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  • Oh BB

    A few months ago I posted about my new Clinique BB Cream.  You may remember my review was not great.  Like I really wanted to take it back I was not pleased.  So now I’m here to say that maybe my first review was a bit harsh.  I don’t think I really gave it a chance.  I had an idea of what I thought it should be and when it turned out to be different I automatically didn’t like it.

    *Hanging my head in shame as I’m sitting here wearing said BB cream*

    Seriously I’ve worn it for the past few days and it’s starting to grow on me.  It does offer a little more natural coverage.  It is a little thicker than the Olay CC cream but not as heavy as a normal foundation.  I do find it seems to “shine” a little more than I’m used to but I by no means feel like an oil slick.  A healthy glow maybe?

    Anyway I’m here to say my first review was a little uncalled for.  I should have given it a few days before judging so quickly.  So if you are looking for a BB cream the Clinique is not bad, though I will hold to my earlier statement that I would NOT pay full price.  I don’t think it’s the best thing out there especially for the price.


  • BB Creams

    Another purchase from our outlet trip was Clinique’s BB Cream. This retails for around $40.00 in the department stores and that is just a bit more than I’d like to pay for a BB Cream so I waited until we went to the outlets. I stopped in the cosmetic store and found their price to be $29.95. This is a MUCH better price so I grabbed a tube in Shade 2.


    Now from what I had heard, BB Creams are a lighter coverage makeup. Almost like a tinted moisturizer. You may remember I was mixing my Olay Total Effects with my Clinique Even Better foundation. This seemed to work well for me.

    With my new BB Cream in hand, I decided to use it before going to the pool on Saturday. It contains SPF 30 and I figured it should be lightweight enough to be pool worthy. Man was I surprised. This stuff has a little more coverage than I thought it would. I’ve found myself actually mixing the BB Cream with my Olay as well. You still get a nice coverage but, to me, it appears a little more natural.

    The left dot is the Olay and the right dot is the BB Cream.

    I’ve only used my new BB cream for a few days so the jury is still out as to whether I will purchase this again. I will not be purchasing it for full price, regardless. If you are near an outlet with a cosmetics store, I say def pick some up and give it a whirl. For $30.00 I think it’s a good summer foundation especially if you go to beach or pool a lot and you want a little coverage with added SPF.

    Left to right: Even Better, Olay, BB Cream  Notice all 3 are different shades. 🙂  Don’t worry, it works.