Product: Moisture Surge CC Cream
Shades: 8 shades
Price: $39 CAD / $35 USD
Availability: Clinique counters, Clinique online, Sephora
Would I repurchase: No
The concept of CC Cream is explained by Clinique as a “colour corrector” product, categorized under their skincare section along with the rest of the ever popular Moisture Surge range. Formulated to correct common complexion irregularities such as dullness, redness and sallowness, it’s also raved for it’s skin hydrating abilities by almost every review I have read. Having been an avid fan of their Supermoisture foundation (the one that no one ever talks about), this one sounded even better and I was thoroughly thrilled to smack my money on the Sephora counter as soon as it was released in Vancouver. What transpired next was a tangled and indecisive relationship with this little pink tube.
While all this looks beautiful in photographs, the reality of the situation is that this is a pain to apply did not provide extra hydration to my skin at all. In fact, I would say the Supermoisture foundation is still the best product from Clinique for those truly with dry skin or dehydrated skin. It does wear a decent amount of time on the skin and if you can blend this properly, it does an excellent job of evening out most colour irregularities and uneveness on the skin. However, personally I would much rather wear a slightly higher coverage foundation instead of trying to work with this formulation. Overall, a great concept that fell short in it’s final execution…almost there but not quite.