Review: Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream

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Brandbacker sent me this Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream to review and I am so excited because I have been wanting to try a CC cream forever! Since I have already tried and reviewed Studio Gear products before, I have high hopes for this product!

About the Product

Founded by industry veterans Steve Rohr and John Avolio, Studio Gear Cosmetics is a prestigous cosmetics brand featuring a full collection of professional makeup brushes, revolutionalizing complexion formulas, and a wide selection of color products for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. Since 1996, Studio Gear has been on set at hundreds of professional photo shoots, in the beauty departments of Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Dillard’s, HSN and ULTA, and also in the everyday woman’s makeup bag. This is a line created true to the concept that every woman deserves professional, high quality cosmetics at a reasonable price.

Hydrating CC Cream transforms and enhances your complexion in an incredibly light, smooth formula. This foundation simultaneously fights aging, retains moisture, and covers and treats blemishes with a non-oily, perfectly radiant finish.

Key Benefits:

  • Prevents fine lines and wrinkles with collagen-building ingredients
  • Restores skin elasticity by promoting moisture retention
  • Brightens and illuminates skin with a non-oily, complete coverage application

This CC cream is offered in three colors: Linen, Natural & Wheat.


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  • Included: One deluxe sample of Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream in Natural.
  • Retail Price: $34.00
  • Discount Code: 10% Off with code: SGCC
  • Availability: On the Studio Gear website or on



My Review


To be honest with you, my first impression  is that I didn’t expect it to come out of the bottle looking gray and smelling badly. I am sure it has no added scent because it smells like makeup chemicals. Apparently it’s a color matching formula, but I had no idea based on the packaging. This was my first experience with anything color matching, so that added another element to this review. As soon as I put it on for the first time, I could see the color start to change. It was really nice.

I wore my go to BB cream yesterday just to give myself a good comparison. Then, during my morning makeup routine today, I switched from BB to the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream. The product went on smooth and felt very light. But it doesn’t have great coverage. There are (lazy) days that I can use my trusty BB cream and completely skip foundation. Since CC cream is supposed to be the newer better product, I assumed I’d be able to do the same. I was wrong. I had to use my green (to remove redness) primer underneath AND foundation on top. Basically, this product only served as a moisturizer replacement in my routine. I almost wish they would just call this a tinted moisturizer and not try to capitalize on the “CC Cream” popularity.

I wore the CC cream all day, through a normal work day (where I’m currently getting over a cold and blowing my nose every ten minutes!) and it lasted as well as my other makeup. It also kept my skin really soft in this harsh winter weather!

  • Likes: Color change formula, smooth & light feel on my skin, moisturizing factor.
  • Dislikes: lack of coverage, chemical scent.
  • Would I Purchase? No, I would not purchase this product.

What do you think about the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream? Have you tried it yet?
Love it or leave it? Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!

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