Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50

 

Press sample provided for my unbiased consideration 

 

Lancome City Miracle

The latest addition to Lancôme’s Miracle range, is City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50 (CAN $46.00, available in 3 shades) offering lightweight makeup coverage, protection from external agressors, as well as skin-clarifying properties with continued use. Tested in several cities with high pollution levels, City Miracle might just be what all …but not limited to … Urban Warriors have been looking for. You’re welcome.

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Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50

An all-in-one product to help provide a radiant complexion, City Miracle has the high-reaching goal of combining the ‘instant perfection of a makeup effect with lasting skincare benefits‘ that is said to:

  • even out like a foundation
  • perfect like a beautifier (I’m guessing that means primer)
  • hydrate like a moisturizer
  • protect against UV like a sunscreen
  • fight shine like a powder

Available in 3 shades, the texture has a hybrid cream/lotion feel to it; more body than a usual BB or CC product, but not as full-coverage as foundation. The fruity/floral fragrance is quite fresh and pleasant, if not a little on the strong side – something to note for those with sensitivities. City Miracle can be applied and spread using your fingers or your favourite foundation brush, if preferred, and bears surprisingly good opacity for a CC cream. Some of the key ingredients include:

  • Glycerine – acts on skin’s elasticity, leaving it soft & hydrated
  • Detoxyl – a potent anti-pollution active ingredient which prevents metallic pollutants for adhering to the skin while helping to detoxify cells
  • SPF 50 – usually high UVB & UVA protection for a CC cream (to prevent spot formation and photo-ageing)
  • Adenosine + Vitamin CG – a potent anti fatigue combo that work synergistically to help reduce wrinkle depth & the appearance of age spots
  • Kombucha & Musk Rose Oil – an anti-dullness duo to help improve skin quality while refreshing & illuminating the complexion

What I really like about this product, is that it provides excellent coverage without any of that caked-on look or feel that you sometimes get with foundation – and it can literally be applied on the go with no special tools other than one’s fingers. Longevity is good as well – especially when you consider that City Miracle is a lighter-weight cream, easily providing 8 hours of wear without oxidation or product buildup in key areas (such as around the nose or any facial lines). The scent is on the strong side and doesn’t dissipate immediately upon application like other fragranced makeup products, but does minimize over time. With regards to skin improvement, I can’t vouch for that as I tend to rotate my makeup products with alarming speed (#beautybloggerwoes), but I like the way my skin feels with City Miracle applied – illuminated/radiant but not dewy/shiny – and I find it does a pretty good job of keeping my skin (which is combination/oily in the T-zone area) from become overly greasy and needing to be mattified by using other products.

What surprises me the most, is that A) City Miracle is only offered in 3 shades and B) the lightest colour available (and which I was sent to try) will still be much too dark for pale/fair complexions. On my light/medium skin tone, 01 Beige Dragée (worn here – the other shades are 02 Peau de Peche and 03 Beige Aurore) appears rather orange-leaning when first applied, but seems to almost reverse-develop with the wearing; as the product warms up and thus merges with my skin’s natural oils, it somehow morphs into an almost custom shade – a very unique effect. The tube has a slim profile and is of a small enough size to make it conveniently portable, although that smaller size can work against it as well since it means it’ll finish up that much faster BUT this drawback can also be turned into a positive, if it means you will then have to purchase a fresh tube to use, as opposed to reaching for some other product that may have been lurking in your vanity for ages (and probably well past its prime, at that).

With regards to the SPF included, it’s unusually high for a cosmetic product but not enough that it feels like it weighs the skin down either, neither does it add any weird white cast to the skin as a result – a huge plus.

 

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Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50

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Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50

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Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50

Lancome City Miracle ingredients

Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50 (ingredients list)

 

Lancome City Miracle swatch 1

Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50, applied

Lancome City Miracle swatch 2

Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50, lightly blended

Lancome City Miracle swatch 3

Lancôme | City Miracle CC Cream SPF 50, sheered out

 

With the warmer weather that’s looming just around the corner, our makeup routine will undergo its usual seasonal shift: colours (eyes, lips, cheeks) will start to go a few degrees brighter and you’ll want base makeup that feels lighter & sheerer along your skin. How fortunate then, that with Lancôme’s new City Miracle CC CREAM SPF 50, you won’t have to sacrifice on either coverage or skincare benefits. Personally, I love the feel and effect of using this cream – but I do wish the colour range was a bit more extensive, as I believe it’s a product all complexions should have in their beauty arsenal. Listen up, Lancôme, cause you’ve got a winner here.

Available now through all Lancôme counters across Canada. Find more information via www.lancome.ca

 

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