Ambi CC Cream

ambi cc cream reviews

A few months ago I stumbled upon the Ambi CC Cream at a Walgreens near me. There was a small display in one of the beauty aisles and I was so excited I immediately put it in my basket. “Just throw it in the bag!”  Anyway… haha. I actually haven’t seen a drugstore cc cream for people with darker skin so I am so happy that I found this one! If you are confused about what a cc cream is let me break it down for you!

What is the difference between foundation, tinted moisturizer, bb cream, cc cream and dd cream?

Foundation: base makeup used to even skintone and cover blemishes

Tinted Moisturizer: has a little bit of color while providing moisture

BB Cream: provides coverage and has skin care like SPF, more coverage than tinted moisturizer less coverage than foundation

CC Cream: has lighter coverage than a bb cream and color correcting properties

DD Cream: stands for dynamic do all and or daily defense, basically it is a bb and cc cream with anti-aging properties

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Swatch of Ambi CC Cream Medium/Dark

Ambi CC Cream

Specially formulated to match the rich tones of women of color, NEW! AMBI® EVEN & CLEAR CC+ Cream Even Tone & Environmental Shield contains argan oil, shea butter, and antioxidants to moisturize the skin. This multitasking CC+ Cream features broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen protection from UV sun rays without a gray or ashy look.

AMBI® CC+ Cream is designed to even skin tone instantly with soft focus technology, while helping to shield your skin from environmental elements that may cause uneven skin tone, dry out the skin, and accelerate fine lines and wrinkles.

-Information from Ambi Website

ambi cc cream swatch

Swatch of Ambi CC Cream Medium/Dark

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Apply generously and blend over face and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure; reapply at least every 2 hours. Use a water-resistant sunscreen when swimming or sweating.

SHADES: Light/Medium and Medium/Dark

RETAIL PRICE: $8.99 USD (1.7 oz tube) You can get the ambi cc cream at my Sunlight Beauty Amazon Store for only $4.80!

-Information from Ambi Website

ambi cc cream blended swatch

Blended Swatch of Ambi CC Cream Medium/Dark

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Me without makeup

ambi cc cream blending

Applying the CC Cream

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Ambi CC Cream (1 layer)

ambi cc cream second layer

Ambi CC Cream ( 2 layers)

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Ambi CC Cream (3 layers)

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Ambi CC Cream with makeup on top

ambi cc cream highlight and contour

Ambi CC Cream with other makeup on top

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Ambi CC Cream with other makeup and glasses!

My thoughts!

I wore the Ambi CC Cream in the way I would wear foundation so I didn’t reapply the cc cream every two hours. I applied it with the ELF Powder Brush which really did a good job of blending the cc cream into my skin. The cc cream feels really light on my skin. It almost feels like nothing is on my face. It doesn’t feel overly moisturizing or greasy I think it provides a bit of moisture but not too much which is perfect for my oily skin. The Ambi CC Cream has a skin like finish to me. It was not dewy or matte, it just looked like skin. I have oily skin so I would set the cc cream but if you have normal to dry  skin you might be able to get away with just setting your tzone or not even setting it at all. It has a sheer coverage but is build-able to light/medium coverage. I personally like light to medium coverage but if you prefer full coverage you can use concealer and or a powder foundation on top. After just one layer of the cc cream my skin tone was pretty much even. The 2nd and 3rd layers started to cover more of my dark spots. Usually I use a color corrector around my mouth to color correct my hyper-pigmentation but with this Ambi CC Cream I did not color correct before hand and it came out good. I don’t really need to color correct with this cc cream which is great since cc creams are suppose to color correct for you in theory. The shade is not a perfect match. I am currently a Mac NW50 or a little darker since its summer and I have a tan. I feel like in the winter this color will suit me better. The medium/dark shade blends very nicely with only one layer on my skin but it looks a little yellow and a tad bit off when I add the 2nd and 3rd layers. I hope Ambi comes out with a dark/deep shade that is a little richer and redder. I feel like when I put on all my other makeup the cc cream seemed to look like a better match. All in all I like this cc cream. It didn’t break me out, it feels light, it’s blendable and buildable! Get the ambi cc cream here on sale for $4.80!

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