A couple of weeks ago I sobbed a little bit when I squeezed out the very last drop of my beloved Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser. I cannot rate that base highly enough actually when I look back on my review (nearly two years ago) I absolutely didn’t do it enough justice. Over the last year I’ve grown to LOVE the stuff and so it was that I came to be sobbing as I used my last drop. Okay I wasn’t actually really sobbing but you get my drift!
I’m on record as saying I’m over BB creams and I kind of am, in the sense that I’m over hearing about them (I regularly use two) and I have to confess that when I heard CC Creams were on the way I did a little eye roll. I must stress I’m speaking generally and not about Clinique here. I’m not sure why I feel like this, certainly I’m a base fiend and I can’t get enough, it all seems a bit gimmicky maybe?
Anyway, enough of that, Clinique’s CC Cream offering is a Hydrating Colour Corrector (hence the CC) with a worthy SPF of 30.
The aim of the product is to create a natural glowing skin whilst hydrating and protecting. It utilizes colour correcting optics to correct a range of complexion issues, so dull, ashy skin should appear brighter, sallow, yellow skin turns into a peachy glow and blotch redness is neutralised and so on.
In terms of coverage, its tricky to describe! It’s light coverage for sure, but overall the impression is one of a heavier foundation, not because you can see it on the skin, it’s not obviously there, but I assume because of the colour correction it provides such a good even finish, one I certainly don’t expect from such a light product.
Take a look. It comes in six shades and I’m wearing the palest, Very Light. It matches my skin very well indeed.
So there it is, all my freckles can be seen, and my skin tone is even, it almost looks like I’m wearing nothing. I really love this.
I do have one negative point, it’s just that this really needs to be applied to moisturised skin, and recently and well moisturised skin at that, otherwise it doesn’t seem to blend all that well (on me at least). That’s not a big issue for me though since I’m applying immediately after moisturising. It does make me wonder how it would perform on very dry skin though.
Once it place it seems to stay put all day. Great stuff.
£28 for 40ml and available now from Clinique.co.uk or counters nationwide.
Oh and if you’re wondering, much as I love this, I still prefer the finish of the Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser, but I need much more concealer with that!
*Disclosure – PR Sample*