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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

#CLINIQUE CC Cream: A Review by Loripalooza

I was introduced to the concept of BB creams by my friend, Frugie. She is always on the up and up when it comes to makeup trends and miracle creams, so I took her advice and picked up some Garnier BB cream at a drugstore for around thirteen dollars. 

I was amazed at how much better my skin looked after using it. It worked really well at minimizing the imperfections in my skin and it contained SPF-15. Another thing worth mentioning is that it's tinted, so it took the place of my old foundation completely.

I could barely contain my excitement when I heard about CC creams. 

"Could it be true? Could CC cream really be as good, or better than BB cream?"

Ready to work my way through the skin care alphabet, I headed to Clinique to purchase their CC cream. It was $36 before tax, which was around three times what I was paying for the Garnier BB cream. I hoped it would pay off.  

I was thrilled with the results. The Clinique CC cream provided even better coverage than the BB cream I'd been using, and gave my patchy skin tone a more smooth, cohesive look. 

Here are my before and after photos.
(BEFORE)

(AFTER)
Amazing!! The results speak for themselves.

Now, I'm going to go even further as I show you my transition from a freshly-washed face, to my face with Clinique CC cream, and NO MAKEUP. 

*Note- if you have a weak stomach, are pregnant, or have children in the room please understand that the following images may be disturbing. Loripalooza is not responsible for the needless ransacking of your house, or injuries to yourself and others should these instances arise after seeing the following images. Possible side effects from viewing these images could include, but are not limited to daymares, sleep screaming, and impotence. 

(BEFORE)
I know what you're thinking.
"Why mess with perfection?"
Trust me, I get that all the time.

(AFTER)

Voila! Brighter under the eyes and a more even tone... which now draws attention to my droopy mouth. Ugh!

The three things to take home from this experience.
  1. Headgear is great for masking a droopy mouth. 
  2. I will probably be unrecognizable by the time they come out with ZZ cream.
  3. I'm really afraid of what DD cream will be made of.  

You may also like my review of coconut oil deep conditioning treatment.