{ MAKEUP WITH BENEFITS }: ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM

ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM REVIEW • essellesse talks whole foods beauty!

When it comes to makeup, I look for what I like to call “makeup with benefits”. Basically makeup that can double as skincare.

Whatever I put on my face, I want it to be doing something positive to my skin.

ESPECIALLY when it comes to full on face makeup. I want it to brighten things up & anti-age things.

Ok so, I was shopping at Whole Foods… I feel like all my stories begin with this lol but here we go:

when I was shopping in Whole Foods, I noticed a tester of this cc cream.

Basically, whenever I go to Whole Foods these days, I go with a BARE makeup face. Nothing on except sunscreen {I use this Japanese brand} so I can really try whatever is catching my eye.

That’s how I met the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream.

I’m at a point where if I put something on, I can tell the SECOND I put it on if it’s a winner or not.

This cc cream was an instant winner & in my basket it went.

ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM REVIEW • essellesse talks whole foods beauty!

What intrigued me about it is that it’s an anti-aging cc cream infused with roses. I talk more here about why rose is so rad for skincare. {I actually mentioned the same brand’s exfoliator!}

The Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream is the first to be made with Alpine Rose Stem cells.

First things first, it smells amazing! Seriously, it smells like roses. But it’s a super fresh rose smell, not powdery at all. A very natural, fresh scent.

When you put it on, you can seriously just see your skin GLOW.

It’s a nice medium-light coverage with a dewy finish. It also offers sun protection which is KEY for anti-aging. This has an SPF of 30

This cc cream instantly evens & tones your skin. I also love how lightweight it feels… it feels as if you aren’t even wearing anything!

Ingredients include: Aloe, Castor Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Rose Stem Cells, Rosehip Oil, White Tea Lead Extract, Hibiscus Extract, Rose oil & more! { full list here }

ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM REVIEW • essellesse talks whole foods beauty!
ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM REVIEW • essellesse talks whole foods beauty!

I absolutely love that the first ingredient is aloe. When you put it on, it’s SO soothing & cooling. I absolutely love how the application of it feels, not to mention how amazing it smells. Speaking of the fragrance, I read some reviews and many said that it didn’t irritate their sensitive skin at all.

I’ve gotten to the point where I basically weened myself off of foundation as a whole & only wear this.

I love my makeup with benefits because as you apply it, it makes your skin look better without it. I like to look at my makeup as skincare vs cosmetic if that makes sense?

ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM REVIEW • essellesse talks whole foods beauty!
ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM REVIEW • essellesse talks whole foods beauty!

If you are looking for a cc cream with a dewy finish, then this is the one for you! Trust me.

In these photos, all I’m wearing is the cc cream, this brow balm combed with glossier boy brow, glossier lash slick, & sc collection lipstick in “Oui!” – I’ll do a post on Oui! but it’s an $8 Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk dupe!!

One major drawback is that it only comes in two shades: Nude & Tan. I encourage & hope that they add more inclusive, darker shades.

I wear it in NUDE. I have a cool, light skin tone and this works very well for me. If you have a more warm skin tone, the sheer tan will be the one for you. The two shades also adjust nicely to even out your skin tone on whatever spectrum of light or tan you are.

ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM REVIEW • essellesse talks whole foods beauty!
ANDALOU NATURALS 1000 ROSES CC CREAM REVIEW • essellesse talks whole foods beauty!

I’ve tried quite a few from Sephora and this one is just the best. I’m telling you, Whole Foods Beauty is really stealing me away from Sephora lately… I might miss my Rouge status this year {don’t tell Erik what that means lol}

Lastly, the Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses CC Cream a great value. You can get it on Amazon for $14-15 and I’ve seen it on sale at Whole Foods a few times for like $11. Buy it here.

Any cc creams you are loving? Other Whole Foods beauty items I need?! I still can’t get over this sexy lil cotton candy perfume!

Okay signing off – need to practice my Japanese. I’ve been really struggling with this week’s lesson & Hiragana. We are on the numbers from 1000 – 100000 & I have to be in good shape for class tomorrow!

xx SLS



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