YSL Colour Correction: NEW CC Cremes in Lavender, Apricot & Rose

If BB Creams were the product of choice for 2013, then in 2014 it’s the turn of it’s sister product CC Cream. Although BB Creams are great at helping skin look healthy, covering imperfections and providing a great base for makeup, they don’t actually correct colour problems that many of us suffer from. Yellowing dullness, the redness of rosacea and grey tints can all play havoc with our makeup, but CC Creams actually help to correct the colour by counteracting it with another. Yves Saint Laurent are one of my favourite beauty brands, continually launching luxurious innovations that help to create the effect I always dream of. Their Touche Eclat and Babydoll mascara may be classic must-haves, but these new CC Cremes are sure to join them in the YSL hall of fame…

Available in three shades, each targeting a specific problem area,
the YSL CC Cremes visibly correct the appearance of skin colour
irregularities and immediately help to reveal your inner glow. The
lightweight and refreshing texture is quite thin to the touch, ensuring
it can be applied to skin under makeup to help foundation and concealer
work even better. The lavender shade works to counteract yellowness in
the skin, often caused when we’re tired or our skin is lacking
hydration; this is by far my favourite as it instantly counteracts the
colour and leaves my skin looking more ‘awake.’

Although it does leave a
slight purple tint to the face when used alone, if you apply concealer
and foundation over the top the result is pretty incredible – my makeup
has such an easy job and I need about 50% of the amount I would normally
use. I’ve found that applying this with a brush, delicately around the
eyes and nose, helps to create a more uniformed tone that my foundation
can work with. It gives me the confidence back in my skin that I often
only have after a serious sleeping session or a mini break to a beach!

CC Creme is also available in rose and apricot; the rose shade
counteracts dullness in the skin and helps to provide a rosy and healthy
complexion, while the apricot provides a natural glow and minimises the
appearance of imperfections. Although these two shades are great, it’s
the lavender variant that I really can’t recommend enough. All three CC
Cremes also help to minimise the appearance of pores and inperfections,
provide a touch of radiance, contain UVA and UVB to help protect the
skin from premature ageing and are even suitable for sensitive skin. I
haven’t found another CC Cream that works as well as this, regardless of
price point, which really helped me to instantly see the difference
between YSL and the other formulas. If you’re concerned about
pigmentation and colour imperfections on your face, then a tube of this
could really help to soothe those issues away.

£30.00 a tube these are pretty pricey, but to find a CC Cream that works
is (in my opinion) totally worth the money. I would happily go out and
and repurchase this as soon as I’ve used it up, although I’m pretty sure
this tube will last me for a whole year and beyond! For best results
it’s better if you use a little, building up the colour result and
blending with a brush, otherwise you could look a little purple and get
strange looks in the street… But applied properly, this is one product
that will become a makeup staple throughout 2014 and beyond.

The YSL CC Cremes are available now, priced £30.00, from Selfridges and online.



  1. Alison Harriman
    March 19, 2014 / 10:45 am

    May I ask where you got that wonderful notebook?

    • Hayley Carr
      March 19, 2014 / 10:50 am

      It was a gift! I love it though… Will have to find out where it's from : )

  2. Aerin Downs
    March 19, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    These look so good! But £30 is a bit much for me 🙁 xxBerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  3. Melyssa M
    March 19, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    We only have the BB cream here 🙁 (which is $50.00) Love your blog!

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