Colour correction can help to remove distressing redness, sallow and tired skin, as well as helping to cover up a hard week or a heavier weekend. The CC generation is obsessed with ‘correcting’ our colour imperfections and achieving a luminous, uniformed glow – and it’s not going anywhere. Although I wasn’t a huge fan of the original Clinique CC Cream, the new Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact has really become a daily staple within my routine. Not only does it provide hydration and SPF25 (to help prevent any further damage or discolouration,) but it helps to conceal and correct colour imperfections to leave your complexion looking pretty flawless.
The formula is relatively lightweight, but still provides enough
coverage to replace a foundation completely. Sponge applicators are
normally not even an option for me, but the thin bouncy pad helps the
cream to apply seamlessly to skin in seconds. The result is a brighter
and more uniformed finish that doesn’t feel to ‘overdone’ – it’s great
for the morning rush, even easy enough to apply on the tube or train thanks to the giant mirror included in the compact.
clever formula can even be worn in multiple ways, ensuring the finish
that’s perfect for you. For lighter coverage, spot apply the CC Cream
specifically where skin looks red or dull (adding a touch of powder to
minimise shine.) For moderate coverage, the CC Cream can be worn
alone over bare skin (or even mixed a little with your moisturiser for a
more natural finish.) For high impact fuller coverage, wear the CC Cream
If you want to get your money’s worth
from this handy compact, I’d definitely recommend spot using it and
ensuring you blend the colour as much as possible to minimise wastage.
At £30.00 for a 10g compact it is pretty pricey (especially considering
the original CC Cream costs £28.00 for a 40ml tube,) so you do need to ensure a little goes a long way. However, it’s definitely one of the best CC Creams I’ve discovered to date and one I keep returning to for effortless makeup results.
The Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact is available in six shades, priced £30.00.