This $10 Gem Simultaneously Hydrates, Protects, and Evens Out Your Complexion


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To me, CC cream is one of those makeup products that just slip through the cracks. Most of the time, I throw on a good primer as a base and tend to just go straight for the foundation (or trusty skin tint). But maybe it's time to rethink that strategy. CC cream can act as an important extra complexion enhancer if you struggle with redness, uneven skin tone, or just dullness in general. It's the secret to any radiant makeup look that many of us have been sleeping on, and of all places, the drugstore seems to be the place to look if we want to get in on the action without spending a pretty penny.

Although it is a great step to add, finding the right one for your specific skin type can be a bit daunting without a little help. To save you some time and dollars, I've rounded up the best drugstore CC creams for each skin type. I will note, however, that shade ranges for CC creams still appear to be quite limited (sigh). That being said, there are some great options for Black and Brown skin tones included below. Enjoy!

Best for Dry or Mature Skin


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Best for Oily Skin


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Best for Sensitive Skin


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Best for Acne-Prone Skin


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Best for Combination Skin


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Best for Black and Brown Skin Tones


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This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.