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Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream.

Just when you thought the BB Cream craze was over, the beauty industry has launched what they are calling the CC Cream. The CC stands for "color correcting". A CC cream is designed to not only immediately help color correct skin with a pigment, it contains ingredients to color correct skin, for the better, over time. The first CC Cream I have tried is this one, the Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream.

The full product title is a mouthful: Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF30. The title, in fact, does say a lot about the cream. It is a CC Cream, so it color corrects. It is part of the Clinique Moisture Surge line, so it is hydrating. And it contains an SPF 30. What it doesn't tell you is how nice it feels on my skin and how much better my skin looks before makeup. That means I need less foundation and my makeup looks better when I use this.

You see Clinique's experts incorporated advance color correcting technology that utilizes light to achieve radiant, glowing and healthy-looking skin. The color is dual layered. It features special color correcting optics to scatter light multi-dimensionally to neutralize skin's complexion. It makes my skin look more even and radiant, as it gives my skin a soft, almost radiant glow. And that is before foundation.

I like to think of this CC Cream as is a primer with treatment properties. While it is true that this can be worn in place of foundation, I cannot wear it alone and call it a day. I honestly don't think many could. UPDATE: I wrote this a few weeks ago and need to correct the previous statements. I wore this cream over the weekend INSTEAD of foundation. My skin is looking amazing and the light coverage was enough for me. It has a lightweight texture that feels great as it glides over my skin. My skin looks more even and more radiant. When going for a full makeup look, I will use it before makeup, which makes my makeup look better. For everyday, I will use it on its own.

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream.Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Medium

Clinique CC Cream comes in six shades. I am using the shade medium. It is important that you don't go too light, so the shade is an important factor here.

  • Very Light
  • Light
  • Light Medium
  • Medium
  • Medium Deep
  • Deep

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream retails for $34.00 and is available now at all Clinique locations and online at

Reader Comments (5)

Very funny and sort of cool ---- I saw the commercial for this at least a dozen times over the weekend and came here to do a search on your blog and it was your post today! I am definitely going to try it now. Thank you for the great review of what seems another great product.
I love Clinique skin care products more than the makeup products so this is something I wouldn't have tried if it were marketed as a makeup product, but I like that it is more skin care vs. makeup. I love the Moisture Surge line too so I just might have to try this one.
I'm a big fan of clinique foundation, but I think this would be too moisturizing for my oily skin. I hope they come out with another version!
I can't wait to try this one either! I haven't even heard of CC creams but because I need some mild color correcting, these pigments are something like I think I would need.
I almost bought it online for their gwp but I need to test the color and I don't need it. I'm glad your review was today instead of last night when I was tempted.

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