Monday 20 May 2013

Clinique CC Cream

I was more angry this morning than I have been for years. The kind of anger that goes to your stomach and stays there swirling around. I almost had a cigarette and wanted to shout, but am pleased to report that I didn't do either. I won't go into details of what was wrong, but suffice to say, I have calmed down a bit now. Just a bit. Enough to brush my hair and try out for the second time, a light foundation from Clinique called CC cream. It's described as a "hydrating colour corrector" and that's exactly what it is. There are several shades to choose from and I chose medium. It is a tiny miracle in a bottle, transforming skin from it's tired Monday Morning dull, grey texture with a few sun spots under the eye to a more made up, together, groomed kind of person. I feel more like a ready-to-go-person, a woman who is not angry with a swirling stomach and a need to punch. For years I used to use Laura Mercier tinted foundation, which is good but doesn't go on that smoothly and then I recently switched to Liz Earle colour sheer skin tint, which is better, but again, doesn't go on quite as smoothly as the Clinique CC. It has a SPF of 30 - higher than the other two and exactly what I need, as I am too old to be dallying around with the sun on my skin. This is a product that I am reviewing, but I honestly think I will continue to use it as at £28 it's about what I pay for the other two.  It doesn't look as though my face is wearing foundation, and it feels light. The other day when I tested it out and I could swear people were looking at me on the street, and it was still good to go when I went to the Bush Theatre in the evening, where I saw one of the best and most thought provoking plays I have seen in a long time. Disgraced. Check it out.

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