While we are already familiar with BB, CC, and even DD, the EE cream is sure to change the face of makeup and skincare as we know it.
Formulated by Estée Lauder, the miracle cream stands for Enlighten Even Effect which helps skin in a variety of different ways, and aims to decrease the amount of unnecessary products you buy each year.
What does it do?
EE creams help to diminish the appearance of common fine lines around the face, while also acting as a neutral barrier for clear, healthy skin. The lightweight formula boasts an SPF of 30, which is perfect if you need something quick and easy to apply before heading out the door.
Just like a CC cream, it aims to correct uneven skin tones with a light coverage finish which feels like wearing no makeup at all. Apply generously onto problem areas such as the t-zone, chin, and cheeks for an instant glow without a cakey finish.
Who can use a EE cream?
There is no age limit when it comes to taking care of your skin, and the EE cream certainly does not discriminate. The formula is gentle enough to use on any skin type, and won’t disrupt your skincare routine – rather, it enhances it! Use over a nourishing moisturiser or skin primer for best results, and remember to blend into your neck and hairline so it looks like your own skin!
How does it compare to other creams on the market?
Rather than focusing on just one main skincare issue, the EE cream comes with a string of different benefits if you decide to take the plunge.
Colour corrector: Create an even base by using an EE cream on clean skin to cover hyperpigmentation spots and uneven skin tone. Apply generously onto these areas, and let the product soak into the skin before proceeding with cosmetics.
Moisturiser: Almost all beauty creams come with an added SPF which is an essential in protecting skin on a day-to-day basis. Don’t worry about that subtle sheen which most products have; the EE cream is light and creamy without creating any additional shine on oily skin.
Primer: Use as a primer to prep the skin for other makeup or cosmetics. If you need your makeup to last the distance, follow-up with a solid cleansing routine which will create a flawless base.
EE creams are designed to be used in a variety of ways, so you can cut down the cost on your other products!
Where can I try an EE cream?
If you are unsure about your first EE cream, ask for a sample the next time you’re at the beauty counter. Another alternative is using a few inexpensive products from the drugstore which will give your skin a sense of what the EE cream is like. Some of our cheap and cheerful favourites include:
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