Above is a drop of the CC Cream, then it swatched, and then lightly blended. The color that I picked up is Very Light, which is part of Clinique's 'Very Fair' coloring group. Be aware that this is something you should swatch or test in store because usually I am the lightest shade that Clinique makes in everything, but Very Light is marked as the fourth darkest shade (and in my opinion, the 'lighter' shades are much more orange).
What does it do:
100% fragrance free
Does not clog pores
The Wear Test:
I wore this CC cream in all types of environments. I wore it for a 12 hour work day in California heat, through monsoon rains in Hong Kong and during sticky, humid days there as well. I have also worn this under both liquid and powder foundations. It has become my staple every day for the last month and I am so incredibly glad that I have it. I will be taking it with me to Hawaii as well, because this really does stand up to humid weather, even on combo skin. A little setting powder and blotting a few times will keep this fresh and the light coverage does not make you feel constricted in the heat.
I find this applies best when you rub it into your skin like a lotion or sunblock. In this way, you can easily layer and it does not look like it is sitting on top of your skin. It is a bit of a learning curve, but that means no dirty brushes. I still have at least 3/4 of a tube left, so I anticipate this lasting me another 2-3 months. I also feel this works best without a primer. I tested it specifically with the Clinique primer and found it faded faster. Odd!
Here is my face wearing nothing but the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream and a hint of mascara. This picture was taken after an 8 hour workday. I blotted once during lunch. No, my skin is not perfect, but I am coming to terms with my minor blemishes and I feel naturally beautiful while wearing this CC Cream.
What is your favorite CC Cream?