No one can deny that I'm a makeup junkie. Just one look in my makeup "office", photo studio or dining room will make a sane person wonder if I'm a hoarder. While I have more lipstick than anything else, foundation has to be my second favorite thing.
The right one can make such a difference! I'm generally not a huge fan of Clinique because (other than their Butter Shine lipsticks) they just don't usually impress me. But the new Clinique CC Cream has me ready to eat my own words.
So what does the CC stand for? Usually, it stands for color and correct, referring to lightening the skin. However, in this case, I believe the correction comes in the form of slight wrinkle reduction. While I'm no scientist, I'm not seeing any potent ingredients that would significantly help lighten discolorations. I am seeing quite a few hydrators that will really help with dull, dry skin, as well as help repair the skin barrier.
This formula is oil-free, contains a 30 SPF, won't leave the skin looking gray and even includes a darker color for those with deeper skin tones.This formula makes your skin glow, giving you truly healthy looking skin. The formula contains aloe, caffeine, linolec acid and vitamin E. Squaline, second ingredient, is a great hydrator and anti-oxidant. It also contains a bit of Vitamin C in a way that has been shown to help lessen fine lines and wrinkles, as well as stimulate collagen. If you have dry skin and are looking for moisture and radiance, this may be exactly what you are looking for!
The colors available are Very Light, Light (me), Light/Medium, Medium, Medium/Deep and Deep.
With a primer, I'm getting a full day of wear from this CC Cream, provided I don't rest my cell phone against my face. This has become my go to favorite for the last few weeks!
Check out my Half & Half below.
Sorry about the weird hair. I was going for a really dramatically voluminous style that day. I suppose you can't say my pictures aren't honest. Check out the after below.
This is definitely my new favorite. Pick it up yourself for $35. Are you over the hype of the double letter creams or would you give this one a shot?
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