Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Clinique New Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector

You’ve all heard of and no doubt tried BB creams by now, but what about CC creams?

CC creams are marketed as ‘Complexion’ or ‘Colour’ corrector creams and in my opinion, are perhaps more suited to an older audience with skin concerns such as redness, sallowness and dullness.

Designed to be worn alone or under your regular foundation, this oil free, SPF30 CC cream from Clinique is suitable for all skin types and comes in a wide range of shades, 9 to be precise.

Very Light, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Deep, Deep, Natural Fair, Natural and Fresh Peach in case you were wondering!

Now, the first thing I’ll say is choose your shade carefully. I opted for ‘light’ but as you’ll be able to see from my swatches, even Light is slightly too dark for my very pasty, pale skin tone.

I realise I don’t want to go UBER light and end up looking deathly pale, but at the same time I’m not a big fan of the ‘orange’ look either!

Shade Light, Swatched

You may or may not be able to tell, but the formula is actually fairly thick in consistency when applied to the skin, and a little goes a long way!

I actually swatched far too much and ended up needing to spread it out half way up my arm, so be warned.

Lightly blended

I found it relatively easy to blend into my skin, but would recommend that you moisturise well before hand as it the finish is quite matte, and if you are prone to dry skin you may find a little to dry.

Despite the initial thickness of the cream, it actually blended away really easily, giving a very light coverage, perfect if you just wanted a hint of cover, but is unlikely to be enough if you’re a fan of a fuller look.

Fully Blended

My skin is both sensitive and oily and this CC cream worked well with my skin, leaving it matte and soft without being overly drying, though I did chose to use a foundation over the top for a little more coverage.

Now, I don’t tend to suffer with sallow or redness in my complexion, but like everyone, am not immune to tired, dull looking skin.

I would say that the cream gave my skin somewhat of a ‘lift’ and I loved that it wasn’t oily or greasy, unlike some of the BB creams I’ve tried which proved too heavy for my skin, so for me, Clinique’s new CC cream was a winner.



  1. I do suffer from redness - this sounds like it has good coverage & a great products to add a glow but not be too heavy. Sounds wonderful

  2. Yay this sounds great, I had the problem where BB creams were so wet and oily and did absolutely nothing so I'll definitely consider this, thanks xxx



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