This CC Cream Is A Face Primer: Clinique CC Cream Fresh Peach

My first CC cream review is from Rachel K and it works really well on my skin. It has more coverage, and to be honest, it could pass for BB cream, only with lighter texture. Now, this CC cream from Clinique is something different. It is newly launched and you might have seen it in counters already. The one I have is for colour correcting. I was sent Fresh Peach, and here is what I think.


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The Clinique CC Cream comes in a lightweight packaging which is very portable. I like to squeeze out some product onto my fingers and apply it in gentle patting motion. On my first try, I layered the product because I couldn’t get any coverage. I couldn’t get it to work on its own because it got oily in 2 hours. After a few trials, I realised I couldn’t get any coverage from this product. At all. Also, you only need a little because if you pack it on, it will be too oily. It does however, correct my skin tone. My face is darker than the rest of my body, and I need something to brighten my complexion, without looking ashy. That is the reason I find foundations that match my neck instead of my face. I could use a foundation that matches my face to a tee, but I’d look like I have purposely bronzed up my face while the rest of my body is paler >_<


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Fresh Peach is a light beige shade with the slightest hint of peach. There is a sheen to this product that oily skinned gals might not like. Against my face that gets red quickly, Fresh Peach does the trick in evening my skin tone very nicely. See picture below, and notice the colour difference between face and neck. Some people need pink to brighten their skin. Pink makes me look even redder, so I avoid it at all costs. I need yellow to tone down redness and Fresh Peach does just that. Also, you’d notice that my skin looks more shiny after the application of this CC Cream, and my freckles and minor blemishes are still there. The initial shine translates to oil slick later if I didn’t powder, so take heed 😛 Since this product provides no coverage, it is used as a face primer instead. I don’t use liquid foundation on top because this CC Cream makes it slide, but it works OK with powder foundation.


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Paris B of My Women Stuff just reviewed this yesterday, and you can check out her review, as we have different skin tones and skin types. This CC Cream retails for RM120 and is available at all Clinique counters nationwide. I think it might work for dry to normal skin types, but for those with combination to oily skin types, you might want to try something else. Have you tried this? What do you think of this BB, CC, DD… ZZ Creams that are coming out? I heard there are already DD creams in the market, and seriously, if there are EEs after this, I’d chuck it in the marketing people’s face. Get more creative people! Just sayin’…


xoxo Lily


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  • Connie

    Many thanks for the review. Thought of getting this after reading so many raves. But I think it’s not going to fit me with so little coverage. Probably will give Etude House cc cream a try.

    • Etude House! That overly pink and sweet store. LOL! Let me know if it works for you, because I haven’t tried it before 🙂

  • Well it works well on correcting your skin tone for sure! Buy why is it so dewy if it’s just a colour corrector? I mean you’re supposed to use something for coverage after, so if it doesn’t play well with other products why bother? LOL I’m sorry I’m ranting now. This CC and now DD crap is getting out of control. How about make some BETTER foundations instead? Right?

    • Yup, definitely brightened and evened out my skin. Same thoughts about the dewiness / greasiness. That’s why it has to be paired with powder foundations. I wonder if it’s better for those with dry skin… Like I said, if EE creams do come out, I think we gotta do something about it. LOL!

  • I second ^^ Tracy above! I do think it works well to lighten/brighten your face, but it would be nice if it had more coverage or didn’t get so oily. I’m about ready for the OMG creams, lol!! 😀

    • OMG Creams! HAHAHAHAHA! That’s a good one. But it’s gotta wait for the Extra Effective creams and Friggin Fantabulous creams first >_<

      • Friggin Fabulous creams!!! LOL, Lily! I love that! 😀

        • I had something crude in mind, but I thought there might be kids around. HAHAHA!

  • Hannah

    Hey, thanks for the detailed review with the before-after pics! After all the raves I’ve read, I was thinking of getting this, as a base product to correct and even my skin tone (I’m just like you, red in the face but pale at the neck) on days I don’t wear makeup. But it appears that it doesn’t do enough to correct and even skin tone? And the last thing I’d need from a CC cream is to make me look like an oil well. I’ll just be a good girl and stay true to my Lancome CC cream then. Have you tried the Lancome one?

    • Hi Hannah. I think for this, the before after pic will explain most of it 😛 I have the Lancome BB Cream which doesn’t really work on me, but no, I haven’t tried their CC Creams. From you comment, I assume it’s good?

      • Hannah

        Indeed, your before-after pics have spoken a thousand words! I also didn’t like the Lancome BB cream but I like their CC cream! It does for me all that this Clinique one isn’t doing for you (and we seem to have same concerns wrt base makeup). Do try it if you can.

        • Interesting! I’ll definitely have a try one day. Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  • Ahhh! After reading this I think I’m going to stick to my Rachel K CC Cream. I think that gives more coverage than this. Plus this turns oily which is a no no for oily skin like mine.

    • Oh, I enjoy using the Rachel K CC Cream 🙂 Definitely more coverage, and less oily! Not to mention more affordable.

  • Hmm, this seems different than the one we have in the US! we don’t have a fresh peach shade… I looked at it at sephora and it actually seemed to have decent coverage (did great covering a patch of redness on my cheek). Strange! I wonder if you guys got a different product over there??

    • Yeah, Paris mentioned that in her post. This is a colour correcting version, while there are also skin toned ones, which might give more coverage. However, if the texture is the same, i.e. oily, then it wouldn’t work on me anyway.

  • Liz

    Sorry, but I`m so fed up with the CCs and DDs. It`s not like colour correctors didn`t exist before. Calling it CC just annoys me. I really cannot imagine that there is any more space for a new base product. Primers, colour correctors, foundations, concealers, hybrid of all of the above – what is left?

    • Right? It’s gotta stop. LOL! I think they’ve practically come up with everything, but there will always be more. People are always intrigued with new stuff.

  • Thanks for the link, Lily 🙂 Interesting how this did not work for both of us! There are loads of raves for it so perhaps we just tried the wrong ones? Or we’re too picky? LOL either way, I can’t wear Fresh Peach but Fresh Pink wasn’t bad if coverage wasn’t my thing 😉

    • You’re welcome, Paris. For me, I’m OK with no coverage and to use it as a primer. While it corrects my skin tone very well, it would have been awesome if it was less oily 🙂

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Good and honest review, thanks! And god I hope the DD cream thing isn’t true… it’s starting to become ridiculous, lol 🙂

    • Oh, too late. The DD Cream has arrived >_< I just received a press kit today. Julep came up with one last year too. And I agree, it's ridonkulous!

  • We just got the Clinique CC Cream here, but it’s something entirely different! Ours seems like just another version of tinted moisturizer. I don’t have a lot to complain about the formula itself, but sadly I couldn’t find a color match so I don’t think I’ll purchase it!

    Too bad liquid foundation slide on top of the CC cream, but then again maybe powder is better for summer anyways.

    • Yeah, we get the tinted moisturizer one too but I haven’t tried it. I suppose if I had dry skin, it might work? Maybe I’m really picky. LOL!

  • I was very curious to read about this product. I love your reviews, truley. Too bad for the coverage bc the color looks perfect on you. Using it as a primer sounds like a great option!

    • Thanks Taylor. And yes, this one works as a primer. I guess you guys get the tinted moisturizer / BB cream equivalent version?

  • Ok I’m just gonna go ahead and ask, what happens when they run out of alphabet letters? LOL. But I’m glad this worked as a brightening primer for you, I can definitely see the difference! Too bad it doesn’t play nice with liquid foundations though.

    • HAHAHA! I know right? It will be very very silly and annoying if they did run down the alphabets though! Yeah, too bad it gets oily too quickly. Otherwise, this is a winner even though there isn’t much coverage. I’m not too bothered with light coverage 🙂

  • Oh wow it really does make you look so fresh and bright! But oil slick? Eek…definitely not for my oily skin. I was so curious about this one too :/ too bad

    • I think you guys get different ones, Becca. A few already mentioned it. You might not get this colour correcting one, but in the US, you get the tinted moisturizer one. Wonder how that works…

  • MJ

    i luv to see your before-after pics. My face is even darker than yours! such a nightmare… wana ask, what is your fav liquid foundation (that doesnt contain alcohol) which hides the neck-face color difference? oo, i cant stop laughing at your “Extra Effective creams, Friggin Fantabulous” comment. heehehe

    • Hi MJ, I checked my foundation stash and all of them contain alcohol. Shocker! Does your skin react badly to alcohol?