It’s been such a long time since my last foundation review... So needless to say this is far overdue! Today we are reviewing and doing a wear test on Thrive Causemetics’Buildable Blur CC Cream. I heard about Thrive Causemetics from an Instagram ad, and of course, I was sucked in immediately. The two products that got my attention was the CC Cream and their Lengthening Mascara.
Besides their luring advertisements, I also appreciate the company’s overall message and purpose. “For every product you purchase, we donate to help a woman thrive”, not only does the purchases give back to women in need (i.e., surviving domestic abuse, emerging from homelessness, fighting cancer, & veterans), they also donate funds to 10 other charities with a similar goals. So even though the prices are comparative to high-end makeup lines, it personally gives me a little more comfort to know that I’m helping give back 🙂
I ordered the CC Cream during the Black Friday sales, so I got 10% off + a free Blend & Blur Sponge (retails at $18.00) + a free makeup bag all for $45.00. The original price of the CC Cream retails for $38.00, which is similar in price to the IT Cosmetics’ CC Creams.
There are a total of 18 shades in the collection. I bought the shade Light, which has neutral undertones, but I think my proper winter shade is actually Fair Light.
The claims for this CC Cream are:
BLUR EFFECT TECHNOLOGY™
Diffuses and blurs the look of skin imperfections, pores + fine lines like a photo filter for your face.
SMART PIGMENT TECHNOLOGY™
Adjusts formula to give you a better match while concealing the look of skin imperfections such as redness, rosacea, discoloration and dark spots.
Evens skin tone, brightens and provides anti-aging + antioxidant benefits.
Helps control + absorb oil to reduce shine.
BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 35
Provides protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays + blue light damage from computer screens and phones.
This CC Cream, along with their other makeup products, is 100% vegan, cruelty free, sulfate free, paraben free, no phthalates, & contains no fragrances. So if your sick is super sensitive like mine, this CC Cream will be a good fit for you.
After wearing this CC Cream for a total of 9 hours, I think it holds up well considering it is a CC Cream & not a foundation. Even though their isn’t claims about it being long-lasting, I’ve found that I can wear it comfortably during my normal work day (8 hours). Because of the blurring effect, when the CC Cream breaks down and wears off around my nose, I don’t find it to be extremely noticeable. In fact, I usually just touch up the area as best I can & it looks good as new. After about the 6 hour mark, my skin starts to get oily in the T-zone, but I’ve found touchy up with my compact powder &/or a blotting sheet doesn’t disrubt the CC Cream & keeps it in place.
My favorite thing about this CC Cream is how breathable & skin-like it is when wearing it. I like to see my skin & not feel like I am wearing a mask, especially on hotter days here in Georgia.
Have you tried Thrive Causemetics? If so, what is your product by them? Please share with us down below!