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The Best Way To Apply CC Cream To Acne Prone Skin

by Erick Cuesta
May 2, 2022

Here’s a guide by celebrity Make Up Artist, Erick Cuesta, on how to make the most out of your Clear Coverage Flawless Matte CC Cream in your makeup routine

Neutrogena® Matte CC Cream Products

When it comes to makeup, a point I always drive home is that it doesn’t make you. It adds to you. With that in mind, Neutrogena® brings one of their newest products that I’m super-excited about: the award- winning Clear Coverage Flawless Matte CC Cream. Developed with dermatologists and formulated with Niacinamide, Neutrogena Clear Coverage™ collection is makeup fueled by skincare.

Formulated with Niacinamide

In the context of skincare, Niacinamide is a topical version of vitamin B3 and boasts multiple benefits for the skin. Not only does our CC cream not clog your pores, but when applied correctly, the CC cream reduces the appearance of redness and neutralizes the appearance of dark spots.

If you are looking for complete coverage of any imperfections on your skin or if you suffer from even the littlest bit of acne then the Clear Coverage Flawless Matte CC Cream is going to be your new best friend! It also comes in 34 shades, making it the most diverse and inclusive shade range from Neutrogena® ever! Ideal for you to find the perfect match for your own skin.

How To Properly Apply The Clear Coverage Flawless Matte CC Cream In Your Makeup or Skincare Routine:

  1. Like with any makeup product, you have to start with a clean face. Create a nice lather with the Oil Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit and then blot your face dry.

  2. Next, you’re going to want to prepare your face with a moisturizer that compliments your skin type. Since we’re leaving the winter and going into the spring, I recommend Neutrogena® best-selling Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid for Extra Dry Skin. For a perfect look and to keep the CC Cream intact all day, you could go the extra step of using a primer. I recommend the Shine Control Matte Booster Face Primer and Serum.

  3. Apply the Matte CC Cream with a beauty blender to obtain greater coverage while also maximizing the life of the product. Dab the cream lightly onto your face and then blend it in using gentle strokes in an upward and outward motion.

  4. It’s important that you seal your CC Cream with a compact powder. It not only works to absorb the excess oil that forms throughout the day, but leaves your face with a natural, dewy finish. For this, I absolutely love Neutrogena’s Clear Coverage Compact Powder.

One of my favorite things about the Clear Coverage Flawless Matte CC Cream is that it features a lightweight, breathable formula that was developed with dermatologists for acne-prone skin. So not only does it not feel the least bit “cakey” on your skin, but it’s free from oil, fragrance, parabens, sulfates and phthalates. All stuff that certainly has no business on something as delicate and beautiful as your face!

Now that you’ve learned how to apply your Clear Coverage Matte CC Cream, dare to try a new look while covering any imperfections and the best part – you don’t have to worry about worsening your acne-prone skin!

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Born in Puerto Rico and currently residing in the city of Miami (Florida), Erick Cuesta is a bilingual journalist, TV Host and fashion and beauty expert. Cuesta has over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry and more than 18 years of experience in the makeup artistry industry. He has worked with major brands such as CHANEL where he was the brand’s National Makeup Artist and he played an integral role within the brand’s product development team. This multifaceted talent worked as the Beauty Editor for the national publication Venue Magazine and has also collaborated with renowned personalities such as Mario Lopez, Lorena Rojas, William Levy, Sofia Vergara, Leslie Grace among others. Erick has also worked with world-renowned magazines such as Vanidades, Cosmopolitan, People en Español among many others.

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