Fantastic for summer: Chanel's CC Cream

Chanel's CC Cream is a great addition to my makeup collection for easy daytime coverage that lasts well throughout the day.

The cream has quite a thick texture with a high level of pigment, so a little goes a long way when you're applying it.

I use a pea-sized amount and spread it over my face using my fingers to smooth it over my skin. It layers like a dream, so you can build the level of coverage to suit you.

Although the texture of the cream is quite thick, it feels soft and weightless on the skin. The finish is beautifully flawless and natural, with a semi-matte but radiant look. The main drawback with this CC Cream is that there is just one shade, Beige Rosé, which is a tad too dark for my very pale skin. Because the finish is so perfecting and flattering I've been using this happily anyway, but I'm looking forward to summer when this will perfectly compliment sun-kissed skin.

It also performs well as a primer, and when worn underneath foundation gives such a gorgeous, even appearance to the skin.

The CC Cream is packed with loads of skin-loving ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid to hydrate, rejuvencia to stimulate collagen production and cornflower water to sooth sensitive skin, as well as a high SPF 30 to protect from both UVA and UVB rays.

All of this doesn't come cheap, of course, at €50 for a 30ml bottle, but this is a beautiful, luxury product that performs excellently and will be a lifesaver for the warmer summer months.

Sarah McIntyre