I’ve probably said the word CC cream more than I’ve sung my ABCs, no kidding! It feels like every single brand is really at it now, and I’m pretty sure it’s not going to stop at C, in fact, there’s already a DD, but before we get carried away, let me share with you my first impressions on Clinique’s CC Cream (or Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector).
Consisting of 9 (!) shades (Very Light, Fresh Peach, Natural Fair, Natural, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Deep, Deep) to suit your skin tone and an SPF 30 to boot, Clinique CC Cream outlines hydration or moisture surge essential to our skin.
Unlike your Asian CC Creams counterpart that highlights whitening properties, this one focuses more on coverage and hydrating benefits. Of which does not surprise me because here in the West, we’d rather go sunbathing and get the perfect tan, whereas in Asia (for the most part) we carry umbrellas on a hot summer day, which would probably earn me a few stares if I do that here in the UK. 😀
While I was in town, I decided to check what the buzz was about with Clinique CC Cream and went for a swatch in Boots. Apparently, Medium shade was a match for my skin that day and when I went into a different store week after since I wasn’t convinced enough, Light was the one for me? Umm, OK. So, in the end I decided to just get a few samples so I can do it at home and see for myself. Much more convenient.
I think the swatches say it all, right? Light is a much better shade for my skin with a natural glow. Medium would just make me look like I had an instant tan compare to the rest of my body.
Clinique CC Cream is said to be lightweight although I wouldn’t agree so much on this. Some of the BB creams I’ve tried, say Skin79 Snail Nutrition, Etude House Precious Mineral, Sua Young BB Cream, Klair’s BB Cream, Mizon Snail BB, Missha M Signature Real Complete BB, have felt more lighter on my skin than this one.
However, Clinique CC Cream does have a good consistency making it easier to apply on my skin. The creamy formula meant smoother application. I did feel that itchy sensation towards the end of the day though, which means my skin was starting to get irritated but no breakouts. Did my face turn into a grease ball? In a scale between 1 (no) to 10 (yes), I’d say 6, so that’s not too bad, but still.
Want to see more swatches of Clinique CC Cream? Click the thumbnails below:
Would I buy it? I might. I was so close to buying this after the second swatch but since I still have my BB Creams and CC Creams I’m really enjoying at the moment, I decided not to. You’d be pleased to know that Clinique CC Cream has no parabens and contains no fragrance. This costs £28 for a 40ml but I’m sure there are some discount codes or deals around to save you a few pennies.
Now, over to you, is it Yay or Nay? Share your thoughts.
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