Clinique Moisture Surge CC cream compact

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Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact Hydrating Colour Corrector SPF25* £30
available on counters and online

Everywhere you look these days there is a new BB or CC cream cropping up and this whole new realm of base products can be a little overwhelming. I have discovered a few new BB ands CC creams that have slowly made their way into my daily makeup routine but nothing that has particularly wowed me. The latest CC release I’ve been trialling comes from Clinique whose base and foundation products I have always liked so I had high hopes for this new launch.

The new Moisture Surge CC cream compact is particularly exciting as it is one of the first BB/CC products that is presented in a handy, portable compact rather than a liquid/tube format. This treatment product promises to give you natural, glowing skin in one easy step whilst hydrating, protecting and perfecting all at once. It is rich in moisturising agents that comfort dry and thirsty skin upon application giving dull skin an instant radiance. The colour correcting properties also help achieve a flawless, even coverage by cancelling out any ashy, sallow or red tones in your skin to give a perfected finish all over. Finally this CC cream incorporates a blend of sunscreens for UVA protection and contains a SPF25 so creates a barrier for the skin to keep it as healthy as possible especially during the summer months.

The formula of this CC cream is ultra-smooth and silky and blends effortlessly into the skin. I didn’t really rate the sponge so opted for my usual Real Techniques buffing brush which helped create a flawless finish. The coverage is a lot heavier than many of the other CC creams I have used but still felt light and fresh on the skin but covered any blemishes or flaws really well. The shade range isn’t particularly extensive with only six different shades available at the moment but this is definitely worth checking out if you are after a multi-functional formula that is a little lighter than your normal foundation and want a boost of hydration if you suffer from dry or thirsty skin.

Have you tried this new launch? What is your favourite CC cream of the moment?

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10 Comments

  1. 21st June 2014 / 10:29 pm

    I always overlook Clinique face makeup, but I do like that this is in a compact, would make the perfect addition to my handbag!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. 21st June 2014 / 10:30 pm

    I love clinique skincare but haven't tried many makeup products. This looks so lovely though, the sponges never are very good xx

    Lauraslittleloves

  3. 21st June 2014 / 10:37 pm

    i shall be checking out that lovely little compact, looks beautiful and really easy to travel with as well! s=x

  4. 22nd June 2014 / 6:35 am

    Ooh thanks for sharing. I was on the look out for a new base that would be a bit kinder to my skin as my current foundation seems to be breaking me out – sob sob! I'll have to give this one a go!

    Abi x
    http://www.brooksmakeup.wordpress.com

  5. 26th June 2014 / 8:51 pm

    I love the look of this! I do like compact foundations, they're great for transporting around with you for touch ups through the day and I also love Moisture surge as I have very dry skin. I'd love to give this a try one day x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  6. 27th June 2014 / 10:27 am

    Sadly, Clinique are not certified to be cruelty-free so I avoid buying their products. For anyone who is interested, you can request a free copy of a list of cruelty-free cosmetic companies from the BUAV – lots of lovely brands have been certified, so it is not difficult to make it a part of your criteria when shopping (if animal welfare is important to you). x

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