Guest Post: Clinique BB Cream Review and Swatches

Hi, my name is Tammy. I blog over at Makeup Wishes about all things makeup-related. Today for Nicole Reviews Beauty, I am going to talk about Clinique Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30

Clinique is the first BB cream that I have purchased. It's been getting some great reviews in the beauty community and YouTube, so I knew that I had to give it a try.

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream comes in 3 Shades: Shade 01 for very fair with pink undertones, Shade 02 for very fair with yellow undertones, and Shade 03 fair to medium with yellow undertones. Unfortunately, there are no shades for medium to dark skin tones. For myself, I purchased Shade 01 for very fair with pink undertones. You can find swatches of all three shades on www.clinique.com.

The consistency of the cream reminds me of a full coverage foundation, but it's easier to blend before it sets. It does appear a little bit grey on the skin, which is a common problem with BB Creams. Here is Clinique's BB Cream swatched alongside three others on the market: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm, Lioele Water Drop BB Cream, and Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream.

Dr Jart+,  Lioele Water Drop,  Lioele Beyond the Solution,  Clinique

I actually like to mix a little bit of this with my regular foundation to cover the freckles and redness on my face. If I really take my time applying my makeup, I put the BB Cream in the places I need more coverage, wait a few minutes, then apply my foundation on top. This gives me the coverage I want but doesn't look very cake-y. It does feel a little heavy on the skin though.

If you are looking for an organic, natural or vegan product, Clinique BB Cream is definitely not going to be your first choice. The active ingredients included are Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 4.00%, Zinc Oxide 3.50%, Oxybenzone 2.50, Titanium Dioxide 1.10%.

Tammy Wearing Clinique BB Cream

The packaging for the product is very simple, classic "Clinique green" with a silver top. The price point is middle of the road as far as high-end BB creams go. It's not as expensive as Dior HydraLife BB Cream, but it's more expensive than Garnier BB Cream. You can pick up Clinique Age Defense BB Cream at Sephora, Amazon, or Clinique.com for $37 - $40.

Tammy Wearing Clinique BB Cream

Overall, I think that the product is okay. Would I repurchase it? Probably not. I will use up the remainder of the product but will probably try another brand. Hope this review helps anyone considering Clinique's Age Defense BB Cream.    


  1. I have been wanting to try Clinique BB cream for six months and cannot find it in a store (not in stock). I want to get a sample from the counter before I purchase it. I love their Even Better foundation SO much and also their Pefectly Real :) :)
    Daydreaming Realist