September 10, 2014

Beauty | em michelle phan The Everything CC Cream Review

Hello Beauties!

If you have been following me on Facebook, you may know that I gave up wearing foundation everyday almost a year ago.  Due to lack of time and my discovery of BB Cream, I began using BB Cream instead of my usual foundation.  Not long after I began using BB cream, I began seeing CC creams emerging on the scene.  Of course, I didn't know the difference between the two, but thanks to The Everything CC, I now do.  Keep reading to learn the difference between BB and CC creams as well as my review of The Everything CC cream...

The Difference Between BB and CC Creams

The difference between BB and CC creams is subtle--CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light-diffusing particles), whereas BB creams are like lighter foundation with a few skin care benefits thrown in. - Source

About the em michelle phan The Everything CC Cream

  • inspired by the girl who wants one product to give her skin everything it needs.
  • perfection with protection, packed into one super lightweight cream.
  • care: spf 30 protection
  • correct: smoothes & hydrates
  • conceal: evens skin tone

  • Lightweight Feel
  • Little to No Transfer
  • Absorbent and Moisturizing
  • Gives Skin a Glow
  • All Day Wear

  • Costly ($23 - 1 fl. oz.)
  • Limited Shades
  • Only Available Online

Product Photos

After Applying The Everything CC

My Thoughts

When I first received information on this product, I was so intrigued.  The Everything CC cream not only had wonderful reviews online, but according to those reviews, it gave many people a glow and didn't budge throughout the day.  I had to give it a try!  I can say that I now see why there is so much hype around this product.  It is so lightweight on my skin.  While applying, it simply feels like I'm applying lotion to my face and once absorbed, it feels like I have nothing on!  Plus, it doesn't transfer throughout the day and gives my skin a beautiful glow.

As far as coverage, this product provides light coverage.  It is slightly buildable, but it doesn't quite build to medium coverage.  With this product, although not used in photos, I would typically wear a concealer for extra coverage; however, I feel completely comfortable wearing this without concealer because it gives a glow that gives the appearance of smooth, even skin.

Although I do love this product, there were immediately a few things that I noticed once I opened the package and began using the product.  I immediately noticed how small the package is.  The Everything CC cream is only one fluid ounce.  In comparison to my typical BB Cream, it has a third less fluid ounces.  Plus, my usual BB Cream is only $10 for 1.5 fluid ounces versus The Everything CC, which is $23 for one fluid ounce.

Lastly, beyond price and size, I was disappointed in the shades for this product.  I actually had to wear the darkest shade, which is Dark.  As an African American woman who loves beauty, limited colors for women of color is a common theme I see in beauty products.  Although this is a wonderful product, I wish more women of color could actually wear it.

Would I Recommend?

Yes.  Even though I wish this product could be used by more women of color, I would still say that overall the product itself is wonderful.  The lightweight feel, glow and no transferring makes this product a winner in my book.  Also, if you are wondering about the longevity of this product, I would assume that a fluid ounce may last up to two to three months with everyday use.  When you factor that in, the $23 might be a splurge worth taking.

For information on The Everything CC cream, visit the em cosmetics website here.

Are you a CC cream fan?  What is your daily face routine?

God bless & stay fabellis,

This product was sent for review purposes.  All thoughts are my own.



  1. I'm still figuring out what BB creams are!! I have two different ones and haven't even tried them yet. Oy. :)

  2. I never can find my color with BB creams. And with me having dark spots due to acne I need more coverage. Wow Michelle Phan is really doing her thing! She is the prefect example to continue to follow your dreams.

  3. I'm thinking of giving makeup a try. By reading your post I'm learning about great things to look for. I would definitely need something to match my tone being on the darker side. I totally understand the issues of finding things that match my skin. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  4. I also gave up full foundation, but haven't yet tried CC cream... I'm still on the BB cream bandwagon. I'm curious to try it now! Also... Will there be a DD cream? EE? FF? ;)

  5. SOOO I too am on the look out for the perfect bb or cc cream! The problem is like you said: limited options for African American skin tones.

  6. Lol! You should definitely try them. I love how BB and CC creams feel opposed to foundation. So much lighter and easier to apply!

  7. Katherine, you should totally take the plunge! If you're new to makeup, BB or CC creams are the total way to go. They are just like a tinted form of moisturizer. :-)

  8. LOL! Did you know there actually is a DD Cream? LOL! I have no idea what it means, but I'm good with BB and CC creams. I think this would look great on you.

  9. I remember that review and I was looking for it and couldn't find it in beauty supply stores. I've been using MAC's Match Masters and it has been working well for me.

  10. I love that foundation but it's too heavy for me sometimes. If you ever want to look for the BB Cream, here is the product locator:

  11. You already have really nice skin but it does look movie perfect with the cc cream! I haven't tried cc creams yet, but I've been using a heavy spf with color in it for the summer, now that it's fall I need to search for a cc (spf's to heavy for me in the winter!)

  12. I haven't tried BB Cream yet. My tinted moisturizer by Smashbox turned to BB Cream and I've yet to try it. I may give it a go. You're right, limited colors will make me avoid a brand altogether.

  13. Thanks Madaline! This product does have SPF in it, but it's super lightweight. I think you would love this.

  14. Thanks for checking out my review Reginia!


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