Rated 4.13 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Wish I could give it more stars!
I ordered (and reviewed) this product when it was limited edition. This product is the best thing that has happened to my skin. I have very large dark spots and uneven skin tone. I have not liked my skin since age 30. I am almost 50 now and wish this product was available long ago. The coverage is sheer so there is no made up look yet somehow it diminishes flaws! Skin looks healthy, natural and "dewy" but not oily. I use a light moisturizer (moisture surge gel) first, avoiding my oily nose, then apply the cream. I did try it without a moisturizer underneath but the cream did not blend as easily. I feel like I am wearing no make up, what a plus! After using this product for about 2 weeks I ordered a second tube since I did not know when it would be regularly available and I didnt want to be without it! Thank you Clinique for making this product available and easing my anxiety of being without it!
Most Helpful Critical Review WHERE DID SHADE 1 GO?!?!
This used to be my favorite Clinique product until they stopped making Shade 1, it was like one day it was simply yanked from the shelves with no explanation as to what happened to it. I'm really frustrated because the clinique counter I frequent told me shade 2 should work fine for me, NOT. Not even close. I'm incredibly pale, there is no way that shade 2 would ever match someone with porcelain skin, not even with a tan in the summer. Really bummed out that there was no warning that this product was being discontinued in this shade. I won't buy any other makeup from Clinique until I get a proper explanation of why shade 1 was discontinued.
Reviewed by 527 customers LOVE IT!
ruxandra77 from new york, NY
like other customer said, it really includes all. Coulour, SPF, texture, everything is great. I used it in the summer.
Not for me, perfect for someone else!
JodiB from Ohio
When I purchased this, I was looking for something with the protection of SPF without the heavy coverage of foundation. Boy, did I miss the mark! The best advice I can give is to make sure you read what Clinique says, not just what other people say. They describe it as matte finish, moderate/full coverage. What did I see? The most recent review that called it light coverage and how she couldn't even tell she was wearing it. We all have different experiences with makeup. To me, this is full coverage. I lost all of my natural color with this makeup on. I hate foundation and that's what this felt like. I didn't leave it on for 30 mins. It made me itch. That's my fault, though, for not being more careful with my purchase. I was trying so hard to find an SPF product. I used to love the Almost Makeup. Maybe there just isn't a good replacement for it.
Wasn't right for me
Nancy from FL
I wanted to love this. Have been using CC cream for years. This was very drying on my skin and difficult to blend. I returned it for more CC cream which is hydrating and easy to blend.
Bring back shade 1
Kay from USA
This was the first makeup product I ever used and I loved it. I've been trying for years to find a replacement for it after shade 1 was discontinued! Bring back shade 1
I would buy this product again and again
Deanna in West Virginia from Martinsburg, WV
Love it. You get great coverage with this alone plus 30 SPF. I've been looking for something like this for a long time.
J from Nashvilke
Might as well buy a foundation. This BB cream is very thick. If you are going for a natural look, this product is not it. Very dry on skin as well.
Perfect light coverage
Bamagirl from Alabama
Lightweight coverage that looks and feels great. I can't even tell I'm wearing anything.
Becky from Biloxi
Good coverage. Love the SPF.
FINALLY!!!!! A one-stop product that TRULY includes it all!!
Ames from Atlanta, GA
I just turned 38 on May 11th and I have to say, I have used Clinique since I was 13. My mother would only allow me to start wearing makeup if I knew how to take care of my skin. She took myself and a friend to Clinique on my 13th birthday and I went home with a bag full of skin care, makeup and proper remover. As I have gotten older and life has happened my love for makeup has only flourished. I use other brands but admittedly, I also come back to Clinique because other brands often irritate my sensitive skin. This BB Cream does everything it says it will do! It's your concealer, serum, physical sunscreen not chemical sunscreen (there is a difference in how it effects your skin), antioxidants and primer-type finish. It is pore-filling but in a way that isn't cakey. I have found that if I use a bunch of products under it, I am not pleased with the final look. This product TRULY does what it says it will do! It's majorly important to always READ the description of what ANY product will do for your skin (or not do!) as that is why the description area of packaging exists. Ignoring that it's a "Perfecting cream concealer" isn't going to make it not perfect your pores. Perfecting your pores means "filling them up to make them smooth" so the arguments and complaints about the product filling their pores is simply on the consumer for not reading/knowing his/her product. For years I loved "Moisture Sheer Tint" which had SPF 15 and was marketed as a "creme-gel". It was discontinued YEARS ago but was brought back recently in a different package and with improved ingredients and results from the product. I haven't tried the new and improved one yet as this BB Cream is new but I am IN LOVE!!!!! The color is perfect and when it says that a little goes a long way then using a large dollop will cause any product, not just this one, to be waaaaaaay too heavy. I had to find the happy-medium going from foundation back to a BB Cream. Try this! You won't be disappointed!!!!!!! < 3
Not for dry skin or Latinas
Jean from Texas, United States
I bought this expensive BB cream because I love Clinique and wanted a tinted moisturizing por every day use now that I'm working from home full time and don't wear makeup as much. I am Latina with medium to fair skin. This was super light. Like a mask. I'm thinking only very fair skin would do well with this and very oily skin. The minute I put this on my face, it just sucked the natural oils from my face which for me is terrible because at 54 my skin is dry.
Covers irregularities in my facial skin
LinnB from Detroit MI
I have been living in the tropics until this year, so have truly appreciated the SPF 30 quality of the BB cream. But I am almost 68 years old and my skin now has some red patches. What has stunned me is that at least three times other women have told me (surprised!) that my skin looks wonderful. I can tell they are asking why, so I share that the age-defense BB cream that I've been using for at least four years evens out the irregularities in my skin. My sister-in-law just went and bought some.
Protects my skin
GinaB30 from Florence AL
Gives sun protection, uses antibiotics, & covers imperfections nicely. It's an amazing product.
Super thin, definitely not full coverage
JayBird from New York
I need the continuous coverage to cover a port wine stain (birthmark) . Nothing else works. BRING BACK CONTINUOUS COVERAGE!!!!!
Not as expected
Toto from VA
I like the idea of using a sheer foundation to even out my skin tone and give myself protection from the sun, but this thick cream fills my pores so much that you can see it even after I have used moisturizer on top of it to try to thin it out.
Beautiful coverage that feels SO light
bmccall7503 from Kansas City
I have used this product for over a year now, and I just love it. I have fair skin (light hair and eyes) that is prone to sunburn, and tends to have rosy spots with few to no breakout issues...this gives me the sun protection I need, coverage that beautifully evens out my skin tone and yet feels like putting on a light lotion. It is wonderful for the work that I do outside in the midwest's summer humidity. When I want to step things up a notch for an evening out or special event, I use my BB Cream (shade 02) with a bit of the Superbalanced Silk in the T-Zone and cheeks.
AJ from Philly
This product is too thick and enhanced my wrinkles .
Not a nice finish
Alex from Orange County
I have been trying to find alternatives to my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and I liked the way this applied when I tried it on at the store. But once I started using it at home, I kind of hate it. It leaves a finish that makes my skin look super textured, but the point of it is too look like you're not wearing any makeup. And if you don't wear a primer (like a moisturizer), the texture looks worse and it's hard to blend. It doesn't look good anyway I wear. I've used a brush, a sponge, and my fingers—I hate how it looks.
Evens me out !
IND97 from Indianapolis
I needed something to put down a nice smooth base without being thick. Other products were not working well. This goes on light, smooth but with s nice coverage of imperfections. Thank you Clinique !
Kee from Ca
BB cream shade of 04 was my favorite product. I'm not sure what to even think when you take away a good product for women of color, but still make this product available for white girls I feel completely betrayed by a company I trusted.
TMP from Alpharetta
I was so excited about trying this BB cream, but very disappointed when I first used it. It goes on very pasty, and I got a shade lighter than I should have. I didn't want to go through the hassle of returning it. I just mixed it with a darker (cheaper) cream. So I want to try the even better foundation next, and I hope I will like that better.
Fills My Pores
Dodgerfan from Santa Monica, CA
Love the idea, but don't like the product. I like the idea of using a sheer foundation to even out my skin tone and give myself protection from the sun, but this thick cream fills my pores so much that you can see it even after I have used moisturizer on top of it to try to thin it out.
clayette from Saratoga, NY
I do not like foundation and have not worn it for a very long time. I read the reviews and decided to give it a try. Amazing! It does not look like I am wearing anything - so natural!
Not for me
Kaye from Iowa
I am still trying to find a replacement for Almost Makeup in color "deep" that was discontinued several years ago. I've bought BB, CC, and several different foundations that are said to be close to the same thing only "improved". Not the case. This one and CC are like wearing a mask, not natural look any more. If you are looking for a replacement for Almost Makeup or Tinted Moisturizer, this isn't it. I still love the dramatically different lotion, but for makeup, I have pretty much quit on Clinique. Please bring back Almost Makeup and Tinted Moisturizer.
Calibee from Westlake Village, California
Beautiful, light coverage and sun protection!!
The only foundation I'll ever use
AbiM35 from Memphis, TN
I've been using this product since I was in high school. I'm really not a huge fan of wearing makeup because I have trouble with my skin and some products feel suffocating on my already dry skin. This BB cream specifically does such a good job of evening out my skin tone while still feeling lightweight. On top of that, I feel like it really does make my skin feel more moisturized and look brighter after I take it off. My only issue with it is that I tan in the summer just enough to put me in between shades and I wish there was more variety with the shades. Other than that, I highly recommend it!