This is not for anyone with oily skin. It sinks in and separates after an hour or two leaving your pores looking extremely large. If tried applying powder on top of it but it didn't help- the powder just spread out when the bb cream did, which left my face looking kind of scary lol. I really wanted to like this product because I love cliniques skincare products but it's not for me.
Finally, a BB cream for me!! After a series of various, tiresome BB disappointments (the Misshas, the one by Dior, Garnier, Elemong, Holika Holika), i was close to giving up on the phenomenon. Still, seeing all the beautiful women whose faces looked so lovely and doll like yet so natural thanks to their BB cream of choice (all of my friends have one they swear by) made me search some more.
This is not ideal - not a solution for super smoldering summer days and heat waves, as it might melt and streak a bit on the forehead. Not as expensive as Dior, but not exactly affordable (here in Eastern Europe).
It's close to Missha in texture (a bit chalky) and it's a bit of a chore to apply when you first try it - it takes time to set, doesn't respond well to too much blending and i can't use a brush with this one. Just apply it with your fingers in sweeping strokes and give it some 5 minutes. It will transform into a nice, even canvas on its own and provide you with sufficient coverage (in my case, i don't even need to add concealer),
I found that as the day passed, it looked more and more natural, not too dewy, not too matte but with decent oil control (while not dehydrating my fussy skin).
In conclusion: most importantly, this BB cream doesn't clog my pores, dry me out or aggravate any sensitivities.
I'm quite pale and thought that shade nr 1 looks almost too light but on a second glance my face finally matched my neck - which is a welcome change for the better.
It's very long lasting (unless you're in a very humid and hot climate) - and it leaves my skin touchable. The touchable bit is especially important to someone who's regrettably left her share of sticky makeup on others' clothes, skin and linen during the years and is adamant to avoid any further incidents.
Oh, i almost forgot: SPF 30. Not bad.
All in all: you did well by me, Clinique.
Love this BB cream for my oily skin. It doesn't break me out. I am NC20, and I get a good match with this bb cream. If it's hard to spread just mix it with a bit of moisturizer.
I love mixing this product with my Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer. The outcome is fabulous!
The salesperson highly recommended the Clinique BB Cream - even with my sensitive skin. After giving the BB Cream a try for a few days my face began to break out terribly. I immediately stopped using it & my face eventually cleared up. If you have sensitive skin then use this product with great caution.
I wanted to write this to warn some people with sensitive skin---I normally have pretty clear skin. I'll only get like 1 big nasty pimple if I'm about to start my period or eat too much delicious peanut butter (I'm mildly allergic to peanuts sadly). I'm also half filipino with mild eczema and sensitive skin, which is typical if you're filipino/asian. Many of my filipino relatives and friends only use Clinique because we all have sensitive skin. I usually really like products from Clinique and was surprised that my skin reacted really bad to this bb cream. When I first used it, I loved it because the amount of coverage and how natural it looks. I felt like it was perfect....BUT after a few weeks I broke out REALLY bad--big deep painful gross kind. I was so sad and actually kept using it for awhile until my boyfriend realized how bad my skin was getting and told me to stop lol. It has now been a little over a month since I stopped using it, so my skin is clear again. I'm writing this for people with sensitive skin like me. I would feel really bad for someone who spends the money to buy this and ends up breaking out like I did. Luckily I didn't use my own money to buy this. If you don't have sensitive skin you can ignore this!
Nice natural coverage that didn't break me out unlike every other face product i have tried. Clinique you have a new loyal customer.love it!!!👑💖💋
Very nice. Adds a perfect amount of coverage. Not greasy at all.
Bought shade 01 & took a lippie off for sunscreen smell. But other than that it applies well but dries fast. Maybe if you add a lil bit of moisturizer to it then it would be perfect! :) it does give me a light coverage.
I started with a little sample and ended up buying the full size. It goes on really smooth and blends well. I have normal to combination skin . I really love the semi matte finish. It is not very thick meanwhile providing decent coverage. The only complaint I have with this product is it tends to get oily around my T zone area after few hours of wearing. I am Asian with darker yellow under tone, so sometimes it seems ashy on my skin under certain lighting . I have never used Asian brand BB cream therefor can't really compare . Other than the price , I think it is a decent product.
If you are looking to spend more money on a BB Cream this is the BB Cream for you. It has light coverage and by light coverage I mean it does actually provide some coverage. If you are looking for something light weight and with light coverage this a good find because unlike other BB Creams or foundations this feels really light and non greasy on the skin. It blends very nicely and it lasts. This is a BB Cream you can apply in morning and wear it for the day. I find it does a nice job at evening out skin tone and it adds some coverage to redness and dark spots. I would have given this product a five but $44 plus tax is pricey for a BB Cream. It is a great product. I recommend it to all skin types, just the price seems a little steep for a BB Cream.