Clinique CC Cream – £28*
I’ve been asked a few times for my thoughts on this latest release and after quite a few weeks of wear I reckon it’s high time I posted a review! We’ve now moved on from BB Creams and CC Creams are the latest base to hit the market.
I really like the Clinique Moisture Surge range (especially that delicious Overnight Mask!) so I was pretty excited to try a base that offered the same skincare benefits. As I had tried the BB Cream from Clinique and hadn’t been massively impressed, I wasn’t expecting too much from a CC Cream from the brand but how wrong I was! This product concentrates on giving skincare benefits and creating a base that protects and hydrates the skin rather than aiming to conceal imperfections like the BB Cream from the brand. The CC Cream aims to be long-lasting and oil-free and I have to say, the coverage and staying power is far, far better than any BB Cream I’ve tried! It has some of the best bits of the BB Cream but it’s on a whole ‘nother level.
The first difference I noticed is that the new cream is much thicker and creamier than the BB equivalent. It’s also a lot better coverage, as you can probably see from the above snap, my skin looks pretty darn good for not wearing a foundation! Apart from a few scars and a spot or two on my chin, my overall complexion is looking quite perky and smooth. If I was to wear a BB cream, my skin would probably look a little more glowing/sweaty and the coverage wouldn’t be as flattering and natural.
I would say that this is definitely a step in the right direction for base products; my skin is getting the nourishment and protection it needs whilst also looking as good as possible. The medium coverage product does it’s best to conceal any imperfections and signs of fatigue and the best bit is that it stays put without the need to powder! I think this was the main surprise for me, as BB Creams do have a tendency to slide off on warmer days. I would say it’s perfect for all skin types, although it is a hydrating product my skin is a little more oily than I would like and it works perfectly with my skin type.
If you haven’t given the new CC Cream a swatch, I would get yourself down to the Clinique counter STAT! What are your thoughts on the new release?
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