Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review THE BEST!
It looks like me only better. My skin is good, so I don't need foundation. This CC cream enhances, gives me a better version of me, and represents what I believe in: natural, glowing, healthy, simple, affordable, skin benefits, good for my sensitive skin. It doesn't age me like some make up can. In fact, it makes me look younger I feel. I'm 46, and I already look years younger then what I am, and I don't want make up adding years to me, and I like how it blends in, just looks like a second skin or better put, bare but better. I love it. I doubt I'll ever use anything else!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not a Clinique fan
I tried Clinique years ago and didn't like the orange undertones. I decided to give this one a try because of the Ulta rep's recommendation.
The orange undertones are still there and i tried a CC cream thinking got would be similar to a tinted moisturizer except with color correction. I was wrong, it felt like a foundation and I felt the layer of makeup on my skin the whole day. Furthermore, I have oily skin (and mentioned this to the Ulta rep) and this only increased oil production. I was very oily by mid-day, so much that I started to wash my face and just moisturize for the remainder of the day. Maybe this product isn't made for oily skin? I'm not sure but I'm just relaying my experience.
Being a person that has not worn anything but moisturizer for the past 2 years and trying to find a new makeup regime, I definitely do not recommend this product if you want your skin to "breath" during the day as I have become accustomed to. When I was using this product I felt like I had put a blanket over my face and it wasn't "breathing" as it was before.
Reviewed by 264 customers Just ok
MC from Houston, TX
I wanted to love this cream but it's almost chalky when applying. It did dry my skin. It does provide coverage but I don't know that it's worth it
krnorman from MN
After reading reviews for a couple months, I finally decided to try this. I have to say I'm pretty impressed. A lot of reviews complained of it being too thick. I find it to be between foundation and tinted moisturizer, consistency wise. I like it. It evens out the red in my face and leaves a slight glow. Not too a shiney or heavy feeling. Perfect for everyday use. Only complaint, for "moisture surge" I feel like it could use more moisture.
Ami from Kentucky
I love this product. I used to use clinique and Kat von d full coverage but foundation is starting to feel too thick and heavy. I'm 36 and aging and I feel like full coverage foundation settles into my wrinkles and makes them look worse than they are. I wanted to give cc cream and this is what I settled on. It is literally so much better than foundation. The coverage is great. I use a brush; if you use a sponge it will soak up so much product. It doesn't make my skin look or feel aged. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing makeup at all. It really is so much better than foundation. I also wore this all day on a boat and didn't get even a touch of a sunburn.
O what a glowious day
Jackiem from Idaho
I went over all the reviews prior to my purchase. This is my first ever Ulta or beauty product review. Let me tell you this does everything it says it will. I purchased the light shade and it looks exactly as my own skin. I have blue eyes and blonde hair with a pink undertone and some redness. This takes all my redness away and makes my skin look flawless. I did heed others warnings and applies with a foundation brush. You will need to do this as it is pretty thick. I put it on and out of the blue my husband looked over and said your skin is glowing it's beautiful. I looked in the mirror he was right. If you are on the fence try this I think you will like it.
I've loved for 2+ years ❤️
Cbiscuit from Seattle,WA
This has been my go to for years now! I've tried others & always return back to this. I top it with powder foundation & it makes me skin look flawless!! Doesn't break me out or clog pores at all.
Shea from Helena
It's okay, goes on really thick and doesn't stay on for long, I don't use it very often.. probably won't be buying again. I'll just stick with my bb cream from it cosmetics
Shhhhh from Nunya, MO
It is super heavy and hard to apply. I imagined it being more like a moisturizer with a bit of tint. However, it is MUCH for like a thick foundation that doesnt spread easily. Really a poor choice if youre looking for a daily moisturizer with sunscreen.
Amelia C from Virginia
I have combination skin, so it's very hard to find something with good coverage that doesn't dry out certain areas of my skin, while clogging up other areas. This CC Cream provides a natural, flawless finish. I also have fair olive-toned skin, so it is usually difficult to find makeup that isn't pink toned. This is absolutely perfect! It blends so well, even when blending with your fingers. Thank you, Clinique, for always providing the best makeup and skincare products for all different skin types, especially those of with sensitive skin! I love it.
Amanda from minnesota
just reminding myself how awful this was. zero moisture and showed all the wrinkles
Great CC cream for imperfect skin
Sarah from Rochester, NH
This was the 2nd CC cream that I tried. I originally purchased the IT cosmetics CC cream, and immediately returned it. It highlighted any fine line or imperfection on my skin. The Clinique CC cream does the opposite. It's definitely not full coverage, but it does even out my skin tone and provide light to medium coverage. The added perk is the built-in sunscreen. I've been using their facial sunscreen on days when I'm by the water and not wearing any make up, and it's also been very easy on my acne prone skin. I usually opt not to wear foundation because I've struggled trying to find a foundation that blends well and doesn't look cakey on my face. I'm acne prone, so finding something that doesn't clog my pores has been very difficult. This CC cream feels light in comparison to others I've tried, and lasts throughout the day. In conjunction with my other skin care system, it doesn't make my face oily throughout the day. Something I learned during a facial was that oil fights oil. Because of that I use the Aveda Tulasara oil a few times a week at bedtime and my oily skin is a thing of the past. You just need to stay moisturized and balanced because your skin starts overproducing oil when it's dry. I was beginning to lose hope that I would find a CC cream or foundation that worked with my particular skin, but this one is definitely a winner.
My honest opinion
Chelsea from Paris Texas
I recommend this product to anyone who wants light coverage and wants a more natural look .
Personally it's not a horrible product but it's definitely not worth the money also this shade range is horrible they need to make more darker shades !
Color selection it's not the best
Indiraness from Broward florida
I love that it has spf and it is a good everyday Cc cream if you don't want heavy foundation. I use a sponge and tap it. The color selection is too limited. It could be better.
Ulta, get the Very Light shade!
Sarah P. from Omaha, NE
I wanted to love this. Smoothing, moisturizing, gentle, color balancing, and sun-protective. But the "Light" shade is still too domineering and peachy for my fair skin. I have two tubes sitting idle until next summertime, when they'll *still* a little too pigmented. I'll have to shop another website for the Very Light option until Ulta expands the range.
Sucks skin of moisture
Toni from Vallejo, CA
I've been using this product for about a few weeks and it leaves my skin feeling dry about halfway through the day. I tried using the product with moisturizer (and even coconut oil) underneath and nothing helps alleviate the dry feeling. Very disappointed with this product and the lack of shades available
Not a big enough shade range
Luna from Alameda, CA
As an avid makeup lover and wearer, I was very disappointed in this product. The employee recommended it to me, as I have acne prone combination skin. She swatched it on my face and I looked in a mirror. Just so you know, I have very light skin and was trying the lightest shade. I looked in the mirror and it looked so orange on my skin! I thought that maybe it was bad lighting and bought it. The next morning I put it on and went to work. 1 hour in I went to the bathroom and my foundation was flaking everywhere! Luckily I had my Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation in my bag, but I had to redo my whole makeup. I am very disappointed in this product and usually like Clinique products. I will be returning this as soon as I can.
Perfect balance of lightweight and evening out skin tone
Ursa Jane from Spokane WA
I LOVE this stuff. Hid my lines and evened out my skin tone, making my complexion look great!
Love it, but too expensive
Jo from Michigan
Wonderful light weight coverage, hides redness, evens skin tone. Too expensive for amount of product. I find mixing other Clinique Foundations with one of their moisturizers is equivalent to this product.
Not worth the money
Megan from Sacramento
I was pretty disappointed in this, especially for how much it is. I tried the lightest color and it was still too dark for me, and my skin tone isn't even that fair. I was looking for the "no-makeup" makeup look which is why I bought a CC cream but the consistency was like a foundation and caked on. Would not recommend.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS STUFF
Tay from New Braunfels
I usually love full coverage foundations just because I have awful skin. Redness, acne, and uneven skin tone. I bought this out on a whim due to needing something light for a job I worked at. I now find myself putting this on more often than my Too Faced Foundation! I recommend using a foundation brush cause it changes the way it applies on the skin! I absolutely love it! especially since its no so full it gives it a perfect overlay!
worth the money
Charlotte from San Antonio
I do not care for heavy foundations, I honestly don't like wearing makeup but need it. I was looking for something not too heavy and to help with my extremely oily T zone....this is the winner !! I'm in love with it and how well it keeps the oil at Bay. I use the Clinique face cleanser, moisturizer and this and have noticed an amazing difference. 46 and not looking it !
Love love love!!
Bannie from Kentucky
I love the coverage, it's not too heavy, not too light. The color matches me perfectly and the finish is amazing too!
Hannah from MO
This CC cream covers almost as well as my redness solutions foundation. I would recommend using your make up brush to put it on; it is heavy when put on with fingers, but feels much better when you use a brush.
It does the job
Pdxagogo from Portland, Oregon
Not my favorite cc or tinted moisturizer but worth a shot. It performs as it says and is pretty good.
Not for FAIR skin
Essgee from Chicago, IL
I am in the market for a light coverage BB or CC, and I have sensitive combination skin. I figured Clinique would be a great place to start. The only problem is that their ENTIRE RANGE is too dark for me, even products that have light or sheer coverage, and this was no different. I have medium brown hair, green eyes, and fair-to-light skin with cool/neutral undertones, and this was WAY too orange/yellow for me. If you have fair or VERY fair skin (blond/red hair), this product will most likely not work for you.
Libby from NJ
Unlike the IT CC cream which runs a bit yellow this has more neutral/cool undertones that appeal to a wider range of skin tones. I self tan and use the color medium. Coverage is medium and you don't need much to cover your whole face I use this (in my mid 20s) but so does my grandmother (90) so it really is nice for ALL skin textures