Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30
I bought the Clinique CC Cream in Boots yesterday and couldn't wait to try it today and see if it lives up to the hype prior to its launch. I must say, as a general BB cream sceptic, this product is outstanding.
I have combination skin with oily T-zone and varying patches of dryer and more normal skin everywhere else on my face. The CC cream applies easily, just used my fingers and blended very well. It sets into natural looking finish, that's more matte, but skin-like and radiant (not dewy) at the same time. I have worn it all day, without using any setting powder over it to see how it performs over time, and now in the evening, it looks just as good as first thing in the morning. I have no oiliness coming through on my T-zone and no patches around my nostrils, like I tend to get with other less long lasting foundations/ tinted moisturisers.
The colour match is very good too, I got matched with Light in store and it blends in with my skin perfectly (I am 100 in Rimmel and Deeply Ivory in No7).
The coverage is light to medium, I was able to build it in areas where I needed a bit more. It does not set in lines either. It is certainly a 'meatier' product that others in the same class.
The SPF 30 is fantastic for the warmer months, and it fulfils the purpose of having an all-in-one product.
Overall I am very impressed and will recommend this product to anyone, bar people with very oily or very dry skin, who might like to obtain samples first before committing to purchase.
April 27, 2013
OK but not worth the price tag
I normally use Bare Minerals powder foundation. I thought that I would give this a go as I have previously used the L'Oreal BB cream. The Clinique CC cream is okay, but for the price I paid, I expected impressive results. I'll be sticking to Bare Minerals which gives better coverage and a more flawless finish. The CC cream has a great SPF though
May 2, 2013
another excellent and reliable product from clinique
Clinique is an expensive range but totally worth it. I recently bought the cc cream after asking to try it on at my local clinique counter. It's similar to the perfectly real foundatio, which i have used for a few years, but the added bonus is the spf, it's more hydrating for dry skin and slightly better coverage over red areas.
I applied it using my fingers, them dabbed extra over my red areas and watched them disappear. I wore it alone under clinique blended powder as i have some oily areas on my face, and it looks a bit shiny anyway after first applying.
The clinique counter lady said that you can wear alone or under foundation if your skin texture is a little more uneven.
My only criticism is the colour range isn't as wide as their foundations. I think my perfectly real foundation is probably ever so slightly more suited to my skin tone. However, Im probably being too fussy! Im olive skinned and have opted for the light medium.
May 9, 2013