Product Review! Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30

Okay, I admit it.  I don’t take care of my skin.  Who has the time?  Sure I could spend an extra 4 seconds a day putting on lotion, but when a toddler makes it his life ‘s work to literally hang off you, all day, every day, spare moments are pretty few and far between.  Since basic maintenance isn’t going to happen, pampering is completely out of the question.  That is why I was so happy to have the chance to review Clinique’s new Moisture Surge CC Cream with SPF 30.


I’m not trying to make a purposely-crappy before shoot, I am really this tired and jaundiced looking after a 2 year old.














I’ve been a fan of Clinique for years, but always from afar.  I’d see the far-too-beautiful-women at their counter with their little white lab coats and think ‘nah, not for me’, embarrassed by my blotchy skin and big pores.  So to give this product a go in the comfort of my own home was really nice and took the edge off considerably.












First, the packaging.  Classic Clinique box, very clean and modern.  The product itself is a little worrisome when you squeeze it out – although it says oil free, it’s a bit slick on the back of my hand, and an odd-ish colour.  I’m a bit worried it’s going to look like a mask.  But I slap it on, and…














Perfection? No. Pretty damn good for less than £30? YES.













It glides onto the skin, and the colour fades perfectly into my skin tone.  It doesn’t feel greasy or heavy, just…lovely!  It attacks my sallow tones and replaces them with yummy pink.  No, it doesn’t attack my fine (and not so fine) lines, but it’s not supposed to – it brightens my eyes, and makes me feel really nice!  I think I might actually stop the next time the models in labcoats ask me if I want to sit under their weird magnifying glasses and talk about my skin.

I was really impressed, overall.  I’m not quite sure if I would call it a moisturiser with a tint, or a really really light foundation, but as I don’t usually wear makeup it’s irrelevant to me, I’ll just wear it plain.

If I was handing out stars, this would definitely be a 4/5!


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