[Review] Lumene CC Color Correcting Cream

lumene cc color correcting cream

When I happen to come across a good face product I jump on it like a cat on a mouse.  My latest love has been Lumene’s CC Color Correcting Cream. Yeah,,,yeah…I think everyone talked about BB and CC creams last year but you need to hear about this one.  So many I tried were overly greasy, had not so great coverage, or were the wrong color.

I first sampled this from a NewBeauty TestTube kit and have since purchased a tube which can be found at Ulta.  The claim on the package is that this makeup is a 6-in-1 that will give SPF,  will be long-lasting, will illuminate, act as a primer, conceal, and works as a foundation that can easily neutralize redness.

So many of those reasons listed on the box ring absolutely true in my mind when I use this stuff. For one, we all need SPF. I like that it’s already in the makeup and not yet another layer I have to apply and wait for before moving onto my next step.

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It is 100% true that this is long-lasting.  I usually put my makeup on around 6 or 7am and take it off around 6 or 7pm at night.  When I use a makeup wipe you see it all come off. And I highly suggest using makeup wipes FIRST before cleansing because this stuff has staying power and you don’t want this stuff sitting in your pores cooking up a storm overnight. Ahh, the double-edged sword of long-lasting makeup. Well worth the extra wiping in my opinion.

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On days where I feel like using one of my foundations this does work great as a primer.  I think you should wait five minutes to allow it to “set” before doing anything else, but I do like how it gives my skin a fresh canvas of even color.  That also ties into the fact that it has pretty good concealing action also.  I get redness around my nose, lips and any acne breakouts.  With those areas I take my makeup sponge and dab a little extra of this CC Cream and it works wonders.

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And on days when I want to go quick I can actually just go straight for the CC Cream, skip the foundation, and still get great coverage that I feel looks natural, but evens out all the blech you feel at  times. I like that it’s semi-matte because 100% matte makes my skin look too dry by the time I put blush and bronzer on.

I would suggest going light at first with this cream, a little really does go a long way and if you put too much you will see that it will not “set” and feel oily.  If I feel I put too much in one area I use a dampened blender sponge and pick up some of it to remove just the right amount.

Lumene CC Color Correcting Cream retails for approximately $14.99 at Ulta, but I have seen on Social media that it sometimes goes super on Sale at drugstores like CVS or Walgreens so I hope to catch wind of that next time I need to purchase.

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NewBeauty Testtube July August 2013 edition @NewBeauty #beautysubscriptionservice

 

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**** I pay a subscription fee to the NewBeauty testtube program in order to receive these products. I’m just here to give you my honest opinion!***

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I have been a long time subscriber to the NewBeauty testtube program and back with the latest shipment. Since I’ve last featured the testtubes, they’ve increased the frequency of shipments from 3/4 times a year to 6 times a year! So far, since they’ve announced this change, I’ve noticed that I’ve gotten more products than usual in the last two boxes. I’m definitely not complaining about that! So in both, there were “bonus bags” of smaller sample sizes, but still nice to get.

In the last tube I received a book on NewBeauty Celebrity Beauty Secrets and a handful of items that I didn’t have time to share (sorry!) with you guys. But in this months tube I have time, and I think it’s a pretty good assortment this time. So if your wondering if the sampling program is really that good….continue reading so you can decide for yourself.

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NewBeauty Summer/Fall 2013 Issue – A magazine is typically included with the testtube program, which makes it a bargain since the magazine alone is $10 at the stand. And the tube is under $30 itself so you’re really getting a get combo right there if your into trying out new beauty products.

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NewBeauty Sampling Program – Always included with the tube, and gives you addition info on your new samples so you know what your trying out, gives you average cost, and where to buy. I always loved getting theses and re-reading them over when I’m about to dig into my “sample box”. But short. To the point, and helpful.

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Bonus Items – Came in a plastic makeup bag I tossed. Sorry. I have about 4258 bags like these (ok, not really), but I have enough beauty bags and mini makeup zipper pouches to last me a lifetime. Had three samples do Nip + Fab Plumping & Volumizing Serum ( meant to firm wrinkles and smooth skin). It also included a 0.17 fl oz tube of Perricone MD High Potency Eye Lift cream. The other “mini” sample I got is Boost-it! Instant Complexion Enhancer which brightens the appearance of skin in seconds, and is meant to be used just about anywhere you want a little enhancement (face, legs, shoulders, etc). Not bad for bonus material. Better than the gift cards we got every testtube that I never ended up using. A+ NewBeauty for the bonus bag. I likey.

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MoroccanOil Body Butter : full size 6.4 fl oz $52 Alright. NewBeauty has a thing with MoroccanOil, they just kind of go hand in hand like as as long as I can remember starting the sampling program. I think I’ve tried almost everything by the brand at this point and really don’t have anything bad to say about it. I’ve reviewed the body butter in the past and can say that this butter nicely melts into your skin. Your skin drinks it up, and it feels like silk after application. I kinda wish there was a way to make it not scented, but thats part of the whole deal with the brand and it’s main ingredient. The formula use shea, cocoa and mango butter and contains skin boosting antioxidants to improve texture and elasticity. I like the small tub and will bring it with me on my trip to Vegas.

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Pantene Expert Collection Age Defy Shampoo & Conditioner : 10.1-8.4 fl oz full sized $7.99 Pantene is a brand I think we are all familiar with at this point, but I really love how they are venturing out and creating new specific lines for all our haircare needs. Whats cool about the Age Defy line is that is uses a blend of ingredients that make hair “act as if its 10 years younger” by thickening it, creating bounce and shine, while fighting breakage and frizz. I probably wouldn’t think to get this for myself if I saw it in the store, because I’m not fighting unruly grays or thinning hair, but I suppose it doesn’t hurt to get a big dose of antioxidants for the hair, can it? These sample sizes are larger than usual so I predict I’ll get about 1.5-2 weeks use out of these with my long hair. Both the shampoo and conditioner smell great. I’m currently using Organix and J.F Lazartigue at the moment and I love them both for smelling amazing.

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It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Lite : full size 4 fl oz $18 I’ve had my eye on this brand over the last year or so and haven’t had a chance to try. I’ve heard its great but never got around to buying it. What’s new about this one is that it’s a light weightless spray with fine hair (like mine) in mind. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In treatment is a leave in conditioner that helps to fix rattered and tattered hair by making it shiny, manageable , and frizz free again. Rice protein and silk strengthen the hair

while providing heat-styling and UV protection. I love using a good cream rinse in the shower but leave in treatments sometimes work even better allowing for better hair styling. I look forward to finally trying this brand.

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YBK beauty (your best friend) Automatic Eyebrow Pencil in universal taupe : full size $12 I know I got this in a testtube waaaaayy back before, but I totally loved it so I’m happy to see it again. It really is universal, it really CAN work for a wide variety of people. By changing the amount of pressure applied, you can get a range of up to 22 shades which is pretty awesome sounding when you think of it. And the spoolie on the end softens up the look while combing your brows. This is a great pencil, its easy to use and can really help shape up your brows even for a novice. If trying for the first time, go light at first. You can add in, and try different pressures to get your color. and after looking at their website there are a few things that I’d be interested in trying like the imitation vacation body oil and the eight eye-ssential pallette. Anyone else use this pencil?

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Perlage Illuminating Primer: full size 2.0 fl oz $19 I’m a little confused that there is so little information on this brand anywhere on the web other than the storefront where you can buy it. All I can go by is the NB booklet that says it’s a anti-aging line that uses ceramides and peptides to regulate hydration and heal damaged skin. This primer uses light diffusing particles to help minimize wrinkles, fight redness, and absorb excess oils so keep makeup in its place. The scent is like a veeeery light sunscreen from my childhood. That’s not a bad thing in my book. It smells nice. and its fast absorbing. I don’t use primers too often as I feel like its one more layer of oil slick to deal with. but I’m interested in this one since it doesn’t feel silicone like.

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Lumene Pure Radiance Night Cream: full size 1.7 fl oz $19.99 I know I’ve gotten Lumene creams in the past, but I’ve haven’t really stuck to using them since it’s a little rich to use daily on my skin. This overnight brightening cream uses arctic cloudberry nectar to brighten and balance the complexion. Plant sterols nourish dry areas while Shea butter protects. It’s a great cream for someone else for sure. I pretty much use Cerave and Avene and thats about it.

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philosophy purity one step facial cleanser: full size 16 fl oz $32 I’ve gotten this product int he past too ( I think) and its a pretty nice cleanser that get get rid of makeup and daily yuck in one step. I don’t remember having a problem with it, but when using it I wouldn’t have used it day after day. I generally need to stick to cleansers made for sensitive skin like Neutrogena and Cetafil for my day to day, even though it says its made for sensitive skin skin, I would probably use is more after a night of going out.

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Orly Nail Lacquer: Full Sized (received) 0.6 fl oz $8.50 I’m very familiar with this brand because I have a few already that I get at Sally’s. It’s a great brand that has a good variety of colors and lasts long enough for me. I am 100% percent totally in love with the color that I got sent: Gumdrop which looks like a sky blue pool color. Totally something I would buy on my own a the store. The other colors shown in the booklet were cute too, but they chose my favorite out of the bunch. I’m also glad we got sent a full sized bottle and not some mine bottle with a mini brush because those kinda stink to have to polish on with. I’m a fan of Orly polish and can only say good things about it!

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Tarte Cosmetics Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball: Full Sized (received)0.6 fl oz $17 Maracuja Oil originates from the Amazonian forest and is known for its skin-repairing benefits. Tarte Cosmetics put the wonderful oil in a easy to use rollerball for application–which is really nice actually so you don’t go overboard. Maracuja oil is thought to brighten , repair and even out skin tone. I would be a little hesitant to use this all over my face but wouldn’t mind dabbing on areas that get dry fast after washing. We got full sized products of these which was really nice since its a beautiful product. Has anyone used this before? Comments? I’ve read through the reviews on Sephora and they range from terrible to great so I’d love to hear what you think too.

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I think this was a great edition of the testtube because the last one wasn’t that memorable apparently, lol. Some were previously tried favorites and I have some new things to try. There is nothing in this tube that I would immediately give away.

Have you received your NewBeauty testtube? What did you think? Do you look forward to the extra shipments? Share in the comments below!

XOXO

Claudia

 

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NewBeauty TestTube #25


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I’ve been a long-time subscriber of NewBeauty‘s TestTube for a few years now and have always enjoyed what I’ve received. The beauty sampling program includes a copy of their latest magazine along with a wide assortment of luxury samples or full size products to try out all sent to your home. The magazine is full of information on everything from skincare, haircare, to other beauty enhancements such as plastic surgery and injectibles. It’s where I learned of my favorite sunscreen (Skinceuticals Sheer Physical Defense SPF 50, My favorite hair straightening serum (Phyto hair relaxing balm) and a great mascara (Mally).And just so happens to feature a face makeup I use too, Miracle Skin Transformer. So you can understand why I always look forward to whats inside. Let’s move on to what I got!

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start with Kneipp’s Pure Bliss Mineral Bath Salt in Red Poppy & Hemp. It would be great if I had an giant tub to relax and soak in but I don’t, darnit. For those of you who can treat yourself to a hot bath once in a while, I suggest you look into this one. Based on years of research on the benefits of botanicals and hydrotherapy, Kneipp created their mineral bath salts that activate with warm water to bring you a sense of relaxation and well-being. After reading the reviews on the NewBeauty TestTube site, it looks like everyone commenting was going to purchase it after finishing their samples. It also sounds like these salt soaks tint the water for a different experience. I wonder if it stains? You can purchase a 17oz jar that will give you enough for 8-10 baths for $19 on their site.

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carrying on…..

newbeauty testtube olay deep wrinkle treatment

I’ve noticed Olay‘s new professional line of products but haven’t used them. Their Deep Wrinkle Treatment is designed to increase collagen production by improving hydration levels in the skin. The key ingredients are retinyl propionate, and niacinamide (vitamin b3), both well known for their wrinkle fighting abilities, and also responsible for making it crucial to use sunscreen while using products in the Vitamin A or Niacin which make skin more sensitive to the sun. You need to wear sunscreen anyways, but definitely don’t skip if you are using products like these. This 1.0 fl oz tube retails anywhere from $37 to $45 from what I’ve seen online and will probably end up being a giveaway since I won’t be using this myself. Its FULL-SIZED as far as I can tell! Any takers?

 newbeauty testtube cellceuticals eye serum

Next on the list is Cellceuticals CellGenesis Eye Serum. Using retinoids which come from the Vitamin A family, CellGenesis has a unique Tri-Retinoid peptide complex that stimulates repair without irritation often associated with retinol products. Their website says this treatment will help with under-eye puffiness, diminish dark circles and minimize wrinkles when used daily. I love that we got a FULL-SIZED product here!!! That means you can give this a really good amount of time to see what it can really do. The product looks like orange juice mix when it come out, but doesn’t stain your skin orange. I suspect when I start using this product it will last quite some time since a little goes a long way. This 0.5 fl ox tube retails for $65 on their site.

newbeauty testtube yonka phyto 58 rejuvenation treatment cream

I have never heard of the brand YonKa before, which turns out to be a French, family based company. Their line is based on research on the benefits of phyto-aromatherapy and the use of plant based essential oils to improve the skin and well being. The product that I received is their Phyto 58 Rejuvenation Treatment Cream, a night cream that promises to refine the skin while erasing signs of fatigue and brightening the complexion. Rosemary extract invigorates the senses, while the brands popular quintessence blend of essential oils energizes and detoxifies the skin. Vitamin E, A and F repair the skin and shield it from losing hydration. This cream is suitable to fight the first signs of aging on normal to oily skin. I’m pretty happy with my own skincare routine so I’m not sure that I will be using this myself, but appears to be another FULL-SIZED product that I will be able to give someone else to enjoy.

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MoroccanOil was also included in this edition of the TestTube, and it usually is. I can’t remember the last time I needed to buy a MoroccanOil product because they give huge samples (sometimes full-sized) all the time! This here is their Intense Hydrating Mask for dry and damaged hair. The scent is similar in all their products, and while I haven’t used this yet, I know I definitely will in the near future. I’d like to see how well this works for my hair. Some masks are too heavy and leave my hair frizzy instead of sleek and shiny. I’ve been pleased with everything from the brand so far from hair to body stuff (their body souffle cream being my #1 favorite item). More than likely I will update results on my facebook page. Their line is famous for its use of Moroccan Argan Oil to nourish and strengthen the hair and skin.

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I actually used to use Philosophy’s hope in a jar before, and was glad to have a sample size of this basic moisturizer to keep in my bag when I feel like I’m drying out. The texture is light, and marshmallow-like. I never remember having any breakout issues from this cream, only really enjoying the “feel” of the cream. I suggest trying this out out if you can. If you take a look at Philosophy‘s moisturizers the have a different kind for each skin type. The instant refresher moisturizer mask is good too, I’ve tried that one and liked it. You can get this in different sizes ranging from $15 (0.5oz) to $110 (8oz) on their website.

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It Cosmetics is totally new to me also, but impressed me at first use. This Bye Bye Under Eye Waterproof Under Eye Concealer really conceals and the neutral medium color they sent me did blend well with my skin tone and makeup I use (Miracle Skin Transformer). My only negative is that I feel like I’m pulling at my eye skin when applying it because it’s waterproof & budge-proof. it’s even supposed to cover bruising if you have any from surgeries or accidents. The formula is moisturizing and contains high levels of vitamins K, A, C, E and Collagen, which are clinically proven to reduce puffiness and discoloration. This came as a sample size but expect this tube to last quite a long time since much isn’t needed at all when you blend it. A full sized tube will cost you $24 on their site.

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Dr. Brandt has been a familiar brand with the TestTube‘s I’ve gotten in the past. He has a microdermabrasion product that feels really nice to use. In this recent edition, I got the Dark Circles Away Collagen Eye Serum. This brightening serum absorbs quickly and leaves the eye area slightly illuminated to combat dark circles. The milky liquid serum decreases the look of tired eyes by stimulating microcirculation, breaking down fatty deposits that contribute to under eye bags, and increases collagen levels while strengthening the skin. You can purchase this product full sized at $55.

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Last to share are the spalook.com giftcards. They do give a good amount off but I have yet to use one. After looking at the website I have no idea why I haven’t used one yet. They have a ton of brands! And pages of deals so hopefully I’ll be able to put at least one of these to good use before they expire.

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Has any other test tubers fell in love with a certain product from this tube? Is there something that you see you want to try? Share in the comments below.

P.S There is a giveaway going on that will be ending real soon, don’t forget to get all your entries in!  It ends in hours!  In the meantime, I wanted to start another one!  Whose up for a deep wrinkle treatment from Olay ProX?  I think some of you are!  Enter on the rafflecopter widget below. All details/rules listed on the rafflecopter.

 

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