it comes in a pump applicator, making it a breeze to apply (and less likely that it will explode in your travel makeup bag… the worst!). Although they don’t have a huge shade range, I find the colours to adjust to your skin tone, so pick the one closest to what you would normally wear.

To make your CC cream last longer throughout the day, take a look at the Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia (C$20), which is a last-step product to help your makeup last throughout the day.  Skindinävia might sound familiar to you since they also do Urban Decay’s setting sprays, which retail for a little over double the price at C$40. The fact that you can get a similar setting spray for half the cost is just mind boggling.

Mary Kay Setting Spray

Anyways, in case you aren’t familiar with setting sprays, they are the last step in your makeup routine and definitely a product that everyone should have in their collection. Once you’re done applying your makeup, shake the bottle, close your eyes and hold it about eight to 10 inches away from your face, then mist your face two to four times in an X and T formation. The product dries quickly and helps to set your makeup and provide longevity.

I absolutely adore this setting spray and highly recommend throwing it in your next Mary Kay order, along with the CC cream. Given the price points on these are so low, you’ll definitely be able to toss a few more necessities in your cart as well (I highly recommend the Satin Hands Nourishing Shea Cream, which is saving my dry hands this winter).

Mary Kay CC Cream Swatched

Which are your favourite CC cream and setting sprays?

Please note, products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.

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