Well, it seems summer is almost over and I’m only just getting round to reviewing this, oops! The Clinique CC Cream has been a summer saviour in my makeup bag for the last couple of months, providing effortless, natural makeup for sunny days. I was pleased to see that the CC Cream comes in lots of different shades as tinted moisturisers/BB creams tend to come in 3 shades (if that), all of which are usually too dark for me. I went for the shade Very Light and it’s the perfect shade for me. It looks a bit yellowy straight out of the tube, but once applied to the face it blends in really well and helps to counteract any redness. I usually prefer to apply it with my fingers, and then go back in with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush if there are any areas that need a bit of extra blending.
If you’re after something with heavy coverage, then this definitely won’t be the product for you. Rather than covering everything up completely, I find that it evens things out and improves the look of your skin whilst still remaining natural. I love when my freckles come out in the summer, so I really like products that allow them to shine through at the same time as covering up redness in my cheeks. I would definitely recommend using a good concealer along with the CC Cream as, although it does cover up redness to an extent, it doesn’t eliminate it completely and blemishes can still remain quite obvious. But just a quick dab of concealer and a bit of blending in and problem is solved!
Considering it’s a fairly light coverage and moisturising product, I was pleasantly surprised by how long the Clinique CC Cream lasted for. It’s quite a thick cream which has a fairly matte finish, but it doesn’t look heavy and does have a hint of dewiness to it. I always powder my T-zone and over any concealer just to make sure everything stays in place, but there’s no need to go overboard with the powder as you’ll get a 6 good hours or so out of it before you need to do any touching up. And by touching up, I just mean applying some more powder to stop it looking too shiny – I find that this doesn’t really ‘slide’ off my face at all.
It is on the pricey side at £28, but you get 40ml which is 10ml more than the average foundation, plus a little goes a long way so it should last for ages. I’m really impressed with this product and have had a lot of use out of it already, I think it’s definitely worth the hype. On days when I’ve needed a little bit of extra coverage, I often use this as a base first then buff in a small amount of foundation to the problem areas so I get the best of both worlds – decent coverage and natural finish. I think this is a technique I’ll definitely be using a lot during autumn and winter!
Have you tried the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream yet?